Why the Courage to Shine?
My heart belongs to tweens and teens. This difficult age has become increasingly confusing as social media becomes a way of life. In the midst of “selfies” and instagram likes, our amazing young women have begun to find themselves lost in between who they “should” be, and who they want to be. The Courage to Shine Experience is meant for these precious young women. From beginning to end they are pampered and encouraged. Extra time is invested in getting to know each girl on a personal level. I want to give them a chance to dig deep and freely express their unique viewpoint. Our highly skilled make-up artist and hair stylist will be there to accentuate her natural beauty. This two hour photography experience is built to help your girl find and embrace her true self. After her session, she will continue to be pampered with Izzybug’s uplifting Dreamer Boxes. Filled with locally made items each box will speak to her heart, and give her daily remiders that she is unique and perfect in her own way.
What does my experience include?
Your Courage to Shine Experience will begin with a in depth pre- session consultation. We will discuss a little bit about what mom would like, but mostly your teen and I will answer silly questions, and just chat about who they are and who they dream of being. I will go over how to make their personal and private Pinterest boards, and set dates to check in. I prefer to schedule at least 3 weeks prior to the actual shooting date, so that we have the proper time to plan.
Shortly before your scheduled date, we will have a fitting at the local boutique. This is dependent on the girl. Sometimes I find it is better to choose their wardrobe for them and surprise them the day of the session.
After your experience we will meet to see your images. I will walk you through every step of narrowing and choosing your images. This is an amazing part of the experience, because for the first time the girls get to see themselves and their amazing individuality!
I never want the strength and self confidence these girls experience to disappear just because the session is over. For this reason I developed the “Dreamer Boxes” Your daughter can expect to get a “Dreamer” box in the mail once a month for 3 months. These boxes are filled with little items to remind your daughter that they are amazing. Each box will pamper them with a local hand made item that reminds them to love, respect and care for themselves every day. And of course, there is a little surprise from me!