Who I Am Project

Utah tween photography

Utah Tween Photographer:

“Did I not exist as a tween?” I think to myself as I flip the plastic pages of my parents’ family photo album. One of the few photos that exists of me as a preteen is a traditional school photo. You know the one, that head and shoulders pose with the cheesy grin. I had overly large glasses and a bad perm. Ah, sweet innocence. I really had a hard time finding anything from my tween years for my wedding video. Photos from this age range simply didn’t exist.

Babies are so cute, new and chubby. Toddlers have those big, bright eyes and lets face it, they just do the darnedest things. But those tween ages are often forgotten. At ages 10-12, kids aren’t children anymore but aren’t quite teens.

I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen years. The goal is to help tweens look and feel beautiful and have unshakable confidence in themselves.

A national survey of more than 2,000 girls ages 8 to 17 found the majority are more worried about being teased than about natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

Forty-eight percent of tweens said they had been bullied.

Also half of girls ages 8 to 10 reported being unhappy with their size, while 40 percent of fourth graders have been on a diet before and more than half of girls ages nine to 15 have exercised to lose weight.

As a mother of two young girls myself I understand how fragile the emotions of young people are.

I started the “Who I am” photography project to fill in the forgotten photo years 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.

I would love to photograph your pre-teen.

For more information or to sign up for your own Who I Am session click here.

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