The “Who I Am” Project 2016


“Did I not exist as a tween?” I think to myself as I flip the plastic pages of my parents’ family photo album. One of the few photos that exists of me as a preteen is a traditional school photo. You know the one, that head and shoulders pose with the cheesy grin. My teeth are slightly too big for my face and my hair isn’t combed. Ah, sweet innocence.


Babies are so cute, new and chubby. Toddlers have those big, bright eyes and lets face it, they just do the darnedest thing. But those preteen ages are often forgotten. At ages 9-12, kids aren’t children anymore but aren’t quite teens.


I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen years. The goal is to help 9-12 year olds look and feel amazing and have an unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit junior high.


In comes the “Who I am.” projectWe are starting the “Who I am” photography project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of your children. The main goal is to make preteens look and feel confident in who they are.


Who we’re looking forWe are looking for models for our photography project, ages 9-12. We will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create one impactful piece of art.


Why “Who I am”?We want to capture the the personality of these preteens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young ladies or gentlemen. We want them to realize their unique traits  so that they are confident in themselves before they hit Junior High. Imagine the impact a single amazing image can do for your preteens self-image.


How to participate or nominate a friend:

Please e-mail us by Friday, February 12th if you are interested in having your child participate in this project.If you would like to nominate a friend or family member of yours that you think would be perfect for this you can email the contact information . Please nominate people you think would enjoy the boutique experience we provide. The in-studio session itself is complimentary and includes $75 in product credit (a total $225 value). Our goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your child’s spirit and soul!  Many people like to use these photos as birthday, holiday, Mothers Day, and “just because” gifts for their child. Our portrait collections start at $395.


After you email us, we will send you specific details and you can decide if this project is perfect for your child. Our studio is located downtown Kalamazoo,Mi in the historic Park Trades Center, 326 West Kalamazoo Avenue.


Email us at we look forward to talking with you. ~ Cathy