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

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Orange County Family Photographer

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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Orange County Family Photographer

Family is everything.  Right?  I mean when it comes down to it, those people that you live with, those are the ones that matter most at the end of the day.  We might struggle with getting everything finished at work and checked off on the to-do list.  But, making family number one is so key to a happy life.  I’m most fulfilled when I get to work with people that get this.  And to be honest, if you’re investing money into photography than you value your family.  Maybe that’s why I love my job so much!

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Photos were taken in Newport Beach, CA by Orange County Family Photographer, Kristin Eldridge


Newport Beach Family Photo Session

If you don’t go home sandy, then it wasn’t a good beach day.  And that applies to photo sessions too.  I loved this sweet family that came out to Newport Beach this summer.  We had fun getting sandy and little wet.  It was on a super hot day, so no one minded.

I love these types of natural sessions, where everyone is just happy and enjoying the California sun!

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Having fun

I know that a perfectly posed family photo is a must for every photo shoot.  But, I’ve also gotta say that my very favorite photos are the ones with movement and laughter.  After I get the photos where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera, I get the fun started and then I just move around, capturing every angle.  It really is my favorite part of the photo session!

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Orange County Summer Mini-Sessions // Long Beach Peninsula

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The bay is such a great place to bring little ones.  You get all the beauty of water and sand without crashing waves and the wind.  So, I’m heading back for mini-sessions on June 13.  Here’s the details:

Long Beach Peninsula, June 13 9:00am-11:00am

Here’s the link to pricing (or just click on the details/pricing tab.)  This is an on-location session, so you choose either family or just the kids.

There’s only 4 spots 9:00, 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30.  So, if you’d like to reserve a spot, click here to pay the $100 session fee and let me know what time you prefer (or if you’re flexible).  You can also send me an email with any questions about the session.




Here are more images from the Orange County Summer Mini-Sessions // Long Beach Peninsula.


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.








Holiday Mini-Sessions for September // Los Angeles and Orange County Photographer

The summer came and went in a flash.  Weren’t we just in a pool eating popsicles?  Oh wait, I guess we’re still doing that.  Southern California doesn’t seem to get the memo that school started today and it’s time to cool the heck down!  Regardless, September is here, which means it’s time to commence the holiday mini-sessions!!

Here’s how it all works…the mini-sessions are 20 minutes long.  They are back to back at the specified location.  Sign-ups are done via email or over the phone.  Payment of the $100 session fee saves your spot.

Last year, I debuted digital collections to save you money on printing as gifts and for Christmas cards.  This year, I wanted a little incentive for you planners, so I have an Early Bird Special.  It’s a total of $475 for your session fee AND the flash drive of all your re-touched high resolution images, which is about 25.  If you sign up right now, you don’t have to commit to this can just pay the $100 session fee and order a la carte (pricing on the left).  But, it’s a great deal and only available for those that sign up for these September dates.

Once you sign up for a photo session, you’ll be emailed the directions and specifics.  Also, I’ll be coming out with more dates and locations in October once these are filled.

southern california holiday mini-sessions

September 14th  Garden Setting in Palos Verdes  9:00am-9:20, 9:20-9:40, 9:40-10:00, 10:00-10:20

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September 15th Foliage and Trails in Palos Verdes  5:00-5:20pm, 5:20-5:40, 5:40-6:00, 6:00-6:20 orange county holiday mini sessions

September 24th Lake Setting in Long Beach  5:00-5:20pm, 5:20-5:40, 5:40-6:00, 6:00-6:20


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