Determined.

North Street School, 1994 - I'm full of little coping mechanisms. Tucking my hair behind my ears, shifting my weight from one foot to another, wondering if my stick-on earrings are still sticking on. It's the first day of school and my mouth is dry, which makes me feel like my braces don't fit in my mouth -

- stop me if you've heard it. Stop me if you've lived it.

When I was 11, the last thing I felt around my peers was determined. Or fun. Or intelligent. Even though I WAS all these things, and eventually found out who I was as a person, those right-before-and-during-middle-school years were super hard. I would've given anything for a triple shot of confidence in those days! 

Think back to those days: if someone surprised you with 15-20 positive quotes about you, how would you feel? I bet it would be AMAZING! Well, we’re doing just that - but not for you, sorry :( , for girls, like Hailey (below) ages 10-12! 

“She never got frustrated, she simply tried harder.”
— Mrs. Traganza, Hailey's teacher
She’s so determined and competitive.
— Hailey's Mom

 

Hailey knew she was having a photo session with me, but she was completely unaware that her mom, grandmother, teachers, and friends were all busy supplying me with the way that they saw her: her unique qualities, her best features, the things that make her amazing and special. Needless to say, she was blown away when we got to the big reveal -
when she got to see that her biggest fans existed in her own family.

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We want to capture the 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 Junior High. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your tween's self-image.

To find out how YOUR world-changing tween can be a part of the Who I Am Project, please fill out this form: