Lorraine Williams, 61

“I no longer want to waste time on people, plans, or projects that are not enjoyable and/or fulfilling in some way.”

“I no longer want to waste time on people, plans, or projects that are not enjoyable and/or fulfilling in some way.” Oregon Photographer Rachel Hadiashar interviewed and photographed Lorraine Williams in Portland in 2021 at the age of 61.

Strong, independent, and resourceful, Lorraine has a variety of interests and skills across all aspects of her life. An expert in computer software and business, her day-to-day life at work includes “wrangling paperwork, organizing madness, and terrifying misbehaving computers back into submission.”

Outside of work, she enjoys creating fabric art and appliqués, quilting, and gardening, all of which she is looking forward to doing more after retirement. Lorraine also enjoys traveling and live music, and is looking forward to more of these adventures over the next year. Lorraine finds one of the most rewarding things about getting older to be “having the confidence and experience to go after what is important to you, no matter what anyone else thinks about it.”

Lorraine now: “Physical appearance means less and less as I get older. People are much more attractive when they shine goodness from the inside out.”

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I’M  RACHEL.

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Photographer Rachel Hadiashar is based out of a bright and airy studio space in Sherwood, Oregon, where she co-creates spirited and elegant images to showcase a client’s best self.
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