Grandma Nellie

Sometimes I forget why I first picked up a camera but every once in a while, I am reminded of the pure joy that it brings me. Today while photographing Heart Evangelista, I noticed an elderly woman on the sidelines watching the shoot. I was immediately drawn to her so I struck up a conversation and eventually asked her if she would allow me to photograph her. I later found out that she considers herself the number 1 fan of Heart. Nellie is the complete package: she's a character, stylish, flirtatious and just a down-right nice person.

Nellie is fond of old school music with 2 of her favorite songs being "From Russia With Love" and "Love Story." Her biggest joy in life is when the family is complete and her wisdom to the youth of today would be to "enjoy life because you only live once."

One thing I love about elderly people is that they usually have something to share with you, whether it be a good yarn, a bit of wisdom, or an odd story or two. You can always learn from them regardless of where they are from or their social status. I believe they enjoy sharing, being heard and genuinely listening to what you have to say as well.

Just want to give a shout out to Ms. Nellie one last time and say thanks for your time and allowing me to take your photograph. Cheers!