Sarah McDaniel Studio
Hampton Roads Maternity & Boudoir Photographer
available in Hampton Roads, VA & Beyond
"Bringing to Light the Beauty in Everyone"
My Artist Statement
Back to the Basics, My Artist Statement
First off, Hello! My name is Sarah McDaniel and I am the Owner of Sarah McDaniel Studio! I have been documenting the development of Human Strength since 2018 and let me tell you: I love every second of it! Enabling someone to feel beautiful and comfortable without judgment is a dream come true. Why am I calling this an artist statement? Well, because I believe the human form is art regardless of the size, history, or trauma it has experienced.
So what is your story or statement? Interested in learning more about why I am passionate about mental health? Click the learn more button!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"PSA this is going to be lengthy:
Going in to this shoot I was really hesitant... I've been body conscious for years and go through extreme ups and downs of both liking and caring for my body. For the longest time, I was in a low spot, again, and was hesitant about doing something like this for myself and also as a surprise for my partner as well. Sarah McDaniel is an amazing photographer who makes you feel great about yourself the entire time. Throughout the session Sarah would show me a photo here and there and I was set at ease because I know I'm an awkward person so I was worried about how the photos would turn out. 😅
Sarah does her best to make her clients feel 100% comfortable and at ease during the shoots. Sarah showed me that I could really take power in my body and have some confidence again... with a lot of laughs along the way 😄 I can honestly say I haven't loved myself this way ever, nor have I liked my body this much in a really long time. I can look in a mirror again and just really feel happy with myself, boudoir or not, it just gave me an air of change and I've been on a high of loving myself since.
From the hair and makeup by Danielle, I never thought I could love my self reflection so much... Danielle had me aweh struck because I never thought I could look the way she got me to look, it was amazing. Sarah also has a studio space with over at least 9 different settings via couch, bed, bathtub, ect to shoot on or with... each one with it's own kind of sensual appeal... so when it comes to variety of photos, there is nothing short of variety. The client's closet is phenomenal as well, there are so many options to choose from! I would highly recommend her to my friends and anyone interested in making future bookings."
Have Questions? We have the Answers! Here are the Top Three Questions Clients Ask:
Is Hair & makeup included?
Each Experience with Sarah McDaniel Studio provides the client with their own Hair & Makeup Artist! The Hair & Makeup Artist will contact the client 1-2 weeks before their Session. We pride ourselves in taking the time to make sure that each client's vision of their Hair & Makeup is achieved to perfection! The Hair & Makeup will be done at our Luxurious Studio in Norfolk, Virginia the day of the session!
What If I am Not a size two?
One, Fuck What They Think.
At Sarah McDaniel Studio we do not judge based on how society views women. We welcome men and women of all shapes, colors, and sizes into our studio. We also have a VIP Clients Closet full of 150 different sets of lingerie ranging in sizes XXS-7XL. Documenting your self-love journey is something we take very, very seriously. During the Meet & Greet, we go over all of the lingerie together. We also go over any concerns, questions, and show you around the studio. You are also more than welcome to purchase your own lingerie and we have websites provided if you need assistance!
What if I am Awkward, Will you help me pose?
Trust me when I tell you that we will do everything for you. I help you pose from your feet all the way to your face and I do this for numerous reasons. One, because you look amazing! Two, because it takes the stress away from you. Finally, because I want you to look and feel amazing. I will show you the inspiration for the poses, pose you based on how comfortable you are, and then show you the immediate photos. Right? I am the type of photographer that I want you to see how Bad-Ass you look behind the lens. And get this, it won't be photo-shopped! So you get to see how you ACTUALLY LOOK, which is INCREDIBLE.