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

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01Oct

Basic Invite Baby Announcements and First Birthday Invitations

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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20Jul

One Year Photo Session Ideas

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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13May

Mini-Sessions at the Beach I Orange County

Mini-Sessions at the beach I Orange County

This year I offered Mother’s Day sessions and it was one of my favorites.  Having a special day for parents to connect with their kids was so touching.  I seriously love the images.  If you want to check out just a snippet of what went on, head over to my Facebook page.

One of the families that was there asked if I’d be doing the same thing for dads, so I thought, why not!?  I know most dads aren’t probably going to be a huge fan of being photographed for 30 minutes, so feel free to mix in the family or just shots of the kids.  Or, bring the grandparents!  These sessions are light-hearted and fun.  It’s just about having fun with your kids!

June 18 at the bay in Long Beach (sand, water, sail boats)

The session fee is $100, click below to book your session.  The digital images will be an additional $175 (for a minimum of 25 re-touched images).  This is the same price as the Mother’s Day sessions and it’s such a great deal!

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June 18 in Laguna Beach (rocky cove, blue ocean)

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13Apr

Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions

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I have one session left:  April 30 at 9:30am.  Scroll below to book it!

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Moms are the besssssst.  Seriously, moms love so self-sacrificially.  Photographing moms with their kids ranges from sweet and snuggly to almost falling over with laughter.  If you’ve never been photographed with your kids, now’s the time to do it.  Tell your family, this is what you want for Mother’s Day!

Here’s the details…

30 minute mini-session $100

All your digital images are an additional $175, which is half-off.  Because I love you MOMS!

The photo sessions will take place in Long Beach at a green park…details will come when you book your session.  Click on the links below to pay for your session fee and confirm your time.

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Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions by Kristin Eldridge Photography.

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02Apr

Photographing Young Siblings // Orange County Baby Photographer

Photographing young siblings can be difficult.  Especially when you have certain expectations in mind.  My advice is to through your expectations out.  Not to sound harsh, but sometimes the best photos are when you let go of the idea of everyone smiling perfectly at the camera.  Photos that capture emotion are always best, so getting the siblings to interact is key.

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Asking the older sibling to kiss the baby is a super easy way to get them to interact.  Usually they are happy to do it and sometimes the great photo is the actual kiss and sometimes it’s the moment before or after.

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And of course I always love to photograph the siblings alone.  I think they know it’s their time in the spotlight and that’s when the huge smiles come out!

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Photos by Orange County Baby Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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02Mar

Spring Mini-Sessions for Long Beach and Orange County

Thanks to the little bit of rain we’d had this year, everything is so green and perfect for Spring mini-sessions.  I’ve chosen two locations this month, one in Long Beach and one in Tustin.

The Long Beach location is March 19 and the sessions are in the morning.  It’s a big green park with lots of trees.

If you’d like to see the details and sign up for a mini-session, click here.

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The Tustin (Orange County) location is March 20 and the sessions are in the evening.  It’s also a green park with rows of citrus trees.

If you’d like to see the details and sign up for a mini-session, click here.

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//Spring Mini-Sessions for Long Beach and Orange County

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30Oct

Unexpected Surprises // Los Angeles Child Photographer

We all know sometimes things don’t go as planned.  But sometimes it makes things even better!  I was doing a photo session at a location that I had chosen for it’s golden leaves and big trees.  We were walking through the park and discovered a little patch of long grass and the twins wanted to go in and explore.  It turned out that these photos were some of my favorites.  I love the depth of field and how these little ones go from serious discovery to all kinds of joy written on their face.  Hurray for unexpected surprises!

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Unexpected Surprises // Los Angeles Child Photographer.  Photos by Kristin Eldridge, child photographer in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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17Sep

Holiday Mini-Sessions are Still Available

My holiday mini-sessions are kicking off this weekend.  But, if you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late!  I still have some dates and times open, so look at the options below and click on the link above to check them all out.  This session is from one of my favorites in Laguna Beach.  The rock formation adds the perfect bit of texture to the already gorgeous sand and water scenery.

I love spirited children and these boys were amazing to photograph.  When personalities come through a photo, it just makes it come alive.  So, when I see you this fall, make sure to bring all the spirit!

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30Jul

Summer Sun Mini-Sessions

Catch the last little bit of summer sun in late August with a Summer Sun Mini-Session!

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Here’s the details:

August 22 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30  Monte Verde Park in Long Beach/Lakewood

August 29 4:30, 5:00, 5:30 El  Dorado Park in Long Beach

$100 mini-session fee + $300 (just kids) or $350 (family) for all your digital images.  This is the last time to get the summer rate…prices go up in Sept for the busy Fall season.

Call/Text 562-980-6480 or email (contact button on the left or at the top) to book your session!

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