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

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Recent Maternity Session in Los Angeles

A few weeks ago, I drove to Los Angeles to photograph a client and friend for her maternity session.  We did some of the photos at home, which I highly recommend.  Especially if you have good light!  People are comfortable at home and it shows in the photos.  We also went on a little adventure and drove to one of the only green patches near her house, which happened to be under a freeway.  I totally appreciate trust when it comes to having an eye for locations.  Good light and texture adds so much to photos and sometimes that happens in the most uncommon of places.

This is one of my favorite maternity photo sessions…I love the natural feel and the connection between the family.















To Sum It Up [Rossmoor Baby Photographer]

I’m packing up again for Rascals to Rebels this weekend…this time the Huntington Beach store.  Last weekend was amazing.  So many cute kids, so many cute outfits.  I mean these parents BRING IT.

I also got to photograph several adorable little boys who braved the heat with me!

I also photographed a big extended family and all their kids…here are some of the sweet girls from that photo session…

And finally one of the cutest pregnant girls I’ve ever met.  Seriously, so cute.


No pressure [Orange County Maternity Photographer]

Sometimes my brain just gets filled with too many details.  During a photo session, I’m thinking about remembering everyone’s names, did I get enough close ups?, the kids are over it…what can I say to be funny?, am I correctly exposing? and much much more.  Every once in awhile it’s good to put in a camera in my hand with no pressure and lots of loveliness to capture.

Laura’s photo session was one of those days…she brought all kinds of clothes, fabric and accessories and just let me do my thang.  Anything we wanted to try, we did.  And I should also mention that this photo session took place at 7am.  It was my first sunrise photo session and it was totally worth it.  The light was amazing and the world was quiet.


Exciting news! [Featured: On to Baby]

I love love love this new website from The Wedding Chicks (click here to see the website)…it’s called On to Baby and highlights all the fun things about being pregnant and bringing a new little life into the world, every stylish step of the way.

They are featuring a maternity session that I did with Allyson and Rich Baker in Hume, CA.  We had so much fun taking advantage of everything a place like Hume Lake has to offer, from old buses to boats on the lake.  So go check out the site and see more gorgeous photos!  (click here to see my feature)

In other news, I’ve filled up all the dates/time slots for all the Spring mini-sessions.  If you’d like to be added to my wait list for cancellations, please send me an email (



My light [Orange County Maternity Photographer]

Sunset is my sweet spot.  I love chasing the sun and catching those last few minutes of golden glow before the light goes away.  This maternity session was so perfect…gorgeous lighting and an even more gorgeous mama.

I’ve since photographed Baby Finn, along with his big brother Jude.  I’ll have to share those tomorrow…they are just too cute.



Connection [Long Beach Maternity Photographer]

I’ve photographed Payton before, with her adorable red curls.  It was an extra special treat to get her mommy with her in front of the camera!

Their connection is so sweet!  Payton just wanted to be with her mommy.  She wasn’t paying much attention to the camera…which is exactly the way I like it!

We had such a fun time!  I can’t wait to meet the new baby!!



Vote for ME! [OC Children’s Photographer]

I’m so excited to share a few places that I’m featured on the web!

First up is the “Just Spotted” blog.  I’ve been nominated for this photography blog!  The cool thing about this is that I’ve only been in business in the OC for 2 years.  The award will go to the blog with the most votes, so pretty please throw a vote my way!!

To vote, click HERE and once you’re on the Just Spotted website ( click on the link to vote!

Remember Cooper’s birthday party a few weeks ago?  Well, the party has been around the web!  It’s featured on Sara’s Party Perfect.

And a Spanish website called Alguma Bossa.  I’m not sure exactly what all the text says, but I think it’s good!!

Lastly, the website where I bought a lot of my party supplies at, Garnish, featured me on their blog!

Exciting news!  So, don’t forget to spread a little blog love around and most importantly, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR ME!

Have a great day!



Summer [By the Lake] Orange County Child Photography

Time for my next Summer installation…Summer [By the Lake]!  I’m super excited about this location.  It’s so beautiful and just ethereal.

Here are the details:  For the month of July I will be doing mini-sessions at this Long Beach location…20 minutes long and your choice of one digital image for $100.  Additional digital images and prints can be purchased a la carte.

I’ve also decided to extend the By the Bay sessions for the month of July because I wasn’t able to fit everyone in the month of June that wanted to participate.  AND, if you are interested in booking a wildflower session, book it right away because the wildflowers are on their way out!

The images work so well with a vintage feel, but also look great with punchy color!

I also found a little patch of wildflowers by the lake, so we can incorporate those as well!


Feel Something [Hawaii Family Photographer]

When I started my business, I used to have my friend Shannon (who is an amazing photographer) critique my work.  I’ll never forget a bit of advice she gave me…”you want your photos to make people feel SOMETHING.”

I love looking at images thatbring me to tears, tug at my heart, sigh, laugh, cringe…make me FEEL SOMETHING.

Life is more than a pretty picture and it definitely isn’t perfect.  As I was combing through a lot of these images from my jobs in Hawaii, I recalled Shannon’s advice.

I should also mention that these gorgeous people are my friends.  I went to college with Tony many moons ago.  His amazing wife and kids are the perfect subjects.  They put their emotions out there…the best way to be photographed!


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