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

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17May

Inside the mind of a photographer

Sometimes we look at a photo and feel like it all just fell into place.  When in reality, as photographers, we are spinning quite a few plates.  Here’s a little bit of what’s inside the mind of a photographer.  During a photo session, I’m thinking about my camera settings and light angles first.  But if that’s all I thought about, my photos would be boring.  I’m also reading people (and kids!).  I’m trying to get to know them…and eventually make them laugh.  I want my angles to be flattering, so I’m thinking about that too.  THEN, you throw in something like the wind.  I have to trouble shoot the wind be placing my subjects in a way that won’t leave them with hair flying everywhere.  And if I can manage to keep all the plates spinning, I can end up with beautiful, authentic photos.

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02Apr

Photographing Young Siblings // Orange County Baby Photographer

Photographing young siblings can be difficult.  Especially when you have certain expectations in mind.  My advice is to through your expectations out.  Not to sound harsh, but sometimes the best photos are when you let go of the idea of everyone smiling perfectly at the camera.  Photos that capture emotion are always best, so getting the siblings to interact is key.

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Asking the older sibling to kiss the baby is a super easy way to get them to interact.  Usually they are happy to do it and sometimes the great photo is the actual kiss and sometimes it’s the moment before or after.

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And of course I always love to photograph the siblings alone.  I think they know it’s their time in the spotlight and that’s when the huge smiles come out!

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Photos by Orange County Baby Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.

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02Mar

Spring Mini-Sessions for Long Beach and Orange County

Thanks to the little bit of rain we’d had this year, everything is so green and perfect for Spring mini-sessions.  I’ve chosen two locations this month, one in Long Beach and one in Tustin.

The Long Beach location is March 19 and the sessions are in the morning.  It’s a big green park with lots of trees.

If you’d like to see the details and sign up for a mini-session, click here.

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The Tustin (Orange County) location is March 20 and the sessions are in the evening.  It’s also a green park with rows of citrus trees.

If you’d like to see the details and sign up for a mini-session, click here.

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//Spring Mini-Sessions for Long Beach and Orange County

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20May

Big Brothers // Long Beach Baby Photographer

He kept telling us that her bow was wrong.  ‘Girls wear the bow on the side.’  He wanted to fix her bow before we started the photo session.  Aren’t big brothers the best?

Also. Her mini espadrilles.  Because everything looks better in a mini-size.

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Big Brothers // Long Beach Baby Photographer

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02Mar

Long Beach Baby Photographer // One Year Old Photo Session

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The one year photo session.  It gets a little tricky because maybe the last time you saw them, they were a chubby little sitting baby.  Maybe they were just trying out their crawling moves.  At one year (or a bit older), they are GO. GO. GO.  And there’s a reason I put those in all caps.  Those new to walking, want to WALK.

So, I enlist the help of mom or dad.  I love this series because his dad was threatening to tickle.  We would time it out so he would run in for the tickle, laughs would ensue and we’d start all over again.  I got real smiles, authentic expressions and he was still, while waiting to be tickled.  Win-Win.

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Long Beach Baby Photographer // One Year Old Photo Session

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04Mar

Spring Mini-Sessions // Seal Beach Photography

Edited:  March 15 is full.  I have several spots open now on my new date March 30 in the afternoon.

Spring Mini-Sessions!  Here’s the details…

March 15, 4:00, 4:20, 4:40, 5:00, 5:20, 5:40

Seal Beach Location
**If these times fill up quickly, I will add a new date.

$100 for a 20 minute session.  The first three to sign up will get $200 off the mini-session CD. (Email for details.)
**I will have this couch at the sessions, but if you’d prefer just the greenery, you don’t have to use it.

To book a session, either email info@kristineldridge.com or call 562-980-6480

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25Aug

Underwater Photography Sneak Peek

This weekend Kyle and I did the underwater photo sessions and as much as I loved the last time, this year was twice as amazing!  We had so much fun with the kids and I think the parents thoroughly enjoyed watching us!

I’ll do a full blog post later, but for now, here’s a few sneak peeks:

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07Aug

The Perfect Photo Shoot // Long Beach Baby Photographer

This is one of those perfect photo shoots that starts out at home all cozy in your own bed and ends up with a walk down to the beach.  I’m lucky to have clients that turn into friends and Katie is definitely one of those people.  If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen this cutie-pie modeling for me from time to time.  And we’ve even managed to squeeze in an yogurtland play date this summer.  But, it all started with this adorable 6 month photo session.   Like you, I fell in love with those dark eyes and kewpie curls.  What an adorable little family!

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28May

You and Me by the Sea Mini-Sessions //Long Beach Child Photographer

For the past 4 years, I’ve done mini-sessions by the bay every June.  I look forward to it.  Long Beach’s bay is calm and serene.  In the mornings, it’s like a water color painting.  (Overcast is a good thing!)  I hope you’ll join me this June 8 for a photo session down by the bay in Long Beach.  To switch things up just a little, I’m also offering evening mini-sessions at the Seal Beach Pier the same day.  If you like golden light over pale colors, this is your place!  And the wood pier is a favorite of mine.

Here are the details…30 minute session (I’m adding more time so we can walk around a bit) $100

(check out the website for print and digital prices)

The first four clients to book their session get not one, but TWO free digital images!

June 8 8:30am-10am

June 8 5:00pm-6:30pm

Here are some sample photos from the bay, including the little life guard chair and the old wood boardwalk.  Also, here are some other photos from Long Beach’s bay from last year.

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Here are some sample pictures from the Seal Beach Pier…including the rustic wood pier and that lovely golden light over the water!

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