I find that we tend to stop having our children's portraits taken once they start school. This is bizarre to me because I NEVER hear anyone say..."I LOVE my child's school pictures" I encourage you to continue to have your child's portrait taken as they enter school, especially the tween years. Your child has many interests that make their sessions exciting. I also find the tweens LOVE LOVE LOVE these sessions because it's all about them. No siblings, parents are around, but not allowed to say anything. The kids can be themselves.
Here are a few images from my nephew's session. Van 10 and is ALL about the animals. We spent a few hours at the OKC Zoo and captured some fun shots. Jax is the Nerf Gun Master. He was so proud of how many times he shot me with his nerf gun during our session.
Mimi (its what the boys call me)