I am a photographer living on a little island in the Caribbean called St Thomas year round with my husband Eric and 2 cats. I moved to the U. S. Virgin Islands in 2006 to start and run my wedding photography business, Crown Images


Everyone always asks me why I moved here, sometimes out of pure envy, while others are in awe for just packing up and starting over. I moved here from New York City, which has to be one of the most difficult places to transition out of, because I needed a change in my lifestyle. I was working in the Photo District in the city, in a few different photo related venues while also assisting photographers, and even as an international flight attendant out of J.F.K.; to say the least it demanded a lot of energy all of the time and was exhausting. I came to St. Thomas on a much-needed vacation to visit an old friend from college and a couple months later moved here. This was definitely one of the best decisions I've made to date. I love my lifestyle, my business (yes, I love what I do for work) and feel fortunate each day for all that I have and have accomplished. It has taken me a long time to get to this point.


Originally, I'm from Maine, raised by two artists in the mountains. My parents where part of a movement in the 70's called  "Back to the land movement." They set out to live a self-sufficient lifestyle and raise a family. For the first part of my life I was off the grid and lived, very much, connected to the land. It was an experience like no other and a unique childhood to say the least. With both of my parents being artists, I followed in step and went to art school to study fine art photography. After graduating from the Maine College of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Art, I set out to be an artist in New York City. Only to realize that I needed to be where I am now: on a small island in the Caribbean, living in paradise.


I began this blog to share my lifestyle of what it's like to run a photography business and live on a small island in the Caribbean. As well as what makes the USVI an amazing place to visit, live, and experience. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. Please feel free to add your personal experiences, advice, or two cents to any article.


4 comments:

  1. Sage I have often wonder where you were and where life had taken you. Glad to know that you are happy and doing work that you love. Sandy Thompson

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  2. oh Sandy, so nice to hear from you. i will always remember you and mom getting everyone together on New Years Eve for banana split parties (and smile.) I hope you're well and still as happy as i remember you.
    xoxo

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  3. Came across your piece about Josephine's Greens. May I use an image from the blog post, linking and referring of course to your site?

    Frank Barnako
    newsofstjohn.com

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  4. Awesome blog! I also live in St. Thomas. It's great to find other local bloggers.

    Shavon Thomas
    crystalblanche.blogspot.com.

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I’m a photographer living on a little island in the Caribbean called St Thomas with my husband Eric and Mambo (my talkative cat). My website is sagehammond.com

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