“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
— Paul Caponigro
You have probably done such a great job documenting and photographing the early years, as most of us do. But the time frame in between, ages 10-14, is often a forgotten time. Let's face it, the next really big deal is sweet 16 followed by senior year and graduation. This period is filled with change and opportunity. It's also the time frame when peer pressure has the most influence. Kids are more interested in "being the same" and "being accepted." It can also be an awkward time in a young person's life, with growth spurts, braces, acne etc. but, it doesn't have to be. It's the perfect time for a boost to their confidence as they learn to balance developing as an individual and connecting with others. These middle years are especially precious, as preteens are beginning to make their own fashion choices and develop their own interests, bringing about a whole new set of milestones to document. That's why we have added "Free to be Me" sessions to our portrait options. These are specifically geared toward capturing and celebrating your teen or tween at this stage of their lives.
Free to be Me sessions are great at any time, even as an annual event, between the ages of 10-16, but especially at the following milestones:
Age 10 Woo-hoo! They have just hit the double digits and feeling pretty good as they have just joined the preteen club!
Age 13 The magic number where they can officially call themselves a teenager!
Age 16 The age most looked forward to, the beginning pathway to young adulthood and the last major milestone before senior year!
The changes in your child through these transitional years are just as vast as early childhood. What better way to celebrate this time than with a custom portrait session to capture who they are right now! It's not only an opportunity to capture a moment in time but an opportunity to really boost their self-confidence. Really want to score some points? Consider our 919² Teen Model Experience Program!
Still not sure... Top 5 Reasons to Book a Free to be Me Session
5. To increase your child's self-esteem. 4. Beautiful photos to decorate your home. 3. Document the journey of your child becoming a young adult. 2. To be the coolest mom (or dad) ever.
and the #1 reason to book your Free to be Me session...
1. These are the last years your child will be a child! This stage is just as fleeting as their first year. Document it. Celebrate it. Cherish it.
A Free to be Me session includes a pre-session consultation, 1 hour of shooting time, up to 3 outfit changes, and a reveal party ordering session. Once you have secured your date and returned your signed agreement and creative fee, you will receive a questionnaire and welcome packet. Then the fun begins...
Kick it up a notch with our 919² teen model experience!