Kristin Eldridge Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, children, and family photography servicing Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

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I’m Kristin Eldridge, a portrait photographer in Long Beach, CA. On the site you’ll find details, pricing, my portfolio and the contact buttons on the left. If you’re interested in booking a session, call or email and we can discuss dates and locations.

I have a studio located in Long Beach, but I also travel for portrait sessions (newborn, baby, children and family) to Orange County and Los Angeles.

Besides being a wife, mom and a photographer, I love to cook and craft. So, if you’re interested, (beyond scrolling through photo sessions), you can check out my favorite cookie recipe or how to sew yourself a kimono!

13Apr

Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions

**EDITED TO ADD…

I have one session left:  April 30 at 9:30am.  Scroll below to book it!

May 1 3:00pm  BOOKED

May 1 3:30pm  BOOKED

May 1 4:00pm  BOOKED

May 1 4:30pm  BOOKED

Moms are the besssssst.  Seriously, moms love so self-sacrificially.  Photographing moms with their kids ranges from sweet and snuggly to almost falling over with laughter.  If you’ve never been photographed with your kids, now’s the time to do it.  Tell your family, this is what you want for Mother’s Day!

Here’s the details…

30 minute mini-session $100

All your digital images are an additional $175, which is half-off.  Because I love you MOMS!

The photo sessions will take place in Long Beach at a green park…details will come when you book your session.  Click on the links below to pay for your session fee and confirm your time.

April 30 9:00am  BOOKED

April 30 9:30am 

April 30 10:00am  BOOKED

April 30 10:30am  BOOKED

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Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions by Kristin Eldridge Photography.

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06Apr

Newborn Photographer Orange County

I don’t think I need to tell you about how sweet it is when older siblings immediately fall in love with their brand new brother.  The photos tell the story.  It makes my job so easy when the love is just oozing out of your every pore.  Whether it’s a brand new baby or a family that’s been a family for years, it doesn’t matter.  You can’t fake love.  And you can’t deny it either.

When I’m photographing families, I’ll ask them to do things like snuggle or get close or just hang out like you do at home.  It’s so much fun to see them show love in their own unique way.  And to see older siblings (and parents!) welcome a brand new life into the family, it’s like heart warming and tear-jerking and all the heart eye emojis.

LOVE.

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Photos by Kristin Eldridge, Newborn Photographer Orange County.

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05Apr

Earring Organizer DIY

All my friends know I’m organized to a fault.  I like everything to have a place.  And the littlest things are no exception!  I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but Jillian has her ears pierced and has many many many sets of earrings.  Prior to this DIY, we tried an earring stand and a little box with compartments.  Both were good efforts, but ended with lots of single earrings.  So, my friend suggested we try a strip of leather.  Urban Outfitters sells their earrings on a small piece of leather, so we decided to try it on a larger scale.

I put together a little step-by-step DIY over on the Little Skye Blog (just simple drilling or nailing through the leather), but I’ll show you how it turned out!

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Earring Organizer DIY

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04Apr

Orange County Family Photographer

This is a little snippet from one of my favorite families.  I’ve worked with them over the years and always look forward to seeing their sweet girls.  Don’t let their sweet smiles fool you, they kill it on the soccer field too.  :)

That’s the beauty of years of experience in the same field.  You get to know families and there’s no warm up or get to know you.  There’s only hugs and high fives!  I’m lucky enough to have many many families that I get to see year after year.  I love watching their kids grow up and see them flourish!

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Photos by Orange County Family Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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02Apr

Photographing Young Siblings // Orange County Baby Photographer

Photographing young siblings can be difficult.  Especially when you have certain expectations in mind.  My advice is to through your expectations out.  Not to sound harsh, but sometimes the best photos are when you let go of the idea of everyone smiling perfectly at the camera.  Photos that capture emotion are always best, so getting the siblings to interact is key.

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Asking the older sibling to kiss the baby is a super easy way to get them to interact.  Usually they are happy to do it and sometimes the great photo is the actual kiss and sometimes it’s the moment before or after.

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And of course I always love to photograph the siblings alone.  I think they know it’s their time in the spotlight and that’s when the huge smiles come out!

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Photos by Orange County Baby Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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02Mar

Spring Mini-Sessions for Long Beach and Orange County

Thanks to the little bit of rain we’d had this year, everything is so green and perfect for Spring mini-sessions.  I’ve chosen two locations this month, one in Long Beach and one in Tustin.

The Long Beach location is March 19 and the sessions are in the morning.  It’s a big green park with lots of trees.

If you’d like to see the details and sign up for a mini-session, click here.

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The Tustin (Orange County) location is March 20 and the sessions are in the evening.  It’s also a green park with rows of citrus trees.

If you’d like to see the details and sign up for a mini-session, click here.

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//Spring Mini-Sessions for Long Beach and Orange County

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17Feb

Los Angeles Newborn Photographer

I’ve kind of always been a simple girl.  In the 90’s my favorite color was black.  That turned to brown in the early 2000’s, then white and now grey.  What can I say, I love neutrals.  :)  I’m so happy that neutral and SIMPLE is totally having a moment.  Graphic design is pared down and color palettes are just basic.  And I love it.

This also translates well to newborn sessions.  I love a simple color palette for newborn sessions and I especially love neutral colors.  It puts the focus on creamy skin tones and all the affection you have for your brand new baby.

This recent newborn photo session in Los Angeles is the perfect example of all the things I love best.  Soft, simple and neutral.

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Photos by Los Angeles Newborn Photographer, Kristin Eldridge

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04Feb

First Babies and Babies // Long Beach Baby Photographer

Lately I’ve been having a lot of dogs coming to the newborn sessions.  It’s actually a lot of fun and I’ll ask the family if this is their ‘first baby.’  So many married couples end up owning a dog before having children and the dog becomes the first baby.  I love how they are protective over the new baby.  Of course, safety is important, so I always ask families to keep their hands close by and photoshop them out if needed.  That animal-baby bond is just adorable.

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03Feb

Orange County Family Photographer

Family is everything.  Right?  I mean when it comes down to it, those people that you live with, those are the ones that matter most at the end of the day.  We might struggle with getting everything finished at work and checked off on the to-do list.  But, making family number one is so key to a happy life.  I’m most fulfilled when I get to work with people that get this.  And to be honest, if you’re investing money into photography than you value your family.  Maybe that’s why I love my job so much!

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Photos were taken in Newport Beach, CA by Orange County Family Photographer, Kristin Eldridge

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