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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!

North Andover photo session

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!

Methuen maternity photographer

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.

Sunflower photo session

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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Holiday mini sessions are here!

Holiday Mini Sessions

That’s right – get a FREE Holiday mini session at SMOLAK FARMS with any new or previously booked 2015 session! These sessions were so popular last year that I’m bringing them back again! They are not available for purchase on their own…the only way to snag one of these minis is by booking a 2015 session.
And just to make it an even sweeter deal, if you book before October 1st, you’ll get an additional digital file at no charge!

Email sarah@sarahjordanphoto.com for more info about these holiday mini sessions and reserve your time today!

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Cape Cod Photographer – Beach sunset

When this family first contacted me about doing a session during their yearly vacation in Cape Cod, I knew right away that I wanted to find a way to make it happen! As I’ve said before, CAPE COD has a special place in my heart, and I knew how beautiful a sunset session would be. The beaches on the Cape are unique in that the sun sets over the water on the bay side – something that is hard to come by on the East Coast.

Of course, beach sessions are always filled with lots of potential challenges – bugs, heat and wind could all make for less than ideal conditions. That’s why we decided to grab some photos at the family’s house before heading over to our dream location. Lucky for us, the weather was perfect, the wind calm, and the bugs didn’t come out until just after the sun dipped below the horizon. It also helped that baby girl was full of smiles and giggles, and happy to snuggle and play with Mom and Dad. And the light! Oh, the light! It just got better and better all evening, until the colors just exploded right at sunset. Simply amazing :)

Cape Cod Photographer

If you are looking for a Cape Cod 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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Gloucester Family Photographer – In motion

Most kids like to run. But these two LOVE to run. Or climb. Or do anything that would make an adult’s head spin! Luckily, I was warned about this ahead of time, and Mom and I chose session locations that would allow for all of the action that the family loves, while still providing a beautiful backdrop. We started at their house, where everyone was happy and comfortable. Then, when things started getting a little crazy, we headed over to a little park right by the water to enjoy some swings and slides. We finished up the session at beautiful Good Harbor Beach, just as the sun was sinking below the horizon. The images we captured are certainly true to life – full love love, smiles, and lots and lots of action!

Gloucester Family Photographer

To see more of this family through the years, you can check out big brother’s new baby session HERE, and little sister’s new baby session HERE.

CLICK HERE to see another of my favorite pics from the session!

If you are looking for a Gloucester 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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Lowell Family Photographer – Mommy and me

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple, spontaneous action to help a child feel comfortable at a session. This sweet girl was a bit slow to warm at first, but as soon as I offered to make her a crown of flowers, she was all smiles :) (To be honest, I had NO idea how to make such a thing…but we had so much fun playing around and figuring it out together!)

After that, we spread out a blanket amidst the flowers, sang songs, and Mom snuggled up her little girl. I hope these images will bring back memories of a silly, happy, fun-filled summer morning!

Lowell Family Photographer

If you are looking for a Lowell 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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Andover Photographer – Natural parents

Many first time parents are a bit overwhelmed when they bring their little ones home from the hospital. Adjusting to long (often sleepless) nights, frequent feedings, and caring for this beautiful – but demanding – new boss of the household can be quite a shock.
So when I knocked on the door to photograph this new family, I expected to walk into chaos. But much to my surprise, all that greeted me was love and patience. That’s not to say that the baby wasn’t demanding, or that anyone had gotten much sleep the night before – but Mom and Dad were so over the moon in love with their baby girl that they welcomed the challenges that came with with her. Mom gives some of the credit to all of the prenatal education and fitness classes she took at Acelleron Health and Fitness . Who knows if that was the reason, or the family that poured through the door to help out, or if being parents just came naturally to them…but I think you can just feel the love and joy in the images we captured together.

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Oh, and did you see that nursery?! Soooo beautiful!

If you are looking for an Andover MA 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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Nyack Family Photographer – Memories of childhood

So many things about this session made it dear to my heart. First of all, Mom and I went to the same elementary school, and seeing her again brought back some wonderful memories of childhood. It was awesome to see that she’s just as sweet now as she was back then! Secondly, the session took place in my hometown of Nyack, NY. Like most sessions, very little went according to “plan”, so we ended up heading to three different places throughout the evening.

First, we hung out by the Hudson River for a bit…until several busloads of people arrived all at once, making things just a bit too distracting for a 1-year old! He was a trooper, though, and loved playing the guitar with Daddy.
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Next, we decided to head into town for some urban shots. But on the way, I spied this fantastic little spot with gorgeous light….so of course we had to stop!
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Finally, we made it to Nyack just as the sun was setting. I’m so glad we were able to grab a few shots before we lost the light!
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Overall, it was a beautiful, sentimental, happy session – and I can’t wait to hear about their newest family member in a few more months!

*I had such a great time shooting in Nyack, NY, that I’d love to schedule more sessions in this area throughout the year! If you are looking for a Nyack Family Photographer, please contact Sarah Jordan Photography to discuss details.

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