My studio is the perfect place for a dreamy maternity session. The light is soft, the environment is serene and the result is perfectly simple portraits.
I love when mothers invest in maternity photos because it documents the stage that so quickly changes.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
More family photos from Kristin Eldridge, Palos Verdes Family Photographer.