Those precious few short years we call... Preteen Years
Aug 20, 2017 | By: SweetArt Photography
Do you remember being a tween? I sure do. I had that athletic bodystyle and always thought I was awkward and fat. I was constantly self-conscious about what I was wearing and how it looked. Clothing would not fit right. It wouldn't sit right on my body frame. To top it off, I had glasses as a child and tween. You know, those thick, make-your-eyes-look-smaller, kind of glasses? Oh yeah. Kids can be harsh. Wayyyy harsh. I did not consider the mirror my friend. I thougt it spoke truth. When in reality, the untrue, disallusioned thoughts in my head were way louder than what the mirror was showing me.
Now imagine the impact that a single, beautiful image could have done for you when you were that age. To be able to look at that photo and not see 'too fat', 'too skinny', 'too many freckles, too awkward of hair, too short or too tall....but to just see yourself as beautiful and captivating. And to actually, TRULY, love the image.
A photograph is so concrete. While you can stand in front of a mirror and disagree with it, there's no arguing with a photograph. It looks back at you and says, quite matter-of-factly, "I don't care what the negative-you says. This is YOU. This is the beautiful, stunning, unparalleled YOU. Own it."
Mommas, the tween age is only a few short years. But the self esteem and self image of your child will carry on into their teen years and beyond. Yes, in today's world, cell phones and snaphot-selfies are instant and everywhere, but that professional portrait...the REAL image of who they are, needs to be documented now. These precious few years are vital. Let your child "see" themselves as they really are. To see themselves as you see them. Beautiful, stunning, brilliant, and awesome!
Call or email me and let's talk about the PERFECT session for your tween. What do you envision? Let's tell the story of who they are RIGHT NOW. So that they can carry that boost of self esteem into their teen years and beyond.
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