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We’re usually sure to capture beautiful individual portraits of the newborn, graduating
senior, their engagement and wedding pictures – and then we begin again with ‘new baby’.
That’s quite a gap though between newborn and senior!
Most of the pictures many of us have for that time are the awkward ‘school pictures’
(we can agree to just not call those portraits …).

Fact is that pictures displayed are a great way to show people they’re
special to us. In a practical way, pictures confirm our love and quietly say
“You’re important … You’re very special to us.”

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Recently I’ve added a type of family session that features an age
often overlooked when it comes to portraits.
It’s the age between ‘new baby’ and accomplished high school student:
the “Tween” – age 8 to 12.
Truth is that even in these years girls are doing remarkably grown up things …
discovering who they are and what talents they own.
Some are ballerinas, avid readers, creative writers, some are
exceptional athletes, and others are talented in music, art, or drama.

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Some have already been through more than most experience in a lifetime!
Born with a heart defect at birth, Jayci had surgery at 1 week,
and again a few years later … her heart “Mended”.
At age ’11’ we celebrated ‘Jayci’ with a portrait time devoted to showing
who she is right now (why wait for graduation?).
‘Monkey’ has been a pal all these years,
and when you’re that good at loving support – you make it into the video!

The Boutique “Tween” Portrait Session:
“Who I Am and What I Love” for girls ages 8 to 12.

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Do it ‘today’ – the ‘young’ time passes quickly!

Family celebrations are just around the corner … Thanksgiving …
Christmas … daily blessings and gifts coming in all sizes:

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Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand,
perfectly beautiful enough to give you starry eyes 24/7.
How could one not be merry with such a gift?!