Made in California
I am Sarah Shreves
After years of balancing my photography career while simultantiously building a wellness company. I was tired. I was sick. I was depressed. It took almost 2 years to really reset, recharge and heal. In this dark season, I began hearing my own voice. I picked up my camera with the intention to make work my soul needed to express, not what I knew there would be a market for.
For the first time I was creating a body of work I was extremely proud of. After experimenting with this portraiture process I needed language to take clients deeper and to really sustain the transformations they were experiencing, so on a whim got certified as a life coach (I’m an ennegram 7!).
As a seasonal wellness expert I knew I wanted to integrate the wisdom of the seasons into my business and practice. Shortly after, while serving my extraordinary clients I realized how effortless and natural this coaching work was. I am honored to coach some of the most tenacious, passionate, high achieving creative influencers through my practice today!
Warby Parker Hayley Bloomingdale
The Food Network Clare Vivier
Shinola Amy Schumer
AWAY Karlie Kloss
Squarespace Lauren Scruggs
Entrepreneurial Creative Thinker + Delegator
StrengthsFinder Themes- Belief, Connectedness, Maximizer, Relator & Self Assurance
The Commander - ENTJ
Enneagram Type Seven - The Enthusiast / Epicure
As an artist I’m interested in the intersection of science, the healing arts, philosophy, spirituality, leadership development and the medium of photography. I believe one day we will look back at photography and other artistic mediums as strong healing modalities.
As a coach I believe that talk of growth or achievement, climbing, improvement & progress, highly appeals to the ego. The only way you stay on the path with any authenticity is to constantly experience your incapacity to do it, your failure at doing it.
This is my story, my path.
Success doesn't teach us how to let go. Its only in the surrender that we truly succeed - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
When we think we have arrived, theres nothing to learn. Consistent recognition of that truth keeps us on the path of Love. Its in the returning we find the healing and wholeness we seek.
My coaching style is a total compilation of my years of experience as a working artist & photographer, arts educator, creative director and years building a wellness company in San Diego, CA.
My practice includes knowledge I've gained in my professional education as a coach as well as the skills, tools, and personal/professional growth I've invested in the last 10+ years of intentionally being on my own healing journey. Investments I have made include sessions with my own personal coach, spiritual director and state of the art holistic practitioners while continuing to expand my knowledge by studying diverse experts in the field.
Overflowing with every tool I have available, I will generously share everything I have learned with you. At the same time, I will challenge you to trust that you have everything you need. I will teach you trust your gut, your path and your unique voice.
Born in San Diego, CA
Lives and Works in San Diego
2016/17 Justice Rising Gala, Los Angeles
2015 Darling Magazine Launch, Los Angeles
2010 Exist Art Show, San Diego
2009 El Diseño, Altea Spain
2017/18 Designer Camp, Beverly Hills - Photography Camp Director
2014/17 South Pasadena Art Center - Art Teacher
2008/2010 Outside The Lens - Photography Teacher
2006 Invisible Children, Uganda - Photography Camp Director & Teacher with former child soilders
Equilibrium: A Teen Arts Club show, South Pasadena
The Arch Logo
Traditionally an architectural term the arch is a symbol of initiation and ceremonies of renewal in many cultures. Walking through an archway represents the letting go of the old and moving into a new phase of life.
Arches speak of opportunity. They are like windows and doors, singing over you, "There is always another way.” The two sides convey a sense of duality and contrast. In this we are prompted to shift, to move through the arch, to move through our views.
The arch represents our point of decision. The arch is place where we have reached our epiphany and we've internally confirmed our plan of action after weighing the balance of choices available to us.
Under the arch there is protection. From a structural perspective, archways allow motion while serving as a foundation to buildings. The arch encourages forward motion.
They say "Move forward and your world will not crumble - only expand. You are safe.”
Join me in the archway.
Wait, so are you still doing photography?
Yes ma’am! With a more integrative approach I am still taking clients. See my portfolio links above.