Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 People / Children

Growing Up Too Soon

  • Photographer
    Pamela Hanlan
  • Technical Info
    Iso 400, F 7.1, Canon Eos 7d, Lens 24-70
  • Photo Date
    July 31, 2021 and August 8, 2021

This is my granddaughter, Eliza. She is 11 in these photos and no longer the little girl that I remember. When she put the flapper dress on she transformed into a beautiful young lady. I wanted to capture who she could become but also capture the memories of the little girl.

It has taken me quite a while to consider myself a photographer. In my lifetime I have been daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, empty nester, widow, and partner. Never in those years was I a photographer. Frankly, except for family memories, I didn't have time. Some might, and have said that I am stubborn. I prefer determined. I have also been described as quirky, but only by those who say they love me. I have always seen stories in the world around me, laughed when perhaps I shouldn't, and I listen carefully.