I'm a young photographer, and whilst I have had the odd comment about my age I just get on with it and let my photos do the talking, and very often use it as a topic of light banter during a shoot. I feel like the fact that I am a similar age as some models can be an advantage as far as relating to them, eg finding that we were at the same college at the same time but didn't know each other back then etc. just go with it.
I've never understood some people's obsession with age. The only time I check a model's age is if she looks very young and I need to confirm she's over 18. There are so many people who look considerably younger or older than they are that I find it irrelevant.
Last week when I asked a girl her age (no, it's not rude to do so as she's not obliged to answer!) she replied "How old do you want me to be?". Great answer I thought.
Last week I was carrying a backpack and bag with camera gear on the tube and a guy in his 30's offered me his seat! When he saw the 'I will rip your throat out and feed it too you' look on my face he quickly added it is not about you, just all that stuff you are carrying. Be blessed you are young Jamie and enjoy it ...if people think you are too young they are probably just jealous
Yes, I get that ALL the time, especiallt at weddings! I'm 28 years old have been photographing full time for 6 years and people still seem to find it a problem - mind you I also look uite a bit younger. Combine it with being female also and it seems to be doubly problematic for some people!