My Nan

Until I was 5 years old, my best friend was my nan. I would steal her away to my bedroom and spend hours playing dolls with her. She means to world to me and I don’t get to see her as much as I would like because we live on different sides of the country. On a recent trip home to Newfoundland, I had a plan to take her portrait. I knew this was not going to be easy, she does not like getting her photo taken. At all! It would have to be quick. I went to her apartment and was pleased to see some good window light. I posed her by the window and told her to just relax and look outside. I managed to get three frames before she had enough. The third frame is paparazzi-style with her hand covering my lens, so I knew I was done. Lucky for me, she is a beautiful woman and both the other frames were great. I was honoured to take her portrait and will treasure it always.