A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to create some images to accompany a new album recorded and released by my talented husband, Jared Featherstone. His new album, Cascades, is a collection of piano-based drones, which were recorded and then “stretched” to be 10-40 times their recorded length. I had never previously heard of this particular sub-genre of ambient music, known as "drone," but after hearing his new album, I started to imagine the artistic imagery that could serve as a visual representation of what I could only descrive as an ethereal sound. So we set out on an adventure to create something together, and I think these images embody the otherworldly beauty found in his music. 

You can read more about his process and his album on his blog. For now, I'll leave you with these photos inspired by his music. 

gentle, yet bold

Gentle. Bold. These two separate concepts have been in my mind over the last several months as I’ve been studying and experimenting with photography. I have those two words scribbled in my work journal somewhere with a giant question mark next to them because I didn't know how to resolve these two seemingly discordant views (yet wanting to live and produce both). They seem paradoxical in a way, unable to truly coexist in equal parts in one person or one image. 

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mother's day mini-sessions

It's almost Mother's Day! Let's celebrate you, mama, and all that you do for your little ones! 

Mother's Day mini-session includes: 

-- 15-minute photo shoot with mama and kid(s)

-- 5 high-reolsution, edited photo to have before Mother's Day + rights to print

Sunday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 29th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Harrisonburg. Contact me to schedule a time! I can't wait to celebrate all you beautiful mamas!

spring lifestyle sessions

It's spring, which means a perfect time to update those family portraits! From now through the end of April, Sarah Featherstone Photography is offering a spring special, which includes:

- a 45-minute photo shoot

- location of your choice (in Harrisonburg or surrounding city)

- online gallery of 25 high-resolution, edited photos + rights to print

All sessions booked between now and the end of April are only $175. Purchased sessions must be scheduled before the end of June.

To schedule, email, or visit the contact page.

senior portraits // James Madison University

College graduation is approaching, can you believe it?! I remember this time so well: the excitement of being about to enter the real world, while feeling so unsure about what that would actually entail. [Looking back, I had no idea where those few years after college would take me!] It's certainly one of those times that I will always hold dear, and I'm happy that I have photographs that help me vividly remember that last spring as an undergraduate. 

Let me offer the same to you! I'm now booking for JMU '17 Senior Portraits. Current package includes an hour-long session, two outfits and two locations, and an online gallery of 30 edited images and rights to print, at $245

Let's make sure you leave these wonderful years with photographs that you can share down the road with your partner or children or best friend; photographs that highlight this amazing university and our wonderful city. 


*I will also be offering senior portraits for college students in and around the surrounding areas, as well as portraits for high school seniors. 

a new adventure


IT'S HERE! Sarah Featherstone Photography has officially launched and I am so happy about this new chapter and incredibly thankful for this opportunity. Pursuing photography has been an idea that I have been holding on to for years, but I guess the time was never right or maybe I just wasn't ready. For whatever reason, this idea held on until now and I'm so excited to finally be able to say yes. 

I can see now that photography has always been the art I was meant to make, and that every winding path I took to get me to here, to this business, were necessary steps. But now that my camera and I are officially ready to work, I'm feeling inspired to continue this new adventure with an open heart. 

I want to say a special thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on this new venture. This wouldn't be possible without all of you, and I'll forever be appreciative of that. To my past and future clients, thank you for believing in me. This business is and forever will be about you, and I am so thankful to be able to serve you, to work along beside you, and to capture beautiful moments that represent your uniqueness. 

So, spread the word! I'm now booking sessions for lifestyle shoots (individual, couple, or family), engagements, and weddings, In Virginia and Maryland. 

Here's to a new year and a new adventure,