I've been so encouraged by the recent shift that has happened in our culture; a shift that addresses the major problem of bullying in our communities and across the nation. I think it's about time, and with the rise of social media and cyberbullying, it's so needed. Bullying and self-esteem issues effect so many young people, including so many who come to me for senior photos. That's one of the reasons that I started my teen program. Our teen program is different for many reasons, but I wanted to touch on some of the important ones today:
-Our teen program isn't a modeling program. It's an opportunity that is much bigger than simply being a model or a pretty face. It's about boosting self-esteem, working on self-confidence, and learning how to have healthy interactions with peers that build each other up. It combats bullying by creating community instead of competition. It also builds the bond between the other girls on the team, and between mothers and daughters (with special mother-daughter events).
-It is age appropriate: We don't want to make teens look older or "sexy"...we want to preserve their youth, and keep them looking their age! Many parents are concerned about their young teen being part of a photography program, but we only utilize age appropriate posing and makeup, as well as choosing looks and outfits that are youthful and fun! We create beautiful, age appropriate images as well, with smiles and joy, and tons of laughter! There's plenty of time for teens to grow up; we believe in capturing this season of their lives with a fun celebration.
-We also offer a private reveal party of the images we create, complete with cupcakes! We will show you special collections and portrait packages that will commemorate this amazing summer memory. We hold this premiere at your home, where you can invite guests. If your BFF is participating too, we can even combine your incredible reveals!
Reach out today to get your teen involved!