The Joy of Pre-teens


★★★★★ “Sophia really enjoyed the photo session. She came home and told her dad all about it. Now her little sister is looking forward to doing a photo session in the future.”

~ Rebecca M, Richmond

Growing up can be hard to do.

Celebrate your pre-teen’s unique personality and improve their self-esteem with our special tween portraits.


These sessions have been specifically created to empower young people at a time of life where they often feel vulnerable, insecure, and unseen.  It is my personal photography mission to fill in the forgotten pre-teen photo years, those ages between 9 and 12, while promoting their self-confidence, valuing self-esteem and showing that real beauty is a state of mind, not the result of hair, makeup, waist size or gender.

As a part of this session, your child will identify a positive trait that they feel describes them through a pre-session questionnaire, and I will capture this favorite trait in real, honest portraits. During our image reveal they will also be given a special hand-made bracelet with that trait engraved as a keepsake and reminder of just how special they are, each and every day.

The Tween session sitting fee is $150 for weekdays in our East Bay Studio and $225 for any East Bay location during the weekends.  Sessions last about 45 minutes and can include outfit changes.  Collections start at $300 with your choice of prints, digital images, or any of the other carefully curated signature products we offer.

Grab your BFF’s and try our Tween Urban Photo Party, $225, where we meet and play for couple of hours and you and your friends shine in the spotlight like the Rock Stars you are!

As with any of our sessions, your satisfaction is our #1 priority and we back it with our industry leading 110% money-back guarantee.




“It was fun!  I liked going to different locations and it was cool that Cyndi had us practice different poses and facial expressions.  Doing the photo shoot with friends was easier because they make you laugh and make your pictures better.”

— Abby V, Tiburon