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!

14Jun

Family Photography Huntington Beach

Family Photography Huntington Beach

Sometimes we (meaning me, the photographer, and you the client) go into a photo session with an agenda.  There are certain shots we want to get, there’s a certain feel we want to convey in the photos.  We have expectations.  And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Expectations and ideals help us get where we’re going.  But, sometimes, we let those things get in the way of a really great moment.

As I’m working with you, if I feel like we’re just fighting against the current, I’ll stop.  I’ll tell you it’s not worth it and we should let the moments lead us and not the other way around.  Sure, I’m directing this photo shoot, but there are times where you need to stop and cuddle your toddler.  Or you need to let your little girl stop to pick up shells because that’s what she’s dying to do.  Most times, I’ll be able to come back around to that perfect family photo you were dreaming of.  But, I don’t want you to miss out on those little in between moments.  If it feels too difficult, it probably is.  And we should stick to the fun stuff.

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Check out more family photography at the beach here.

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17May

One Year Baby Photos

One Year Baby Photos

A whole lot changes in a year.  The last time I saw this little guy he was brand new to the world.  Now he has teeth and eats everything.  He is aiming to walk any day now and isn’t scare of anything.  It must be time for one year baby photos.

Documenting your baby at one year shows their curiosity and wonder.  The world is their oyster.  I love this stage because they have a look in their eyes that says, ‘everybody loves me.’  Everyone they look at smiles back and they know it.

One year is also filled with discovery.  Scroll down to see the baby looking for his belly button after his mom’s cue.  Those big belly rolls over the jeans won’t last forever.  It’s these sweet little moments that will be so different in one more year, so of course we document them.

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Check out his newborn photos one whole year ago on my Facebook page.

One Year Baby Photos by Orange County Baby Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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13May

Mini-Sessions at the Beach I Orange County

Mini-Sessions at the beach I Orange County

This year I offered Mother’s Day sessions and it was one of my favorites.  Having a special day for parents to connect with their kids was so touching.  I seriously love the images.  If you want to check out just a snippet of what went on, head over to my Facebook page.

One of the families that was there asked if I’d be doing the same thing for dads, so I thought, why not!?  I know most dads aren’t probably going to be a huge fan of being photographed for 30 minutes, so feel free to mix in the family or just shots of the kids.  Or, bring the grandparents!  These sessions are light-hearted and fun.  It’s just about having fun with your kids!

June 18 at the bay in Long Beach (sand, water, sail boats)

The session fee is $100, click below to book your session.  The digital images will be an additional $175 (for a minimum of 25 re-touched images).  This is the same price as the Mother’s Day sessions and it’s such a great deal!

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June 18 in Laguna Beach (rocky cove, blue ocean)

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12May

Family Photographer Huntington Beach

I start the session by asking, is your baby serious?  One year olds can be all business.  They have a whole world to learn!  And if I try to get too silly, it will just back fire and scare them.  But, if I ease into things, the smiles will come at the end of the session.

This particular session started out with the baby just checking me out.  She was curious about me and the big black camera.  But, before long, she forgot she was at a photo session and her mom and dad were able to get her laughing and smiling.

That’s the beauty of reading people (and babies).  If you ask questions and be accommodating, everything goes your way!

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Photos by Family Photographer Huntington Beach, Kristin Eldridge.

Here’s another one year photo session to check out.

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13Apr

Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions

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

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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.

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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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