Henna & Photos

SarahKate Butterworth ~ Boulder's Premier Henna Artist and Photographer My henna is made of natural, safe ingredients and lasts a week or two. I serve Colorado's front rage ~ Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, Denver & metro Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Loveland, Nederland and Aspen. The tradition of pregnancy henna comes to us from the Berber culture (north Africa) who have been using henna for over 8,000 years. Having henna applied during a healthy pregnancy is generally safe but it is always a good idea to speak with your doctor. Henna should be avoided if you are extremely anemic or if you (or your unborn baby) has a G6PD deficiency.

  • Loren

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      Loren had a request for a style of henna that I wasn't familiar with, full of geometric patterns. I was fascinated! It was a lot of fun to translate this style into belly henna, and I got completely lost in the details. Before I knew it, an hour had passed.. and I wasn't nearly done! (most bellies take 90 min to paint) I really enjoyed creating this design and getting to know Loren.

    A few days later we met for sunset photos. There was a huge dark cloud above us, but we have only been rained on once in the past year while photographing, so I didn't think much of it. Just a minute into shooting, the wind picked up and blew her silks back... gorgeous! The next moment, I felt the rain hit! We dashed back to the car, our shoes covered in mud, and got in just before it started to hail. And did it hail! Wow! 

    Back inside the studio we were warm and dry...

  • Nancy

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      Of all the women I've met & adorned with henna, Nancy and I have definitely shared the most laughter together. It has been such a pleasure to get to know this joyous woman with such a big heart! I painted her belly for pregnancy, her hands for postpartum, and now her breast & arm for breastfeeding henna. The photo below shows the henna paste freshly applied, the following photos show her baby boy nursing. Gorgeous! 



    Aw.... what a sweet family! Many blessings on their parenting journey ~ 

Henna & Photography