As the mother of a 10 year old I have to say, I can't believe the drastic changes that are taking place. My little baby is growing up in so many ways and I really just want it to STOP! The other day I was checking my Facebook Feed when that TimeHop thing came up and showed me a picture I posted of my daughter from 3 years ago. I was floored....
In three short years, my little girl has changed SO MUCH!
THIS is a photograph I took of my daughter just the other day.
How did this happen? It seems like just yesterday I was changing her diapers and now at age 10 I'm watching her transform from a child to a young adult. I'm talking independence, exploration, a-t-t-i-t-u-d-e, and self-discovery. And if that isn't enough, her face and body, it's transforming too. My "little girl" is not such a little girl any more. While it's exciting for her, it's bittersweet for me.
As a photographer I am hired to photographed so many childhood milestones (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 5 years, seniors), but I've found that this specific TRANSFORMATIONAL time is somewhat overlooked.
Do you have a tween? Let me ask you something... When is the last time you had your tween's picture taken? And I don't mean with your iPhone or that weird school picture with the fake backdrop. I'm talking about a time when your child actually wore some cool clothes, did their hair, and willingly smiled?
Why has it been so long? I get it, the tween years can be a little awkward...maybe your child is dealing with crooked or missing teeth, maybe they have braces or zits, maybe their hair is constantly in a state of disarray or maybe their clothing choice has a lot to be desired. YES, all these things are frustrating and may have you putting off investing in professional pictures, but here is the thing..... From crooked teeth to that ugly tee shirt -this is WHO THEY ARE, and all these things will quickly disappear before you know it and you will have no record of this monumental time in their life.
Despite what you may think, Tweens are typically the most cooperative and amazing photography subjects. Most have not yet faced the brutal criticism that will eventually come and many are so self-confident in their choices they aren’t afraid to be themselves. They are authentic and true. This is absolutely one of the BEST times to invest in professional portraits.
Don't let Facebook remind you how quickly they are changing.... Take matters into your own hands and talk to your tween about booking a photo session tailored just for them. Let them be the center of attention - I promise they'll love the experience and you will have amazing photographs that you can cherish forever.
Here are THREE Fotoplicity Session options for you to choose from....
THE SNAPSHOT FOLIO SESSION (Promotional Price $450)
Fotoplicity is currently running this all-inclusive promotion for the month of February only. Not only does it include the session but a gorgeous 5x7 Heirloom Folio Box with ten mounted prints AND digital images! This package deal offers a savings of over $100.
THE ENCHANTED UPGRADE (Promotional Price $525)
If you would like to upgrade to a TWEEN ENCHANTED Session, you can get the same package with access to the Fotoplicity Wardrobe Closet and some extra session time (if needed) for an additional $75 ($525).
THE SNAPSHOT ALTERNATIVE (Promotional Price $75)
Not sure about the Folio? No worries, you can just book a traditional Snapshot Session for $75. Prints, products and digitals sold separately. Print pricing starts at $20, Collections start at $150.
Interested in learning more? CONTACT ME!