Growing up is hard to do…..

I’m sure you remember the tween and early teen years.
For me, this was a time of braces, permed hair, shoulder pads (ugh), glasses that allowed me to see the chalkboard, and the oh-so-fabulous official middle school pictures. I felt like the opposite of beautiful. I was lacking in self-confidence and in belief of who I could become. Looking back at those images of me now, I see so much there – so much beauty, so much ability. I wish I could go back and give Tween Me a hug and show her how great she really was, let her know that everything was going to be okay, and to not worry so much.

As a mom and San Antonio family photographer, I see that this age range often gets overlooked – that Tween age that starts around 9 until hitting the official 1-3…and teenager-hood. This time of life is also a huge transition, as I’m sure we can all remember. It can be confusing, and self-confidence and self-image can get shaky.

The Who I Am Project and Tween sessions

I am starting The Who I Am Project in tandem with Tween sessions to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of girls up to 13 years old. I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen and early teen years. The main goal is to make pre-teens look and feel beautiful and be confident in who they are.

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Who I’m looking for

As I begin these sessions, I am looking for 5-10 female models for the photography project, ages 10-13. I will ask the model, their parents, grandparents, and maybe their coach a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create one compelling piece of art.
If someone surprised you with 10 or more positive quotes about you, how would you feel? Amazing, I’m sure, and that is what I am doing. Well, not for you but for your awesome 10-13 year old.

Why The Who I Am Project?

I want to capture the personality of these tweens and new teens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young ladies. I want them to realize their true beauty so that they are confident in themselves approaching and during middle school. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your child’s self-image.

How to participate or nominate a friend

Please respond by filling out the contact form HERE by Friday, August 11th if you are interested in having your child participate in this project or if you would like to nominate a friend or family member of yours that you think would be perfect for this. During this kick-off period, please nominate people you think would enjoy the boutique experience I provide. During this model-search kick-off, the session itself is complimentary and includes $50 in product credit (a total $250 value). No minimum purchase is required. My goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your child’s spirit and soul! Many people like to use these photos as birthday, Mothers Day, Valentine’s Day and “just because” gifts for their daughter. My Tween/Early Teen portrait collections start at $399.

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