We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Harrison and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
The short answer, motherhood. The long answer? Every aspect of it I have only known motherhood through the toddler years so far, however, watching my own mother, watching other mothers, who have been in the same and different seasons, that’s what inspires me.

The beauty that’s found in pregnancy, the strength that’s found in childbirth, the growing season of having a newborn. The Patience that develops through the toddler years, the endurance shown in raising school aged children. The wisdom earned as a grandmother. Each of these seasons is beautiful and deserving of being celebrated.

Romanticizing motherhood is not something I do lightly. I know there are crappy days and crappy seasons. I struggle with postpartum depression. I know this all too well. But helping others find beauty and joy in the hard seasons, on the hard days, helps me find my own joy.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Oh man, I am horrible at talking about myself. Going into 2024, I am the most excited about finally knowing what I want to do. Growing as a photographer has been 90% self education. I haven’t had a mentor (unless you count all the Google searches, I’ve done over the past three years.) Going hand-in-hand with that, I wish I would’ve known at the beginning that it was OK to not be a jack of all trades. That it was OK to choose one thing that fuels my passion.

What do I want people to know about working with me? In the least cheesy Olive Garden way, when you work with me, you become part of my family. You are not just a number or a quota that I’m trying to reach. I am invested in you and your story and your needs.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I won’t lie, this is a hard question. We moved out to the Franklin area in 2020, so I’m a little out of touch, but I would definitely take them to Germantown to walk around. Also to shop at Bits & Pieces Antique Boutique (my first job in Nashville. Love you Aubrey ❤️). I would take them to the farmers market on a weekend. I love walking around a different vendors and walking through the Gardens of Babylon.

I keep seeing The Library Café pop-up on Instagram, I would take them there to check it out. Otherwise, I would take them for coffee at The Coffee House in Franklin, followed by a session at the Prayer House. For food, definitely the Sunflower Bakehouse in Donelson.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If I had to pick one, my mother. For always encouraging me in my dreams, no matter how many times they changed or didn’t make sense.

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Image Credits
Oak + Honey Co. | Sarah Harrison

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