To My Princesses Pamela,
It's Nathan W. your darkroom tech and photo assistant from 97' to 99'.
For those few years you were the love of my life, and a light that shines brightly deep within me even to this day. I always thought we would talk again. Hoped that we would create art again together. For the last few months I have been torn in two, knowing that you are gone. I always imagined your life going on with out me, and how big and fabulous it must be. Pamela, please forgive me for not keeping in touch.
I will see you as soon as I am done down here, I promise.
With Love and many tears,
My name is Erin and I first met Pamela when I was only a teen in Indianapolis and she was THE first professional photographer to shoot me for my agent Helen Wells. We became friends and I felt so honored to be invited to her old studio and then her new apartment on or off Meridian to parties and to hang out where i met her family. we stayed in touch then lost touch eventually and now how i wish we hadn't. I moved to Los Angeles, her to Colorado. I wish ther had been Facebook then or I'd made more of an effort. She was and is a beautiful soul. and a visionary.
Pamela changed my life. I can't really write it all here but I am so grateful she came into my life. What a blessing.
Penny; my e-mail is email@example.com if you want to send a message. Thanks for responding.
To my Pamie!! Oh how much I miss Paris alwys leaving me to go with you.. For me to know that you taught her to be a great friend the best sister one of the most important person in my life.. I love you and cherish you for teaching us to be best friends FORVER for all the silly songs to long trips and your over glowing beauty and astounding love for us!! as her bestfriend as her sister and you as my aunt as well I miss you and in missing apart of Paris in me. But in time things will heal life will get better and our love and friendship will always last. It's because of you two that I obtain the most high pedestal that I can imagine. I love you I miss you and I will FORVER be Paris bestfriend because of you and your actions towards us! Sarah Lee Paris bestfriend 22 years and counting
A true talent. Rest in peace old friend.
Rest in Peace Dear Pamela
I worked briefly for Pamela (after graduating from college in 1993) at her Indianapolis studio in the Faris building. I did mostly darkroom work, but remember that it was the most exciting and interesting job I'd had at that time. Hard to believe that Pamela was only 2 years older than I am; she had so much drive and seemed to know just where she wanted to go (I was still figuring all of that out!). She was enthusiastic about my own artistic endeavors and I thought she was an amazing portrait photographer. I remember Penny; and Paris when she was very young. I stumbled across Pamela's obituary today and am left with many questions and in total shock. My sympathy to her family. I can't believe it.
To Pamela, I am shocked and saddened to hear about this sad news. I will always remember getting to know her while at the Faris Building, Indianapolis.She was one of the best photographers I had known. I appreciate the help and leads she gave me before she moved to Colorado. She was very generous and an all around beautiful person. She will be truly missed.
I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
She has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of her still the same way, I say;
She is not dead, she is just away.
Love you Pam,your gone but not forgotten.
I will never forget the day we met Pamela! She came to our home, on a beautiful summer
day. Getting ready for Christmas Cards in August- She was SOOO BEAUTIFUL& FUN!! We spoke allot that year, she was moving to London. We were excited for her, yet sorry to lose a new friend. We lost track of each other. I recently heard she was back, and was looking forward to her maybe taking some pics for us again. That was not to be.. We will FOREVER TREASURE the AMAZING WORKS OF ART, she left us. We will remember her like that golden summer day... An AMAZING creation from God!! Bless you Pamela, we will miss seeing you, but will be watching for you! Much Love, to all your family, friends, and clients. The Saunders Family
Pamela was an inspiration to everyone that wanted to believe in themselves, artistically and otherwise. I had the pleasure to share time with her in Austin& Denver with my dear friend Carrie-Ann -Fisher-Jordan. I will cherish the memories!
She will be missed beyond our understanding!
Ethereal Day Spa is surrounded by the warm glow of our dear Pamela. Your spirit shines in each of our rooms...our memories are so dear as we remember you and your father getting it "just right" for us. Blessings, peace and comfort. Steve, Lisa and our Ethereal Day Spa family
I was stunned and deeply moved by Pamela's passing. Her youthful exuberance, incredible talent, and gracious loving friendship will be remembered by all of us who knew her. We will miss her deeply. We love you Pamela.
It is so difficult to say goodbye. We will treasure the memories.. the fun..the laughter. Pamela's images surround us with her spirit and amazing talent.
Terrence, Cat, Blake and Bianca
Pamela's artistic and photographic vision allowed her the ability to know what would work with each of the families or individuals she photographed, going the extra mile to include their pets, whether they were dogs, cats or bunnies. Her energy was boundless and she could take photographs for hours, she will truly be missed.
I went to High School with Pam and I could always tell she shined in a different way. What a sad day this has been for me. My prayers are with your family now Pam, because I know you are at peace now. May everyones lives you touched-all the wonderful and beautiful things you did while here - be remembered always.
To Aunt Pam, I will miss you and thanks for being my voice to those I couldn't reach these past two years. In my last email to you a few months ago I said it's ok, I will still say it now "it's ok". Much love always.
Pamela and I met when she was just starting out in the Faris building in Indianapolis...Wow...what an amazing gift she had.
She was a young, beautiful, incredibly vivacious talent, full of enormous promise that she later would prove to the
I respected her, I appreciated her, I loved her personality and her exquisite art. I will miss our friendship and sharing. I will miss her light.
When Pam was in high school she used to babysit our children. She would practice taking photos. She had a beautiful spirit. Our prayers are with her family. Nelda and Brian
You were beyond your years and beyond this world. What you left us helps with how we deal with this world
I love you
From the moment I first met you at the age of 15. Our friendship has been one that I have cherished a lifetime.. I'm glad we have over 30 years of memories to cherish.....Time will heal the pain of losing you , your love, & your talent... I wish I was able to be there to say goodbye but I'm glad that I'm able to cherish the memories and remember you the way you were...I LOVE YOU...
