I have to admit, that most of my tweens are 12 years old and getting ready to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. However, there is a general case to be made for marking this transitional time. I hate to break it to you, but your little boy or little girl is growing up. Middle-school drama aside, the tween years are magical. Simultaneously, the tween is both child and adolescent. One moment the look every bit the 7 or 8 year-old you've know, and the next you get this fleeting glimpse of a future 16-year-old. Tween photography allows them to express their interests and style, to laugh, smile, give me "the look" and be all of the wonderful things that make up being a tween. A photo session that reinforces their wonderful, quirky, funny, athletic, artistic, bookish, intelligent, stylish, unique selves is also an incredible gift to your child. At the same time, it creates memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.