I had the privilege of creating my signature magazine-style portraits for 18 highschoolers performing at a talent show called Teens Create Dreams. I found out about this awesome event through Taylor from PFamPlatters! (Make sure to check out my business feature of her on the blog here if you haven’t).
Local high school students put together the “Teens Create Dreams” talent show with 3 main goals in mind:
- Provide an avenue to expose the crisis amongst homeless teens. They donate part of their proceeds from the talent show to support Sacramento Children’s Home.
- Provide an opportunity for local students to learn project management, leadership and collaboration skills.
- Provide a venue to showcase gifted artists in the community. A platform to inform, educate and empower young minds through the “power” of music.
How freaking cool is that? The students put the whole event together in less than three months and blew me away. There were high school volunteers everywhere with custom Toy Story shirts to match their themes. Tables and chairs were set up to house 200 attendants and dinner was being prepped to be served for all the guests.
High school talent shows hold a special place in my heart. I participated in my first one in 8th grade and by my senior year, I had 5 talent shows under my belt and was putting together my very own multi-school talent show to allow students from other schools to perform.
If you haven’t picked up by now, I’m a true advocate for teens not only in chasing after their artistic passion but sharing their incredible talents with the community. And it was a great time photographing and chatting with all the 18 talented individuals in the short time we had along with the “oooh’s” and “DANG” reactions to their magazine-style portraits. I know for sure I’m hanging on to these portraits to brag to my friends when they go famous.
Would you like magazine-style portraits like these for your high school senior photos? Book a free consult with me here!