Sarah Jordan Photography

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North Andover Family Photographer – Spring fun

Spring in New England was incredibly tough for photo sessions this year! The flowers either bloomed too early or too late, and some bushes and trees didn’t flower at all! Luckily, we were able to catch this gorgeous patch of daffodils right at their peak, and the rest of Smolak Farms was just as photogenic as always. As with most sessions that include toddlers, I was running for about 80% of the time I spent with this energetic family – because running around makes kids happy!
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The kids had a blast exploring the farm, playing tag, and getting tossed in the air (they ESPECIALLY loved that part!). Just look at those smiles – nothing forced or cheesy about those!

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If you are looking for a North Andover Newborn Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Bella Ballerina – Business Spotlight

When I first transitioned from the world of education (I was a 6th grade science teacher) to photography, I decided to primarily focus on photographing babies and families. After all, I had babies of my own, and I was certainly passionate about capturing every little nuance of their childhood with my camera.

Then, a few years ago, I started working for Northshore Magazine as a freelance photographer. I still adore working with families and babies, but this new challenge was fun and exciting too! Every shoot was different, and I had to really hone my camera skills in order to capture some very unique settings in often difficult lighting conditions. My assignments have included a wide variety of businesses, including farms, boutiques, fitness centers, spas, local artisans, distilleries, restaurants, and even beautiful beaches. I’ve met many outstanding business owners, and had the opportunity to learn a little about each business, the people that make it successful, and the resources available to our communities North of Boston. In fact, I’ve enjoyed photographing these businesses so much that I’ve started offering Business Spotlight packages for other local businesses who would like to update their brochures, websites, and other marketing materials. Each package is customized to the needs of the business, and can include anything from headshots to architectural images, food photography, and even action shots.
You can see some of the work I’ve done for local businesses at:
Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA
Imajine That in Lawrence, MA
The Candy Dish in North Andover, MA
Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness in North Andover, MA
Ready Set Go Fitness in Methuen, MA

Last month, I had the opportunity to work with owner Beth Barlas, of Bella Ballerina Merrimack Valley, to capture images of her adorable dance students enjoying class! There were lots of giggles, tutus galore, and we ended up with lots of great photos that will help other people see just what Bella Ballerina is all about.

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Interested in a Business Spotlight session for your own business? Contact Sarah Jordan Photography today!

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Andover Newborn Photographer -Looking back

After taking a VERY long break from blogging, I was finally motivated to start posting again as I was editing this sweet baby’s first year photos. That’s right, he just turned ONE, and I hadn’t blogged his newborn photos yet! I’ve loved watching him grow throughout the past year during his mini sessions – I’ll try to post those in the coming weeks.

Photographing a newborn and a toddler is always a bit of a challenge, but with a little time, love, and attention, big brother slowed down, snuggled up, and allowed us to get some awesome shots together! The key to capturing this combination is certainly patience 😉

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If you are looking for and Andover Newborn Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Spring Mini Sessions are here!

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Holiday minis are back!

Leave holiday cards to the professionals this year! In just minutes, you’ll have a gorgeous image to send to friends and family. Free with all 2016 sessions!
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LA Newborn Photographer – itty bitty sweetness

I was going to start this post by apologizing for the excessive number of photos in it….but the truth is that I’m not sorry at all! You see, this bundle of sweetness is my brand new nephew, and I’m sort of obsessed with him 🙂 He was just 19 days old when I first got to breathe in his sweet baby smell, snuggle him into my arms, and stare at him for hours. While I wish he lived a little (ok, a lot!) closer to us, I’m grateful that I had this time with him while he was still itty bitty! Of course, we managed to squeeze in some photos between all of that snuggling. Since he was still so little and new, we opted to keep things simple and did all of the photos inside. In fact, even though they just moved into a gorgeous new house, we ended up sticking to just two rooms with pretty light. With a baby that cute, who cares about pretty scenery?! I’m sure by his 6-month session we’ll be trekking all over Culver City

If anyone out there is looking for an LA Newborn Photographer (or LA family photographer, or LA maternity photographer, or LA child photographer etc.) let me know! I’d love another excuse to get back to Cali for another visit.

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As much as I adored meeting my nephew, I was equally excited to see my sister in her new role as Mommy <3 She's been around babies and kids all her life, so while I wasn't surprised that she was a natural, it was still so beautiful to watch her love and nurture her very own little one. LA Newborn Photographer_1
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And look at those eyes! So handsome!!
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The baby’s canine big sis is still getting used to the idea of having a little brother. He’s squeaky, but apparently NOT a chew toy…
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I’m already counting down the days until I can squeeze him again over the holidays…

If you are looking for an LA Newborn Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Cape Cod Photographer – Our Family Adventure

Now that the kids are back in school, the weather is finally starting to cool down, and it’s Pumpkin Latte season at Starbucks, I am reliving one of the best summers ever by going through my vacation photos! As usual, we spent two glorious weeks in Cape Cod. Our extended family has grown so much that this year, we opted to get individual cottages around a beautiful lake instead of one large house. It was simply perfect! So perfect, in fact, that we’ve already reserved next year’s trip in the exact same spot! My husband and I grew up vacationing on the Cape, and it’s awesome to see our own kids enjoying things that were such a big part of our childhoods – tidepooling, mini-golf, seafood dinners at picnic tables, watching the sunset at the bay, long walks through salt marshes, and just relaxing at the house with family.
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This year, we created some new memories and traditions lakeside! The cottages were adorable, and the kids loved having access to a swim dock, floats, row boats, and kayaks whenever they needed to get some energy out!
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We had great weather for most of the trip, but there must have been a pretty crazy storm off shore! The waves at the National Seashore were unlike anything I’ve ever seen! Luckily, things calmed down enough to squeeze in a surf lesson for my husband 🙂 We explored windmills, lighthouses, and a gorgeous hike at Fort Hill – all fantastic adventures that the kids are still talking about!
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We even managed to squeeze in a quick family photo shoot with Grammy and Grampy!
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But mostly, we just played at the beach! Sunset at First Encounter beach in Eastham is absolutely spectacular, and we tried to get there as often as we could to say goodnight to the sun.
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Only 10 more months until next year’s Cape Adventure!
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You can check out last year’s Cape Cod trip HERE if you haven’t seen enough pics of the beach!

