This little project turned out to be way more fun than I thought. I initiated the TWEEN portrait sessions because I have a 12-year-old who rarely wants to be photographed these days. He most certainly does not want me to pick out clothes for him for a photoshoot.
There is a time for match-y family photos, but one day I want to look at photos (or show him photos) of how he really was as a pre-teen, not how I thought he should look for a photo-shoot. Plus, the alternative is no pictures at all, or at best, images of that time he was miserable as I forced him to sit for the camera.
These kids don't look miserable at all, though, and as it turns out, you can give them total permission to be themselves and still get great images!
I'm ready to do it again!