What is 52 Teens?

52 Teens is a journey of self love and self acceptance.  It’s a celebration of our teen girls learning to accept who they are in a world where one’s beauty and uniqueness is all too often criticised.  

52 Teens is so much more than taking pretty pictures.  It’s about empowerment and confidence. It’s about knowing that you are good enough just the way you are right now. It’s about the transformation that takes place from the moment you walk in the door of our studio to when you walk back out that door at the end of your photo shoot. It’s a journey of self love and self acceptance!

I promise to show every one of my teens a version of themselves that is not only beautiful but is empowered and confident!

I want to show her that she doesn’t need to change who she is so she can be like other girls. She just needs to be herself!

Who is 52 Teens for?  52 Teens is for all teenage girls, 13-19 years old, who have ever felt not good enough.

I still remember that feeling of not good enough...

Unfortunately for me I was not one of the popular girls.  I never had many friends and I always felt like I wasn’t good enough.  Terribly self critical I saw myself as too fat, not pretty enough and I honestly couldn’t see anything positive about the girl I was.

I compared everything about myself to other girls and came to the conclusion that I just wasn’t good enough.  I grew up having no confidence at all.

Looking back on my teenage years I can still vividly remember those feelings and it can bring tears to my eyes all these years later.

To be honest, those insecurities are still with me today, though not as bad.  With age I believe we slowly learn to accept who we are and how we look, but it doesn’t mean we forget how we felt as a teenage girl growing up with all that uncertainty and self doubt.

Perhaps as you read my story, it may remind you a little of your own childhood.  It may also reflect what your daughter is experiencing…right now.

We can’t go back and change our past but we can show our precious teenage girls that they are indeed beautiful and just as good as any of the girls they are comparing themselves to.

I can only imagine how my life would have been different if I had been given the opportunity to see myself in a positive way when I was young.  I would certainly have lived my life differently.

My goal with every teenage girl I photograph is for them to walk out of my studio feeling empowered and confident.  I want them to be excited about life and learn to love and accept who they are.  

We are so excited to announce our 52 Teens campaign.

We are looking for 52 teens from 13-19 years of age to go on a journey of self love and self acceptance.

52 Teens will give her one of the most amazing gifts she could ever receive - a feeling of knowing she is good enough just the way she is...right now.

It will change the way she sees herself.

What Jane had to say about her experience - Brooke's Mum

“Mandy has a way of making Brooke feel special and good about herself, not only through her brilliant photography, but also in her personal interaction.

What Brooke has learned from Mandy about the different techniques for posing in front of the camera has been invaluable and has completely lifted Brooke’s confidence.

Brooke said she just loves it and it makes her completely happy when she is doing it”

What Sonia had to say about her experience - Arabella's Mum

Mandy Lee, your vision for capturing the essence of young people is beautiful and a gift! When we first viewed your pictures of Arabella, we were amazed!

We know she is a pretty girl but you managed to capture her in a way that highlighted the beauty inside and out!

I hope that more young people get to experience what Arabella did in your caring and artistic hands! ‘WOW’

What Jenelle had to say about her experience - Abbey's Mum

“My daughters and I had the opportunity to be photographed by Mandy Lee Photography. It wasn’t what I expected. Seeing your beautiful daughters flawlessly in front of the camera, pride overflows. What an experience!

The clothes, the family shots, how Mandy makes you feel? Beautiful! Pretty! Stunning!

The viewing day… well let’s say we bought most of the photos.It was a beautiful experience with my girls and I highly recommend doing it.”

How much does it cost to participate and experience 52 Teens?
$350 (value $450)
What's included?

Style Consultation

We start with an in person chat as I would like to get to know your daughter; what she loves, her passions, her dreams.

I will help her choose the perfect outfits for her upcoming shoot and we will talk about how she would like to be photographed.

At this time you will see the beautiful products that will be available for purchase after her photo shoot. 

Studio Wardrobe

We shoot a minimum of 5 different outfits throughout your daughter’s photo shoot.

We have a large studio wardrobe that she is welcome to look through and use for her photo shoot or combine with her own outfits. 

Professional Hair & Makeup

My professional makeup artist will style your daughter’s hair and makeup in a way that is appropriate for her age.  You are both welcome to ask my makeup artist anything you would like to know about teen makeup application.

Fully Guided Photo Shoot

 I know how to pose teens and women of all shapes and sizes to make them look good in front of my camera. I will pose you, shape you and move your body down to the last finger.  You don’t need to know how to do this.  I will guide you through the entire process.

Portrait Reveal

This is when you get to see your beautiful photographs for the first time.  We have tissues on hand because sometimes this can be quite emotional especially for parents to see their daughter’s reaction to seeing herself like this.

$200 credit towards any purchase

For participating in our 52 Teens campaign each participant will receive $100 towards any purchase. There is no minimum purchase and you only buy the photographs that you love but if you do purchase a package I will gift you a video of your experience, including behind the scenes footage featuring your purchased images valued at $500.

How does our 52 Teens campaign work?

Register your interest by filling out the form below.

I will be in touch to answer any questions you may have and to book a time for your pre-shoot style consultation and photo shoot.

On the day of your photo shoot your daughter will be put into the safe hands of my professional makeup artist who will style her hair and makeup in a way that is appropriate for her age. The makeup is not to cover up. It is to help your daughter feel excited and confident.

Now that your daughter is feeling absolutely gorgeous I will guide and direct her through a fun and exciting photo shoot with multiple outfit changes. Together we will watch her confidence grow and show her that she is just perfect the way she is.

7-10 days after your photo shoot you will be invited back to our studio for your portrait reveal appointment where you will get to see your beautiful photographs for the very first time.

Once all of our 52 Teens have been photographed you will each receive an invitation to our gallery event where we will be showcasing 52 portraits of the 52 teens who participated in our campaign. The invitation will be for you, your family and friends to enjoy and celebrate the amazing, beautiful girls who chose self love and self acceptance over criticism and self doubt.

If you would love to be included in our 52 Teens experience please fill out the form below and I will be in touch to answer any questions you may have and to book you in for your style consultation.

Conditions apply.  A model release form is required to be signed prior to your photo shoot.  You may be required to provide a testimonial about your experience being photographed by Mandy Lee Photography. Before and after makeover photos will be taken.  Your portrait may be showcased at our events. 

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Mandy Lee Photography

International award winning professional Gold Coast photographer

Ph: 0403 955 795

We service all areas of the Gold Coast, including Mermaid Waters to Burleigh Heads, Ormeau to Helensvale,  Reedy Creek to Carrara, Pacific Pines to Coomera and everywhere in between.