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

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May 2008

31May

Part of the Family

I love when families want to include their dogs in some of their family pictures…because they ARE part of the family!  JJ was such a sweet family dog.  He wanted to be in every picture :) and he always looked right at me, like he knew I was taking his picture!
IMG_3581 The girls were so cute.  They were great at making each other laugh too!
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Such a lovely family…
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And this picture of Gina and Fred is one my favorites…
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Thanks for letting me hang out with you all yesterday! Enjoy the pictures…
-Kristin

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23May

Warning:Cute Overload

Now you can't say you haven't been warned!  This sweet family got their walking quota in for the day during our photo session.  I told them I'd bring them to all my secret spots…you know the kind that don't have directions.  You just have to duck into a neighborhood, find the trail head and get to just the right field, etc!
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Hayden just turned one today…Happy Birthday big guy!  And despite a big ol' tooth coming in, he was super happy and content.
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IMG_3051 I love being able to capture families in a natural way.  Hayden and his mom and dad were so comfortable and easy going, that it made my job a piece of cake!
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I know this is a lot of pictures to share, but there were too cute not to share!  And this is just the tip of the iceberg. :)
-Kristin

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22May

Speaking of…

…brothers, I got some cute shots of my boys last week too.  Like I said, my typical photo shoot is pretty wild!
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But, there was also some sweetness mixed in!
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This is exactly how they are with each other…Jake is very sweet and loving, Cooper is a zany ball of fun. :)
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I sure do love these guys!!
-Kristin 

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18May

Brothers

I think the relationship between brothers is so sweet.  Maybe it’s because I have my own two boys and I love it when Jake watches over Cooper or when Cooper will just give him a hug ‘just because.’ 
Marcus and Lucas have that adorable connection and when I came over for their photo session, one of my favorite moments was when Marcus read to Lucas in their chair.
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I think Lucas may have been a little distracted by me!  I loved how they were running around the house in their bare feet, so I also had to capture a little of that. :)
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My job is so fun because I get to see the world through a child’s eyes.  Getting down on their level and capture a moment of what it’s like to be them….
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Here was another moment where you can just imagine what it’s like to be four years old!
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And I don’t remember what I said here, but I’m obviously hilarious! :)
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I love love love the boys’ mini-boden outfits…
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Lastly, here’s a shot of the boys in the doorway…the gorgeous doorway, one of my favorite spots in their house!  And I love the contrast with the blue.
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Christy, thanks for being so helpful with snacks and beverages on hand at all times, catching kids running down hills and all the rest!  I had a pleasure meeting you all!
-Kristin

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16May

It must be so easy

That’s what people tell me about photographing my own kids.  When, in all honesty, photographing my kids is wayyyy harder than anyone elses. 
When I tell them to get close, something that starts out as this:
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Quickly turns into this…Jillian licking her closest brother.
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And before I know it, they’re rolling around on the ground!  Anyway, it’s always fun…so who cares if it’s hard!!  I had a cancellation this week and told myself earlier that every cancellation meant a booked session with one of my own kids.  This time was Jake’s turn.
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Jake’s getting pretty big, so we had to be creative.  Sitting there to pose just wouldn’t do.  I saw another photographer take musical instruments into an open field and knew I’d hit the jackpot.  I wanted to put my own twist on the idea. 
Jake is such a musician.  His Nana and Papa, not to mention his dad are all musically talented.  The drums are Jake’s specialty.
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This is all I’ve got edited so far…I’ll share more later!
-Kristin

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13May

Mother’s Day

I know this is late to do a post on Mother’s Day, but it’s too cute not to share.  Jillian’s preschool class did a little presentation for the mom’s, so I brought my camera along.
This is her handing me what she had made. :)
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My friend Maggie took this one of us together.
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And Jillian wanted a picture with her teacher, Mrs. Kaufman.  All three of my kids have had Mrs. Kaufman as a teacher and many of my 30 something friends had her as a teacher too!  She is the sweetest lady and Jillian is always spouting advice that she has learned from her.  :)
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We got to stay and watch our kids do their thing, so the first thing Jillian did was dress up.  Hmmm, where does she get that from!?  Although, in this picture I think she looks like she is a seventies child!
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Here is story-time…
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And a picture with on of her best friends!
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-Kristin

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10May

In love…

…with a three year old!  You might remember this little guy  from my Easter mini-sessions. 
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Caleb’s mom invited me back to their house to do a full family session and Caleb was cuter than ever!!  When I asked everyone to move locations, he would say ‘great idea’ and ‘sure’ when I asked him to move his hands, for example.  He even replied ‘sure’ when I offered him a job as my assistant. :)
Caleb’s little sister is equally as cute and let me put her in the hands of her big brother, which sometimes worked out better than others!
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Here are a few family shots I got from today…
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And one last one of mom and dad…awwww!  The scenery couldn’t have been more beautiful.  I was really lucky to be able to visit their parents’ property on a perfectly sunny day.
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Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys…and Caleb…I’ll be sending you a job application!
-Kristin

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08May

Dominique

I’ve been busy lately with Models, Inc.- which means tons of cute kids!  Dominique and her family met me at the park yesterday for a whirlwind of outfits and fun.  She has such a spunky personality. :)
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We called this her ‘funky’ hair-do!
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And her mom brought so many cute outfits, I had a really hard time choosing which ones to photograph her in!
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You were so much fun to work with, Dominique!  I know you’ll go far. :)
-Kristin

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07May

It all comes together

When I do a portfolio shoot for child models, I don’t get to meet them until the day of.  So, over the phone and through email, I’m helping their parents decide on clothing and a location.
Sometimes it just all comes together, like in the case of Caleb.  Everything his mom brought for him was perfect.  The lighting was great and the weather couldn’t have been better.  Caleb was a good sport, changing outfits many many times and running around the park with me. 
Here’s how it all turned out…
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Best of luck to you, Caleb!
-Kristin

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