Saxon Cross Photography

Methuen, MA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Me! And I say that as humbly as I possibly can. Photography, as with all creative arts, is highly subjective and what makes my work stand out is that it is an extension of my vision and my view of the world. I'm looking for clients that share my vision with me and how it manifests in my work. We offer both lifestyle portraiture and architecture photography.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Every session with every client is a new opportunity to show them something they hadn't seen before. I wake up every day thinking about what I'll see and experience that day, and the chance to bring that passion for new discovery to my clients is incredibly rewarding.


Methuen, MA 01844

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14 Reviews
  • Kim S. Jul 18, 2017
    Ian is not only a pleasure to work with due to his professionalism and calm friendly demeanor but his work is flawless! We were able to show our friends and family the photos instantly as they were loaded onto a screen for us throughout the night - genius! We had a great time and will be utilizing Ian's talent whenever we have an excuse to capture moments as our family grows. I can confidently say that, after seeing his work, all of our family and friends will do the same!
    Ian C. Jul 18, 2017

    Thank you, Kim!!!

  • Brent & Marta H. Jun 14, 2017
    We had an excellent experience with Ian at Saxon Cross Photography! He did a great job of capturing our Wedding Day. Ian was professional, and also personable. He had good suggestions for poses, and was open to ideas that we had. We couldn't be happier with the photos that he provided.
    Ian C. Jun 14, 2017

    Thank you so much, Brent!

  • Stephen K. Mar 29, 2017
    Captures subjects very naturally
    Ian is able to capture his subjects in their true form that makes his work naturally beautiful. I've worked with many photographers in weddings, events, family portraits etc. and Ian's work is among the top in terms of the results and his professionalism. I highly recommend Saxon Cross Photography
    Ian C. Mar 29, 2017

    Thank you very much, Steve!

  • Matt H. Mar 22, 2017
    Great photography, fun, zero drama - highly recommended!
    I don't need to speak for the quality of the photography - the portfolio speaks for itself. What you need to know about Ian is that he is a genuine, hardworking, caring, honest, selfless, loving individual who will do whatever it takes. He is comfortable in nearly every social situation imaginable and comes with ZERO drama. If you want professional + fun you've found the right guy!
    Ian C. Mar 22, 2017

    Matt, I can't thank you enough for these words, so I'll just fall short and say thank you!

  • Jacqui P. Mar 22, 2017
    Recommended over and over!! Wonderful!
    Absolutely love all of the photos Ian took of our wedding!! He got to know us and captured us perfectly in every shot! I couldn't have wished for better photos!
    Ian C. Mar 22, 2017

    Thank you, Jacqui! It was such an honor to be a part of your wedding!

  • Amber J. Mar 22, 2017
    Artistic and personalized photographer
    Ian combines his artistic eye and personalized approach to photography on each shoot. He has an easy, natural way of photographing his subjects that puts them at ease. The end results are proof of that! Ian took my pregnancy photos and the first photos of my son and I couldn't be happier. I never felt uncomfortable or super posed. My family will hire Ian for photos whenever we have big family milestones!
    Ian C. Mar 22, 2017

    Ahhh, thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful words. It was such a pleasure capturing this incredible time in your lives! THANK YOU for allowing me to serve you!

  • Karen L. Oct 15, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend!
    I hired Saxon Cross Photography for my daughter’s senior pictures because I was impressed with the portfolio online and the pricing structure was simple. My expectations were definitely exceeded! I was very pleased with the entire process and the end result! Ian was very flexible in working with me to schedule a time to shoot, as my daughters schedule is so busy. We had to reschedule twice because of the rain. He was very easy to work with and very responsive to my emails. His suggestion of Maudslay State Park was an excellent location. My daughter was very comfortable during the photo session. We received the images back very quickly. I was amazed with the quality of the images and the variety of poses and backdrops. We absolutely loved the photos and couldn’t be happier. My daughter’s essence was definitely captured and we will cherish the photos for year to come. I definitely highly recommend Saxon Cross Photography.
    Ian C. Oct 16, 2016

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Karen!

  • Joanne S. Mar 2, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great pictures. Worked with my time frame and sent the finished product right away. Will use him for all future jobs !
  • Calyx D. Nov 5, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great work. Would hire again.
    Ian C. Nov 5, 2015

    Thank you, Skyler!

  • Lauren D. Oct 30, 2015
    My boys and I met Ian and Karen at a nearby park and we had such a great experience. We had previously discussed that a portrait session doesn't work that well with two little boys and Ian was quick to suggest a location where the boys could play and they could take some great candids of them. The pictures are very representative of who we are and we've received countless compliments on them. Thank you so much!
    Ian C. Oct 30, 2015

    Thank you, Lauren!

  • Carola B. Oct 27, 2015
    I love the pictures Ian took of my family. He captured the love and personalities of each of us. His passion to see this through the lense is what makes him a great photographer!
    Ian C. Oct 28, 2015

    Thank you, Carola!

  • Rita J. Sep 22, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ian was very professional and accommodating and his work is excellent. We look forward to working with him for our real estate picture needs in the future.
    Ian C. Oct 28, 2015

    Thank you, Rita!

  • Chris L. Sep 15, 2015
    Ian from Saxon Cross takes very good photos and he is very professional and easy to work with. I used his services for real estate photos and would highly recommend him. Very good quality photos at a fair price. He can also help with videos and 3D Matterport tours. I can't say enough about Saxon Cross. Give him a call, you won't be disappointed.
    Ian C. Oct 28, 2015

    Thank you, Chris!

  • Stewart R. Sep 11, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Ian was quick, and respectful of my client. He was efficient and willing to adapt to requests made by me. The quality of photography is excellent and he is willing to go out of his way to do extra. - Use this guy, you won't regret it!
    Ian C. Oct 28, 2015

    Thank you, Stewart!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have a flat pricing structure that applies to my services. I don't charge for prints, nor do I provide prints or albums. My sessions come with a print release, freeing my clients to print their images wherever they'd like (although I can recommend some excellent print shops!). My pricing is fair and reasonable for the time we will spend together, as well as the time I'll spend working on your images and making sure I have the right equipment to deliver images that you'll love.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The most important part of the process is making sure we are a good fit to work together. Clients know what they are looking for, and I know what my particular style is, so it's a matter of having a conversation, whether by phone or email, that identifies if we are a good match. From there, I love to hear the clients' ideas for their session, what their goals are for the final product, and then explain how I can help them achieve their goals.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I got started shooting real estate interiors, primarily, but quickly branched out to do family and high school senior photography. I'm entirely dedicated to portrait work now, be it weddings, high school seniors, families, or headshots.
What types of customers have you worked with?
High school seniors, moms-to-be, brides and grooms, and families!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The wedding I shot recently down in Providence, RI was a dream. The bride and groom were fantastic to work with, and we worked together to create some incredible images. I'm so pleased with what we accomplished with that wedding!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Photography is such a personal realm, so make sure you pick a professional that is not only competent but shoots in a style and has a vision that is in alignment with your goals.