Photo Credit: Christa Meola

Photo credit: Christa Meola

In high school, I dreamed of becoming the next National Geographic photojournalist! I envisioned myself traveling and capturing amazing beauty across the globe but when I graduated high school, I was advised to be practical and pick a career that would ensure financial security. I went to college for a biology degree to begin with and after getting out of the Marine Corps, I switched my focus to economics, which led me down the path of becoming a budget analyst for the government. Despite my intuition telling me to follow my dream as a photographer, I chose certainty instead. Yes, I am sure I could have been a famous photographer by now (maybe even poor and unnoticed), however, I am truly grateful for the path I chose and where I am right now. As a Marine and a budget analyst, I have traveled the world while taking amazing photographs, written and published articles for the Army in the Army Times, so I have to admit I appreciate where I have been and where I am headed.

My purpose in life is to empower women through boudoir photography and storytelling, and to show each person how amazing they are on every level. Though photography is an integral part of my business, my primary focus is building up women from the inside out. My desire is to empower women before the shoot, during the shoot and most importantly, after the shoot! I believe God has given me the gift of photography, storytelling, writing and healing because I have been through a lot of my own pain. I have a deep desire to make a difference in the world, shine my light and help women heal. I believe through laughter, love and joy; healing and empowerment will happen! Joy truly is how I made it through the darkest chapters of my life and brought me to where I am today, and I want to share this joy with you. I will do my best to ignite the light within your heart, so that you can be the light and share your light with others. I am here to empower, love and honor all women who ask me to be a part of their transformation. I am here to be a part of your journey of self-discovery, healing, sensuality and confidence. I am not here to sell you one photography package and move on. My desire is to create a lasting friendship over a lifetime and capture your feats as you triumph through and over obstacles time after time. 

About Sharon

Photo Credit: Shane Evans, Deep Digital Photography

Photo credit: Christa Meola



Since I was a little girl, I lived and breathed art.
Through creativity, vivid imagery and drawing, I was able to escape.
 
Art was my haven
from the drudgery and darkness of my childhood.
 
As I developed from a young girl into a young woman, I found
refuge in photography and painting.
 
I studied light and shadows, the power of color, and
the brilliant landscapes of the human body.
 
Photography is light.

It heals and transforms fears into passion and endless possibilities.


I am in love with the intricate details of the world around me,
 and through JOY, LOVE, LIGHT and LAUGHTER,
 I will help transform women into seeing their ultimate truth and beauty.
 
Together we will REVEAL your true beauty, as you are.
 
I will edify and empower YOU.

​​Hello! My name is Sharon Strickland, the owner and photographer of Wild Saffron Photography. I served in the Marine Corps for four years as a firefighter and currently work full-time for the government as a budget analyst. I have 17 plus years of photography experience, which started while I was in graphic arts in eleventh grade. I was known as the darkroom queen, which I proudly acclaimed. The Pentax K-1000 was my first love, and quality time was spent developing black and white film and prints. I had a colorful filter kit that allowed me to create amazing landscapes and even some interesting self-portraits, while shooting in color. Along with photography, art and drawing has always been a huge part of my life. 



Photo Credit: Shane Evans, Deep Digital Photography