The 40 over 40 portrait projectThe 40 over 40 portrait project

Growing confidence through a photo experience just for tweens + teens

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Tweens and Teens want to know who they are

A photography experience to show kids they matter

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    Who is this for?

    Free to be Real is for tweens and teens who would love to do something fun. They get to showcase their special interests, clothes, hobby or even create a fantasy. Maybe they want to feel glammed up like a model in frilly dress or wearing a suit with sunglasses.

    The real part is about finding out who they really are. What do they really love. And who really loves them. The truth is that they matter and it's important to show them they are significant.

    I think all of us can relate to feeling awkward. Our hands are big and bodies are growing. Our teeth might not look like everyone else's.

    At Desired Focus Photography we show them the beauty inside of them, even during these awkward transitions of life.

    It's for parents to know they are raising kids that will stand up for what they believe in, instead of going with the crowd.

    What’s included in the experience?

    A customized photoshoot at Desired Focus Photography Studio in Granville, which is near Columbus.

    Posing and Coaching during the photoshoot so they feel comfortable and look great!

    A planning session to make the session incredible!

    Choose and order the best ones immediately after.

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    40 over 40 womans portrait 1
    40 over 40 womans portrait 1
    40 over 40 womans portrait 1

      What's the cost?

      The session is $490.

      If your child would like hair and makeup, it is complimentary.

      One retouched image is included.

      Read more below orClick here to get in touch now!

      Frequently asked questions

      My child is nervous and hates getting pictures taken!

      Of course he or she is nervous! Doing something out of comfort zones is always a bit nerve-wracking.
      And many of us have had bad experiences with getting pictures taken or feel ugly or that the picture doesn't represent us.
      Our photographer Casey will guide each teen and tween and encourage them so they get the look they want and feel comfortable. And many even heal that wound they got during a past photoshoot.

      When will we get to see the photos?

      During and right after your shoot - before you leave the studio!

      Will you retouch my acne/ wrinkles/ cellulite?

      YES! All of your images will be fully retouched at no extra charge.

      Will you post my images online?

      We take your privacy very seriously. Any photos that are posted on our website and social media have been given permission to do so.

      When will I get the retouched digital image(s)?

      All ordered images are retouched and delivered within 24 hours of your photoshoot!

      My child is not at their goal weight - can you still help them feel good and get pictures they like?

      YES! We specialize in helping bring out the most beautiful features in every person and help their personality shine.

      What do I need to bring to the photoshoot?

      At our planning session we take the homework away!
      We can help you select outfits they love and that will fit they style they want. You can bring pets, toys, hobbies and more!
      We’ll also send you a detailed prep guide before your shoot with everything else you’ll need to know about getting ready.

      Where is the studio located?

      We are located in Granville, near Columbus, Ohio at 130 North Prospect St. The studio is on the second floor, directly above "The Lot" restaurant. For those with mobility needs, we have an elevator.

      What if I want more than one image?

      You will love your images.

      We provide expert guidance so ordering is done immediately after the session in the studio. Additional images are $295 each.

      Packages start at $1590. Many want wall art and albums.

      We do not create galleries to view later. We want to take the headache away and help you decided. During our planning session, we create a plan of action so you know what you want and a ballpark of how much it costs to get that. We shoot with purpose and help you get exactly what you want.

      Limited spaces available

      Reserve your space now

      Update your headshots and support an incredible cause at the same time
      Each session includes a planning session, complimentary hair and makeup if desired, and one retouched digital image. Valued at $785.
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