If you have a tween (age 10-14 year old) you completely understand how much this age group changes everyday. How in the blink of an eye, they look and act like a completely different person. Somehow the age of 9, 10, or 11 (depending on the growth of the child) is the final year of childhood. And suddenly, just like a snap, they are a young adult. I urge my clients to not forget this moment. It is just as important to capture as the baby photos we cherish. And as much as those photos we often take at the first birthday, terrible two's, and energetic three's. So why are the tweens a forgotten age in photography? I don't know! I absolutely adore photographing this age, and seeing the light in their eyes when they see the photos. There's something awesome about helping a middle school child feel a little cooler, a little more pretty, and a lot older... when all they want at that age is to grow up. The change is hard, so why not make it a little better by giving them a fun experience while capturing images of that special age at the same time.
**This image was taken of Tressa at age 11 on left, and age 14 on right**
On a sunny winter day about a week ago, Tressa and I threw together an impromptu snowy fashion shoot at the Bushy Run Battle Field trail to capture her turning 14 years old.
Here's a sneak peek!