Who I Am


It's the last year before Ella is officially a teenager, and I'm left here wondering: "Where did my little girl go?"! I want to be sure I have photographs of her as she grows into a young woman, not just for me but for her to look back on someday.  As a mom, it's part of my job to make sure there's more than scrunch-faced selfies for her and her children to admire someday.  Watching Ella decide every morning who she's going to be today has inspired me to bring back our limited-edition tween line, "Who I Am"!  We had an absolutely amazing time meeting the Who I Am girls last year, and got to create some truly great memories for these ladies to look back on.  I can't wait to do it again!

"Who I Am"  is meant to hand the proverbial microphone to preteens so they can grow in confidence as they project their rapidly growing image.  Truly, how many photographs do you have of yourself from the ages of 9-12 that aren't school or sports pictures?  Imagine what it would be like to go through and see exactly where your style developed, how your confidence grew, and when you decided "yeah, this is who I am".  

In comes the "Who I am." project:
We started the "Who I am" photography project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens.  The goal is to help tweens look and feel beautiful and have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit junior high. 

Who we're looking for: 
We are looking for girls age 9-12 for the Who I Am Project. We will ask the girl and her parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create something amazing. 

Why "Who I am"? 
We want to capture the the personality of these tweens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young ladies. We want them to realize their true beauty so that they are confident in themselves before they hit Junior High, when everything is about comparison and there is such a desperation to both fit in and be an individual at the same time. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your tweens self-image. 

How to participate or nominate a friend: 
The new year is the perfect time for an exciting project like this!  We have three dates in February available, so please e-mail us ASAP if you're 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. Please nominate people you think would enjoy the boutique experience we provide. The in-studio session itself is complimentary and includes a free gift print (a total value of $175). Our goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your daughter’s spirit and soul! Many people like to use these photos as birthday, Mother's Day, and “just because” gifts. Our portrait collections start at $200. 

Just share this newsletter with your friend that has a daughter that might be interested or reply to this newsletter with the name and email of who you think might be perfect for this and I'll take care of the rest.

I truly hope I am able to change some young lives with this, but I  need your help.  Can't wait to hear from you! 

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