What you’re about to read, surprised the heck out of me, and in a BIG
way…you’re about to learn how what you MIGHT think would be enjoyable for
your daughter is actually the opposite…”
Here’s what happened:
We don’t allow our daughter on social media often. She does not have her
own account yet but, she scrolls through on my account every chance she
gets. It’s a daily occurrence. Hourly if we’d allow it.
She’s her friends dolled up, acting silly and crazy. But she also sees
only our best images, the ones we share to make ourselves feel better.
Those retouching tools to portray unachievable perfection; to see who gets
the most likes.
But none of this is the surprising part. What REALLY surprised me, is she
rarely has a smile on her face when she’s doing this.
And she’s never told me, but If she’s anything like I am (heck she’s my
daughter), it’s because she’s constantly comparing herself to everyone
else…the flawless models…her best friends who only post the good things
“And it’s not just ME noticing this trend of what I like to call the “social
media blues.” In a recent article from Time “How Social Media Is a Toxic
Mirror” explores evidence “linking social media use to body image concerns,
dieting, body surveillance, a drive for thinness and self-objectification in
adolescents..” The article goes on to say, ” The most vulnerable users, …
are the ones who spend most of their time posting, commenting on and
comparing themselves to photos.”
Have you seen your daughter do this crazy thing I just talked about? This
“enjoyable” social media thing that RARELY leaves her with a smile on her
Everything is a comparison to everyone else, it’s a struggle to try and
raise a young lady that WILL be self-confident, and WONT be shy.
Trust me, I know this.
My 11-year old tween has always been the quiet one. Still is today. But,
when I pick up my camera the whole world gets to see who she really is; the
adorable grins, her sassy side, the tenderness in her quiet thoughts and the
diva waiting to come out. We all want our kids to grow up strong, happy,
I strive to capture those natural expressions the moments where she truly
shows her inner beauty as well. These are the images displayed throughout
our home and make her feel amazing!
I’m making it my personal goal to help tweens look and feel wonderful and
have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit high school. Imaging
the power of seeing herself as beautiful!
In comes the “My Life” portrait project
We are starting the ” My Life” portrait project to help girls’ social
pressures of what they should look like while enriching the lives of
pre-teens. The main goal is to make pre-teens look and feel beautiful and be
confident in who they are. We encourage their BFF’s to join in on the fun.
The emphasis will be on our main model. But BFF’s will bring support,
laughter and a sense of belonging.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for female models for our photography project, ages 9-12.
Perhaps a few BFF’s to join for group photographs as well. But, the main
focus will be our model. We will ask the model and their parents a few
questions, and then combine the response to design a photo session that
reflects who she is.
Why ” My Life “?
We want to capture the personality of these tweens and record the last stage
of their childhood before they become young ladies. We want them to realize
their true beauty so that they are confident in themselves before they hit
High School. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your
How to participate or nominate a friend:
Please contact us by Friday May 5th at 3pm if you are interested in having
your child participate in this project, or if you would like to nominate a
friend or family member of yours that you think would be perfect for this.
Please nominate people you think would enjoy some rock star treatment and a
boutique experience we provide. The on location session itself is
complimentary and includes $100 in product credit (a total $249 value). Our
goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show
your daughter’s spirit and soul! Many people like to use these photos as
birthday, celebrate an accomplishment and “just because” gifts for their
daughter. No purchase is required, but most of our clients cannot wait to
order. Our portrait collections start at $300.
After you email us, we will send you specific details and you can decide if
this project is perfect for your daughter.