I had an afternoon of fun with these gorgeous girls and I realized how much I love photographing 12 year olds.
Full of bounce and joy, teetering on the brink of adulthood, making strong and often lifelong friendships – these are special and fleeting days.
I think too often these days go by unnoticed in the blur of school, sports, friends and everything else that goes on for 12 year olds. I wish I could capture these precious days on camera more often.
I don’t often convert images into black and white, but I love the timeless feel of these photos. I imagine Kara and her friends gazing back at them one day when they have children of their own.