I’ll get to the punchline right away. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with working with an underage model as long as her mother is present and engaged. I say this because my experience at Shutterfest 2017. There were so many “mom-managers” working with their children. For a long time I had a hard and fast rule that I was not going to photograph children unless I was specifically asked to do so. I’ve seen some cute kids that would be great in concept I would ponder about. My fear was the conversation with the parents would go south and I would be branded as some kind of predator. I’m working with JaQue and her mother and all is well. Children as well as adults are not always personally aware of their facial expressions and characteristics it’s a learned behavior that assigned her mother to deal with for me. The mother has modeled for me before. (Pictured below) The fear that I had is gone because I’m doing everything right.