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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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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04Jun

Los Angeles Family Photographer // Hugging it out

Our friend Megan was over and she was asking me if I had any insights to raising kids that get along.  Now, I should preface this story by telling you that my kids are normal and have quarrels like everyone else.  But, for the most part they really do love each other.  We aren’t short on hugs around here and you’re never too old to cuddle on the couch either.

I told Megan that when my kids are at each other and someone has wronged someone else, I make them talk it out, apologize and then hug it out.  I make them hug until someone starts laughing.  And that’s when you know it’s all cool.  You can’t hug someone you hate.  So, just hug it out.

For the record, Megan told me long hugs were awkward.  And yes, long hugs are awkward but so is… ‘she’s breeeathing on me’ or ‘she’s touchhhhing me.’  You know the drill.

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// Family photo session by los angeles 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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