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    I'm Sarajane and I'm a blogger and photographer based in Asheville, NC!

    On this blog you can find stories from my life, thoughts on the world, and photographs of beautiful people.

    I believe that everyone has a beauty that is unique to them. It's something that we're all unaware of and usually the thing that shows up when you don't realize anyone is watching. It's my pleasure to customize every session to suit the person in front of my camera. Ultimately bringing out that spark that you don't even realize is there!

    Now, grab a cup of coffee {or tea}, sit down, and peruse the images of some people that I adore, read a bit about my life and the heart of what I do!

    Be sure to leave a comment or two and let me know you were here!

    xoxo,
    Sarajane.

August Alive.

Hi there.

I suppose it’s right about time for me to talk about my monthly resolutions again.
Have no idea what I’m talking about?
Get the details here.

Now, July…

In the month of July I wanted to focus on learning to say ‘no.’
To not do things just because I felt obligated to do them, rather, to focus my energy on the things that I WANTED to do.
The things that felt fulfilling for me and not the things that felt fulfilling for everyone else while draining me.

I also wanted to write daily letters to myself as a practice in being completely honest with myself and to tap into a deeper level of understanding.

How did I do?
Well, not perfect.
I didn’t say ‘no’ every time that I should have.
Daily letters looked a little more like weekly letters.
But, I did gain what some may call ‘balls’ or feminist friends of mine may call ‘ovaries’ and the generally accepted term of courage.

I’ve learned to stop making excuses for things I don’t want to do.
To not try to be ‘nice’ when turning things down but rather to be direct and honest.
It feels so much better.
For everyone.

I also think the letters to myself will continue.
It’s amazing to filter my thoughts in that way.
I really do feel like I hear things more clearly through that medium.

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Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Sherill

 

He looks at her like she’s the only other person in the room.
He lights her up in a way that convinces everyone else that she is too.

GR (4 of 44)

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Ann McBrayer Royster - July 26, 2014 - 4:38 am

Fabulous!

Donna Bright Elliott - July 26, 2014 - 12:18 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE

The Trouble With Love Is…

Love to me is elusive.
I recoil at the hope of it.
I get a little shakey when I think of all I’ve never felt.
Then, I get contained and reclusive at the fear that the spark that I dream of doesn’t actually exist.

What happens when I connect with someone in all the right ways but, I can’t see it because I’m waiting for some magic feeling?
Have I already done that?

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Joanna Woodrum - July 23, 2014 - 3:48 pm

You are one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met – I seriously got teary typing that. I also always love your transparency! It’s a hard thing to do… but so needed and so encouraging.

Lindsay Lee - July 23, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Preach.

Mornings, Models, and Saying No: This is the Good Life.

It’s been on my mind a lot lately to remain grateful for everything in my world. I think it’s easiest when you feel your heart aching to ask yourself what you could do to feel better. How you could improve yourself to make things lovelier. But, maybe the trick is simply in acknowledging all of the good things that already exist in your life. Just taking the time to breathe them in and admit that things are pretty damn good.

So, here we go.

1. Morning Time. 

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