So my wheels have been turning & I’m excited to offer something I feel is another super special shoot to have…BeTween sessions! Moms, this one tugs at my heart strings & I don’t even have kids so I know it’ll tug at yours! I shoot tons of babies & lil kids but very few pre-teens. It’s the lost age in more ways than one. This is the age where they’re trying to determine who they are as a person…not a baby anymore but not yet an adult even though they beg to differ. They want to wear the right clothes, have the newest electronics & be friends with the all the “cool” people. In which they don’t realize they’ll learn later in life that none of those things define a person or life. They want so badly to be accepted. They’re often either the oldest or the middle child where the attention is on the “baby” of the family. Parents go crazy for pics of their babies growing up but when they hit the awkward middle school years pictures become less & less of a priority. Whyyyyyyyy? It shouldn’t be like that!
This is a new stage in their life that should be celebrated & cherished! They want to soar a lil bit on their own but still want to come back to the nest for comfort! For the most part, crazy hormones haven’t kicked in in overdrive making them too moody & too sassy yet! They’re coming into their own before the wild teenage years hit but still need mama & daddy. Think of this as a new milestone stage just like when they were babies. I still like to think of it as the age of innocence!
The child behind part of the inspiration for this one is very special to me. I’ve had the privilege of watching her grow from this teeny tiny lil pixie of a child with this cute squeaky lil voice to match into the crazy artistically talented pre-teen that she is with her own thoughts & opinions on things. I watched her become a big sister almost 5 years ago & literally shot her baby sister taking her first breaths in this world. This family is like my own family. We’ve fought hard but love even harder.
Doing this BeTween session was SO AWESOME because it was just me & her hanging out in her room with her doing all the things she loves when she’s by herself & her just chatting away! No parents & no siblings allowed! I just wanted to shoot her in her element! She’s turning into quite the budding artist & got some paints & an easel for Christmas from her aunt & uncle! So she wanted to paint her very first canvas that day! She has this awesome sketch book where she has some of her drawings & some of those are what she wants to turn into paintings! She picked one of her sketches & did her first painting from it…in the dark because I shoot natural light & made her turn the lights off! LOL LOL
From there she loves to write in her journal & read so she did some of that! Her mom got her this amazing small inspirational book of quotes for girls! Every Mom of pre-teen girls should get it for their daughters! Heck, even adults should read it cause it had some really good ones in it! Even her pup Roxy joined in for a few!
She loves to dress up so of course she had to get her super cute booties & one of her signature hats to wear! She got some Alex & Ani bracelets (my favorite!) for Christmas & of course we had to show them off! And then she wanted to do some of her paper crafting!
I loved it! It was just a fun afternoon of her getting excited to show me all the things in her room & the stuff she likes to do with no rules!
So parents…I’m now offering BeTween sessions for kids between the ages of 10-12 years old! It’s designed to be a fun, laid back session with your child doing the things he/she loves in his/her element! That could be hanging out in their room, having fun on the river in the summertime, arts/crafts, horseback riding…whatever they love to do during this season in their life! It’s NOT a family shoot & not a shoot with siblings. I want your child to have something unique & special of their very own that they don’t have to share!
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I have a special incentive for those booking one in February & March! 🙂
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My favorites from K’s BeTween session!
Those are some of her sketches! Her painting inspiration came from one of them!
She’s obsessed with her Alex & Ani bracelets! I am too! I have a bunch myself! 😀
Proud of her finished masterpiece! So awesome for her first time using paints!
I have a book & notebook obsession myself! Loved her Dream Big journal!
This book!!! SO SO GOOD!
I remember being her age & writing in a diary…sigh. Wish I knew where they were!
I LOOOOOOOOOVE to read too! I’m a complete bookworm! There’s nothing like the smell of a new book & to hold it in your hands!
She loves this needlepoint! Her special Granny made it for her & she was telling me all about it!