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

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June 2008

25Jun

Happy Go Lucky

I think the best way to describe two year old Amanda is happy-go-lucky.  She jumped out of the car at Half Moon Bay with a huge smile, despite an hour long car ride and being a little under the weather.  The entire session she just had fun, danced around and was a total sweetheart. :)
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And here's a little fun with mom and dad… IMG_7107 

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This was my last northern CA photo session…for now.  So, I'm glad I was able to go out with a bang!  If anyone will be visiting the southern CA area, I'm setting up shop in Long Beach. :)
-Kristin

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24Jun

Surviving the Heat

I survived the heat on Friday with Justin, Jordan, Jalen and their parents.  :)   They were absolute troupers as we walked through the park and even changed outfits several times. 
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The following family picture is one of my all time favorites…I just love how everything worked out with the layout.

IMG_6919 Here are some super cute pictures with mom and dad…

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Thanks guys!  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

-Kristin

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21Jun

Short on words…

This post is going to be short on words, because we're in the middle of a move.  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.  Harper is the cutest retro baby!  She just turned one. :)
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You are simply adorable, Harper!

-Kristin  

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19Jun

Robi & Kobi

This week I got the chance to photograph Nairobi and Jakobi…21 month old twins.  These guys were fast.  And I mean fast!  Thankfully, I had brought a wagon to corral them!
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 IMG_6269 Robi was so cute with her little 'cheeeese' every time the camera pointed in her direction.

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And her mom dresses her so well…I'm lovin' this outfit!

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I got a few serious/soulful shots too.

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Kobi was quite the charmer himself. :)

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Once he got laughing…he couldn't stop!

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Aren't these two the cutest!?

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Thanks for making the long drive out for our photo session!  Your family is so sweet!

-Kristin

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18Jun

Baker Beach

Way back in March, Arlene and I started talking about taking pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.  I did a little research and found out that Baker Beach was the place to be.  I was so excited to actually do these pictures!
IMG_5705 Bronson is such a scientific guy- this is him keeping an eye out for hermit crabs.
IMG_5696 Bronson is such a scientific guy- this is him keeping an eye out for hermit crabs.
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I told everyone to go run in the water for a bit.  The water was freeeezing!

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I love these pictures of Arlene and Ryan…

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IMG_5837And one last picture of Gavin having some fun!

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Thanks for the fun time at the beach!

-Kristin

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17Jun

Dacia

I start the planning for model portfolio shoots by looking at the child's picture and recommending colors/clothing/a location/etc.  From the moment her mom sent me her picture, I knew we'd be having lots of fun.  For starters, I want Dacia's haircut.  If not for myself, then for Jillian!
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We shot in between buildings and the light was amazing!

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After stopping for a bathroom break at Starbucks, I found this tufted velvet chair.  I knew Dacia would look amazing in it…wasn't I right??

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And lastly, a picture from my favorite pink ice cream store…Loards.

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Best of luck to you, Dacia!  I know your fun-loving spirit will go far in life!

-Kristin

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16Jun

Serious Guy

Meet Andrew…he's a pretty serious guy.
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During the family photo session, he was doing what all toddlers do, wander.  So, we decided to have Grandma read the kids a book.  I'm cracking up at his mischievous little expression as he wanders away from the group. :)
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He eventually wandered back to listen to the story…

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And this is the newest member of the family, Savannah.

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I was taking pictures of her in the excersaucer and couldn't pass up taking a photo of these chubby legs!

IMG_5405 Here is big sister, Vienna, blowing bubbles with Andrew.

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She is such a great big sister.  She helped me by holding her baby sister…so sweet!

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Here's mom and dad…now you know where the kids get their good looks!

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What a cute family!  Thanks for spending Saturday morning with me!

-Kristin

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15Jun

Shannon and her big brothers

We got a little bit of a rough start when Aiden fell and skinned his knee…before any pictures were taken.  But thankfully he was able to quickly dry his tears and have some fun!
This shot was taken when he was still recovering from his injury :(
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Three clicks later was this picture.  I love how kids bounce back!
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This is little brother, Brendan.  He is such a little ham!
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I loved the doorway of their home…and the lighting was really nice, so we took a few pictures there.
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Then they changed into more comfortable clothes and we headed over to the country club.

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The brothers were so cute together.  I got so many great shots, I have to share a few of my favorites!

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IMG_5016 Of course, Shannon was as cute as ever too!

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And here are a few more favorites from the day…

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You guys are such a CUTE family!!

-Kristin

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13Jun

Claudia+Gonzalo+baby

Sometimes I get a little pre-photo session jitters…whether it's about the lighting situation, organizing a large group of people or maybe just coming up with creative ideas.  This time my jitters were about parallel parking.  It's a little bit ridiculous that I'm a grown adult that cannot parallel park.  I know this.
Maybe I should back up.  When I took the drivers test in high school, I lived in Montana.  With about a hundred people in the entire state :) there's nor reason to parallel park.  So, when it came to that part of the test and I failed miserably, my instructor said, that's okay.  Here I am 17 years later, no better a parallel parker!
That brings me to yesterday.  I met Gonzalo and Claudia in San Francisco, where parallel parking is a MUST HAVE skill.  Brent went over the basics with me, using the boys' toy cars.  I felt pretty good until I saw how small the parking spaces were when I got there!  God smiled on me when Gonzalo met me in front of their house and literally drove my car around the block and parked it for me.  Wow…saved again.
Enough rambling about parking…on to the gorgeous Claudia.
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We started out at Claudia and Gonzalo's home, which had amazing details.  I loved how bright and airy their bedroom was, especially with all white bedding and pale blue walls.
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Their cat, Nut, kept wanting to join them on the bed, so he was finally allowed up for his photo-op!
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IMG_4674 I snapped this one as Claudia paused for a moment in the doorway.  I love this color on her!
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Next we went over to a local park for some outdoor shots with Claudia's mom.
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Claudia had so many great ideas for the photo session, including this hat…which I'm in love with!

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-Kristin

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12Jun

Elroy

Back in April, Brent and I went to Hawaii and Elroy came to watch the kids.  Elroy decided to bring his owners at the last minute to help him out…because 3 kids are a lot to handle for one dog!  At least that's how my kids looked at the situation.
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Ever since my parents have had an empty nest, Elroy has become their fifth child.  He has quite a personality, which is helped along by my mom.  She sends packages to the kids with dog prints and a return address of Elroy from Montana.
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My parents are amazing!  They watched the kids and a rowdy dog for the whole week.  Every day they did something fun like going to the zoo and waterslides in the backyard.  I think the kids were a little bummed when we came home!

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But, since Elroy is part of the family I can brag on him a little.  Not only can he smile for the camera-

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but he also does tricks.

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I got so many great pictures of Elroy, I decided to make an album for my mom.  :)

-Kristin

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