I’ve decided that I enjoy photographing preteens as much as the little ones, if not more. They are at that stage where so many exciting things are right around the corner in their lives, but they are still somewhat innocent and almost always feel a bit awkward in front of the camera. They want to be cool and beautiful, but at heart they are really still children. That awkwardness translates to images that are so natural and expressions that are real - no rock-star smiles, no sexy poses (ones that are usually over the top for any teenager in my opinion), just honesty. I loved photographing this girl. She is so beautiful, inside and out…..and can you believe, at the beginning of the shoot she said, “I don’t take good pictures.” HA! Love you, B!