I was recently hired to take teen modeling portfolio photos of River in the Playa Vista neighborhood of West Los Angeles. River’s younger brother, Kenai, is also a model and I previously did his youth portrait session as well. River is 17 and has done print ads for Calvin Klein and worked with well-known photographer, Bruce Weber, who is widely-recognized for his work with the top brand.
I’ve been doing River’s modeling and acting headshots for the last five years. For his latest portfolio shoot, we did a variety of close, mid-length and full-length outdoor portraits at a park in Playa Vista. I made the most of the natural light and had him do both smiling and more serious expressions to show his different modeling looks. I think it’s good to show this kind of variety and range when it comes to taking professional teen modeling portfolio photos. Check out some of the pictures from River’s outdoor portfolio shoot below.