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

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February 2014

25Feb

A Little Affirmation // Irvine Maternity Photographer

Can we talk for a moment about clothes?  I know it’s a superficial thing, but what we wear affects our mood.  I’ve been in an outfit that I love and felt like I could conquer the world.  I’ve also worn clothes that I’m constantly tugging at or stuff that just doesn’t feel like me.  And sometimes, I’m just unsure.  I’m wearing an outfit and thinking, is this working?  Is this cute or am I trying too hard?  All it takes is a compliment from a friend or stranger to pull me to the other side.

Cute boots.  Love your top.  Where’d you get those jeans from?

It’s really simple, but a little affirmation goes a long way.  Sometimes when I work with clients, I’m helping them with outfits or something they’re just telling me ahead of time what they’re planning on wearing.  Either way, (because I work with awesome people) I just know they’re going to show up looking great.

I used to just focus on the job ahead.  Taking pictures.  Taking for granted how hard they’d worked on outfitting the family.  But, I’ve changed my tune.  Before we even start, I compliment.  It’s important to verbalize what you’re thinking.  If you can tell someone spent extra time on their hair and make-up, let them know how gorgeous they look.

I know it seems like a no-brainer, but I have a feeling that even normal people (not photographers) forget to compliment.  In our head, we’re thinking…oh my gosh, I love that dress…but it never makes its way to our lips.  So, compliment someone today.  Whether you’re taking their picture or not.

Oh and speaking of awesome outfits…this amazing pregnant mama put this whole thing together and looked stunning while doing it.

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14Feb

Valentine Mini-Sessions // Orange County and Los Angeles Child Photography

A few weekends ago, I held photo sessions in Los Angeles and Orange County.  It was open to babies, kids and families.  Some chose to go all out with for Valentine’s Day..other kept it simple and just updated their child’s photos for home.  Either way, the weather was beautiful, I got to try out a new location and everyone that came was in a fabulous mood.  That’s the perfect equation! vintage valentine girl

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05Feb

Laguna Beach Mini-Sessions

They’re back!  I’m opening up another round of mini-sessions at a secluded little spot in Laguna.  Last year was so much fun!  There’s so much exploring to do in the beautiful place.

The mini-sessions will be February 17 (President’s Day, so you may have it off work).  I’ll start with morning sessions and if they fill up, I will open up some afternoon sessions as well.  So, email me if you can’t do morning and I will try to do afternoon too.

Cost:  $100 for a 30 minute session (I’m making it longer than my normal 20 minutes because there’s so much to see!)  There will be special rates for digital image packages for the first four clients that book, so you can email about that as well.

Date/Time:  February 17th  9:00, 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30am (but if these fill up, I’ll do an afternoon session too)  And this is plenty of time for just the kids or the whole family.

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04Feb

Yay for February! // Huntington Beach Family Photography

January is the hardest month.  We’re coming off sugar cookies and a constant string of parties.  January just seems so dull.  The most exciting thing happening is the drawers I’m re-organizing.  And let’s not even talk about weight-loss goals.  But, it’s behind us now.  February is a short month, with the highlight of Valentine’s Day right in the middle and even a day off school!  I hope your February is off to a good start.  Are you planning your Valentine’s yet?  I did a round up of free printable Valentine’s over on Modern Parents Messy Kids if you want to check it out.  And in the meantime, here’s a little flash back from a super cute family’s holiday photo session.

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