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  • Hello Beautiful!

    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.

Thoughts on Anger and Authenticity.

Recently, I became aware of how little I express my anger.
As in, I’m not sure I’ve ever expressed anger.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve felt anger.
I’ve just misnamed it.

I’ve called it frustration, annoyance, hurt feelings, even selfishness.
However, the truth is, sometimes, things just make you angry.

For example; sometimes you are asked a question and then the ask-er doesn’t wait for a response.
Sometimes, customers at the cafe’ where you work decide to be the most difficult, treat you like you’re not a human, and then they don’t tip.
Sometimes, you interact with men on the street who treat you as if you don’t have a college degree, haven’t run a business, haven’t seen more of the world and of human emotion then they could comprehend, rather, they just want to know if the carpet matches the drapes or if redheads really do have a higher sex drive.
Sometimes, you see injustice and inequality on a daily basis.
Sometimes, you see people treat homeless people like they don’t matter or exist.
Sometimes, things make you angry.

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Tackling September.

The month of August was everything I hoped it would be and a little bit more.
My resolution for the month was to do something fun every single day. Something that felt like a new kind of fun or the sort of fun that I don’t always have.

I did things as small as throw the football with my roommate or play ping pong with friends.
I shot BB guns with one of my favorites and went on a blueberry picking hike with another one.
As a side effect of looking for fun everyday I found myself taking risks that I wouldn’t normally take or saying “yes” to things that would normally intimidate me.
I competed in a slam poetry competition, DJ’d at a local bar, and lead a coffee tasting. { All thanks to wonderful connections with people that are already doing amazing things}

This month was incredibly refreshing and felt like such a gift to myself.
I feel stronger as a result of it and found myself being more productive in my free time when fun became my focus.

I find it easy to get lost in work, to place it above everything else in my life.
This allowed me the proof that I could rearrange my focus a bit.

For the month of September…

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Kimberly Spearman - September 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Very eloquently said. Sometimes we must stop, take a breath, and reprioritize our lives in a way that makes us happy! I wish you enough of everything that you need and long for in September!!! Thanks for sharing

It’s About that Time.

A friend recently told me I was radiant.

As she spoke I was analyzing a photo that she’d taken of me.
I felt old and worn. Everything but radiant.

There’s a piece of me at times, that aches to feel valuable.
To contribute to the world.
I can’t imagine what people are seeing when they look at me.
What they feel when they interact with me.

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Certain Uncertainty.

I haven’t been blogging as frequently.

Partially because I’ve found it difficult to find the time to write like I’m accustomed to.
Also, because I’ve been reading through some of my old writing, from college.

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The Thorns.

Often, I feel fragile.
Delicate.
Flower-like.

I’m quick to sway with the wind and bend to the will of the world.
It can feel as though my petals could easily be crushed by the footprint of life.

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