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American Girl – Smolak Farms Breakfast

When I had my first baby boy 6 1/2 years ago, I entered a world of trucks, ninjas and superheros that was completely foreign to me. Over time, and with the addition of another energetic little guy, I got more comfortable with all the things that come with being a boy mom. I learned the name of every kind of truck, got almost as excited about construction sites as they did, and I came to accept the dirt, noise, and general chaos that filled my life. Then I had a daughter. A daughter who loves dolls, dresses, and sparkles.

I still enjoy the rough-and-tumble adventures I get to take with my boys, but also appreciate balancing things out a bit with manicures, shopping trips and quiet, gentle snuggles every once in awhile.

Yesterday, my mother, daughter and I attended a decadent American Girl breakfast at Smolak Farms. We enjoyed homemade quiche, donuts, scones, hot chocolate, cider, and treat after treat as we worked on crafts and played games. I was a little unsure if my daughter would be too young to participate in all of the festivities, but she was just enthralled by her surroundings, and loved being around the “big kids”.

(To be clear, the boys were invited to come with me to the breakfast too, but declined the invitation when they realized that they wouldn’t be allowed to drive a tractor at the farm.)

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If you want to see ALL of the photos I took at the event, check out the video below!

If you are looking for a Boston Family Photographer, 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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Boston Family Photographer – He’s a trooper!

I’ve been photographing this beautiful family since before I officially opened the doors of Sarah Jordan Photography. I’ve watched Mom and Dad grow from fun, goofy college kids into fun, goofy (but also responsible, loving, and amazing) parents! I’ve often joked that they are the easiest family ever to photograph; they are super photogenic, their kids are quick to smile, and everyone is so used to snuggling and playing together that it just comes naturally during our sessions. I guess all of that talk had to catch up with me at some point…

This year, big brother came down with an awful case of croup literally ON THE WAY to their session. He emerged from the car with a big frown, and things just got worse as the afternoon progressed. For perhaps the first time ever, I had to work REALLY hard to elicit a smile from this usually easygoing, talkative little boy. But you know, that’s just the way things go sometimes! We were all there and ready, so we decided to give it a go and see how things turned out.

The good news is that he’s now all better, and I don’t think you can even tell how sick he was from these photos :) I’m pretty sure that I captured every single time he smiled during our session. See – it all works out in the end!

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If you are looking for a Boston Family Photographer, 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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North Andover Child Photographer – Superwoman

This girl! Oh, how I love her! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her every 6 months since she was born, and she just gets sweeter and more adorable with each session. She also gets faster! I chased her around for quite some time a few weeks ago, and captured images of her playing, laughing, and loving life.

And just look at that costume! Isn’t it awesome?! I loved how she embraced the role of Superwoman with such enthusiasm – flying through the air with her cape blowing behind her in the wind.

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If you are looking for a North Andover Child Photographer, 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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North Andover Kids Photographer – Action packed

Sometimes, lots of planning before a session is really helpful. The family and I can come up with ideas for activities to do during the session, emotions we want to capture, and special items we want to incorporate into the photos.
But more often than not, we get to a session and the kids have an entirely different plan. They don’t want to read the books we’ve brought or the hot chocolate we made, and instead they want to run through the fields and pick wildflowers for their mom. And that’s absolutely fine with me! During this family session, we did do some of the things we had planned, but they were very brief. It turns out that all we really needed was wide open space, some flowers and leaves! The kids had a blast, and I certainly got my exercise for the day. Perfection!

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If you are looking for a North Andover Kids Photographer, 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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Danvers Family Photographer – Perfect imperfections

A few things I loved about this session:

*Catching up on how the family has grown and changed in the past year! This year marks our FIFTH annual session together, and the kids are just getting sweeter and happier with each session.
*The fact that mom didn’t reschedule when her daughter broke her wrist! Of course, we could have found another date to do the session, but I loved that she wanted to capture this time in their lives without feeling the need to make everything look “perfect.” The cast will be gone soon, but these images forever captured a major event in this young girl’s life.
*That the images from this session will be displayed in a gorgeous album to add to the collection. I adore albums – maybe even more than wall art. They are the perfect way to present images in a way that tells a story. Images that compliment each other can be grouped together, and the result is more emotional and captivating than a single image on its own.
*Last but not least, I love how this family is comfortable playing, laughing, and snuggling together. Their easygoing personalities make every session unique, spontaneous, and so much fun for all of us!
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If you are looking for a Danvers Family Photographer, 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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Reading MA Family Photographer – Making memories

