Radiate Confidence

A You Glow, Girl! Retreat for girls 11 - 16 years old

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All girls are beautiful and deserve to celebrate their unique abilities & personality.

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  • Expert speakers sharing invaluable insights
  • Engaging activities to boost confidence and self-belief
  • Goodie bags filled with surprises and empowering goodies
  • Mini custom portrait session capturing your true beauty (on-site)
  • (1) Mounted 11x14 print of your favorite image, additional images available for purchase

Just $97 (A $790 value!)

$127 per person after August 4th


What age is this event for?

This event is designed for girls ages 11 - 16 years old.

Is wardrobe included?

Christina will have a small collection of dresses, skirts & accessories available for the girls to wear during their session. However, she HIGHLY recommends that each girl brings their own outfit that they believe to represent them fully - it can be jeans and a cute top or a favorite dress. Today is about being confident in their own skin, no matter how they choose to express that. Christina will be there to guide them as well.

What if I don't want my daughter to wear makeup?

As a mom of 3 young girls herself, Christina understands not wanting your daughter to wear makeup at such a young age. For her own daughter's session she only had on mascara and a nearly clear lip gloss. If you decide to not have makeup applied to your daughter and want her to be shown in her natrually beautiful state, we are all for it!

What time is this event?

Doors will open for registration at 9:30 a.m.. The event will start promptly at 10 a.m. We expect the entire event to be 4 hours and should end at 2p.m., however, Christina will photograph the girls until all have had a chance to have their portrait taken.

How will we choose out daughters image?

During registration, you will select a date & time to come with your daughter to Christina's studio, in Lemoore, to select your favorite image to be printed as an 11x14 print.

Will additional images be available for purchase?

Yes! Christina will show you all of the best images of your daughter at your selection appointment. Additional prints will be available for purchase at current pricing, with no obligation to purchase more. All prints include a digital copy for social media as well.

Do parents need to attend this event with their daughters?

You are welcome to stay with us during the event, however you are not required to stay. There will be an adult with each group of girls throughout the entire event.

I'm worried about my daughter's pride and incorporating makeup & emphasizing beauty.

As a mother, I completely understand. The focus of this retreat will be on inner beauty and not comparing oneself to others - whether that is other young girls or women in the media or on social media. The speakers will talk about using beauty products only to enhance one's own natural beauty, not to change the way we look. We are all beautiful daughters of God and each is an amazing, unique creation of His.

Is their a faith component to this retreat?

Yes. As a Catholic woman, Christina believes that we are all God's creation. God doesn't make mistakes when he chooses which body we are granted at conception. It is our honor and blessing to have the bodies we are in and we should treat them as the temple of the Holy Spirit. Each individual has beauty in them and that is what we want to recognize & celebrate. Christina will emphasize this occasionally during the session. Our other speakers are also Christian women and may include some faith components as they speak to the girls.

There are only 20 4 spots & they are filling fast!

How much does it cost?



Pricing after July 15: $97

Pricing after August 4th: $127


A Note From Christina

Did you know a girl's self-esteem peaks at age 9?

Powder Dance portrait angel wings, Central California Photographer

Why did I choose this project?

As a mother of 5, including 3 girls, one of which is currently in the pre-teen age range, and one will be in just a short two years, I want to encourage my daughters to pursue their passions and know that they are beautiful works of art created by God. I remember my own formative years and remember how self-conscious I was, and I can already see my daughters dealing with confidence on a daily basis. It hurts to see our children doubt themselves and I want to empower them and show them that they can do anything they dream of. They are capable, caring, smart, talented & beautiful young ladies. If I can help them FEEL that during a 2 hour session and then they can remember how they felt each time they see their beautiful portrait in our home, then I want to do that. I want that for every young lady. When you feel good, you do good. And we all need a little more good in the world.

You Glow, Girl!

Meet Christina

As a child, the only portraits Christina had of herself were the awkward school portraits every year. Our family was never displayed on the walls of our home. It wasn't for lack of love, just that her single mother was too busy working multiple jobs and caring for five children...and before she knew it, Christina was off to college and married and starting a family of her own.

Christina's mission as a photographer became clear over a decade ago. To help her clients preserve their precious memories of their children & families and to celebrate every stage of a child's life and decorate her clients' homes with beautiful custom artwork of what is most important - FAMILY. Artwork that matters.

No matter what stage your child is in, there is no wrong time to have him or her photographed. We invite you to set up a time to meet with us for a portrait consultation to see how to create heirloom artwork for you and your family to enjoy.


  1. McGraw, Carol, “Media, hormones, peer pressure do a number on girls’ confidence”, The News-Sentinel, 2006