This mini-session was a whirlwind! We started with some beautiful sun, but a nasty thunderstorm quickly rolled in and threatened to crash the session. Luckily, little man was all smiles, and we grabbed plenty of awesome shots in the short 20 minutes that mother nature granted us!
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Our family just got back from heaven on earth. We are refreshed, renewed, and already counting down the days until next year’s trip!
We spent the last two weeks enjoying sunshine, sand, and seafood in Cape Cod, MA. My husband and I grew up going to the Cape with our own families, and it’s been incredible to be able to take our children there now and watch them enjoy the same traditions and adventures that we grew up with.
We were lucky to have some beautiful weather this year, so we spent the majority of our time splashing around and making sandcastles at our favorite beaches:
When we weren’t at the beach, we enjoyed some yummy meals out, playing cards on the porch, and sorting the 394867 shells that came home with us each day!
But somehow, we always found our way back to the water…
This year, we took the kids on a hike to a new beach, and it was truly one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever seen. The boys nicknamed it “hidden beach,” and the time we spent there was simply magical!
Until next year!
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Way back in 2011, I attended a Pinkle Toes Photography workshop in Austin, TX that changed my life. I know, that sounds really dramatic…but I swear, it’s true! That weekend, I began to put the pieces of my business together, made lifelong friends, and confirmed my decision to transition from my career in Education to Photography. It’s a trip that I hold dear to my heart and will never forget.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to hang out with a different (but equally fantastic) group of women in Ridgewood, NJ for a new and improved Pinkle Toes Photography workshop! I was amazed and humbled by how much talent surrounded me (seriously, these women are incredible!). Of course, the best part of the whole weekend was the opportunity to visit and learn from my dear friend Michele. Together, we laughed, talked, learned, and, of course, took some photos! Although I actually managed to keep my camera off for most of the trip, I did snap a few images during our time together. I hope you enjoy the photos below, and then take a few minutes to see the images captured by the other attendees!
Now I hope you’ll check out my friend Lena’s photos from the workshop at Live Love Laugh Photos – Ridgewood Family photographer!
One year old. One whole year since this little man joined the family, and changed their lives forever. A year of watching a scrunchy, sleepy newborn grow into a silly, loveable little guy, so full of personality. That first birthday is a pretty big deal – not just for baby, but for Mom and Dad, too. It’s a milestone that is often celebrated with photos – and I was honored to be invited to capture these images so that they could look back at this happy time and remember the love, excitement, and joy.
…and that’s when things got messy…
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This adorable, funny little girl is literally growing up in front of my camera. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her before she was born, then as a NEWBORN, at SIX MONTHS, ONE YEAR, and now 1.5! Seeing her family so regularly has made our sessions so comfortable, fun, and enjoyable – it’s like getting together with friends each time I photograph them.
When mom suggested we have a tea party in the woods, I thought it sounded like a perfect activity for her next session! I had so much fun capturing this sweet girl with her favorite doll during a morning of play and laughter.
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We don’t really do presents in our family. At least not in the typical buy-something-for-a-holiday-just-because-you’re-supposed-to sort of way. We are very grateful for everything we already have – and most of that can’t be bought at a store anyway. Instead, we try to celebrate special days in ways that make the person of honor feel loved, appreciated, and very happy
This year, my hubby is not home for Father’s Day morning, because he took both of our boys on their very first camping trip! Talk about an awesome Daddy… I can’t wait to hear all about their adventures when they get home! Since I can’t exactly bring him breakfast in bed, I thought it might be nice for him to wake up to a recap of the past year in photos. He does so much as a Daddy that it’s hard to capture it all, but I think I got the things that mean the most to us – coaching, snuggling, reading, running, Lego-ing, riding, laughing, running…he really does it all.
We love you! Happy Father’s Day!
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After a long winter of being cooped up inside, this handsome little guy was more than happy to get outside and play during our session! I don’t think we stopped moving for the entire time we were together. We ran, threw leaves, played on the playground, blew bubbles….and did I mention all of the running? Sessions with one-year-olds are certainly a good workout!
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Three months? Already?! It’s crazy how fast the first year of a baby’s life flies by. That’s one of the reasons I just love the Baby’s First Year Plan! After the newborn session, we can do as many mini-sessions as the parents would like until the baby turns one. Some choose to capture images every month, while others prefer to document milestones like sitting, standing and walking. Whatever the parents choose, I’m just grateful to get to know these little ones as they grow from scrunchy little newborns into independent, strong toddlers. I captured my own daughter every three months for the first year, and then created an album with all of the images. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I look through those pages almost every day! I am looking forward to building something equally beautiful for this family Just look how much he’s already grown since his NEWBORN session!
For more information about Methuen MA Baby Photography, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography. Sarah Jordan is a lifestyle photographer serving the greater Boston area, specializing in photographing newborns, babies, families and children.
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family first when they were still a FAMILY OF THREE, then when BABY GIRL joined the CLAN, then AGAIN and AGAIN for more sessions through the years. Although the kiddos get bigger (and even more adorable) with every session, one thing remains the same – they are all so comfortable, so loving, and so happy just being together.
