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Christina Michelle Photography 

                                        

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The "Who I am" Project


"What was I like at that age?" I think to myself as I watch my own daughter in her tween years. Was I that confident? Is she self-conscious like I was? 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. Ah, sweet innocence.

Babies are so cute, new and chubby. Toddlers have those big, bright eyes and let’s face it, they help make great images because they are so creative and raw. 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 or handsome and have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit junior high.

In comes the "Who I Am." project

I am starting 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 or handsome and be confident in who they are.

Here is the result of my own tweens "Who I am" Video. As a mom, I cried. What a precious gift to her.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for female or male models for our photography project, ages 10-12. We will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create one impactful piece of art. I did this with my daughter and I cried. I cried as I put the images together with the quotes and I cried when I watched the final video… What an amazing project and experience this is.

Why "Who I am"?

I want to capture the personality of these tweens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young ladies and young men. I want them to realize their true beauty so that they are confident in themselves before they hit Junior High. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your tweens self-image let along a series like this.

How to participate:

Please get in touch with me by Friday, February 12th 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 the boutique experience we provide.

Dates:

This will be an on-going service but for “Who I am” sessions booked from February 13th to March 13th 2016 the in-studio session itself is complimentary and includes $40 in product credit (total $315 value). After this date the tween sessions will be considered 'regular sessions'

Our goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your child’s spirit and soul! Many people like to use these photos as birthday, Mother’s day, Mother’s Day, and “just because” gifts for their daughter.

Our portrait collections start at $400 and gift prints begin at $40.

After you email us, we will send you specific details and you can decide if this project is perfect for your daughter.

TO GET IN TOUCH, CLICK HERE

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Don't forget to share this on your facebook or in email so that other parents can take advantage of this amazing service!

Cheers,

Christina Michelle

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