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

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August 2012


Fruit Infused Ice Water [In the Kitchen]

Five. That’s how many days we have before school starts. We are still sleeping in and thinking about all the adventures the next day will bring. Our pool has seen it’s share of action and my kids have a white outline that proves they’ve been living more hours outside than inside. Don’t worry, sunscreen was applied.
We’ve been living it up this summer! And that includes eating our weight in frozen yogurt. Have you seen the jugs of fruit infused water at Yogurtland or Tutti Frutti? Big tanks that normally hold some kind of brightly colored slurpy are churning with water and big chunks of fruit. It’s spa-like without the snobbery. So, our favorite has been strawberry water. And I decided to create my own at home. You can head over to Modern Parents Messy Kids to read all about it. I’m excited to be contributing every couple weeks to this fun website!


Beach Mini-Sessions [Long Beach Family Photographer]

I finally get around to sharing the rest of my sessions at the bay from the beginning of the summer.  All these clients are babies and kids I’ve seen grow up.  It makes my job doubly enjoyable!

This guy is going to a big brother this fall and I can’t wait to photograph him with the new baby!

One of my oldest clients!  He was also one of my first photo sessions in Long Beach at Rascals to Rebels in 2009.  He’s so grown up now!

When I see clients again and again, I know what makes them laugh and smile.  The kids remember who I am and are excited to take pictures again.  Win Win!

Love these two!  Another Rascals to Rebels client from way back when.  They are so sweet together.  Love it when siblings give me lots of love to photograph!!


Oilily Fall 2012 [Orange County Commercial Photographer]

I’ve been busy lately shooting fall lines for Little Skye Children’s Boutique.  Which means it’s pretty hot and the models have to pretend they are loving the sweaters and hats and tights.  But, Fiona rocked it out for me last week!  We headed straight for Starbucks when the shoot was over and soaked up all the air conditioning we could!  I’m lucky to have such cute models and a fun job that includes playing dress up.  Even if it isn’t seasonally appropriate! 🙂


Baby Julianne [Los Angeles Newborn Photographer]

Babies and toddlers alike laugh at my jokes.  🙂


Mini-Sessions: 2010 Flashback [Irvine Child Photographer]

This session is from the archives.  2010!  Doesn’t it seem like forever ago?  That’s the beauty of pictures.  Time frozen.  As I type, I’m thinking about all the things I have to do today.  Clean the floors, finish the laundry.  I’m going to blink and have teenagers.  One is dangerously close.  6th grade.  How did that happen?

You know our parents feel the same way about us.  They look at us like the little kids we once were running around their house and it feels just like yesterday.  So, freeze time.  Take pictures.  Live your life and document it along the way!


Oh Joy! + Anthropologie Petite Trunk Show [Newport Beach Photographer]

Oh Joy! teamed up with Anthropologie for the launch of their new petite line.  Last Thursday at the Newport Beach store, customers were treated to a preview of the collection.  Of course, it isn’t a party without Sweet and Saucy.  Sparkling wine and an array of appetizers rounded out the evening.  I got to chat with Joy and she was as sweet as could be.  So down-to-earth.

I was hired to document the evening, so here’s a sneak peek with more to come the Anthropologie’s Facebook page!



Bucatini all’ Amatriciana [In the Kitchen]

I was feeling rather ambitious last night.  Instead of letting the heat squelch me, I let it inspire me.  And by inspire, I mean make pasta.  Brent just bought me the pasta making attachment for my kitchen aid mixer, so I looked online for the perfect sauce to accompany the pasta.  I stumbled on The Italian Dish and tested the Bucatini all’ Amatriciana.  It’s like a classier version of spaghetti and meat sauce.  A version that stands up to 90 something degree heat.

If you don’t want to make pasta, and I don’t blame you…it’s a lot of work! just use regular thick spaghetti from the package.  If you love food as much as I do, you’ll find it worth the effort and you should make bucatini.  It’s basically a thick tube of spaghetti.

Here’s the recipe copy and pasted from The Italian Dish website:


  • 3 ounces pancetta, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon red hot chili pepper (or to taste – mine was very fresh and hot)
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 cup canned whole tomatoes and juice, crushed (use San Marzano if you can)*
  • 8 ounces Bucatini pasta (or spaghetti)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese
  • salt to taste



Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil.

In a large fry pan, cook the pancetta over medium heat for several minutes until crisp but not brown.  Remove the pancetta with a slotted spoon and reserve, but leave the fat in the pan.  Add the olive oil, onions and chili pepper and cook for several minutes until the onions are just soft but not browning.

Add the white wine and cook for one minute.  Add the tomatoes (I just use my hand to crush them) and the juice and reserved cooked pancetta and cook over medium low heat, uncovered, for 15 minutes.  You want most of the liquid to cook off.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta until still a little firm.  With tongs, remove the pasta from the boiling water and place right into the tomato mixture. Thoroughly coat the pasta with the tomato mixture.  Turn off heat and add the cheese, tossing well.  Taste for salt and add if needed.  Serve immediately and pass extra Pecorino around.


Back to School at Rascals to Rebels [Rossmoor Child Photographer]

I’m so excited to be back at Rascals to Rebels for a Back to School event!  I can’t believe summer is almost over, but what better way to start the year than with great pictures of your kids.  And hello, SO much better than the cheesy backdrops they use at school!  It’s going to be fun, so don’t miss out.  Head over to the store and buy a cute outfit for the photo sessions!

**The fine print details are…session itself is complimentary when you spend $50 at the store.  The sessions take place Sept. 8 and 9 at the store.  The event is for kids 12 and under with a max of 3 kids per 15 minute session.


Home Montana: Antiques [Orange County Photographer]

When every other store on the street is an antique store, you have to stand out.  This quaint little establishment is housed in what used to be The Stevi Star, the newspaper for the little population of 1,000 town I grew up in.  The rooms each have different themed items and the whole side yard is filled with architectural salvage and garden antiques.  Owning a place like this would be so much fun.  I overheard the owner say that she likes to dumpster dive.  How fun that all these treasures she not only curated, but took the effort to find them in the unloveliest of places.


Never too many [Newport Beach Baby Photographer]

The world needs more chubby babies and curly headed toddlers.  There just aren’t enough.


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