This year’s session was touch and go for the 24 hours leading up to it. Rain…sun…rain…sun….that was basically the pattern for the entire Spring this year in New England! We finally decided to go ahead with the session, and I’m so incredibly glad that we did! The blossoms were gorgeous, the children happy, and Mom and Dad were relaxed and comfortable (or at least they pretended to be!).
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I love traveling with my kids. I really do. I love seeing their eyes light up as they take in new sights and experiences. Most of the time, I enjoy watching my little ones so much that I only take out my camera to document a few snippets from our adventures. As we walk past scenery bathed in beautiful light, I take a mental picture and wish I had the energy/time/ability to stop and really capture it.
That’s one of the reasons I was so excited to attend the Pinkle Toes Workshop Reunion Trip to NYC! I’d get to tour New York with some fantastic women from all around the world, and never have to worry about holding anyone up by taking too many photos! What I didn’t count on was how wonderfully we would all “click” as a group (pun intended. couldn’t resist!). We wasted no time in getting to know each other, and shared nonstop laughs the whole weekend. Seriously – I don’t think we slept more than a couple of hours each night because we were having so much fun!
Although I grew up just outside of NYC, I had never done most of the touristy stuff until this trip! Battery Park, Top of the Rock, Times Square, a harbor cruise, walking the Brooklyn Bridge, a food tour in Greenwich Village….I still don’t know how we did it all in just a few days! I suppose it’s easier to fit everything in when you don’t have to make time for diaper changes and feedings
We thought it would be cool to see how different photogs all captured the same trip in different ways. So I hope you’ll follow the blog circle to see images from my amazing friend Michele at PINKLE TOES PHOTOGRAPHY – Austin Lifestyle Photographer! Not only is she an incredible photographer, but she is the one who started it all
This Spring session at SMOLAK FARMS had a little bit of everything – sunshine, rain, laughing, playing, eating, exploring…even a rainbow! I loved that Mom was cool with letting some of the session be purely “lifestyle”, meaning that I was able to hang in the background and just capture things as they unfolded. We started with some more traditional shots, and then, just as the kids started to get a little antsy, we took a donut break at the farmstand. Everyone enjoyed sweet treats while I kept snapping away – resulting in some of my favorite images from the session! Once everyone refueled, the kiddos were refreshed and ready to explore some more parts of the farm.
Do you see the love in these photos?! The snuggles were comfortable, the laughter easy, and the hugs plentiful. These are some of the *most* important characteristics of a successful photo shoot!
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30 minutes. That’s all we needed. A half hour to capture this vivacious, energetic, talkative, enthusiastic little girl. I do love Premium Family sessions, but I also adore the mini-sessions that often follow – to capture birthdays, milestones, or just a memorable activity. I first met this cutie at her ONE YEAR SESSION, and she’s only grown more adorable in the past year!
The weather forecast was rather foreboding, but we decided to go ahead and stick with our original session time despite the forecast….and I’m so glad we did! It poured on the way home, but we captured some priceless images together before the drops began to fall
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I was SO glad that we were able to squeeze this session in *just* before the last of the apple blossoms at SMOLAK FARMS disappeared for the season! Not only were the surroundings gorgeous, but those beautiful little girls were just as sweet as they look. Big sis got out of the car with a smile on her face, and welcomed me with magical stories of Elsa and Anna (you know, from Frozen?). We hiked through orchards, threw rocks in a pond, and walked through a springtime wonderland at the flower shop. I hope these images will bring back happy memories of a perfect spring morning!
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Mothers are so many things to so many people. Nurturers, healers, confidants, chefs, housekeepers, chauffeurs, psychologists, coaches…and, very often, the family photographers. Unfortunately, most mothers find themselves behind the camera much more than in front of it. So often, I hear moms lament the fact that they hardly have any photos with their own babies. That’s why I adore these Mother’s Day mini-sessions! I know how important the images are, and just how much they will be enjoyed both now and for years to come.
This year’s sessions took place at SMOLAK FARMS in North Andover, MA. While the farm is beautiful in any season, there is something magical about springtime amidst rows and rows of beautifully blooming fruit trees. Of course, we are in New England – a notoriously challenging area for weather forecasters. People joke that if you don’t like the weather, just wait 20 minutes! Well, when we started shooting on the big day, everything was dry and the temps were comfortably high. I thought we had lucked out! I think you see where this is going….
About a half hour later, it started raining. And didn’t stop for the next 3 hours! I was so grateful that all of the mothers and children that came out that day were completely ok with getting a little wet. Despite the dreary weather, I enjoyed capturing mothers doing exactly what they do best: playing, laughing, loving, and snuggling their babies.
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One short year ago, we welcomed you into our hearts. With your birth, our family was complete, and my heart grew bigger than I ever thought possible. I love your sweet giggles, your sleepy snuggles, and your already fierce independence. You are so lucky to have two big brothers who drop everything to dry your tears. They may have some interesting (and messy) ways to make you laugh, but hey – whatever works! And at the end of the day, watching the three of you snuggle up with a good book brings me so much joy. How did I get so lucky? I certainly don’t take this life for granted. I am truly blessed, and for that, I am forever grateful.
I love you, baby girl!
Happy First Birthday!
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