Kristin Eldridge http://kristineldridge.com Long Beach Baby Child Family Photographer Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:22:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Orange County Valentine’s Day Mini-sessions http://kristineldridge.com/kids/orange-county-valentines-day-mini-sessions/ http://kristineldridge.com/kids/orange-county-valentines-day-mini-sessions/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:22:45 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10894 Read More]]> Celebrate Valentine’s with a mini-session for your kids or the whole family!  You can use my valentine’s day themed (simple) props or just use the scenery and take photos you’ll love forever.

The mini-sessions will be on February 4 at Huntington Beach Central Park.  The session fee is $100 and the digital image fee is $300 for kids and $350 for the whole family.

Click the link below to sign up and reserve your session.  Directions will be emailed once you book your session.

February 4 2:30pm

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February 4 4:00pm

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Newport Beach Newborn Photography http://kristineldridge.com/babies/newport-beach-newborn-photography/ http://kristineldridge.com/babies/newport-beach-newborn-photography/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:13:15 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10888 Read More]]> At the end of this at home Newport Beach newborn photography session, we headed out to the beach for a few additional shots.  It was a little chilly, but I’m so glad we did.  The baby was all snuggled and warm, so she was happy and content for this part of the shoot.  She’ll most likely grow up by the beach, so I love that her first days of life are documented there.

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**Photos taken by Kristin Eldridge, Newport Beach newborn photographer

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Costa Mesa Family Photographer http://kristineldridge.com/kids/costa-mesa-family-photographer/ http://kristineldridge.com/kids/costa-mesa-family-photographer/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:44:42 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10881 Read More]]> I love working with kids.  They don’t have any pretenses.  And they aren’t conformed by social norms.  If they want to do something, they just do it.  And I love it!  It’s what makes them kids.  And they grow out of it eventually.  So, it’s super sweet to have these little moments during the photo session when they just let their personality shine.

During this particular session with twins, he was reserved and she was silly and funny and moving all around.  Even the multi-colored nails were just HER.  Love it!

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Newport Beach Family Photography http://kristineldridge.com/families/newport-beach-family-photography/ http://kristineldridge.com/families/newport-beach-family-photography/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:06:26 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10848 Read More]]> My favorite shots always tend to the be the ones where you don’t even know I’m there.  I love when families are in the moment and they forget this is a photo shoot.  The moment captured forever is a true glimpse into life.  Because kids only like to be tickled for so long.  And bear hugs that lead end up in belly laughs won’t last forever.  So, let’s make it happen and forget all about the camera.

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Basic Invite Baby Announcements and First Birthday Invitations http://kristineldridge.com/babies/basic-invite-baby-announcements-and-first-birthday-invitations/ http://kristineldridge.com/babies/basic-invite-baby-announcements-and-first-birthday-invitations/#respond Sat, 01 Oct 2016 20:00:24 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10782 Read More]]> If you’re a detail-oriented person like me, you want the colors of your birth announcement just perfect. And sometimes, websites only have a limited amount of colors. What I love about Basic Invite is that they are one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it, down to the littlest detail.

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I just created this birth announcement and was looking for the perfect peachy-pink to compliment the baby’s skin tone. I was able to customize the back of the card and add the same peach-pink in the text and graphic design. Each element on the card has it’s own color options, which make the process so customized.

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Not only does Basic Invite have a lot of colors to choose from, they also have so many design templates. I had fun putting together a few different announcements and had the samples sent to me. Days later, I was checking them out to see which I liked best. With color and layout, it’s nice to see the design in person….especially before ordering multiples. If I wanted to make any adjustments, it was an easy process. They even sent me an email to see how I liked the design samples I received.

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First Birthday Invitations were another product that I had fun creating on the site. I was able to customize the envelope color and get this…all of envelope styles are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one.

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Using Basic Invite was a breeze. From choosing designs and colors to the follow-up by their customer service team, I knew I was going to love the end result. And with their sample system, if I didn’t love my first choice, I could try another sample. By the time I am ready to order boxes of announcements or invitiations, I’m in love with every detail of the card.

