We photograph lots of babies every year and we love watching them grow....but we know that kids go through a stage where they hate being photographed. I guess that's why we don't see many twelve year olds coming in for photo sessions. It's the beginning of the "tween years" and kids are often a little unsure of how to act in front of the camera. Some want to act silly, some want to act like they're twenty-five and some just stare you down. Rachel hated her school pictures and her grandmother brought her in for a photography session. We spent a few minutes getting to know each other and then we had a great time. I love these portraits because I think they show how beautiful she is RIGHT NOW. They give a glimpse of the child she has been and the woman she will become. This is a very important age for a young girl to remember. Thanks, Rachel, for sharing it with me. I hope you love how you look. I do.