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Cape Cod Photographer – Vacation

This year, I started offering family and extended family sessions in Cape Cod, MA, and it has been a blast!
I first met this family two years ago (CLICK HERE TO SEE), and since then they’ve added another adorable baby to their ranks. They enjoy vacationing in Cape Cod whenever they can, and this year was extra special because some extended family made the trip during the same week. We started the session by capturing everyone all together, then things calmed down a bit as we enjoyed sunset with a smaller group.
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I loved the variety of backdrops at this unique location. There was a dock, a jetty, a sandy beach, dune grass, and lots and lots of shells. We had so much fun exploring all around the place!
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And, as usual, the Cape Cod sunset didn’t disappoint! It was so gorgeous that we decided to hang out and enjoy some snacks so that we could stay until the sun disappeared. Not only did we capture some beautiful images, but I think we created some wonderful memories at the same time.
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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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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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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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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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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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Merrimack Valley Photographer – Spring beauty

It’s just not Spring until this magical field of crocus and daffodils blooms! The colors, the warmer temps, the sweet evening light – it’s all pretty spectacular.

A few nights ago, I brought my own family to enjoy the field of color. First, I spent some time capturing my daughter’s two-year-old photos, complete with a tea party and wagon ride for her friends!
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Then, we were able to grab a few shots of the rest of the family (with some help from my amazingly patient friend Casey). I LOOOOOOVE that first one of my hubby and his little girl – I think it’s going to have to end up in a frame somewhere!
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CLICK HERE for more details about reserving a Spring mini-session with Sarah Jordan Photography!

If you are looking for a Merrimack Valley 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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Merrimack Valley Newborn Photographer – Embrace the chaos!

As I went through this family’s newborn images, I realized that I never blogged their maternity mini-session! I know I’ve said it before, but I just love how adding a maternity mini to a newborn sessions allows us to meet, talk, and get excited together before the baby is even born.
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On the morning I first met this little guy, I was impressed by how calm the household was – especially the three older siblings! They all enjoyed holding and snuggling their little brother, and mom and dad were so obviously in love with their kiddos. Of course, there was certainly some craziness at times, but nobody seemed particularly bothered by it. I suppose that’s the only way to successfully parent a big family! Embrace the chaos 🙂
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If you are looking for a Merrimack Valley Newborn 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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Tewksbury Newborn Photographer – Never too late!

I often receive emails from concerned parents who are worried that they waited too long to do newborn photos. The truth is that sometimes it’s actually BETTER to schedule photos for around 6-8 weeks old instead of right away. Why? Parents are more relaxed and comfortable with their new roles, breastfeeding mothers have settled into a nursing routine, and the baby is more alert. Of course, there are tradeoffs – the baby is less likely to fall into a deep sleep, and has typically filled out a bit from the newborn stage. But the bottom line is that it’s never too late to photograph a baby!
*One note – it’s still important to schedule a newborn/baby session while you’re still pregnant in order to ensure a spot on my calendar!

This happy girl was wide awake for most of the session, but we were able to soothe her into a little nap towards the end. And she even flashed a few smiles! I can’t wait to see how much she’s grown in a few months for her milestone mini-session!

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If you are looking for a Tewksbury Newborn 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 Newborn Photography – Baby brother

I first met this family last fall, at their MATERNITY SESSION. The girls were playful, loving, happy – and very excited to meet their baby brother! It’s always so helpful to get to know older siblings before a newborn session. Bringing a new baby home can be a major adjustment for a family, and I love being a familiar, friendly face for the big kids.

On this snowy morning, we snuggled, played, and eventually got baby brother to sleep. Even the dog got in on the love!

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Of course, we had to snap a few shots for their Christmas card!

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If you are interested in Andover Newborn 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.

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Billerica Family Photographer – Big love

I first photographed this loving, happy, brave family a few years ago when they were a family of 7. Since then, they’ve added three more adorable children to their clan, and it looks like life has only gotten better!
Each time I spend time with these kids, I’m struck by their compassion and empathy. Several of them have special needs, and it’s incredible how instinctively they help each other out. I also love watching how independent and strong each of them is – no doubt a result of their supportive and empowering parents.

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If you are looking for a Billerica 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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Methuen Baby Photographer – Falling leaves

This winter has been filled with snow days, family movies, snuggles, cooking, games, and books. After an insanely busy (and wonderful) fall, I allowed myself to relish the quiet season. I didn’t blog, I didn’t give my website the overhaul it needs, I didn’t do a bit of advertising or marketing…and it was simply wonderful. But, after a few months of actually sitting on the couch in the evening instead of at my computer, I’m ready to dive back in and get to work! I have lots of Spring sessions coming up when the snow eventually melts, so I thought I should finally finish up blogging the last of my fall sessions!

This little lady came to play on a gorgeous, colorful, fall day, and was fascinated by all of the bright leaves that fell around her! It was a bit chilly, but all it took were a few snuggles with mom to bring back that infectious smile. Methuen baby photographer

If you are looking for a Methuen Baby 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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