Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Vaun.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Sarah. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I grew up with some pretty talented people around me. My brother who worked in special effects and was an amazing sculptor, among other things, and a Grandpa who was also talented in many areas, including photography.
One story I remember as a child is being told about grandpa riding around in the 30’s on his Indian motorcycle, taking photographs. I’ve lived in the midwest for many years and went to Columbia College for photography.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Definitely not a smooth road. There are always challenges around every turn in life. That is life! With losing my brother whom I was extremely close to, to my own health issues, it hasn’t been easy. You really have to take one day at a time. Which is always easier said than done, I know. You have to try and surround yourself with good people.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Sarah Vaun Photo and Danger Design Company – what should we know?
I’ve worked in the Commercial/Editorial Photography industry for many years now and more recently added Creative Lead and Producer to my rolls. I love shooting in the studio as well as lifestyle photography. I have also been a traveler and motorcycle rider for many years, and love incorporating both my love of photography and riding.
Which is what has lead me to my recent endeavors of putting together a motor tour through the Himalayas. The first trip was last June and was with a group of all women. It was really amazing to experience that with a great group of like-minded adventurers. I love seeing all the women riders that are out there today. It’s inspiring and uplifting to see the shift in how women riding motorcycles are perceived.
My Danger Design Company business was born out of my connection to riding and photographing. It will cater to photographers and motorcyclists alike. Leather and waxed canvas bags and accessories, which I will be launching more over the next year. so stay tuned…
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Having been a freelancer, motorcycle rider, and small business owner, it can be tough going along the way in getting your voice heard. Especially as a woman.
I’m soooo appreciative of all the women who came before me that paved the way so that I could even be doing any of the things I’m doing. And all the men who stood up and supported their efforts. My parents, although they thought my moto riding and adventures were a bit too dangerous for their liking, they always supported my creativity.