There seem to be two types of photo shoots parents traditionally do for their children: newborn/infant and senior portraits. But parents want to capture their children growing at every stage of life and as a Rochester Teen and Tween photographer I am lucky enough to capture all those “in between” stages as well. For this session I wanted to photograph someone who I have watched grow right before my eyes and someone who is close to my heart as a mom: my daughter Kyra.
Kyra is twelve years old. She’s just coming into her own shell so she can be shy, but her personality is sweet and she, like most girls her age, is very talkative once you get to know her! Kyra is starting to really get into clothing and she’s just beginning to dabble into makeup. It’s such a wonderful time to watch her as she goes through so many changes, trying to find her footing in the world. It was fun to take some photographs of her as a Rochester Teen and Tween photographer instead of being just “mom.”
We did this session at the Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester. It was a beautiful day and we were able to get some great shots of her in her natural element. Being a Rochester Teen and Tween photographer I try to engage with the subject in order to bring out their individual personality, especially since that personality is really starting to come to life during this stage in their lives. This age is such an awe-inspiring time, but many parents find it passing by before they know it. It’s wonderful to have these memories to look back on- your baby is still a baby but you can just peek into the adult they are becoming.
I really enjoyed this time with Kyra both as her mom and as a Rochester Teen and Tween photographer. I hope that she will allow me to keep this tradition with her as she gets older!