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

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June 2013

30Jun

Summer Mini Photo Sessions // Orange County Photographer

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Summer Mini Photo Sessions!  This Orange County location (Tustin) is perfect for warm weather photo sessions.  I’ll be there July 18 and 20 from 5:00-7:00pm offering 20 minute sessions.  It’s $100 for the session and the pricing for prints and digital images is available on my website.

Click the contact links on the side or email (info@kristineldridge.com) to book your session.  Limited availability.

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Want to see more summer photo session?  Check out this fun location for photos in Huntington Beach!

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26Jun

Tips for Newborn Photography Session //Los Angeles County Newborn Photographer

Having a baby can feel overwhelming.  Everything is new and unfamiliar.  That’s why it’s so important to plan your newborn photos beforehand if possible.  I talked here about when is the best time to photograph newborns.  Ideally, you will want to schedule newborn photo sessions within the first 2 weeks.  Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your photo session.

Do your research.  Months before the baby arrives, you should talk to friends about referrals or look online at the portfolios of your local photographers.  There are many different styles of newborn photography, so choose someone who’s style meshes with yours.

Talk to the photographer ahead of time.  This is important for several reasons.  This is the person that’s going to be caring for and holding your baby for a few hours.  You want to feel comfortable with and trust your photographer.  Chatting via email or over the phone will give you a good idea of their personality and whether they will be a good fit for your family.  You can also communicate what you’re hoping to get out of the newborn session and what you want to focus on.  Sometimes newborns say ‘that’s a wrap’ before the photographer is done, so make sure to get your top priority shots first.

Budget for this expense.  It seems like photographing a newborn should be easy as pie, but it’s actually difficult to photograph a newborn in a relaxed state (awake or asleep).  An experienced photographer (and especially one that specializes in newborns) will know how to handle every situation and be able to get beautiful shots of your newborn.  Experience usually means a more expensive photo session, which is why it’s important to start saving before the baby is born.

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//These photos are from a recent newborn photo session in Los Angeles County.  (Love this sweet family!)

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23Jun

Rascals to Rebels Summer Mini-Sessions //Child Photographer Orange County

A few weeks ago, I was over at Rascals to Rebels for mini photo sessions at the Rossmoor Store.  I could fill pages of cuties from my time there.  Here’s just a few!  I love working with Rascals to Rebels and this colorful backdrop brought all their colorful outfits to life!

Check out this colorful backdrop I used a few years ago at the store.  Or this post with highlights from years past…so many backdrops I’ve made!

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20Jun

Restoration Hardware Baby Nursery [Orange County Baby Photographer]

I wanted to share this sweet baby nursery with you.  The big furniture items are from Restoration Hardware…which I just love!  Pale gray is the most soothing of colors, perfect for a nursery.  Other small items were purchased off Etsy, creating a simple room with little pops of yellow.

Enjoy!


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10Jun

Free spirited Family// Los Angeles Baby Photographer

This photo session was a long time coming.  And it all started before this baby was even born.  I did a photo session for one of his mama’s co-workers almost 2 years ago.  They work together in Los Angeles and she saw the pictures and thought some day she’d like to have photos like that.  Fast forward to this baby being born and quickly on his way to a year.  His mama found me again through her co-worker and the rest is history!

I love the vibe of this park in the Los Angeles area.  It’s just full of long grass and big trees and winding paths.  Perfect for a little free-spirited family.

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06Jun

Number Five //Long Beach Newborn Photographer

This sweet little girl was in my Long Beach studio for her newborn photo session a few weeks ago.  She is number five (if you can believe that!) in a family of incredibly gorgeous children.  Her big sister was photographed in the same studio in 2011.  Click here (and scroll down) to see her newborn photo session.

She will be loved by so many.  Blessed girl.

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03Jun

Scouting New Photo Shoot Locations in Huntington Beach// Child Photographer

This past weekend, I was scouting around Long Beach and Huntington Beach for some new locations for photo sessions.  We stumbled on this little spot in Huntington Beach and I love it.  It feels like the country to me.  Jillian’s dress and her mocs fit perfectly in the location.  The dress is from Blue Pony Vintage.  I got to meet the owner a few weeks ago when I was photographing her line of clothing.  She has such great style– I love photographing her clothes!

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