During this session, we ran, we laughed, we climbed, we played, we jumped, we talked….we just enjoyed spending a couple of hours together on a beautiful fall afternoon. Sessions like this make me so incredibly grateful to have the job I do! When the kids look back on these images years from now, I hope they’ll remember our time together with a smile – because creating memories is truly what it’s all about!
It’s crazy to think that we’ve been looking forward to this session for almost a year now. This was one of the first families to take advantage of my FREE HOLIDAY MINI promotion when they booked their full session last fall. It was fun to meet them at the mini, and then catch up with them again this year! Contact me today if you want to take advantage of this opportunity for your own family!

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If you are looking for a Reading MA Family Photographer, 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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Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness

5 years ago, I stumbled upon a prenatal yoga class at Maternal Health and Fitness that helped me relax, slow down, and enjoy my second pregnancy. Of course, the yoga itself was fantastic – but I also looked forward to class because it was a time to chat with other mothers, get advice when I needed it, and make new friends.

That’s why I was thrilled to hear that Maternal Health and Fitness joined forces with Acelleron Medical Products to create Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness – a “premier pregnancy and parenting wellness center focused on providing the resources and supportive community parents need to become empowered in the process of growing their family.” The new space is warm, inviting, and incredibly beautiful, thanks to Beth Bourque Design Studio. Offerings now include everything from prenatal yoga and Hypnobirthing to mommy meet-ups, make-your-own baby food workshops, baby music classes, infant massage, and even breastfeeding workshops! I only wish that this facility was available when I was pregnant with my own babies!
On Saturday, I documented the grand opening festivities, including Knucklebones playspace, a visit from Elsa, face-painting, an interactive music class, and a make-your-own baby food workshop. It was an inspiring day!

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I was honored and excited to create the wall art used to decorate the new space. Although I love all of the images we chose, I’m particularly excited about the breastfeeding images in the lobby. As a breastfeeding mother, I know that sometimes it can be awkward and intimidating to nurse in public. I hope that images such as these help to normalize breastfeeding, and help mothers feel more confident in their right to feed their babies whenever and wherever they are hungry!
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The sense of acceptance and care that greets you when you enter Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness is due in large part to the fantastic women who have devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to creating such a supportive environment for families. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of them without a smile!
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Congrats, ladies! And good luck on your fabulous new adventure!

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North Andover photo session – fall colors

Those leaves! They were just spectacular! Every year, I look forward to when this row of trees changes color, and we lucked out with the timing for this family session :)

The kiddos started out a bit unsure of exactly how much fun they were “allowed” to have during their session. Once they realized that they were not only allowed, but ENCOURAGED to ride a tractor, play with toys and run around like crazy, the smiles never stopped!

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If you are interested in a North Andover photo session, 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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Methuen maternity photographer – Sisters

These big sisters may just have been the sweetest, happiest, most enthusiastic kiddos I’ve ever photographed! They were up for anything I suggested, and we all enjoyed running, snuggling, jumping, dancing and exploring together. One of my favorite things about maternity sessions is that they allow me to really get to know a family before the chaos of the newborn session. I only hope that baby brother is as easygoing as his siblings!

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If you are looking for a Methuen maternity photographer, 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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Newburyport lifestyle photographer – By the water

Three years?! Really?! I recall this family’s LAST SESSION so clearly that I was shocked to realize it was so long ago! Of course, when we met up this time around, I immediately saw that the kids were no longer the babies I remembered. They had grown into beautiful, sweet, happy children who no longer attempted to jump into the water at any given chance!

One thing that remained constant through the years is their love of the ocean. They enjoy boating together, soaking up sun at the beach, and splashing in the water during New England heat waves. For their last session, we played in the surf at Crane beach – this time, we headed north to Newburyport, where we enjoyed watching boats come and go at the yacht club. Such a perfect way to say goodbye to summer!

