Military Village Project – Tween/Teen Edition – Newport, Rhode Island Photographer
Here in Newport we say a lot of hellos and goodbyes throughout the year and not just in the summer. There are three terms at the War College so families arrive and depart in summer fall and spring each year. We are in the middle of a round of goodbyes right now and it can be especially hard on the tweens and teens in the neighborhood.
That’s not to say that younger kids don’t get sad when they’re friends leave, but they may be experiencing it for the first or second time. These girls have experienced this their whole lives and it’s all they know. They know that Instagram and texting (and all those other social avenues we old peope don’t know about!) are a God send because they can keep in touch with each other after they have all scattered across the globe.
This age can be hard being somewhere for just a year. They may be hesitant to make friendships with a goodbye on the near horizon. These girls did not care one bit that they’re only together a few months. They went in head first and from seeing them around the neighborhood, they have definitely made the best of their short time together. I love that and could personally stand to learn something from them during my time in Newport.
One of these young ladies is taking off this weekend and another mom is gifting a framed photo before they head out. That is EXACTLY why I do these photos. Taking memories with them as they head off to make new ones.