The Importance of Tween Photography in Washington, DC
Kids are so much fun to photograph, regardless of their age. As our kids get older, they become more engaged in independent activities. That makes it’s hard to make time to photograph them during their tween and teen years. Of course, as kids get older, they often become more self-aware and self-conscious. That can also make photographing them more challenging. However, having special memories of this time in their lives is just as important as when they were little. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say that it’s more important.
Great Photos Can Boost Tween Self-Esteem
With newfound self-awareness, a tween’s self-esteem can be in flux. Parents can reaffirm how much our children are loved and how great they are at every stage with a tween photo session. As a tween photographer in Washington, DC, I regularly work with kids in this age group. Most importantly, I know how to show them off in their best light. Great tween photos can boost their self-esteem at a critical time in their lives
This leads me one of my early tween photo session from a number of years ago with Sophia. At the time, she was twelve and with her easy-going spirit, she was a natural in front of the camera. I loved working with her because she was so receptive to trying out everything I suggested. Not to mention, she had such style; I could see her inner teenage rebel starting to emerge. 😉
I first met Sophia’s mom, Meghan, several years ago at Lil Omm. As it happens, Meghan is a parenting coach and columnist for the Washington Post. We were both showcasing our services at an open house event for the parenting community. After that, our paths continued to cross in many places. Meghan introduced me to to her business coach, Hillary Berman of Popcorn & Ice Cream, and I enlisted her services shortly thereafter. We had also previously been members of Her Corner, a community for women business owners.
I have to say, I’m so glad I met Meghan, and in turn, her daughter, Sophia! Up until that point in my photography business, I had mostly photographed families with little kids. I had been wanting to mix things up a bit by working more with tween kids. I did a model call within my network, asking for volunteers. Meghan, along with a few other moms in my network, got in touch to let me know her eldest was interested. It was the first in a long line of many fun tween photo sessions that are now a regular part of my Washington DC family photography offerings.
About the Photographer and Author:
Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!