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Were your tween years at all like mine? I felt insecure every time I stepped through the doorway of my school, and wished every day that I could be pretty or popular. Back then, I was a preppy geek (in a not preppy school) and my hair was never “high” enough. (Do you remember the high hair of the 80s? Think of Melanie Griffith in Working Girl). I think it took until I reached my 20s to finally feel confident and secure about the person I had become, and I finally realized that how I looked did not define who I am as a person.

And now, as a parent, I have re-lived the middle school years all over again, just in a different role. When my daughter reached middle school, the memories seemed very fresh again. Those same insecurities about how we dressed and how our hair was styled were still there, along with all the rest of the body image issues - and I realized, they were always there for just about every tween and middle school girl – then and now.

So I made it my personal mission to change how girls feel about themselves in the tween years. My goal is to help tweens look and feel beautiful and have unshakable confidence in themselves just before and during the middle school years.

Charlotte Tween Confidence Portraits

Carolyn Ann Ryan How do we get a great portrait session

Booking a session with me includes 3 appointments:

  1. Pre-Session Consultation
  2. Your Portrait Session
  3. In-Person Ordering Consultation

  • The first is a phone or in-person consultation to help us prepare for your session. During this time, I want to learn more about you, your style,and your ideas for a customized session.

  • Next, is your portrait session. Most senior portrait sessions average approximately two hours. Senior sessions typically include 3 outfits and I will assist in wardrobe selection from your favorite outfits and accessories.

  • Then, after you have seen your images, we will meet at my office in
    Charlotte, NC for our ordering consultation. We will review your images and I will show you customized ideas for the best print products. Favorite tween products include session books/albums, canvas prints, ornaments, slideshows and gift prints for family members.

EXTRA: We can help recommend a makeup artist to add to your experience and ensure your images have that professional look.

Stylish Charlotte NC Tween Portrait Session


Portrait Session Fee is $225 for weekdays and $250 for weekend sessions.

The session fee includes the three appointments described above as well as my time, talent, and experience and is non-refundable. It also includes editing in my studio's signature style and a private online gallery for seven days.

Print prices begin at $65, and collections start at $515.

Many clients invest between $1000 and $1500 on their print orders, but there is NO minimum print order requirement.

All prices are subject to change. Prices updated as of January 2024. Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography retains copyright and reserves the right to use images in marketing, displays, or advertisements. Confidentiality agreements are available upon request.

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