Sarah Jordan Photography

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Archive for August, 2011

A glance

It’s not that I *want* him to be overly dependent on me, or have attachment issues when I leave. I don’t want him to be sad or upset or even shed a single tear. But one glance back at his Mama as he marched into school today would have been nice….

My Family
  1. Kelly says: Aw little guy!! I cannot believe he is this old! on 08.30.11 @ 8:11 pm

  2. Lauren Reynolds says: They grow up entirely too fast!!! on 08.30.11 @ 8:31 pm


As I pulled up to this sunrise session, I immediately fell in love with the location. There were beautiful waterfront inlets, winding paths, and a playground. But more importantly, there was a golden, glowy light that really set the scene for the morning.

Then, when the family emerged from their car in colors that exactly matched the mood of the day, I almost did a little happy dance (thankfully, I was able to restrain myself). I loved the way Mom knew just the right things to do to get her sweet baby to laugh, and Dad looked at his girls with such adoration. Watching the family just “be” was so natural and magical.

My favorite part of the session was when Mom pulled out a handmade book filled with all the things little G loves most – sparkles, buttons, mirrors, flaps and more. It was incredible! Some very special relatives crafted it just for her, and the amount of love contained in that little book was absolutely beautiful.

Baby, Family
  1. Joanne Piazza says: I thought the pictures were spectacular. It's not easy to get a 1 year old to smile and laugh on cue, but Gracie is very photogenic. I especially love the one in the chair with the book and the one snuggling with Mom and...they are all beautiful. on 08.30.11 @ 7:46 am

  2. Brooke Venneri says: Absolutely beautiful pictures! on 08.31.11 @ 9:15 am

  3. Carolyn Insinga says: Thank you for the wonderful pictures of my kids and granddaughter!!! Just beautiful. Love, Love. The musical montage made me smile and cry at the same time. on 08.31.11 @ 9:45 am

  4. Jillian Houle says: Goose bumps.....i love every shot. Grace's little face is so precious. on 08.31.11 @ 12:19 pm

  5. Tammie cleaver says: These photos are so beautiful!!!! Picture perfect family! I love the location of the photoshoot and how natural everything looks. Love you grodeckis! on 09.5.11 @ 8:20 am

Sleeping beauty

Photographing this session felt like hanging out with old friends. Mom and I had never met before, but discovered that we had lots of things in common: the same doctor delivered our babies, we are each juggling the challenges of two kids and a career, and we both like to talk. A lot. A few times, as I swayed and rocked the baby to get her sleeping for a shot, I almost forgot the real reason I was there!
Other things I loved about the session…
…the way Dad looked at his girls with uncensored joy
…watching big sis give the baby a bottle for the first time
…the ease with which we were able to get this 10-day-old beauty to sleep

This was one of those sessions that I couldn’t help but start proofing the second I walked through the door. I’m honored to have been a small part of this joyful chapter of their lives!

Family, Newborn
  1. Jennifer Peek says: These are the most beautiful pictures ive ever seen! my goddaughter and niece are so beautiful! on 08.29.11 @ 4:19 pm

  2. Kristen says: These pictures are stunning! I will happily recommend you to my friends who are expecting...and will keep you in mind for my family as well. on 08.29.11 @ 4:24 pm

  3. Caity O'Hagan says: Gorgeous pictures of everyone! What a loving family :) on 08.29.11 @ 5:40 pm

  4. Sinead says: You all look great.Sophia needs to start modeling..Although I'm not sure how she'd handle direction. on 08.29.11 @ 9:00 pm

  5. kristen says: couldnt be more perfect!!! love them!! on 08.29.11 @ 9:19 pm

  6. Janelle says: What a perfect family. These pictures are incredible. on 08.29.11 @ 10:04 pm

  7. Kaitlin says: These pictures are wonderful! You can just see the love through the photos. I will keep you in mind when we are looking for a photographer for our family! on 08.30.11 @ 6:14 pm

  8. Lindsay Murray says: Nicole, what beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! on 08.31.11 @ 8:23 pm


Class Beauty

Do you remember getting your high school senior photos taken? For most of us, this ritual took place either on the gym stage with a photographer’s black backdrop (or maybe your parents splurged on the “neon lights” or “natural forest” background…) or at a local indoor studio. The results were usually pretty predictable, sometimes attractive, but rarely showing any personality.

What if, instead of the ubiquitous over-the-shoulder-tilt-the-head-up-just-a-little-bit posed photo, seniors could really showcase their personalities and interests during a photo shoot? That was exactly the goal of this colorful, urban, fast-paced senior session.

