The Who I Am Project
“Did I not exist as a tween?” I think to myself as I flip through photo after photo. Most of the few photos that exist of me as a preteen are traditional school photo’s. As you can see, my glasses are almost the size of my face and my hair is HUGE and oh so frizzy… if only flat irons were around in 1996!
Babies are so cute, new and chubby. Toddlers have those big, bright eyes and are always doing something funny. It’s easy to grab the camera or phone and snap photos, but those tween ages are often forgotten. At ages 10-12, kids aren’t children anymore but aren’t quite yet teens. They start telling you to “stop taking my picture mom!” They are in the middle of learning who they are and are often not yet comfortable in their skin.
I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen years. The goal is to help tweens look and feel beautiful and have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit junior high.
In comes the “Who I am” project.
I am starting the “Who I am” photography project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens. The main goal is to make pre-teens look and feel beautiful and be confident in who they are.
Who we’re looking for:
I am looking for female participants ages 10-12 for our project. We will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create one impactful piece of art.
Why “Who I am”?
I want to capture the personality of these tweens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young ladies. I want them to realize their true beauty, especially their inner beauty so that they are confident in themselves before they hit Junior High. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image and the words of loved ones can do for your tweens self-image.
The session fee is $250 (normally $350), with a $100 non-refundable retainer to reserve your day and time. Prints and products can be purchased at the viewing session several weeks after the photo session.
How to participate or nominate a tween:
Fill out this contact form to receive more information and to tell me about the special tween in your life.
Thank you for your interest in the “Who I Am” project! Let’s work together to savor the tween years.