I've run into a few situations that have resulted in the parents not being able to make it to the session but the "child" was able to make it. I have a strict rule that a parent or guardian must be present for anyone underage for myself. I'm not going to deal with any possibilities of any issues to arise. Now if they are 18, I don't care. I get a number of seniors that have just turned 18 and I have no issue with them coming on their own as long as I know that mom or dad will still be taking care of the payments.
If in doubt, just don't do it... IMHO. I don't want to leave any room for anything.
To date I have only done one underage person without the parent present and that was only because I am really good friends with the mother and the rest of the family.
With ya 100% on this statement. It is our policy as well. Parent or friends of the student must be present at the session at all times. Period end of conversation. And if its a glam session, Parent must be present, end of conversation.
I get my cheater books out and show MOM, this is the look i was thinking about. Whats your thoughts? You will know instantly where that line in the sand is.
If you are a male photographer,do not under any circumstances work alone with a minor in your studio. You are asking for trouble. Parent always works best.