What a treat to get to spend an evening with this lovely young lady. I love tween sessions — just grown up enough to not be a little kid anymore, but not quite an adult — it’s such a great, fun age! And spring is such a fun time to be outdoors with the flowers and the warmer weather and just the feeling of freedom after a long winter. When I do portrait sessions with teens and tweens I love hearing all about what they’re up to in school, what they do for fun with their friends, and what they’re really proud of. This girl had recently bought herself some new shoes she loves (pictured below!), with her own money, and the pride she had in that was palpable.