Beauty at Every Age.

Julie, 87

Why are women in their 60s, 70s and 80s not represented more often in our media?

I want to help change this!

Julie Hazard, 87, lives in a retirement community in San Rafael. She put in a request for a local photographer to create her portrait as a Christmas gift for her children (who live far away). She wanted to include her two fluffy white companions, Annabelle and Murphy in the portrait.

I was lucky enough to connect Julie with my business, Fantasy Portraits by Tracey Pettis. We met at her home and I showed Julie the work. Julie is a savvy woman who has purchased art pieces throughout her life and appreciated the quality and feeling of the images.

We coordinated a photoshoot at my studio with makeup artist Jeanette Vonier and videographer Sharon Stahl of Nest Films. Yes, I wanted to create still portraits but also a behind-the-scenes look at the process one goes through on the day of the shoot.

One day your children will look for photographs of you. What will they have?