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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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