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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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Salem Photographer – Picking Daisies

My son was actually the one who first asked to stop by the side of the road and pick some daisies. But my daughter was the only child willing to have her photo taken 🙂

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If you are looking for a Salem Child 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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Spring mini-sessions – Little girl, big ideas

This little lady has a mind of her own. She knows exactly what she wants and how she wants it! She is strong, determined, persistent – and I’m sure she is destined for great things 🙂 I have the privilege of photographing her every few months, so it’s been a blast watching her grow! She seems to get faster with every session!

Spring mini-sessions

If you are interested in reserving a Spring mini-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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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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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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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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Holiday mini sessions – A Winter Wonderland

I’ve been sitting on this post for awhile – but I think it’s finally safe to blog some of my 2014 HOLIDAY MINIS! This year’s sessions were filled with laughter, snow, hot cocoa, and lots of candy canes! We all had so much fun that it actually felt like more of a party than a photo shoot. Of course, I did take a LOT of photos, but it still didn’t really seem like work. I loved seeing the children’s eyes light up when they entered the winter wonderland we created at SMOLAK FARMS! It was so magical that my own kids actually asked if they could come play in it after my sessions were over 🙂

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Happy Holidays, everyone!

If you are interested in free Holiday Mini Sessions for 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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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!

Boston Family Photographer

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!

Reading MA Family Photographer

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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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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