If you are looking for a Cape Cod Photographer, go ahead and contact Sarah Jordan Photography! I always love another excuse to visit the Cape 🙂 Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to Cape Cod, New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Fall Session Special!

It’s hard to believe, but October sessions are almost all booked up already! Get a head start on holiday cards this year with a September session. We can play in the orchards at Smolak Farms, enjoy the end of summer blossoms at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, or create a custom session in your family’s favorite spot. Contact me today to start planning!

Fall Sessions

If you are interested in reserving a Fall Session with Sarah Jordan Photography, please fill out the contact form and we can start planning your custom session!

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LA Maternity Photographer – Culver City baby

This session was extra special for me, because that’s my gorgeous little sister and her husband, preparing to welcome my newest nephew into the world 🙂 We had a lovely evening walking around their neighborhood in Culver City, CA, trying to incorporate as many of their favorite spots as possible. We strolled downtown, played in the fountain, passed by Culver Studios, visited city hall, and even stopped by their local market for a few shots.

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(Check out another of my favorite shots HERE)

Culver City was an awesome way to capture significant landmarks near their home, but the beach also holds a special place in their hearts. So once we had thoroughly trekked through Culver, we headed to the ocean for sunset. The clouds were ominous at first, but the sun peeked out for just enough time for us to get some beautiful beachy shots. In fact, I think the clouds only made these photos more beautiful!

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I’m going to be back in Culver City for the newborn session on September 4 and 5, so CONTACT ME if you’re interested in reserving a TRAVEL SESSION while I’m on the West Coast! There’s just one spot available!

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Salem Photographer – Picking Daisies

My son was actually the one who first asked to stop by the side of the road and pick some daisies. But my daughter was the only child willing to have her photo taken 🙂

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If you are looking for a Salem Child Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Spring mini-sessions – Little girl, big ideas

This little lady has a mind of her own. She knows exactly what she wants and how she wants it! She is strong, determined, persistent – and I’m sure she is destined for great things 🙂 I have the privilege of photographing her every few months, so it’s been a blast watching her grow! She seems to get faster with every session!

Spring mini-sessions

If you are interested in reserving a Spring mini-session, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Andover Family Photographer – Catching up

It was so much fun to catch up with this energetic family again this Spring for a mini-session! The girls have grown so much since their LAST SESSION, and we had a blast playing in the flowers and around the beautiful gardens. We were only together for 30 minutes, but there were so many laughs that we captured tons of smiles!

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If you are looking for and Andover Family Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Andover Maternity Photographer – Flower power

This maternity mini was full of laughter, love, and lots of flowers! As much as I enjoy photographing kids and babies, it’s sometimes very relaxing and..well…FUN to work with expectant mamas – especially when they trust me enough to go with the flow and try all of my crazy ideas 🙂

Andover Maternity Photographer

If you are looking for an Andover Maternity Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Orchard Photo Session – Sunset in the flowers

I fell in love with this gorgeous location as soon as I spotted it! The flowers, the light, that cute tree branch at just the perfect height to sit in…Just add a glowing mom and her babies, and you have all the makings of a beautiful mini-session! The trees will be blooming for a few more days, so contact me ASAP if you’d like a session with your own family.

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If you are interested in your own orchard photo session, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer based out of Boston, MA but often travels to New York and Los Angeles for sessions.

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Why I love albums (and you will, too!)

It all started when I ran out of wall space in my home. As a photographer, I understand the importance of printing my own family’s photos, and displaying them around the house. But I take a lot of pictures. I mean, a LOT. And I love so many that it’s virtually impossible to choose which ones to display and which to leave on a hard drive somewhere. Each photo captures an emotion, a nuance, a look, a moment in time that I’ll never get back – and I wanted to be able to look at and enjoy each and every one, without having to pick and choose. So, I started creating albums.

I have albums everywhere. I have albums filled with photos of my everyday life, albums with styled session images, and albums of simple snapshots. There are albums in my kid’s rooms, and albums stacked at arm’s reach in the family room. And WE LOOK AT THEM. All the time. My kids often choose to leaf though old albums in lieu of bedtime stories at night, and we laugh and talk about the memories they hold. It makes me so happy to see my photos being enjoyed and appreciated on a daily basis.

That got me thinking – if I appreciate albums that much, then my clients would probably love them too. While a canvas on the wall can display a favorite image from a photo session, what happens to all of those other “in between” shots that capture the little things that define a family? Mom snuggling her babies…a spontaneous hug…Dad giving his son a piggyback ride. All of these images tell a story, and they belong TOGETHER.

And that’s how I made the decision to include an heirloom quality 10×10 photo album with each and every full session that I do. The feedback I’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive. In the past, people have let their images sit on a USB in a drawer somewhere, with the intention of eventually printing them…someday. Now, I do all of the work, and families can enjoy the images easily and often. And that makes me very, very happy.

I’ll be blogging album images more often in the future. For now, here is a newborn album that I recently delivered. It was so beautiful that I was almost sad to see it go!

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If you want an heirloom album like this for your own family, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer serving the greater Boston area, specializing in photographing newborns, babies, families and children.

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