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

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September 2009

28Sep

Halloween Costumes [Personal Musings]

Lately my days have been filled with catch-up activities…like delivering orders, scheduling ordering sessions and sifting through the hundreds of pictures that happen when you do 32 mini-sessions in back to back weekends.

And of course in the middle of it all, I spilled coffee on my wireless keyboard.  Perfect timing, right!?

After all the work is taken care of, I’ve been spending my afternoons and weekends with the kids looking through books of Halloween costumes.  Minds are changed countless times and we never know if it will be sweltering or if it will actually feel like fall.  Because it’s no fun to be a power ranger in temperatures near 100!

Ever since Jillian was born, she’s dressed up as a princess in some form.  This will be the first year she WILL NOT be a princess!  You’ll have to wait to see her costume, and all I can say about the boys is hello, 80′s throw-back!

Here’s Jillian last year, as you guessed it…a princess.

-Kristin

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26Sep

Little Sisters [Orange County Children's Photographer]

Being at Hume Lake this weekend…surrounded by trees, water and lots of dirt…reminded me of growing up in Montana.  We did a lot of camping and a LOT of pretend play.  We would play this game with my littlest sister where she was an indigenous tribeswoman…speaking no English.  We would translate for her and she wore feathers we found in the woods.  She did the “dirt dance, which basically meant that we were all filthy by the time we came home.

I’m sure my parents loved it.  :)

Since a post isn’t a post without a picture, here’s a sweet picture of the cutest red-headed sisters.  And I loved their little Crew Cuts outfits!

Have a great weekend!

-Kristin

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24Sep

Woof [Newport Pet Photographer]

I’ve been doing 15 minute “mini-sessions” for several years now and feel like I have it down to a science.  I can get the best smiles and laughs out of children in just a few short minutes while keeping on schedule.  Now it’s time to mix things up a bit!

The Anthropologie in Newport (Fashion Island) is having an event just for dogs and they asked me to do my thing!  To say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement. :)

If you’re in the area and you have a dog…bring them by the store to sign up for a mini photo session!

401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

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22Sep

Little Girls & Tutus [Rascals to Rebels Photographer]

How can you not have fun while wearing a tutu!?

This little cutie came out for her one year pictures at The Rascals to Rebels Event in Huntington Beach.  Look at those eyelashes!  I thought only boys got eyelashes that long and curly. :)

I think I might have to require that tutus be worn by all one year olds at photo sessions. :)

-Kristin

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18Sep

H&M Kids Clothes [Huntington Beach Children's Photographer]

I gotta tell ya…I love clothes.  When clients show up in cute outfits…I am so inspired.  I love the way that a well-put together outfit can take a photo shoot to the next level of cuteness. :)

H&M is one of my favorite places to shop for my own kids and I was thrilled with Kathy showed up with her kids decked out head to toe in H&M Fall.  LOVE!  The boys skinny jeans are amazing and the pricing on everything at H&M is super affordable.

There were SO many cute outfits today…I can’t wait to share more on the blog in the next few days!

-Kristin

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16Sep

It’s no secret [Rascals to Rebels-Rossmoor Photographer]

I love newborns…everything about them…the way they arch their back, then curl up.  The smell, oh my goodness.  They just smell new.  And tiny fingers and toes…so cute.

All this to say, I was more than tickled to hear that someone signed up for the Rascals to Rebels mini-sessions while she was pregnant.  She knew she was having a c-section and that date happened to be a week before the Rascals to Rebels event.  What perfect timing.  Little Cole would be a week old, the best time to have newborn pictures taken.  My only complaint was that 15 minutes just wasn’t enough time. :)

He did, however, curl up on my woven chair and smile at me.  Perfect.

I’m in love…

-Kristin

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14Sep

As Seen On [Dallas Morning News/Party Perfect Blog]

Hudson’s first birthday party pictures have been making the rounds!  The post started back in June, but I didn’t get around to blogging about it until recently.  Then Hudson’s mom, Laura–style blogger extraodinaire suggested I submit the pictures to Party Perfect.

Sara Hicks Malone, who writes Party Perfect, is a former art director for Martha Stewart baby and kids magazines.  She has great taste and a great blog…I was so excited when she wrote me back right away with a link to my very own post on her blog!!

I love what she wrote…especially the title.  So creative!

After that was posted, I was contacted a few weeks later, by Amy Twomey, a writer for the Dallas Morning News.  She wanted to run a story about children’s birthday parties, and guess what…she loved my photos.  Woot!  Today, my work was featured on The Dallas Morning news blog in a write up on children’s birthday parties.  It’s the 5th most read blog right now, so it’s pretty exciting!!

Big thanks to Laura, for nudging me to send the photos in.  Who knows what else will come out of it!

-Kristin

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13Sep

Outfits of the Day [Rascals to Rebels Photographer]

So, it’s no secret that I love kids in color for photos.  Go bold…it always pays off.  Kids have such perfect skin tones and sparkly eyes. They can pull off colors that might be a little much for people over 18!

These little girls from yesterday totally stood out to me, because their outfits were fun and full of color.  I love the richness in the photos.  Way to go, mom!

I love to put together clothing inspiration boards for my clients and even shop for them.  The right clothing takes images from good to fabulous!!

-Kristin

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11Sep

Rascals to Rebels [Seal Beach Child Photographer]

I’m up to my eyeballs in cute pictures right now!  I love Rascals to Rebels and I love all the cutie pie kids that came by today.  I’ll be editing pictures for awhile, so I wanted to share a little stunner from the morning!

Have a great Friday!!

-Kristin

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10Sep

Lottery [Irvine Family Photographer]

I think I’ve won the lottery of cute families!  Lately, it’s been one after another. :)   Here’s one more to add to the list!

Hello, eyelashes!  He’s already got me smitten.

I have this thing for european clothes on kids…ahhhh so cute and fun with unexpected twists on the usual.

There’s nothing cuter than a boy and his dog…

Even though it’s still as hot as ever in Long Beach, this beautiful location made me feel like fall is just around the corner!  It’s such a great time for lighting…all mellow and golden.  Yum!

-Kristin

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