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

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03Oct

November Mini-Session Dates for Los Angeles and Orange County

Okay friends…this is it!  Here are my last mini-session dates for 2014.  If you missed the October dates, I still have one or two openings left…so feel free to inquire about those.

Here’s how it works…The sessions are 20 minutes long and they are $100 (for the session fee).  There’s an additional flat rate of $425 for all your digital images for your own printing and sharing.  You’ll be set up for success with helpful tips for printing and resources.

How do you book a session?  You can either email or call me.  OR you can click here to pay for your session fee and in the notes section, let me know which date and time you prefer.

Saturday November 1

2:40, 3:00, 3:20 and 3:40pm

If you’ve never been to Averill Park in San Pedro, it’s a great little spot with ponds, beautiful foliage and a rustic bridge.

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Sunday November 2

2:30, 2:50, 3:10, 3:30pm

Everyone’s heard of Huntington Beach Central Park, but I have my own favorite secrets spots at this park!

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Tuesday November 11 (this is Veteran’s Day, so you may have it off work/school)

3:30, 3:50, 4:10 and 4:30pm

I love this beach for it’s simple background and there’s also little bits of greenery to mix into your photos.

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Saturday November 15

3:10, 3:30, 3:50 and 4:00pm

The lemon groves are just the right height for kids.  Sometimes there’s lemons and sometimes they’re already picked, but the rows and rows of small trees are so pretty in pictures.

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Sunday November 16

3:30, 3:50, 4:10 and 4:30pm

I’m going to include this location in November as well as October because it’s been such a hit.  You can’t beat Laguna Beach!

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15Sep

October Holiday Mini-Sessions in Orange County

Hey friends!  I’ve got all my October dates and locations picked, so wanted to share them with you here!

The sessions are 20 minutes long (unless otherwise noted) and they are $100 for the session fee.  There’s an additional flat rate of $400 for all your digital images for your own printing and sharing.  You’ll be set up for success with helpful tips for printing and resources.

October 13:  (This is Columbus Day, so you may have it off work.)  The photo sessions will be at Irvine Regional Park from 3:30-5:00pm.

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October 18:  The photo sessions will be on Balboa Island.  I’d like to do the sessions with families enjoying treats on Main Street.  To see an example of what it would look like, click to this blog post.  I may be able to add a few more sessions at the docks in Balboa too, so let me know if you’re more interested in that type of session.  The sessions will take place 9:00-10:30am.

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October 25:  If you like a more urban look, these photo sessions will take place near the Artist District of Santa Ana.  There are some really unique walls and architecture, all within walking distance.  These photo sessions will be 9:30-11:00am

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October 25:  Sunset at Seal Beach photo sessions will be from 4:30-6:00pm at the south end of the beach.

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October 26:  This sweet little private beach in Laguna Beach will host the photo sessions from 4:00-5:30pm.  The perfect sunset lighting!

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02Sep

Rascals to Rebels Back to School / Pre-Holiday Mini-Sessions

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Rascals to Rebels is hosting me for a Back to School event in September.  And I designed this backdrop to work not only for Back to School, but also Holiday if you want to get ahead of the game!  Look at how cute this scarlet bow tie is against the chalkboard.  I can envision red, gold…basically all the holiday colors!  But, if don’t like jumping to December in 100 degree weather, let’s just keep this about school.  :)

Here’s the details:  Spend $50 in the store to get a complimentary 15 minute session on September 20 or 21.  (You can also call the store.  562-598-3900)  A few days after the photo session, you’ll proof the photos online and can purchase from the gallery.  Here’s the price list. 

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02Sep

Laguna Beach Photographer // The Perfect Everything

I’ve talked before about that perfect in-between lighting.  Not quite overcast, not quite sunny.  This was another strike of luck in the beach photography business.  Not to mention the fact that I’ve been photographing these girls for the last 6 years and their mom happens to have impeccable taste.  I’m always excited to see what they are wearing.  It’s like that friend you have who seems to throw her outfits together, yet when you take a second look you notice all the details where thoroughly planned.

Another thing I love about shooting at the beach (especially with tide pools) is how it gives families something to do.  It’s hard to sit and smile over and over again.  It’s fun to explore the area and discover new things you’ve never seen before.

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29Aug

Holiday Mini-Sessions in Orange County and Los Angeles // September Dates

When I was pregnant with our oldest, Jake, I planned his nursery, his outfits and every little baby accessory.  All that planning and anticipation is what it feels like as I approach the holiday season being a family photographer!  Months ahead of time, I’m scouting and planning.  Looking up sunrise and sunset times.  Trying to guess what you all will like the best.  I bring back favorites from years’ past and come up with new and exciting stuff too.  I want you to look forward to sending out your family’s cards this year!

I’m starting with the month of September.  Around the middle of the month, I’ll put out the dates/locations for October and in mid-October I’ll announce the dates/locations for November.  As December approaches, it gets crazy busy.  So, as an incentive to book early, the price is the cheapest in September (just like last year).  Woo hoo!

The session fee of $100 holds your slot.  Check out the pricing on the left under the Details + Pricing button.

Here’s what I’ve got!

September 13th 9:30, 9:50, 10:10 and 10:30am

I love this graffiti wall in Santa Monica.  A favorite client introduced me to this hidden gem and I love the poppy colors.  There’s a variety of walls, so don’t worry…you won’t all have the exact same background.

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September 14th  5:20, 5:40, 6:00 and 6:20pm

This location is tucked away at a park in Long Beach.  It’s a beautiful rural area that has big trees and gorgeous sunset lighting.  If you want to incorporate your dog, this would be the perfect spot.

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September 30th  4:50, 5:10, 5:30 and 5:50pm

A new favorite spot in Laguna Beach has me thinking about Hawaii!  It’s so lush and green with big succulent plants.

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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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06Jun

Child Portrait Photography // Rascals to Rebels Summer Mini-Sessions

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I’m back at Rascals to Rebels for summer mini sessions!  If you’re looking for child portrait photography, take advantage of this great deal at the store.  Just spend a minimum of $50 (which isn’t hard, since there are SO many cute things there!) and you’ll get your 15 minute session for free!  I will be at the store June 21 and June 22.  Go by the store to shop around and sign up.  These spots go quickly, so you can call the store 562-598-3900 to reserve a spot and purchase a gift card to use later.

After your session, you’ll be proofed the photos online and you can purchase whatever you like…there’s no minimum.  Hope to see you in June at Rascals to Rebels!

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