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

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14May

Wood Plank Wall DIY

We recently completed a project in our bedroom (a diy wood plank wall) that has me dragging every stranger and friend into our house to show it off!  The inspiration came from the walls that are inside the OC Mart Mix.  We know our limits…so we knew we’d need some help on this project.  We enlisted our contractor to help us with the final installation, but the leg work started with us.

First off, we headed to Lowes to purchase pine.  Lots and lots of 1×4 pine boards.  After hauling all that wood home, we started distressing.  I’m talking everything from kitchen utensils to an ax.  Brent set up a little work station for us in the backyard and we lined up all the wood for staining.  This process took quite a bit of time and about 5 cans of stain.  I mixed some of the colors and tried to apply them un-evenly so they would have a worn look.

Here’s where the contractor comes in…he and Brent cut the boards into various sizes and then he nailed them to the wall with a nail gun.  He used some spacers so that some of the pieces would be lifted and create a less-than-perfect look, which is what we were going for.

We also decided to have him wire some sconces on each side.  I went with this sconce from Lowe’s and left off the light shade for a more industrial look.  Later, we installed wire baskets to the wall for night stands.  I ended up changing out my pillows to these kilim ones and made the graphic black and white pillow for contrast.  Oh and the black and white photos are a mix of old photos and instagram photos attached with washi tape.

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//photography by Kristin Eldridge in Long Beach

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13May

The Best Photo Spots in Long Beach // Child Photographer Los Angeles County

 

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Pssst.  Can I let you in on a little secret?  I love scouting for photo shoot locations/the best spots in Long Beach.  I’ll be driving around pretty much anywhere in Los Angeles, see something awesome, and slam on the brakes (slash) quickly pull over to document the details.

This park in Long Beach (technically it’s Lakewood) has been a favorite for awhile.  And in the past, I’ve been a little secretive about my locations because I work really hard to find some of them.  But, honestly, I’m not the child photographer that keeps going back to the same spot over and over.  I get bored.  I like to switch things up!  So, while I’ll still hold some locations as ‘new’ for my clients (because I believe that’s part of why you hire me), I wanted to start sharing a few spots that I think would be fun for those of you that are looking for new photo shoot locations.

Monte Verde Park

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09May

A Litttle Exploration // Orange County Child Photography

A month or so ago, I got to go exploring with a friend.  It’s these moments that help me stay refreshed and focused on what I love to do.  Photographing children and babies in the same locations in Long Beach is great, but I love to change things up every now and then!  That’s why it’s fun to scout new locations for my clients and come up with fun ideas for future photo sessions!

If you’re in Los Angeles or Orange County, consider booking a photo session this spring or summer.  It’s my favorite time to shoot in Southern California…everything is green and the weather is perfect!

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16Apr

Brothers [Los Angeles Child Photographer]

I’ve been photographing them both pretty much since they came out of their mama’s tummy.  And it just keeps getting better!  I love seeing these brothers grow.  Life is sweet, my friends!

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09Apr

Baby Kendall [Orange County Newborn Photographer]

Photographing babies is always special, but photographing the baby of someone you know is the icing on the cake.  And, when that baby is over-the-top cute and so cooperative you have to keep checking that she’s a real baby, you just pinch yourself!

Here’s Baby Kendall and all the hats, baskets and blankets she modeled for me!

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07Apr

Triplet Photo Session [Los Angeles Baby Photographer]

One of my recent photo sessions was triplet head shots for their agency, Zuri Model and Talent. 

Here are the boys…

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When identical boys like this are booked, the agency will want them to look as similar as possible in the photos.  They will typically get cast for one role, so they want to be able to double for each other!

Cuteness runs in this family, because the boys’ sister is a stunner and she’s also modeling with Zuri!

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02Apr

Baby Mackenna [Long Beach Newborn Photographer]

‘Making the decision to have a child- it’s momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go outside your body.’

-Elizabeth Stone

Oh how I love to see first time parents.  These tiny little bundles change them.  Life will never be the same and you never knew you could love someone so much!

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//newborn photography at my studio in Long Beach, CA

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30Mar

Wildflower Mini-Sessions [Orange County Child Photographer]

More spring mini-sessions coming up!  The wildflowers are starting pop up here and there, so by mid-April they’ll be perfect for photo sessions.  I’m going to wait until the week before to pick the exact location (to see which of my favorites has the best flower growth), but it will be in Long Beach, Seal Beach or Huntington Beach.

Here’s the details:  $100 for a 20 minute session  The first 2 to sign up for April 20 and the first 2 to sign up for April 21 will get a free digital image with their purchase. [info@kristineldridge.com or 562.980.6480]

April 20 5:40-6:00, 6:00-6:20, 6:20-6:40, 6:40-7:00

April 21st 5:40-6:00, 6:00-6:20, 6:20-6:40, 6:40-7:00

As you can see, the times are in the evening, because there’s just nothing better than sunset lighting in a field of long grass and wildflowers!  This could be a great Mother’s Day gift or think ahead for Father’s Day!

 

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29Mar

Sharing Your Story [Happy Family Habits]

It’s no surprise that I love photos!  I’ve decided to dig out some old photos albums and share them with my kids.  We’ve had a blast telling stories and giving them a glimpse of who we were as kids.  Not much different from them!  Head over to Modern Parents Messy Kids and check out my post on Happy Family Habits…Sharing your Story.

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28Mar

Rascals to Rebels Mini-Sessions [Orange County Child/Baby Photographer]

Hey y’all!  With Easter coming up this Sunday, I wanted to share the mini photo sessions that happened a few weeks ago at Rascals to Rebels.  If you haven’t been to this children’s boutique (in Rossmoor) yet, you need to go check it out!  They have a great selection of clothes and toys…plus their staff is some of the nicest people you’ll meet!

On to the photos!  Check out all these cuties…

Do you recognize these twins on the right below?  They play the baby Christine Angela Booth on the show, Bones.  They’re adorable!

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