“Being kind with a caring smile is the best kind of attractive! Sometimes I wish I knew more about how to ‘beautify’ myself, but that sounds too time-consuming.” Vereleta Steward was interviews and photographed in 2022 at the age of 62 by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar at the studio in Sherwood, Oregon.
“Attractive now is personality and trustfulness.” Marlene Kendrick was interviewed and photographed in 2022 at the age of 64 by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar in the Sherwood Oregon portrait studio.
“The things that are most attractive to me now are more about what’s on the inside vs. the outside. A person’s presence that exudes self awareness and acceptance, emotional safety, a hint of playfulness and being comfortable in their own skin rather than having to achieve some model of perfection that’s not joinable or relatable. Don’t get me wrong, a strong sense of style is still something that catches my eye but it’s more about ‘owning’ it vs. wearing it.” Lani Faith was interviewed and photographed in 2022 at the age of 58 by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar at the portrait studio in Sherwood, Oregon.
“I’ve learned that attractiveness is a quality that shines through one’s essence; it’s far beyond skin deep. I’ve learned that attractiveness is something one feels, not something one visually sees.” Brenda Morgan was interviewed and photographed in 2022 at the age of 65 by Oregon Portrait Photographer Rachel Hadiashar at the studio in Sherwood, Oregon.
“We’re treated as if we ‘don’t understand’ yet we understand A LOT because we have years of life and experiences to draw from.” Sheryl has a bone to pick with stereotypes of “older” women. Sheryl Cooksley was photographed and interviewed in 2022 at the age of 59 in Sherwood Oregon by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar.
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” Mary Lopez was photographed and interviewed in 2022 at the age of 61 by Sherwood Photographer Rachel Hadiashar at the studio n Sherwood, OR.
“I see more things as attractive now, my view of beauty and attractiveness has broadened. I see the intrinsic beauty in things now, not just the external.” Andrea Kreiner was photographed in 2022 at the age of 58 by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar in Portland, Oregon
“I used to be an absolute zinger on self-deprecating comments. I claimed it as self defense; if I said the bad things about myself, they were already out there before anyone else could say them. I thought I was delivering these comments with wit, and that would balance out the content. One day, mid-sentence, I […]
“Life is so fragile- live with no regrets!” “I was thrilled about participating in this project, though the photo session came shortly after the death of my mom, which now looking at many of my photos I can see the grief in my face, and especially in my eyes. Her death has had a profound effect […]
“Regardless of what is going on in my life, I believe that there is always something good out there and always something to be grateful for.” “How you feel about yourself inside will bring out the true beauty.” A fierce mama bear, Renée is a wise and loyal caretaker who will tell it like it […]