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

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August 2007

30Aug

First Day of School

Yesterday marks a important day in the Eldridge household…the first day of school for both my boys.  One begins kindergarten, one begins first grade.  It was an exciting morning packing lunches and getting out brand new backpacks! 
Here’s the first grader…looking very serious about his first day.
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Thinking about being on his own without mom all day!
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Here’s my kindergartener…
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Off they go…to face the world.
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Baby sister, waving goodbye, as they drove away.
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The new classrooms…
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And this image just makes me smile!
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-Kristin

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29Aug

Open Fields…and a little Grunge

For the last part of our bridal session I took Janelle to a large open field for some romance-inspired pictures.  From there we found a construction site and had fun with color and texture.   Not quite "romance-inspired" but lots of fun!
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Here comes the bit of grunge…a little different, but I love it!
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Now these ones were tough to take…I was trying to focus Janelle behind the chain link fence.  It’s harder than you think! 
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Lastly some close-ups….I couldn’t decide which I liked better, black & white or color.  What do you think?
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-Kristin

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28Aug

Janelle…part two

I love the editing of this one…she looks timeless. 
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Janelle was balanced on a tree stump for this shot…yet she looks so peaceful!
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It was quite windy, which made for some cool veil shots!

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We also went to an open field…more to come tomorrow!
-Kristin

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27Aug

Bridal Portraits…Janelle

Last weekend, I shot bridal portraits of Janelle.  We went to several different locations to get a variety of looks.  This first post are the pictures we took on the Five Canyons trails.  Janelle was a game for anything…I had her balancing on tree trunks and climbing up muddy paths.  It was worth it, because…wow…isn’t she stunning!?
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More to come in later!
-Kristin

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26Aug

Birthdays!

These sisters share the same birthday!  Taylor just turned 3 and Madison just turned one.  I love the interaction between siblings and there’s an extra special connection between sisters.  It was high noon when I shot did this session, so I figured indoors would be a better option. 
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When I arrived, their mom had outfit choices laid out.  We decided that Taylor should wear a pair of fall-ish brown boots with her mini-skirt.  Taylor decided she should wear polka-dotted rain boots with her  mini-skirt.  I said, let’s go with it…she’ll take better pictures if she’s happy with her shoes!  And I’m so glad we let Taylor have the say…her rain boots SO fit her personality and just MAKE many of these pictures!
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Baby sister, Madison, is at that age where you smile at her and she gives you this look like she thinks the world of you and a toothy smile to go with it!
I took this picture right after her mom got her up from her  nap…doesn’t she look like the old-fashioned "Gerber Baby!?"
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I think this is my favorite picture of sweet Madison…
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Thanks girls for letting me chase you around your house! 
-Kristin

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25Aug

Expecting

A while ago I got together with my friends Joe and Mandy to document the last few weeks of her pregnancy.  It was my first maternity shoot and they were fabulous.  They let me do my thing, which included shooting in a laundry mat and a dirty old alley.  Joe and Mandy are so spunky and cool- I hope these pictures show their personalities. 
Their baby, Henry, was just born on Thursday and they’ve already agreed to let me take pictures of his newborn sweetness.  They will be unique and wonderful parents…congratulations guys!
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24Aug

Upgraded

I recently upgraded to this and boy has it been fun!  These pictures were all taken with the 5d and a 24-70 lens.  I recruited Brent and we hiked all the way up to a clearing and let the kids have fun while I shot away. 
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24Aug

The Best Place to Start

For  years now  I’ve been armed with my canon rebel
taking pictures of these cuties.  I think the best place to start as a
photographer is with your own family.  You know their personalities and
they’re available for photo shoots  any time!  Not that it’s easy…my
three are constantly on the move, so if I capture a shot like this, I’m
thanking my lucky stars.

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Most often, I find my images look more like this.  Not posed, but when I look at them I say…that is so "them!"
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