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Best of both worlds

If it looks like we had a lot of fun during this session…we did! Sessions that include a 2-year-old are always high-energy, and this was no exception. In the course of about an hour and a half, we played on swings, blew bubbles, rode bikes, snuggled, read a book, watched a little tv, ate a snack, and jumped on the bed. All before 9am! I really enjoyed being able to start the session at the family’s own home so that this little guy was comfortable getting to know me in his own surroundings. Then we headed around the corner to a beautiful pond, where we finished up the morning with some waterfront shots. Best of both worlds!

Family, Kids
  1. Liz says: What a beautiful family and gorgeous pictures!!!!! on 08.29.11 @ 1:18 am

  2. Rochelle Cowan says: What beautiful photos! Truly captures the happiness of the family! :) on 08.29.11 @ 8:18 am

  3. Haley says: These pictures are SO great. They are just the cutest family eva! on 09.4.11 @ 1:14 pm

Here comes the sun

Not a bad way to start the day!

Family, Sneak Peeks
  1. Lauren Reynolds says: LOVE this....beautiful light, precious family connection! :) on 08.24.11 @ 12:01 am

Mommy and me

Moments like this make all the trials of motherhood worthwhile. Loved the connection between these two!

Baby, Family, Sneak Peeks
  1. Kylie says: We had the best time this morning! Thanks Sarah - we can't wait to see the rest! on 08.19.11 @ 9:18 am

  2. Grampie says: My Girls!! So beautiful! on 08.19.11 @ 2:24 pm

Senior year

Amazing urban senior session tonight! Although, I was torn between feeling young and very, very old at the same time…

Senior, Sneak Peeks
  1. Nora says: I love it!!! on 08.18.11 @ 8:02 am


Ok, I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for sun flare. I just can’t help it! Especially when it’s combined with fun people and lots of color…

Family, Sneak Peeks
  1. Shona says: LOVE the flare!! on 08.22.11 @ 2:35 pm


The light at sunrise pierces through leaves, dropping hazy beams of sun onto the dewy grass. It flows around people, illuminating them with a soft glow. It is almost palpable in its….okay, sorry….got a little carried away there. What I mean to say, is that I like doing sessions right at sunrise because the light is pretty amazing.

Unfortunately, sunrise happens very early in this part of the world. So when I find a family who is willing to get up and out of the house at an ungodly hour to catch the best morning light, I’m a little giddy.

I am so grateful to this family, not only because they woke up, got dressed and drove to a photo session right at sunrise, but also because they are incredibly sweet people. They also happen to have an unbelievably smiley, happy, adorable little girl!

Baby, Family
  1. Laura says: I love these pictures!! My niece is adorible!! These are amazing pictures!!! on 08.11.11 @ 9:09 am

  2. Eileen says: These pictures came out amazing. Lucy is gorgeous! on 08.11.11 @ 9:14 am

  3. Sam says: Best photography work I've seen yet. Amazing pictures! on 08.11.11 @ 9:15 am

  4. Kelley says: Wow. what a beautiful family. Great photography, love the lighting! on 08.11.11 @ 9:18 am

  5. Beth says: I LOVE LUCY :) These are the most beautiful pictures xoxo. My favorite one is her trying the heels on, so sassy! on 08.11.11 @ 9:26 am

  6. Susan Ferreira says: How beautiful! Just more proof that my granddaughter is absolutely precious. Her personality really comes through in these pictures! on 08.11.11 @ 9:58 am

  7. Casey says: Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. Sarah Jordan did a wonderful job!!! on 08.11.11 @ 11:41 am

  8. Shona says: Absolutely beautiful Sarah and such amazing variety!! on 08.12.11 @ 9:18 am

Colorful cuties

Mom said she liked lots of color…

Kids, Sneak Peeks
  1. Vinnie D'Amico says: What beautiful children! on 08.9.11 @ 9:08 pm

Lucky Duck

He’s a lucky duck to have such an amazing family – and such a cute nursery theme!
(Sorry – I know – terrible pun. I apologize. I haven’t gotten much sleep lately…)

Newborn, Sneak Peeks
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Good day, Sunshine

Waking up for a sunrise session isn’t so bad when you’re greeted with a smile like this! What a happy, beautiful, funny little girl!

Baby, Family, Sneak Peeks
  1. Laura says: I love this picture!! My neice is the cutest kid out there!! This is a truely beautiful photo!! on 08.4.11 @ 1:01 pm

Birthday girl

I don’t have a girl of my own, so when I get a chance to embrace the girly-pink-poufy-dress-mary-jane-shoes kinda session…I adore it 🙂

Baby, Sneak Peeks
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