Earlier this year, I launched the be.Tween Project to celebrate girls, aged 9-12.  Those tween years can be really tough!  Not quite children anymore but not quite teens, either, girls can really struggle with how to fit in.  There’s a lot of pressure to act older than they are, to grow up faster.  So, I wanted to create a photo project that celebrates who they are at that moment in their life.  That doesn’t ask them to be anything other than who they really are.  And, the response has been wonderful!  I’ve really enjoyed meeting young ladies with diverse interests and amazing personalities!

Then, I started thinking…what about boys?  I didn’t have any brothers so, growing up, I never really thought about what things were like for them.  Now I have nephews and I’ve realized that they experience all of the same things.  And they definitely deserve to be celebrated, too!

When Mason works on his Pinan Shodan or Pinan Nidan (both forms of Kata), or when he makes a Shuto, the determination and focus that he channels is clear in his body language and on his face. As a parent, it is thrilling to see the confidence emerge as he continues to excel and build experience in his Kata and as he learns new skills. - Dad

When Mason works on his Pinan Shodan or Pinan Nidan (both forms of Kata), or when he makes a Shuto, the determination and focus that he channels is clear in his body language and on his face. As a parent, it is thrilling to see the confidence emerge as he continues to excel and build experience in his Kata and as he learns new skills. – Dad


So, if you have a special boy in your life, consider participating in the be.Tween Project.  My goal is to help children feel strong, confident and celebrated.

Who I’m looking for

I am looking for male and female models between the ages of 9 and 12. I will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create impactful artwork.

Why be.Tween?

This project will capture and celebrate the personalities of boys and girls and record the last stage of their childhood before they become teens. I want them to realize their true worth so that they are confident in themselves before they become teens. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your child’s self image.

How to participate or nominate a friend:

Please email me, at info@silentpoetry.ca, if you are interested in having your child participate in this project, or if you would like to nominate a friend or family member you think would be perfect for this. Please nominate people you think would enjoy the boutique experience I provide.

After you email me, I will send you specific details and you can decide if this project is perfect for your child.

To view more photos from the be.Tween Project, visit www.facebook.com/betweenproject

PPOC Award - Kamini Le Capelain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am so proud to announce my results for the recent Image Competition for the Professional Photographers of Canada.  Three of my images have been accepted into the show and I received the award for Best in Class – Child Portrait for my image titled “No One to Play With.”  This is my first national award and it was totally unexpected!

ini LeCapelain 15 Child PortraitMeri

“No One to Play With” was captured as part of a Child Study I was doing of my nephew.  These types of sessions are more in depth than a standard child portrait and involve really getting to know the child.  The goal was to capture his unique personality, highlight his interests and catch a glimpse of his soul.  This was truly an award that Mason and I won, together.

To book a Child Study session for a special child in your life, contact me here.

Urban Chic Kamini LeCapelain 13 Portrait, Accepted

The second image accepted into the salon is “Urban Chic,” a portrait of country music singer Brooklyn Roebuck. Brooklyn performed at an event that I co-organized, in support of the London Anti-Bullying Coalition and this image was originally published in the event program.

Angel Kamini LeCapelain 15 Child Portrait, Accepted

 

“Angel,” which was created as part of my new be.Tween Project is my third accepted image.  This project is geared toward tween girls (aged 10-12) and highlights who they are at this moment. The main goal is to help girls to feel strong, confident and celebrated.

For more information on how to participate in the be.Tween Project, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/betweenproject/.

Click here to read the full press release from the Professional Photographers of Canada.