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

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09Apr

Photographing Newborns // Orange County Newborn Photographer

Photographing newborns is such an intimate session.  I love having a slow two hours to spend with each family.  I’m not running around like I do at outdoor sessions with families.  The pace is slow and patience is key.  Especially when it comes to involving older siblings.  I’ve written about how to photograph newborns with their siblings here and more newborn tricks of the trade here.  But, sometimes, they just make it totally easy on me and do everything I nicely ask.  :)   Either way, getting photographs of a new family is so rewarding and one of my favorite parts of my job.

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01Apr

Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions // Orange County Photography

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If you’ve never had portraits with your children, this is the perfect opportunity.  I’ve scouted the most amazing location…it’s peaceful, idyllic and just about perfect.  I’m offering 30 minute sessions (instead of the normal 20) for $100 and a free digital image to the first four that sign up and pay for their session.  I wanted to include some extra time here because, really it truly is gorgeous!  Now, even though this is the perfect session for moms….you can also book it for just the kids or the whole family!

The sessions will be held in Trabuco Canyon on April 26.  I’ll start with 3:30 (filled), 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 (filled) and 5:30.  To secure your spot, either pay through square (all your info will come to me an email) or you can call or email (contact buttons on the left.)

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19Mar

Pink Chicken Commerical Photo Shoot // Child Photography in Orange County

Today, I’m headed out with some cute kids to scout.  It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of running a business.  I get weighed down by the mundane, so this little experience of looking for new places that inspire me puts the wind back in my sail.  I can’t wait to share new places with you that will have you ooohing and ahhing right along with me!

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// This photo was recently taken at a commercial child photography session in Orange County.

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18Mar

Grandparents // Laguna Beach Family Photographer

It’s special when grandparents are able to be at a photo session.  Not only do they get to make lasting memories with their grandkids, but they have been through parenthood.  They’ve seen it all.  So, they add a laid-back vibe that is wonderful when things can stressful trying to get little ones to cooperate.

If the grandparents are going to be in town (or they already live here) consider adding them to your photo session.  It’ll make your life a whole lot easier.  And, you get the added bonus of photographing them with their grand kids.  Hello, perfect present!

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17Mar

Family Photo Session // Orange County

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Such a poignant reminder that when life is less than ideal, not only do we need to cope, but we need to grow.  After a particularly rough week, I was happy to have a weekend with good photo sessions.  People that love each other and let me in to capture it all.

**If you are interested in a couch photo session, I have a few spots left on March 30.  Email or call to sign up. (Contact buttons on the left.)

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14Mar

Rascals to Rebels Spring Mini-Sessions // Rossmoor Children’s Photographer

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Hey!  It’s been awhile since I’ve been back at the store.  Christmas was a loooong time ago.  This the upcoming photo sessions, I painted a backdrop with fresh colors that highlight spring.  I’m loving chambray for boys against the backdrop, and all the fun Easter dresses will look amazing too!

Here’s how it works…head into Rascals to Rebels and make a minimum $50 purchase.  Then you’ll be able to sign up for a 15 minute session.  (Can’t make it in?  Call the store to purchase a $50 gift card and they’ll sign you up over the phone.  You can shop at your convenience and still save your spot.)  I’ll be at the store on April 5 from 1-3pm and April 6 from 11am to 1pm doing the mini-sessions.  It’s for kids 12 and under with a maximum of 3 kids per session.  A few days later you’ll be proofing your images online and ordering what you like!  Easy as that and you get them back in time for Easter.

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12Mar

Carmen’s Family // Orange County Family Photographer

I love when all the starts align.  Carmen, the owner of Hip at Heart, emailed me about booking a last minute session in December.  We coordinated our schedules and I was able to fit her in before one of my previously booked sessions at a rural park.  We were texting as she was driving and I was telling her the grass was still a little wet.  At the last minute we ditched the park plan and met in the parking lot of a Jewish synagogue.

The result was nothing short of perfection…the casually chic get-up was able to shine with the simple background.  Not only was everything aesthetically pleasing, the kids were as sweet as can be.  We hugged it out in the parking lot with hopes to do it again soon!

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10Mar

Arrow Pendant DIY + Update

Here’s a sneak peek at Jillian’s grown-up room…

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I also guest blogged about how I made the arrow pendant/banner over on Little Skye Children’s Boutique.  Go check it out!

In other news…I added a new date for the Spring mini-sessions with the couch.  March 30!  I have a few more Sunday afternoon spots left, so contact me (buttons on the left) to book your spot.

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04Mar

Spring Mini-Sessions // Seal Beach Photography

Edited:  March 15 is full.  I have several spots open now on my new date March 30 in the afternoon.

Spring Mini-Sessions!  Here’s the details…

March 15, 4:00, 4:20, 4:40, 5:00, 5:20, 5:40

Seal Beach Location
**If these times fill up quickly, I will add a new date.

$100 for a 20 minute session.  The first three to sign up will get $200 off the mini-session CD. (Email for details.)
**I will have this couch at the sessions, but if you’d prefer just the greenery, you don’t have to use it.

To book a session, either email info@kristineldridge.com or call 562-980-6480

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