In the age of 24/7 social media validation, it’s harder than ever for parents to help their children believe in themselves and love who they are. SHINE Project is an effort to help our tween girls value themselves for who they are, not what they look like. We can't just tell them they are worthy, they have to feel it too!
Emotional health & well-being are vital to help our kids feel successful & create positive change that lasts. Even the most confident and social children can struggle to find self-acceptance in today’s world. As parents, we want our kids to be successful, but that requires self-love & confidence.
Mastering a musical instrument can bring kids joy through the sense of achievement, self-expression, increased confidence, social connection, personal fulfillment, and the development of a love for music. It is a rewarding and enriching experience that can contribute to their overall well-being and happiness.
Learning to play a musical instrument can have numerous benefits for kids, ranging from cognitive and motor skills development to emotional and social growth, discipline, cultural appreciation, and personal enrichment. It is a valuable investment in a child's overall development and well-being.
• 80% of girls aged 8 to 10 reported being unhappy with their size
• 40% of fourth graders have been on a diet
• Over 50% of girls ages nine to 15 have exercised to lose weight
• 57% of girls and 47% of boys ages 8-12 report being self-conscious about their appearance - not just about body shape and size, but skin and teeth too
The goal of the project is to capture the full range of emotions children experience while gaining mastery of their chosen instrument: concentration, pride, frustration, relief, joy. We encourage their creative participation in the session.
Every form of music enriches the world.
We can’t change the entire world, but we can help our tweens feel more confident to face it - and that will help change our little piece of the world.
We have a quick call to get acquainted. You tell me a bit about your child and I tell you a bit about the project. If it's a go, we choose a date for a consultation with you and your child.
We meet at your home - you and your child - to talk about who they are, how they see themselves, and how they want the world to see them. We talk through lots of ideas and settle on a few.
All you have to do is show up and we execute our plan. We create images that capture the essence of who your child is, not just a likeness.
You see your photos and select your favorite for your print and we talk about photos to be included in the magazine.
Session Fee: 290
• Idea-generation meeting
• Empowering photo session
• One 8x10 fine art matted print with matching digital image
• Inclusion in For the Love of Music
Wall art starts at 590
Albums start at 1990
Portrait boxes start at 1990
SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST.
BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL TO TALK ABOUT INCLUDING YOUR CHILD IN THIS PROJECT!
Lisa puts a lot of thought and creativity into her process and makes it very easy for you to be a part of it. The end result is something you will love. She came up with a great idea for capturing the sporty vibe of our children. She is so warm and welcoming and let them be themselves and have fun - they had the best time!
The work she puts into finishing the photos to get you the perfect end product is incredible. We now have beautiful framed portraits that really show the personality of our children. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to capture a unique photo at any stage of life.
~Chrys, Washington, DC
We all love the little quirks our kids have. They they go to school and someone tells them they are weird. How long does it take for them to believe it?
We love our kids just as they are, knowing they are blooming each day into whatever sort of swan they will be. Do we really want Social Media to dictate the "right" way to look or act?
How much damage does all this do? More than we likely realize. Help counteract it by celebrating that light that is in your child. Help them to see their own worth. Give them their OWN image to hold on to!