The woman I am becoming gives me chills. I'm obligated to move differently. I have work to do.
I'm Sarah. I'm a full-time feminist, part-time witch, photographer and filmmaker, birth and postpartum doula and live to raise women and femmes up.
I'm also a Capricorn with a Leo moon, Sagittarius rising, venus in Pisces and have been partnered with a Gemini for 5 years who has both his moon and rising in Aquarius…
So earth, fire, water and air- I got you boo.
Before we get serious and I tell you my credentials/why I built this business/what sets my soul on fire/yada-yada-yada here are a few of my favorite things, and I hope that you’ll tell me yours when you go to the booking page to schedule your session ;)
Dancing around in my apartment to an ABBA record while wearing a robe, burning palo santo and sporting a face mask.
Long mornings where I get to do my self-care ritual to it’s full extent: warm lemon water, meditation, a juicy af yoga class, tarot pulling, journaling and a nourishing gluten and dairy free breakfast bc yes I am that bitch.
Radical self love in the form of creating bomb ass self portraits where I feel like the sexy witch goddess I am (examples above & all over my instagram)
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, and my Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. I am a birth and postpartum doula, and currently studying with DONA as well as the legendary, Angela Gallo. I offer reiki services bundled into custom photographic and doula packages, as well as a stand alone service in Sprit Mama Sessions. I've been talking to angels since I was a little girl and continue to do so every day.
When I was fourteen, I was awarded “most likely to be known for her smile while modeling for the Colgate Company,” by my teachers for our middle school superlatives. I did not think I was smart, and nobody seemed to argue with me. My journey as an artist started at a young age, and I spent nineteen hours a week in a classical ballet studio, perfecting my plies and pirouettes. I remember looking in the mirror at the studio before every class and pinching the skin around my hips and pulling it back- wishing I was less curvy, wishing I was less me. At seventeen I was raped by my boyfriend, and my body continued to be abused and harassed throughout my late teens and early 20s. While completing my Masters at Duke I confronted my trauma by making work. A whole lot of it. I literally exploded into my thesis. It was painful, it was empowering and it was the hardest fucking thing i’ve ever done. Part of this consisted of me traveling across the southeast photographing women breastfeeding. I found them on Facebook "Mommy Groups", reached out, scheduled a date and time and showed up at their doorsteps with wide eyes, a big heart, and a whole lot to learn- but little did I know that these photoshoots would radically change my life.
I found my body through the bodies of women who have screamed and bled and birthed and loved. I am so thankful for these women. They saved me. It was through this work that my deep passion for creating authentic images that challenge the idealized and fetishized version of "femininity" was born. It was through this work I discovered that my voice was valid, smart, and worthy of being heard. It was through this work that I learned how to take up space, and more importantly, hold space for other women.
And thus….Blood, Bone & Honey was born!
It's all for this little girl, with stars in her eyes and a fire in her heart.
We are the granddaughters and great granddaughters of the witches they tried to burn.
We’re here. We’re powerful. And we’re not fucking around.
Here’s to strong women and femmes.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.