Local photographer Bridie Charlotte is on a mission to empower every teenage girl in South East Queensland, capturing the unique essence of who they are. “I am in the business of making teenage girls feel proud and passionate about themselves, inside and out, by teaching them to be kind to themselves and release a strong feeling of self-love, through the power of personalised narrative photography,” Charlotte said.

Each session is personalised to capture the teenager’s senior years before they get out of school and into their ‘new world’. The experience will be a keepsake to remind them of who they were and not to forget their goals and dreams.

The session begins with the talented makeup artist Leah Burternshaw, followed by a photo shoot with wardrobe, props and location that is dedicated to them and their true personality and hopes for the future. Bridie’s mission is for each young lady to glow in self-love. “If I can help one girl at a time to feel centered, confident and full of hope, then my heart soars. The pressure for teens with Instagram and Facebook is mind blowing, I am here to show them that they are perfect just the way they are.”

Charlotte has captured unique and bold images of teenage girls for The Australian Women’s Weekly and Modern Teen Style. Including seven years working with teens in America, she has worked with young girls dealing with cancer, anxiety and eating disorders.

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