It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for the golden light that happens at the end of the day. So, every year, we try to schedule their photo session at the end of the day. It’s cousins and aunts and uncles, everyone’s there! During my sessions that include more than one family, I switch it up, bouncing back and forth between kids and family. That way everyone gets a break. No one has to be ‘on’ the whole time. Scheduling a session with extended family is such a great idea. I love the dynamic that happens between all the relatives.
photos taken in Huntington Beach // Huntington Beach Family Photographer, Kristin Eldridge
I’ve always wanted to do mini-sessions with kids and their pets. And what a better time than Valentine’s Day! I know some will ask, so I’ll start off by answering the question…can you book this mini-session if you don’t have a pet? YES. But, it’s a great excuse to get some photos with your pet!
Here’s the details:
January 24 (HB Central Park) 2:30-4:00pm
January 25 (Long Beach Studio location) 11:00am-12:00pm
January 25 (Palos Verdes Area) 2:30-4:00pm
Sessions will be 30 minutes long and include all your digital images (cost: $300 just the kids, $400 include the parents)
Did you want to through in a few Valentine props? Sure, just let me know and I’ll bring some along.
It’s not often that I photograph twins, so when I do, it’s pretty special! These guys were born early, so we had to wait a little for them to come home. After spending a few hours with them, I learned he’s always hungry and she’s definitely the GIRL. This sweet family stole my heart…and I can’t wait to see more of them as they grow up.
//twin newborn photography by Kristin Eldridge
It’s been so long since I’ve blogged, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it. Thankfully I made it through the holiday rush, which went right up to a few days ago. Babies were born, families loved on each other and I was there to document every moment. This year, I was at the lemon groves, the beach, urban walls and more. How I love all my sweet sweet families! I’ll be taking the next few quiet days and hugging my own sweet family.
I’m adding 3 more options for mini-sessions. If you got busy, here’s your chance to get photos in time for your holiday card and gifts!
As always, the session fee is $100 and there is flat fee of $425 for all of your digital images re-touched and ready to print!
December 6- Long Beach park location 2:30, 2:50, 3:10 and 3:30pm
December 7- HB Central Park 3:00, 3:20, 3:40 and 4:00pm
December 7- Long Beach studio session 10:40, 11:00, 11:20 and 11:40am
It’s a party! I love this fringy new holiday backdrop for Rascals to Rebels. It’s perfect for pretty much any color. I love it with dark red, but it would also be so pretty with pale pink or any lighter color holiday dress. Don’t forget to go by the store to make your purchase so you can sign up for a time slot on November 8 and 9.
Okay friends…this is it! Here are my last mini-session dates for 2014. If you missed the October dates, I still have one or two openings left…so feel free to inquire about those.
Here’s how it works…The sessions are 20 minutes long and they are $100 (for the session fee). There’s an additional flat rate of $425 for all your digital images for your own printing and sharing. You’ll be set up for success with helpful tips for printing and resources.
How do you book a session? You can either email or call me. OR you can click here to pay for your session fee and in the notes section, let me know which date and time you prefer.
Sunday November 2
2:30, 2:50, 3:10, 3:30pm
Everyone’s heard of Huntington Beach Central Park, but I have my own favorite secrets spots at this park!
Tuesday November 11 (this is Veteran’s Day, so you may have it off work/school)
3:30, 3:50, 4:10 and 4:30pm
I love this beach for it’s simple background and there’s also little bits of greenery to mix into your photos.
Saturday November 15
3:10, 3:30, 3:50 and 4:00pm
The lemon groves are just the right height for kids. Sometimes there’s lemons and sometimes they’re already picked, but the rows and rows of small trees are so pretty in pictures.
Sunday November 16
3:30, 3:50, 4:10 and 4:30pm
I’m going to include this location in November as well as October because it’s been such a hit. You can’t beat Laguna Beach!
Back in December we experienced a blessing and a curse. It started with a funky smell in my cabinet and ended with my floors being torn up from a water leak. The insurance paid for new floors, so I decided to go a totally different direction from the dark hardwood that we had and chose a very light gray toned wood.
We had to decide what we were going to do about these walls while we were moved out of the house. I went back and forth and eventually decided to have them painted white. Here’s what the end result looks like…and I’ll tell you about the road it took to get there!
After living with the walls a solid white color, we decided it needed a little texture. And, to be honest, we just missed the warmth of the previous wood wall.
The first thing we did was add a rug. My brother bought it in the Middle East and the colors and textures were perfect with the white. After that, I found some kilim at the flea market and changed up the pillows to match. Next we sanded the wall. We just used a regular orbital sander with heavy duty sand paper. It took a LONG time, like all day. It ended up being too contrast-y, so I went over the top of it with liming wax. It covered most of the dark wood and the end result was a very muted distressed white wall.
After we got the wall how we wanted, I played around with an installation above the pillows. I hung the felt hearts above last February, and it got me thinking about what else I could hang. I settled on a rough fabric and yarn creation. The fabrics were purchased in downtown LA and it’s just a combination of knots with denim, linen, yarn and rope.
The last addition was the blanket at the end of the bed. I bought a piece of wool and just added yarn pom-poms to the edge. Perfect!