 

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Orange County Family Photographer http://kristineldridge.com/families/orange-county-family-photographer-3/ http://kristineldridge.com/families/orange-county-family-photographer-3/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:44:30 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10753 Read More]]> Orange County Family Photographer

I have 2 boys, so I’m pretty comfortable around them.  It didn’t always start that way.  I have 2 sisters, so there was a lot of pink going on when I was a kid.  But, raising my own boys has taught me to get my hands dirty.  I’m all about the rough and tumble.  Boys have so much energy, it’s my job to corral all that energy during a photo session.  I love the way this session turned out.  There was tree-climbing and stick-fighting and lots of hugs in between.

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Laguna Beach Maternity Photography http://kristineldridge.com/maternity/laguna-beach-maternity-photography/ http://kristineldridge.com/maternity/laguna-beach-maternity-photography/#respond Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:42:18 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10745 Read More]]> Laguna Beach Maternity Photography

I love when clients thoroughly think out the look of their shoot.  We work together to come up with a concept and there’s lots of prepping and planning on both part.  My client chose her dress and headpiece (gorgeous!) for a soft beach setting.  I suggested a rocky cove.  We met at the early morning hour of 7am (that’s commitment!) so we could get soft lighting.  The whole look was amazing.  She also had her hair and makeup done (worth it!) for the shoot.  The whole look came together so well.  And we ended the shoot with her getting in the ocean.  I love the look of a drapey dress that’s wet with salty ocean water.  Gorgeous!

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Long Beach Newborn Photographer http://kristineldridge.com/babies/10404/ http://kristineldridge.com/babies/10404/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:34:23 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10404 Read More]]> Photos by Long Beach Newborn Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

Hello, nice to meet you.  Newborn sessions are so sweet because really, this new little being has only been on this side of the womb for a week or so.  They’ve heard your voice and felt your warmth, but they’re still getting accustomed to the sites and sounds of the world.  And you’re still learning their coos and cries.

This sweet little newborn session took place in my studio in Long Beach.  Just the soft, simple white wall, parents and their brand new baby girl.

All the heart eyes for this one.

 

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One Year Photo Session Ideas http://kristineldridge.com/babies/one-year-photo-session-ideas/ http://kristineldridge.com/babies/one-year-photo-session-ideas/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:42:38 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10394 Read More]]> One Year Photo Session Ideas

I see lots of one year photo session ideas…but the most recent one I photographed was just too cute.  I had to share it with you!  Instead of doing a cake smash, this mom put together a variety of edible finger paints.  I love that moms are more conscious when it comes to what they are giving their children to eat.  Not that I’m against a cake smash.  If there’s a time to give your baby sugar, I think that’s the time!

This one year old’s favorite food is Fage yogurt.  So, her mom used the yogurt to create finger paints.  She put them in cute containers and dyed them with natural dye.  We used a white piece backdrop paper for the floor.  Hello, easy clean up!  I got set to go and mom put her down.  It was non-stop fun for a good 10 minutes!  And I love the way the photos turned out.

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Family Photography Huntington Beach http://kristineldridge.com/families/family-photographer-huntington-beach/ http://kristineldridge.com/families/family-photographer-huntington-beach/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:54:29 +0000 http://kristineldridge.com/?p=10381 Read More]]> Family Photography Huntington Beach

Sometimes we (meaning me, the photographer, and you the client) go into a photo session with an agenda.  There are certain shots we want to get, there’s a certain feel we want to convey in the photos.  We have expectations.  And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Expectations and ideals help us get where we’re going.  But, sometimes, we let those things get in the way of a really great moment.

As I’m working with you, if I feel like we’re just fighting against the current, I’ll stop.  I’ll tell you it’s not worth it and we should let the moments lead us and not the other way around.  Sure, I’m directing this photo shoot, but there are times where you need to stop and cuddle your toddler.  Or you need to let your little girl stop to pick up shells because that’s what she’s dying to do.  Most times, I’ll be able to come back around to that perfect family photo you were dreaming of.  But, I don’t want you to miss out on those little in between moments.  If it feels too difficult, it probably is.  And we should stick to the fun stuff.

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Check out more family photography at the beach here.

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