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If you are looking for a Newburyport lifestyle photographer, 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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North Andover child photographer – Skipping rocks

I’ve been photographing this family since baby brother was just TWO WEEKS OLD, and it’s always fascinating to see how they’ve grown and changed from one year to the next! LAST YEAR, I thought it was a miracle that we got both boys to sit down AND smile for their Christmas card photo. Let’s just say that it was a challenge again this year….but we got it! This first pic is still my fave, though. The morning light…the fall leaves…the ripples in the water…the way the little guy is looking towards his big bro…. If those were my boys, I’d print that up big and hang it somewhere that I’d see it every day. I almost want to do that even though they aren’t my kids!

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If you are looking for a North Andover child photographer, 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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Apple orchard session – Sweet as pie

This young lady is no stranger to the camera. Her acting and modeling resume is already rather impressive…and she’s only in first grade! (You can check out her talent HERE)

When we were planning the session, Mom wrote, “This time, I want her to just be a kid, having fun, showing off her currently toothless grin and being happy! I don’t want to worry about stray hairs, or everything being perfect.” So, we did just that! We laughed, ran, played, and even picked some apples. We didn’t stop to fix anyone’s hair, and we didn’t worry about posing everyone just right. But somehow, I think the images we captured are…well…pretty perfect!

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To see my favorite image from this session, CLICK HERE.

Don’t forget that if you’re planning on booking Sarah Jordan Photography for a 2015 session, you can qualify for a FREE holiday card mini-session if you book by November 1st! CLICK HERE to see the details…

If you are interested in an apple orchard session next year, 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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Newburyport photographer – The best laid plans…

….well, you know the rest.

Last Spring, this family reserved a session to take place in the sunflower field. I visited the farm a few days before the session to make sure I knew the light and the grounds, and I was excited to capture the girls amidst the beautiful flowers! Then, it got cold. Very cold overnight. Cold enough that there was a frost, and all of those beautiful sunflowers wilted into sad brown stalks. Soooooo…..we changed our plans on the spot, headed over to Newburyport, and wandered from beautiful brick walls to bright flowers, and eventually down to the beach. The evening was warm, and the fog was so dense that we could barely see the water from the parking lot by the time we left! It was really unique and a very different type of beach setting than I usually get to shoot.

It may not have been what we expected, but sometimes spontaneity provides the most memorable, enjoyable, and beautiful images.

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If you are looking for a Newburyport photographer, 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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Sunflower photo session – 18 months!

The past 18 months have undoubtedly been the most chaotic of my life. Between caring for three crazy kids, operating a successful business, and running on little to no sleep (thanks, Julia!), I barely have a second to breath. Coffee has become a necessity, and days often fly by in a blur of spilled milk, bandaids, sharks, emails, dolls, and snuggles. And yet, as hectic as life is, I can’t imagine it any other way. Ok, so maybe I’d like a little (lot?) more sleep…but aside from that, I am incredibly grateful to be able to spend my days at home with my children, even if it means long nights at the computer.

Julia has grown into a toddler in the past few months, and amazes us every day with new words, opinions, and abilities. She desperately wants to keep up with her brothers, resulting in a lot of skinned knees, laughter, and interests in things that are far beyond her years. Just the other day, Hudson taught her to karate chop – and she’s been doing it constantly ever since. While clinging to her favorite doll. And belting out the lyrics to “Let it Go.” Yup, she’s got personality alright!

I decided to head out to the Colby Farm sunflowers last week to scout things out for an upcoming session. Of course, it was also a perfect excuse to take some 18 month photos of my baby girl! We had a blast, and I love the images we captured in the short time we were there.

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If you are interested in a sunflower photo session next year, 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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Littleton Family Photographer – A morning at home

I first met this family a year ago when B was just a tiny NEWBORN. Mom and I hit it off, and I’m now lucky to consider her a friend! I’ve had the pleasure of watching these kiddos grow through the past year, and it was wonderful to capture their big personalities again with a photo session a few weeks ago. After looking at bare walls in their new house for quite some time, they were anxious to finally fill them with some beautiful, custom wall art. I can’t wait to see these images hanging up!

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I just loved those photos of big sis on the tire swing! Can you believe that I almost left without ever even knowing that it was hiding out back?!

If you are looking for a Littleton Family Photographer, 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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