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 Summer Teen program to help put a stop to poor self-image, self-harm and the feeling of being left out among young girls. The sole purpose behind the Summer Teen Experience 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 the Summer Teen program 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.
Summer Teen Experience 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 during this year's Summer Teen Experience:
Get ready for a SUPER FUN and creative styled concept shoot with Shannon! Shannon is known all for her creative shoots and we will be bringing to life a playful set created just for the Summer Teen Experience 2018!
In this fun makeup class, Yisell Santos 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!
Enjoy an afternoon of 'High Tea' with your daughter and the rest of the Summer Teen Experience group in early May. This is a fun-filled event to bond with your daughter and celebrate that special relationship, and to create some lasting memories before your daughter goes to college on her own.
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.
You will have the opportunity for a Teen Portrait Session with Shannon for your daughter. This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight her unique personality and interests, while making her feel special and beautiful!
The Summer Teen Experience program fee is $350. We offer a few different collections as part of the Twelve Teens program for you to choose from that include heirloom quality products to beautifully document this special time in her life.
Registration is open!! The Summer Teen Experience is limited to TWELVE 8th grade - 10th grade girls.