"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.

In comes the "Who I am." project

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.

We will capture your child's personality — whether they are silly, shy or a little bit of both. We also want to capture what they LOVE. If they love to swim, you can bring their goggles and swimsuit, if they love basketball, bring a basketball and uniform. If they love art, let's include some artwork and maybe splatter some paint on a white background! We can really be creative with this.

Beautiful artwork mixed with words can be so powerful. Before your child's session, we will ask you and a spouse/partner questions about your child. We feel having these interviews can have a positive impact on them. Think about it — if someone surprised you with 15-20 positive quotes about you, how would you feel? I bet it would be AMAZING!

"I am so grateful for the experience we had with Erin. I feel like as the youngest, my 12-year-old daughter is somehow always in competition with her older siblings. This portrait experience was something that made her truly love herself just as she is, and appreciate her unique talents. She loved being able to highlight her hobbies in the portraits. Our album with the quotes of love from her family and teacher will serve to remind her how much she is loved through her teen years and beyond. Erin made it so easy for us to choose the images, and we love the final portrait we chose to hang in her room. I am thrilled we chose Erin to capture this age for my girl." — Kris Doman, West Jordan, Utah

As Utah's premier tween photographer, my goal has always been to create an experience for each of my clients that is more than just taking pretty photos. At Erin Langford Photography, you are not just a number. Many of my clients become genuine friends and through this connection I am able to learn what makes them unique; this allows me to truly create a custom experience for each of the kids I work with.


If you are interested in booking a session or if you have questions regarding a photo session fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

We photograph school age children, ages 6 - 18 years. We specialize in the 10-13 year old pre-teen.

The majority of kids we photograph are 5th grade through 8th grade.

We are strictly a *by appointment only* studio.