the hair project | nashville children’s photographer


I recently wrapped up my winter 2014 personal project and I am so thrilled with the beautiful souls who came into the studio to help make this project what it was meant to be, and what it is.  You can view the project in it’s entirely here at The Hair Project.

Like last year’s personal project, this one started off with wanting to photograph something for my own heart and soul after another busy year at Jenny Cruger Photography photographing my amazing clients.

I looked to my son, and thought about our new baby girl on the way, and wanted to do something for him. For them.

I wanted to show myself, and anyone else watching, that gender stereotypes are not okay.  As a society WHY are putting them on children from such a young age. My son has long, gorgeous hair and doesn’t want to cut it.  Why should he just because he’s a boy and not a girl?  Why can’t boys have long hair without automatically being thought to be a girl?  It’s something we go through at least weekly, despite all other social cues that he is, well, a he.

And I took it further, wondering, why is it generally more accepted for a girl to have short hair if that’s a “boy thing”?

Our hair length does not define us, just the same way no other cosmetic choice defines us.

Here’s a little preview of these beautiful children – be sure to check them ALL out.

And if your son has long hair, or your daughter has short hair, I would love for you to show them and tell me what you think!

jenny cruger photography | nashville child photographer

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

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