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

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January 2017

30Jan

How to Photograph Toddlers

If you have a toddler, you’ve made it through the toddler years, you know.  YOU KNOW.  It’s that transition from baby to kid.  They are gaining all this independence, yet they are still working on things like fine motor skills and talking.  It can all be very frustrating.  Hence, melt downs.  And since I’ve survived three toddlers, I know all about the melt downs.  I also know about how cute toddlers are.  How those chubby little dimpled hands eventually stretch out into adult hands.  And the way they say new words makes you want to repeat them, even though they’re not correct.  But, it’s just so stinkin’ cute.

So, when I plan out a toddler session, I’ll ask you, when is the best time for their schedule?  I know that lighting is important, but more important than that is your toddler is in a good mood.  I can work with lighting, but I can’t photoshop a smile.  I also work fast.  I don’t take similar shots over and over.  Once I know I’ve got it, we’re movin’ on.  And toddlers appreciate this.  We keep the session fun and light-hearted and you get all the heart-melting shots like these…

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You can also check out this adorable family session taken in Orange County.

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24Jan

Los Angeles Newborn Photographer

I recently drove to Los Angeles, Santa Monica to be exact for a super sweet newborn session. This mama loves all the neutrals, just like me.  We had so much fun planning her newborn session with her two sweet girls.  Her older daughter has a teepee in her room, so of course we had to incorporate that as well.  I love how the newborn session turned out.  What they wore perfectly complimented all the grays and whites.  Such a beautiful set of girls!

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// Photos by Los Angeles Baby Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.  If you love this color scheme, check out this similar newborn photo session.

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12Jan

Orange County Valentine’s Day Mini-sessions

Celebrate Valentine’s with a mini-session for your kids or the whole family!  You can use my valentine’s day themed (simple) props or just use the scenery and take photos you’ll love forever.

The mini-sessions will be on February 4 at Huntington Beach Central Park.  The session fee is $100 and the digital image fee is $300 for kids and $350 for the whole family.

Click the link below to sign up and reserve your session.  Directions will be emailed once you book your session.

February 4 2:30pm

February 4 3:00pm BOOKED

February 4 3:30pm

February 4 4:00pm BOOKED

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11Jan

Newport Beach Newborn Photography

At the end of this at home Newport Beach newborn photography session, we headed out to the beach for a few additional shots.  It was a little chilly, but I’m so glad we did.  The baby was all snuggled and warm, so she was happy and content for this part of the shoot.  She’ll most likely grow up by the beach, so I love that her first days of life are documented there.

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**Photos taken by Kristin Eldridge, Newport Beach newborn photographer

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10Jan

Costa Mesa Family Photographer

I love working with kids.  They don’t have any pretenses.  And they aren’t conformed by social norms.  If they want to do something, they just do it.  And I love it!  It’s what makes them kids.  And they grow out of it eventually.  So, it’s super sweet to have these little moments during the photo session when they just let their personality shine.

During this particular session with twins, he was reserved and she was silly and funny and moving all around.  Even the multi-colored nails were just HER.  Love it!

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