When I am 72! – brisbane portrait photography

I am all packed and nearly ready to go! Please NOTE – I am away for a couple of weeks and will be slow to answer emails.

Just before I leave I wanted to mention that we have been featured around and about blog land lately. You can find more of us on the links below:




and a little Facebook feature here: FBstylemepretty

I have so many photos I have not blogged lately. Sooo before I go I must share one!! Most exciting to me is this amazing woman, Suse.

Suse is constantly inspiring me with her outlook and love of  life, her energy and excitement for meaningful conversation, the way she loves dogs and Eckhart Tolle and living in the NOW. I am so so inspired! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing her for a project I have brewing. While I have no time to do the full edited video, I hope to share this in the future. For now here are a few photos I took and some of her amazing words.

This is what I want to be like when I am 72!!!


The interview with Suse was on growing old, how it has been for her and the advice she offered.

Here is a little piece from our chat:

Hailey: “Suse what would you tell yourself about growing older if you met yourself again in your 20s?”

Suse: “Like a lot of women when I was in my 20s, I thought my value was in my looks and in my attractiveness –  but that takes you out of life and out of living. If I could go back I would tell myself – Don’t put that emphasis! It is put on us by society – I was not like that as a little girl! It is totally inhibiting and shuts down your awareness and enjoyment of life. You put your attention on what you see as your faults and how you can improve your looks. Therefore your attention is right away from the moment and relishing life! I would say FORGET IT KID!… now I am 72 and lost my looks and people still like me, they probably like me MORE! Forget all the bullshit about pleasing other people.. you never will!! Give up trying to please anybody else! Just Be yourself! Watch out for yourself… is this authentic? ask yourself… is this truly me? Do I feel this is right or am I trying to fit myself into some kind of a mold so that I am acceptable to others? Chuck that away!”