Jesse and family, my heart breaks for your loss. Pamela was truly special and I'm blessed to have been touched by her creative energy and to have been able to work with her since she moved to Denver. I wish you much peace in this transition. Let her angel wings wrap around you and comfort you.
Moug....... we had a lovely ceremony sunday for you in Denver, lots of love for you in Denver. I will miss you tonz!
Pamela, you have touched our family in profound ways. The world suddenly feels, as if there were a hole, a sadness, that only your light could rectify. We wish you peace, and thank you for your kindness, generosity of spirit, and the beauty you imparted to our family.
In High School I felt like the 3 amigos (you, Bet & I).Having the time of our lives. We had great adventures together (on our road trips w/Jack) but only for a short time before we parted ways. It was the beginning of my life and you were clearly already on the road with yours, many successes under your belt. You showed me there were no walls keeping me here, even though I chose to stay. I always admired your ambition even though it did not match what I knew I was bound for. I missed your friendship and wish there were not walls between here and heaven my friend. God speed on your new adventure.
Your photo taken of my beautiful wife Linda when she was 9 months pregnant with our twins, 11 years ago this month, greets me every morning. Your remarkable talent & your generous spirit will be missed.
Peace & Light J Madden Denver
An artist sees things in images and in people that others don't see. That is what Pamela did she showed us the beauty she saw in each of us and she brought it out in her pictures and art. Yes Pamela was truly unique and gifted but what really made her special to us all is that we knew that she cared. Not many, if any people really do you ever meet with whom you can share and just be yourself with. Pamela knew and showed in her life that it is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice. The world lost an angel the day you left here and this earth for me will never be the same. I will think of you ever time I hear the song "with or without you by U2." I will miss you forever Pamela.
Pamela - You truly touch my life and my son Evan with your wonderful spirit and soul 1 yr ago a little white fuzzy dog found my house and I found you and Penny. You will be so missed. Rene'Chamberlain and my son Evan
Dawnlee - My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter.
Pamela, you took photos of our family, of my daughters, and our band. We always felt elevated to a higher level when we were working with you. We appreciated and loved your work - and we loved you. You will be missed so very much.
Rest in peace Pamela. You will always be a beautiful Angel.
Deepest sympathy to Pamela's family. We met her sister,Penny, when our, daughter Stephanie, lived in the same apartment complex. We were saddened to hear that Penny has lost her remarkable sister.
I had not seen or talked to Pam since probably 7th or 8th grade, but went all through elementary school with her. She was always very kind and I considered her a friend. What a horrible loss. My thoughts and prayer are with the family.
I love you Pam! God bless you and your family!
Pamela you were truly a multifaceted talent.
You replicated ‘The Angels' with perfection.
You closed your eyes and envisioned the shot.
Now you have closed your earthly eyes - for us to see.
You were given to us for a brief moment. A Gift. Grace.
Thank You for the beauty.
Rest in Peace Light Angel. Rest in Peace.
Pamela was such a natural talent when she held a camera. She truly found her gift and I am grateful that her photos will be here for all to share and remember her talent and beautiful spirit. RIP
Cora West Dulin
Our family is so sad to hear of this great loss. I have never know such a genuine, sweet, fun loving, beautiful, talented women. Your memory will live on for years to come in your amazing work. RIP
Pamela shot our family in 1994. Those photos captured memories I will always treasure. We met briefly but I followed her career. Beautiful woman inside and out. Rest in peace.
I'm so glad to have had the pleasure of knowing you. You will forever be missed.
Pamela, Dont forget to send us your pictures of the streets of gold and the heavenly gates- your legacy will live through sooooo many of your friends, family and clients! Im blessed that our paths crossed many many years ago! via the most beautiful xmas photo of the Johnson Family!
You will truly be missed ! love-
She believe in me like no one else, I a Colombian men who had a dream to be an artist like her. She took me under her wing and taught me to live like is not tomorrow and all the photography knowledge that I have today. The little time that I expend with her, was the most beautiful time of my life. I had a dream life that I was waiting for. I will never forget you ….
Pamela there will NEVER be another you!! Your talent is beyond anything left here on earth and my family will forever miss and love you!. We are heartbroken:( Thank you for all of the beautiful photos and memories. RIP
Wow...so sad. Pam was a beautiful woman inside and out. She took my (now 31 yr old) daughter's first modeling head shots at Helen Wells Agency in 1987 when my daughter was about 5. Then she took some wedding still photos in her Indy studio in 1991 when I remarried. All the photos she took were simply amazing. She always knew how to present someone in the best way photographically. Way to young to leave this world.
Pray that the beauty and gift of Pam's life will not be negated or overshadowed by her tragic death or final pain. Help us to celebrate the memory of Pam and to be thankful for her life among us. Often bring to our minds her unique personality, her accomplishments, her dreams and the ordinary blessings of time spent together. Amen. ~Christy (Kincses) Sizemore
there are no words to express how heart broken we are at the loss of one of the most beautiful and talented woman we have known. she brought such joy into our home and memories of her surround our family daily. everywhere we look we enjoy something she created with a style and flair unique and brilliant. we love you pamela and will miss you very much. janine smulyan, jim budden and family lori, jill, cari and brad
A beautiful woman and a great talent. I will truly miss seeing her work.
You gave beauty and memories . Thank you for your beautiful pictures, and spirit!
Peace and love!
We have indeed lost a talented and vibrant woman. She not only leaves behind her loved ones and friends she has touched the world over but little momentos and glimpses of her brilliance as touch stones to remember her by.
From one photographer to another and to the family of Pamela, we have lost a wonderfully vivacious creative spirit and may Pamela's memory and art live forever. R.I.P.