Last summer I was so excited (and a little bit nervous) to host my little nieces, Gravity and Audrey, by themselves, for 2 weeks in New York City. They were 12 and 13 years old respectively.
For their birthday and to prepare for their trip, I sent them each a set of activity cards to choose from for their visit. Staten Island Ferry, Best donut, American Girl Doll Store and of course an "official" HelloGorgeous.nyc photoshoot. They would not only star in it, but also be a part of the whole production: concepts, shopping, styling, hair and makeup.
At the end of our shoot they begged to have a second day of shooting instead of doing some of the other NYC activities. I had so much fun with them sharing New York and soaking up their youthful energy and seeing NY fresh thru their young eyes. They are both strong, smart and independent-minded, and lovely, straddling childhood and young ladyhood. Now in high school, these images carry even more meaning to me, as they grow up faster and faster, these images are a mark of this transitional time and serve as a reminder of a special memory for all of us.
A little sweet and a little dark and dramatic- a shift from the lightness of childhood to the drama of teenage-hood. (Cake pop prop (say that 3 times fast) made by Audrey.)
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