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About VanderRose

VanderRose Creator

Meet the Creators of VanderRose

Sarah Navarre & Mike Wolf

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Become Living Art

VanderRose is a brand focussed on confidence-building to allow clients to see themselves in a new and beautifully-strong way. We are multi-published photographers, publishers, & custom-gown designer. As a brand we offer VanderRose Magazine, luxury gowns, empowering photography, plus family, engagement, maternity, events and commercial photography. 

Photography: We offer a full range of photography and specialize in sessions customized to the client or individual to create the most meaningful photos as possible.  We create a fantasy setting to allow the individual to see a new version of him/herself.  The benefit of this is for clients to have an impactful experience where images are a key takeaways from the experience, but the full benefit is the experience itself and the sense of courage, strength, and beauty one feels when working with us.  We also have the resources to quickly scale to accommodate larger events or projects. 

The Magazine: We publish VanderRose Magazine and are proud to highlight models we work with, fashion, runways, beauty, events and travel.  

Couture Gowns: We design and offer gowns that give women the opportunity to wear something spectacular that makes her feel like a goddess. Gowns are available as a custom order. 

Inspiration: Everything around us is inspiration for the art we create, and an expression of an imaginary world filled with beauty, light, joy and all with a touch of the surreal, fantasy, and magic.

Join us as we create enchanted art together and bring your creative vision to life! 

Our VanderRose Team

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Sarah Navarre

Co-Owner, Designer, Photographer, Artistic Director, & Editor in Chief

Sarah Navarre is the Co-Owner, Photographer, Gown Designer, Artistic Director plus  Editor- in-Chief of VanderRose Magazine.  The VanderRose brand  is passionate about  creating living art with our clients through our gowns and photography. Sarah holds an MBA and MPH from Westminster College, and undergrad in International Culture and Conflict Resolution from BYU Hawaii.  She has hosted events for over 20,000 attendees and broadcast in over 180 countries while working in Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake.  She also has launched products on a global scale, traveled extensively, and has years of experience in global business.  She now takes that creative energy and designs gowns, is a photographer, art director, and Editor-in- Chief of VanderRose Magazine. She also is the creative behind all VanderRose shoots and events. 


Sarah creates luxury gowns that have graced the runway in New York, but most importantly designs gowns that transform clients into living art that is empowered and beautiful; it helps them see themselves in a whole new way. Our goal is to make sure that you have an unforgettable experience with us and leave feeling confident and radiant.

Mike Wolf

Co-Owner, Photographer, Business Operations, Sponsorship, Partnerships, Logistics 

Mike Wolf leads the business side of the VanderRose brand by leading logistics, operations, as well as photographer, videographer, and collaboratively driving the brand strategy. 


Mike has extensive experience in the sports industry where he has created events and built sports groups for hundreds of attendees. He also has experience photographing a variety of sporting events. Mike lived in Kona, Hawaii, Miami Beach, Florida, both geographical areas with extensive sporting events.


As a former competitive sponsored athlete himself, Mike understands not only the industry overall but also the business side, including hosting events, managing budgets, and creating and maintaining relationships with sponsors. Mike brings a wealth of experience and expertise, plus brings a unique perspective to the VanderRose brand. 

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Tiernan Palmer
Tiernan Palmer

New York City Brand Ambassador

Tiernan is our Brand Ambassador in New York City. He is from Colorado, and a a recent graduate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, a conservatory acting program in Manhattan.  While still in school he assistad VanderRose at their New York Fashion Week debut.  During the event he was absolutely blown away by the beauty and creativity of the gowns and he became a member of the VanderRose team as their New York Brand Ambassador. 

Tiernan was in the perfect place to represent VanderRose at the Team NEGU charity auction at Spyscape museum in Manhattan. The event was a massive success and Tiernan was so happy to be there for VanderRose for this incredible night. He is currently still living and working in NYC as an actor, and as VanderRose’s New York Representative. He is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with his incredibly talented team at VanderRose and be able to represent the company in one of the fashion capitals of the world.

Mikayla Kaczmar

Social Media Management, Washington DC

I’m Mikayla Kaczmar! I’m a Maximalist designer with a passion for adding fun and color to every corner of the home.

Currently, I am a senior studying Industrial Design with Honors Collaborative Innovation at Virginia Tech. I’m a member of the second Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP) cohort, a transdisciplinary learning program that focuses on Industry 4.0 problem-solving techniques & technological innovation for societal impact. 

My current CDP project focuses on creating new innovative ways to make airlines more inclusive. In collaboration with Boeing and All Wheels Up, my team and I are researching and designing a space and securement to allow passengers to board and remain in their own personal wheelchairs for the duration of their flight. The WSSS project made the Crystal Cabin Awards 2023 and 2024 Shortlist for the University Category. This project is near and dear to my heart and I love the impact I am making in the industry.

As a designer, I am passionate about creating inclusive and multifunctional designs. During the school year I work on campus as a lifeguard and am an IDSA Officer. Outside school I enjoy reading a good book and re-watching New Girl or Avatar the Last Airbender.

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