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

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I’m Kristin Eldridge, a portrait photographer in Long Beach, CA. On the site you’ll find details, pricing, my portfolio and the contact buttons on the left. If you’re interested in booking a session, call or email and we can discuss dates and locations.

I have a studio located in Long Beach, but I also travel for portrait sessions (newborn, baby, children and family) to Orange County and Los Angeles.

Besides being a wife, mom and a photographer, I love to cook and craft. So, if you’re interested, (beyond scrolling through photo sessions), you can check out my favorite cookie recipe or how to sew yourself a kimono!

13May

Family Photographer Newport Beach

Family Photographer Newport Beach

When clients book me for the first time, they ask…can you really get good photos in 20 minutes?  The short answer: YES.

I love working with little kids because they are so authentic.  They don’t mince words and once they’re on my side, we’re winning.  I can get them to create the images I know their mom and dad will love while they think we’re playing a game.

Kids are good judges of character, so once they size you up, if you pass they’ll work with you!  Those 20 minutes go by fast, so I try to move us through a dance of silliness and then land on a perfect smile, while hugging and looking at the camera.  Family Photographer Newport Beach

To see more family photos in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Orange County, click here!

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01May

The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach

The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach

There’s always the scheduling debate when it comes time to take photos at the beach.  Do you take the photos in the morning or in the evening?  Many people would automatically assume sunset because of the beautiful golden lighting.  I love sunset lighting.  BUT, I think people with kids should always consider doing a morning beach photo session.

The time is conducive to kids’ schedules.  Normally kids are fresher in the morning, so getting great photos will be a little easier.  Chances are (in Southern California) the beach will be overcast in the morning.  I love overcast lighting because it acts as a giant soft box for the sun.

The light is naturally diffused, so the color is very evening.  While sunset lighting has contrast and is very dramatic, I think that best suits an engagement or maternity photo session.

Of course, any time you take photos at the beach, you have a beautiful scene behind you.  But, IF YOU HAVE KIDS, consider the morning at the beach!

The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach  

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30Apr

Newborn Photographer Long Beach

Newborn Photographer Long Beach

I wanted to do a quick blog post from a newborn session I recently did.  The baby’s name is Sullivan and they’re going to call him Sully for short.  I think that might be the most adorable nickname ever!  He was perfectly round and squishy and as mellow as can be!

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29Apr

Newport Beach Newborn Photographer

Newport Beach Newborn Photographer

I’m so happy to share a few images from a recent photo session.  I photographed big sister when she was the same age.  It’s always fun to see my newborns all grown up.  Little Miss Faye was so sweet as the big sister.  She couldn’t wait to snuggle her little baby sister and give her all the kisses.

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25Apr

Orange County Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Orange County Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I loved my time with Baby Charlotte and her mom and dad a few weeks ago.  There was lots of snuggling and just enjoying this sweet little girl.  She was easy as can be and slept through her whole session.  She even gifted us with a few sleepy smiles!

Click here to see other newborn sessions!  Kristin Eldridge is a newborn / baby photographer in Long Beach, Orange County and Los Angeles.

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23Apr

Creamy Strawberry Cupcakes

Last week I whipped up a dessert inspired by all the fresh strawberries you see in the store right now.  I love seasonal recipes!  We tested the recipe out on a night when I was hosting friends for dinner.  Let’s just say all the cupcakes were gone by the end of the night!

The frosting is light and creamy, but won’t keep overnight.  So, I only frosted about half the cupcakes.  Some people were eating the cupcakes without frosting and the verdict was they were just as good without the frosting!

The full recipe is over on Modern Parents Messy Kids.  Go check it out!

spring dessert creamy strawberry cupcakes

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12Apr

Baby Photographer Long Beach

I got to celebrate baby A’s arrival with her family at their home.  At home sessions have more of a lifestyle feel than studio sessions.  Clients will ask me about which is better.  I advise them to think about the pros and cons of each.

A studio session has more controlled lighting and access to all my newborn blankets and props.  But, keeping toddlers occupied in a small studio for an extended amount of time is difficult.  Not to mention having to pack everything up and drive when you’ve just had a baby.

An at home session can be a little trickier with light.  Sometimes certain areas of the house can be dark and won’t work for photos.  But, if you’re willing to be flexible, you definitely feel most relaxed in your own home.

I photographed this family in their bedroom because we got good light and there was enough space for me to set up my bean bag for the baby.  They even had a nice neutral wall to use for photos of mom and dad with baby.

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27Mar

Palos Verdes Family Photographer

I met this sweet family at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes when they were visiting from out of state. They love staying at this resort…who wouldn’t!  It’s so beautiful!  And they had maternity photos taken several years earlier at this exact location.

So, we update the family photos now that the little babe in the tummy is now THREE!  It was quite a cold and windy day, but the perfect place to walk the grounds.  We tucked into all their favorite little nooks and of course spent some time down by the ocean.

The last little series of mom and daughter were taken on the bluff where she had taken maternity photos.  Such a sweet way to document time.

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More family photos from Kristin Eldridge, Palos Verdes Family Photographer.

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20Mar

Baby Photographer Orange County

I absolutely loved spending the morning with these three girls and their parents.  We basically had a pink explosion in the studio.  All the soft baby pink was perfect for brand new Baby AJ.  Her sisters told me all about their favorite princesses.  It won’t be long before AJ will have her favorite princess too!

What a beautiful family!

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18Mar

Spring Mini-Sessions 2018 Orange County / Los Angeles

Spring Mini-Sessions 2018 Orange County / Los Angeles

Celebrate Spring with a mini-session for your kids or the whole family!

The mini-sessions will be on April 6 in Newport Beach.  The session fee is $100 and the digital image fee is an additional $300 for kids OR an additional $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.

April 6 4:30pm BOOKED

April 6 5:00pm

April 6 5:30pm

April 6 6:00pm

Spring Mini-Sessions 2018 Orange County / Los Angeles

 

 

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