When it comes to body image and self esteem, there are some staggering statistics about teen girls ages 11-17.
A little frightening and mind-boggling huh?
As a parent, you might find it hard to talk to your young teen on these serious topics. As a photographer with a desire to use my lens for something more than portraits, I created the Grace+Teens team to help put a stop to poor self-image, self-harm and the feeling of being left out among young girls. Grace+Teens' sole purpose is to build confidence, self-love and acceptance in your daughter. From middle school through High School juniors, this program provides an opportunity to be a part of a sisterhood with other teens from various schools across Northern Virginia.
Through fun group and personal photo sessions as well as team projects with other like-minded teens, my goal is to provide the girls in Grace+Teens with an experience that leaves them feeling confident, embracing the unique characteristics they have been given and to make new friendships that will last a lifetime! Confidence building, self esteem boosting and individual uniqueness are key in navigating the teen years and Twelfth+Grace can help.
Grace+Teens runs for 4 months, and during that time your daughter will have the time of her life! Here are just a few of the things she will get to be a part of on the Grace+Teens team:
Get ready for a SUPER FUN and creative styled concept shoot with Shannon! I love expressing my creativity with concept shoots and we will be bringing to life a playful set created just for the Grace+Teens team! The styled shoot will include both group and individual shots. However, my focus is on the individuals, and giving the girls the most amazing experience and building up their confidence.
In this fun makeup class, our partner makeup artist will be teaching the girls how to apply makeup to enhance natural beauty, as well as how to achieve the most popular makeup trends without overdoing it!
We have a few projects on the calendar that give the girls an opportunity as a team to take part in giving back to the community and beyond.
As a Grace+Teens team member, your daughter will get her very own Grace+Teen Portrait Session! This is an individual session to show off your daughter's uniqueness, her talents, and her hobbies! This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight her unique personality and interests, while making her feel special and beautiful!
Details on how to join will be released later this month! There are two options to choose from - Summer and Winter seasons. The Summer team will run May through August and the Winter team October through January.