Did you know a girl's self-esteem peaks at age 9?
- McGraw, Carol, “Media, hormones, peer pressure do a number on girls’ confidence”, The News-Sentinel, 2006
I believe all girls are beautiful and deserve to celebrate their unique abilities, or even just feel like a princess for a day.
You Glow, Girl! A Pre-Teen Portrait Campaign...
...is designed to do just that. Each month during 2023, I will select 1 young lady from ages 8 - 14 years old for a special, limited edition portrait session that will include hair & makeup, a couture gown and/or the opportunity to feature their own unique style and talent such as dance or gymnastics.
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!