My Speciality is honoring motherhood with Henna Tattoos, but I adorn women and their daughters for all kinds of reasons - birthday parties, rites of passage, even weddings. I love to adorn pregnant and breastfeeding women with henna then make beautiful photos for them. I live in Lafayette, CO and travel the front range from Colorado Springs, Denver and as far North as Fort Collins to find my living works or art. I am also the creative director of Artfull Mother magazine - a local magazine devoted to the interests of mothers and the art that empowers them!
Enjoy a magical trip through the imagination of SarahKate and the women she paints.
I was so thrilled to adorn both Julia and her mom Lindy for these gorgeous mother-daughter photos! Julia is a mama-to-be, but Lindy is expecting her 5th grandchild. Lindy is outrageously blessed to have the gift of her daughter present her her life, ready to share in the joy of caring for this new family member ... girl or boy? Who knows ~
Julia chose a lotus flower theme for her henna belly design, so I love how it came out ~
We met a few days later to photograph outside at dawn ~ brrr!
and of course some in the studio together ~ I really love this image ~ this unborn baby is wrapped in love ~
Sanam picked a doodly - flowery theme and the art just flew out of my henna tip on her belly ~
We met again 3 days later to photograph her peaking henna tattoo ~ walking along the trails in Boulder, Colorado. Rob, my grip (and beloved husband) took these photo as we walked up to the first scene & got dressed~
The full moon was rising! What a beautiful photos ~ you are glowing Sanam!
Postpartum henna is really a beautiful tradition that I love to re-create. It originally comes to us from North Africa, where new mamas are blessed and protected with henna tattoos during the first 9 days after the baby is born. I had adorned Elizabeth for her pregnancy and when she gave birth she let me know she was ready for more henna. I drove to her home in Boulder to adorn her while she laid in bed with her newborn babe, which slept in her arms and nursed during the entire session. I returned to her home a few days later to adorn her daughter too and take photos of the 3 of them... so precious!