Welcome to the tween years - or what use to be called "preteens".
Tweens are a generation of fashion conscious, fad loving, ipod listening,
'filled - with - attitude' youth. And what fun it is to get a couple of them together - as friends - for a photo session.
When photographing, there were times when I wasn't able to capture all the expressions, looks, attitudes that were being dished out. But it made for a lot of great spontaneous, spur of the moment shots. Many of these captures work really well together when grouped as a composite print - placing three or more images together. (as scene in the first image introducing this post)
I was also able to capture the more thoughtful and contemplative personalities of the girls. Often knowing exactly what to do in front of the camera, with just a little direction from me.
All in all, what a blast it is working with tweens. Many enjoy their spot light in front of the camera, especially when they have their best buddy nearby to get a smile or giggle out of them.
Oh and by the end of the session - I too, could sing all the words to David Archuleta or Miley Cyrus. (Yes, we did have their favorite ipod music playing in the background - over and over and over!)
I look forward to our next session!