Tweens and teen girls are complex creatures. With one foot in childhood and one foot reaching towards adulthood, they can be changeable, childish, mature, and confused all within the space of a minute.

So what to get for your teen or tween that isn’t made by Apple or Samsung? What will satisfy this complicated girl?

Show your daughter or granddaughter or niece that she is beautiful and give her the experience of a lifetime. With a teen-focused beauty shoot at Simpson Portraits, your girl gets to be a model for the day with age-appropriate makeup, hair styling, guided posing, a 2-hour photo shoot with mutliple outfits, and photographs custom designed for her personality.

Looking at a photograph of yourself and feeling beautiful is powerful stuff. I say this for women of all ages, but particularly for teens, who are just starting to figure out who they are.

The Subtle Messages We Give that Crush Self-Esteem

I feel so strongly about empowering young women to feel confident and beautiful. Studies show that parents stop hiring professional photographers to photograph their families when the kids are between 11-17. They say, “Oh, we’ll wait until you get your braces off,” or “she’s in her awkward stage, we’ll wait for her senior portraits.” The message subtly given is that these girls aren’t pretty enough to be photographed.

Ages 11-17 are the Most Important for Photographing Girls

But this is the MOST important time for a girl to be photographed. It’s precisely between the ages of 11-17 that things go so horribly wrong for girls in terms of self esteem, body image, and confidence.

I am rolling out a program in January that will help teen girls feel confident and beautiful so they can make great choices for themselves in their lives. Stay tuned for details.

If you would like to help your teen feel beautiful a gift certificate for a custom photography session at Simpson Portraits is the perfect choice. Click here to purchase a gift certificate, or give us a call and we will be happy to walk you through the process. 626-335-1050