Briefly

Thank you for your interest in my work, and for visiting me here at my home on the web. I am a portrait, art, boudoir, and nature photographer originally from Philly and late of the Wilmington, NC, US area. After three and a half years of being on the road, wandering around the continent on The Making Lemonade Road Tour in my 2001 VW Passat named Gypsy, I’ve settled in Seattle Washington, and this will be my new home base.

Gypsy, Journey, and Me

Sequoia National Park

What I Did When I Started

While getting my undergraduate degrees in Biology and Biology education (I started college at the ripe old age of 41), I became interested in photography and art. I started out with a little Canon Rebel XS that I bought to take pictures of my daughter’s high-school graduation. I took to shooting birds and my classmates, and one day one of them (my classmates, not the birds) asked if I’d do some sexy pictures of her for her husband, who was deployed in Iraq at the time. I’d never done anything like that, but she said she just didn’t trust anyone else to do them. How could I say no to a good friend who said something so kind? She was so delighted with the results, she began showing them around to our mutual friends, and before long I had a network of friends of friends asking me to do boudoir shoots for their spouses as well. The next thing I knew, I was hooked.

What I've Done That's Been Recognized

Upon graduation in 2012, I walked out of UNC Wilmington with two student art competition prizes under my belt. Both pieces are now part of the university’s permanent collection (.pdf link) and hang in the University Union.

My work graces the cover of Maren Smith’s erotic novel Kaylee’s Keeper. My nature and wildlife photography has been featured by National Geographic’s Your Shot and the science websites Panda’s Thumb and Why Evolution is True, and my work for the American Diabetes Association’s NC Tour de Cure has twice featured in Endurance magazine. I was also the official photographer for the National Brain Tumor Society’s Southeast Brain Tumor Community from 2014 to 2018, for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit from 2013 to 2019, and Sex Geek Summer Camp from 2015 to the present.

I love what I do, and I do what I love. Everyone should be so lucky.

Ceci n'est pas une pomme.

Best of Show, UNCW All Student Art Show, 2011

What I'm Doing Now

Disabled, I love to spend my time photographing naked people and birds (usually also naked) when my body allows. I spent three and a half years wandering around the continent doing shoots of all kinds along the way for people who were once too far away. I’m settled in Seattle now, and although my range is much more restricted, my schedule is still fairly flexible, so I can come to you and we can shoot in your home. Or, if you’re up for a more natural environment, I’ve done more than a few shoots outside. Shoots in unique locations can be a real blast! Wherever we shoot, we’ll have fun doing it.

I have developed my own style as I’ve gone along, and my own photographic philosophy and artistic vision to go with it. I love to play with light and shadow, contrast and colors, lines and curves, chiaroscuro and contrapposto. I consciously play into the male gaze and I subvert it. Sometimes I do both at once, and I’m not afraid to straddle the murky gray area between art and pornography.

Wait.

Sarah

What You Should Be Doing Now

All of that is to say that I bring my art with me to the boudoir shoot, where I apply it to my clients. As you look through my work on these pages, you’ll find some more traditional boudoir photos, but you’ll also find images that I hope are unique and inspiring to you, and reflective of the personality of the client depicted in them. I’d like to do the same for you, so the shots you get really represent you. I’d love to shoot more men and more people of color. I am proud to be a sex-positive, body-positive photographer, and I am equally proud to be a part of the LGBTQIA community (you can find me under the B and the Q sections). Whether you’re shy and demure, or flamboyant and kinky, or somewhere in between, we’ll capture the real you. Please feel comfortable in your own skin with me, no matter what skin you’re in.

So that’s my story, now let’s tell yours.

Take a few minutes to look through my portfolios, and begin your journey to an unforgettable investment in yourself.

The Bride

Elizabeth

What I Do When You Ask Me Questions

And if all that isn’t enough about me for you, here’s an audio interview with my friend Leela where we sat down at her kitchen table for an hour-and-a-half to talk about my photography.