No greater honor than getting to capture and reflect back the work of strong, kind, compassionate women in their creative fields. This was a product session shot for Sarah Wolf of Wolf Ceramics, who is an INCREDIBLE ceramicist here in Portland. We brought together a powerhouse group of creatives including Clare Stager of Ground Breaking Bread, Planterior design by Katlyn Daoust of Plants by Her, wardrobe by the fierce women at North of West, all photographed in the female owned and operated space of The Portland Studio. Thank you LIFE! Forever in awe.
The creative source from which we all came 💫
Mayan is a dear friend, lightworker, and incredible mother to now two (!!) beautiful boys! It was an honor photographing her during this magical time, and a total blessing to get to work alongside Finley Jordan who created the flower power body installations. Mayan, you are a GODDESS. Beyond thankful for you.
Mayan saw this painting by the brilliant artist Carmen in my room before our maternity session, and connected deeply with it, expressing that this same cosmic yoni portal was what she saw in her minds-eye while giving birth to her first son. So! I offered the painting to her to have during her next birth, and she ended up delivering her beautiful baby boy in the same room as this cosmic mama. Divine kindred spirits!
This bread has officially replaced my morning bagel and if you know me, you know there's no higher praise I could give. Here's a little peek into the heart of Clare, and the magic that is (Ground) Breaking Bread! -Olivia
Forming The Loaf:
Clare, native Portlander and Loaf Mom, has struggled with finding foods that feel nourishing, satiating, and enjoyable to eat while still fitting into some pretty strict guidelines that her tricky stomach has set forth. That is, until she began making something way more than just bread.
A loaf with no flour, no yeast and no soy, Ground Breaking Bread has redefined meal time at home. Unlike most GF breads which are typically made with nutrient-deficient flours and mystery additives, (Ground) Breaking Bread is made from whole, raw nuts and seeds, soaked and lightly toasted with love. We don’t like to label any tummy as “intolerant”, as most of us humans are sensitive to our broken food system, plain and simple. This bread changes the game, bringing you a loaf that nourishes tradition, prioritizes sustainability, and optimizes a healthy tummy and a happy life.
Ground Breaking Bread is for every Portlander, delivering a hearty loaf straight to your door that is bound by community, baked in gratitude, and present for life’s most nourishing moments.
About Clare, Mother of Ground Breaking Bread:
Clare was born and raised in Portland by a loving, hands-on single mother. She was taught to always nourish her stomach and heart, as the two are always connected. She grew up to be quite the wanderer, following her heart and stomach to Southeast Asia, Europe, Morocco, and Australia, before replanting her yoga toes back on Portland soil in May 2017. She now births loaves out of her mothers NE Portland kitchen and teachers yoga at a two local Portland studios.
You can order your loaf here! www.clarestager.com/bread-orders Clare offers doorstep delivery options occurring on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.