Tag: Sherwood Studio

Renee Sedillo, 50

Renee Sedillo, 50 Renée Sedillo at 50: “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.”

“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 […]

Carrie Keys, 50

Carrie Keys, 50 “Life is what we make it!” Carrie Keys was photographed and interviewed by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar in 2021 at the age of 50.

“Life is what we make it!” Open-minded, caring, and resilient, Carrie finds the positive in challenging situations. She believes the most rewarding thing about getting older is the ability to look back at all life’s experiences, to learn from them, and to know that there is so much more to come. Happiest around her friends […]

Delila Olson, 58

Delila Olson, 58 “My perceptions have absolutely changed over time, as I discover the societal conditioning at the root of my self-criticism and body shame. I'm still working on it, but I will say that the 50 over 50 photo shoot experience was profoundly positive for my body image, and my overall sense of seeing myself. I am profoundly grateful for this experience. I discovered a deeper love and appreciation for my middle-age, curvy, bumpy, imperfect form; and came away with deep gratitude for this body that carries me through the world.” Delila Olson was photographed in 2021 at the age of 58 by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar in Portland, Oregon.

“My perceptions have absolutely changed over time, as I discover the societal conditioning at the root of my self-criticism and body shame. I’m still working on it, but I will say that the 50 over 50 photo shoot experience was profoundly positive for my body image, and my overall sense of seeing myself. I am […]

Robyn Bilyeu, 56

Robyn Bilyeu, 56 “Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.” Robyn Bilyeu was photographed in 2021 at age 56 by Rachel Hadiashar in Portland, Oregon.

“Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.” Empathetic, intuitive, and courageous are a few words that describe Robyn. After finding out she had a brain tumor at 50 years old, she had to manage an immensely difficult period of time in her life. She hopes to one day write a book devoted to telling […]

Deb Mrazek, 60

Deb Mrazek, 60 “My Great Grandmother inspired me to lean in and make it happen— regardless of what others think.” Photographer Rachel Hadiashar interviewed and photographed Deb Mrazek in 2021 at the age of 60, at the photo studio in Portland Oregon.

“My Great Grandmother inspired me to lean in and make it happen— regardless of what others think.” Deb is resilient and pragmatic, with a side of nurturing. Her can-do approach to life has both gotten her into and out of some unusual situations. She’s never the life of the party, but often someone others look […]

Julie Kick, 57

Julie Kick, 57 “Life is too short to spend one single minute with someone who doesn't think you're the most amazing person in the world.” Oregon Photographer Rachel Hadiashar interviewed and photographed author Julie Kick in 2021 at the age of 57 at the studio in Portland, Oregon.

“Life is too short to spend one single minute with someone who doesn’t think you’re the most amazing person in the world.”  Julie is an optimist with a huge heart and an unfailing belief in the human spirit. Julie is a singer, actress, and writer – recently publishing her first book. Fiercely loyal and direct, […]

Joy Shenk, 88

Joy Shenk, 88 “Have a passion. I don’t care what it is, just have a passion. It will save you.” Oregon Photographer Rachel Hadiashar interviewed Joy Shenk in 2021 at the age of 88 at the studio in Portland, Oregon.

Loyal, positive, and energetic, Joy finds great happiness in the blessings she has received throughout her life. Joy loves being around people and enjoys caring for those around her. Those who know Joy admire her for her compassion, energy, and passion. Outspoken, you always know where you stand with Joy. Joy feels blessed to get […]

Sharon Pollin, 62

Sharon Pollin, 62 “We can look at the time that we have as chapters, and it’s our choice what to title them.” -Sharon Pollin, 62

“We can look at the time that we have as chapters, and it’s our choice what to title them.” An incredible listener, people confide in Sharon and admire her heart. She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys being a “good, deep friend” to those around her. Sharon loves singing and playing […]