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

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12Aug

Red Balloons // Irvine Photographer

Here’s a little something to perk up your Tuesday morning!  This family brought the fun to their photo session.  I love collaborating with clients, but this mom had it nailed on her own.  Starting with a big bunch of red balloons, she styled pops of red into their wardrobe.  I love how it’s pulled together while looking effortless.

We met up at Old Towne Irvine.  The structure was an old grain and bean store house in the 1800′s.  Over the years it was a blacksmith’s shop, a hotel and a general store.  Each generation preserved the original building.  Now businesses operate here and it’s a fun place to explore!

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photos taken by Irvine Photographer, Kristin Eldridge

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23Jul

Golden Light Summer Mini-Sessions

These will be the last mini-sessions of the summer.  And the last time to take advantage of the summer pricing for mini-sessions before prices go up September 1.  Let’s enjoy sunset lighting at a beautiful park in Long Beach.

Here’s the details:  August 16th and 17th 6:00, 6:30, 7:00

*Yes, it’s later in the day, but trust me, the lighting is worth it.  Hopefully later summer bedtimes will work for us here!

**This type of session is for babies, kids or families.

$100 for a 30 minute session, special summer pricing for your digital images.  Click on the details + pricing link on the left to see pricing.

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

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20Jul

Laguna Beach Photographer

In Southern CA we sort of skipped ‘June Gloom’ this year and it went straight to July Gloom.  June was bright and sunny and wonderful.  July is full of overcast days.  Who knew!?  To be honest, I don’t really mind overcast at the beach.  It makes the photos take on a water color feel.  I do love bright beach photos as well.

The mini-sessions I had near Laguna Beach this year were one of those overcast days.  It was beautiful, but chilly to say the least.  I had brought a few blankets for sitting on and they ended up taking on a life of their own as super hero capes and blankets for snuggling.  I love the way they add to this photo session in a way I would never have anticipated.

This is a perfect example of letting the situations guide the photo sessions.  Ultimately as the photographer, I’m in control, but sometimes what I plan doesn’t work out how I was thinking it would.  Not being ‘stuck’ to my ideas lets me take advantage of a chilly day and some extra blankets.

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06Jul

Los Angeles Family Photographer // Scene Stealers

These brothers were scene stealers.  I came to their house to photograph baby Savannah, but these two gave her a run for her money in the cute department.  My 3 kids are close in age, so when I photograph a family that is similarly spaced, I feel like kindred spirits.  There’s just something about little boys and the way they interact as brothers.  It can be gentle and sweet with hugs and snuggles.  It can also be a little rambunctious.  And the mix of those things it’s what’s so endearing.  Add in a baby sister for them to cuddle and protect and it’s magic.

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// These photos were taken by Kristin Eldridge, a Los Angeles Family Photographer.

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29Jun

Long Beach Family Photographer // Sidewalk Dancing

I just finished up the Neighborhood sessions and I have to say, I’m sad they’re over.  For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been walking around my neighborhood, just having fun with all my favorite little people.  It is such a simple concept, but sometimes those are best!  When there’s only 15 minutes to dance around the sidewalk and be silly it puts the focus less on posing and more on authentic smiles.

// Photos taken in Long Beach by Long Beach Family Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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30May

Long Beach Family Photographer // Jacarandas

I wish I could show you my ten year school photo.  Let me re-phrase…you would die laughing if you saw me at ten.  Spoiler alert: the photo was heavy on the perm, the oversize glasses and the turtleneck.  When I look at my daughter who just turned ten, I’m blown away at her maturity.  The way she handles herself and moves through the world is much older than ten.  And I mean that in a good way.  Yes, she has her tween moments, but she has a lot of grace about her too.

For her ten year photos, I wanted to follow the jacarandas.  Every year I say I’m going to.  In Long Beach, May gives way to purple.  We drive under violet clouds and crush them with our feet with ever step on the sidewalk.  Long-time residents hate them and Brent even said he didn’t want to buy a house that lived under a jacaranda tree.  Their sticky sap can ruin carpets and paint jobs alike.

Jillian and I found a little cluster in Long Beach to do our photographs.  By mid-May, the branches were already starting to look a little bare.  But, now that we sit near the last day of may, I’m so glad that we made the time.  Their brief month of beauty is almost now forgotten.  Just like how nine years flew by.  And here come the double digits…

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// Photographs taken in Long Beach by a Long Beach Family Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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16May

June Summer Mini-Sessions at the Beach // Orange County Child Photographer

There’s something true about this saying…If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.  I’m gonna live by this saying.  This June, I’ll be headed back to the Long Beach Peninsula for photo sessions in the bay.  It’s my fourth year doing June sessions at this location and I never get tired of it.  BUT, I’m also going to through something new into the mix.  I’ll also be heading to Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point.  It’s gorgeous!  Light sand and water that’s bluer than blue.  It feels like Hawaii!

And if that’s not enough, check out my new summer pricing.  There’s something for everyone.  If you want a photo session for one child, your pricing is going to be different than a family of five.  All prices include all your digital images.  It’s just for summer, so don’t miss out!  Click on the Details + Pricing tab on the left.  And scroll down to see all the photos from these amazing locations!

Salt Creek Beach:  June 28 4:00-4:30, 4:30-5:00, 5:00-5:30, 5:30-6:00 (scroll down to see the dates/time for the Long Beach Peninsula)

Click here for pricing on mini-sessions.  To book your session, click the email or call buttons on the left.  Or you can pay for the session via Square Up and write the time you’d like in the notes section!

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Long Beach Peninsula: June 14 9:00-9:30, 9:30-10:00, 10:00-10:30, 10:30-11:00

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05May

Trabuco Canyon Photo Session // Orange County Family Photographer

I’ve had blogging on my to-do list for what felt like a week.  When I sat down to write this I realized it had been a month since I posted anything new.  Oops.  Man, how time flies!  We just finished Spring Break and with all the 80 degree days we’ve been spending time at the beach, at the pool, barbequing.  I feel like we’re getting a jump-start on summer.  Not that I’m complaining!

This photo session was out in Trabuco Canyon.  It’s one of my new favorite spots.  I’ve mentioned my childhood in Montana, so it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to rustic.  But, then mix in some mustard flowers.  LOVE.

Also love this sweet little family and the new addition they’ll be welcoming in a few short months…

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