One of my favorite spots to explore with kids is in Laguna Beach. With tide pools and a castle, there’s so much to see! It takes a little bit of effort to get there (walking over coral), but so worth it. I’m starting off with February 21 in the afternoon while the tide is low.
The sessions are $100 for a 30 minute session (an extra 10 minutes from the normal 20). Then, you purchase a package to receive all your digital images. Click here for the package options.
Laguna Beach // February 21 // 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00
Click on the contact buttons on the left to book your spot!
**If these spots are gone immediately (which sometimes happens) I will try to open up another date.
Laguna Beach Photographer, Kristin Eldridge does beach mini-sessions.
Before you were married, did you ever think about how many kids you wanted? I came from a family of four, so I’ve always felt right at home with big families. All the chaos, laughter and fun! My own 3 kids are really close together. The first two are 19 months apart and the second two are 21 months apart. I remember having Jake and thinking, this is SO easy. All he does is look at us and smile. Let’s have another! So, we did. And our middle guy Cooper was slightly more active, but also pretty mellow. Before we knew it, we had three kids. Three years and younger. When Brent had to go back to work after Jillian was born, I kinda wanted to beg him to stay. This three to one ratio was kinda scary! But, I somehow survived and now the boys share a lot of the same best friends and Jillian is keeping up doing exactly everything the boys are doing. I love my big family. And I love being around other people’s families. I’m comfortable around the dynamics and can steer around sibling situations as they come up. Who knew all those days being overwhelmed at home with babies and toddlers would be on-the-job training!?
(PS-mine are now 13, 12 and 10)
// photographs by Orange County family photographer, Kristin Eldridge.
I’ve had blogging on my to-do list for what felt like a week. When I sat down to write this I realized it had been a month since I posted anything new. Oops. Man, how time flies! We just finished Spring Break and with all the 80 degree days we’ve been spending time at the beach, at the pool, barbequing. I feel like we’re getting a jump-start on summer. Not that I’m complaining!
This photo session was out in Trabuco Canyon. It’s one of my new favorite spots. I’ve mentioned my childhood in Montana, so it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to rustic. But, then mix in some mustard flowers. LOVE.
Also love this sweet little family and the new addition they’ll be welcoming in a few short months…
“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
Such a poignant reminder that when life is less than ideal, not only do we need to cope, but we need to grow. After a particularly rough week, I was happy to have a weekend with good photo sessions. People that love each other and let me in to capture it all.
**If you are interested in a couch photo session, I have a few spots left on March 30. Email or call to sign up. (Contact buttons on the left.)
I love when all the starts align. Carmen, the owner of Hip at Heart, emailed me about booking a last minute session in December. We coordinated our schedules and I was able to fit her in before one of my previously booked sessions at a rural park. We were texting as she was driving and I was telling her the grass was still a little wet. At the last minute we ditched the park plan and met in the parking lot of a Jewish synagogue.
The result was nothing short of perfection…the casually chic get-up was able to shine with the simple background. Not only was everything aesthetically pleasing, the kids were as sweet as can be. We hugged it out in the parking lot with hopes to do it again soon!
January is the hardest month. We’re coming off sugar cookies and a constant string of parties. January just seems so dull. The most exciting thing happening is the drawers I’m re-organizing. And let’s not even talk about weight-loss goals. But, it’s behind us now. February is a short month, with the highlight of Valentine’s Day right in the middle and even a day off school! I hope your February is off to a good start. Are you planning your Valentine’s yet? I did a round up of free printable Valentine’s over on Modern Parents Messy Kids if you want to check it out. And in the meantime, here’s a little flash back from a super cute family’s holiday photo session.
I’m nearing the end of photo shoots for 2013. I still pinch myself that I get to do this job. I put a post on instagram that I have clients as friends and friends as clients. I guess that’s what happens after almost 6 years in the area! I and truly love each of you. I see family after family that love each other AND has style to boot! Life is good, friends!
Doing photo shoots at the beach in southern California isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. State beaches require permits and the ones that aren’t state beaches tend to have lines (literally) for the prime spots. Seal Beach is right on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles. It’s somewhat of a hidden gem for photo sessions. What I love most about it is the wood pier, which is seen here and here.
Yes, you might see another photographer here and there, but for the most part it’s not a crowded beach. If I’m not shooting at the pier, I like to head south on the beach to the little jetty. It’s neighborhood parking (instead of the lot) so it’s even quieter.
Here’s a recent photo session from a day with perfect lighting (morning overcast, but not too gray!)
This is a blog post about a gorgeous mama and a cute little boy and all the sweetness that happens between them. I love being able break from the family photos and get babies or kids with each parent. I feel like these are the special ones that they’ll have in a frame away at college. This is me and my mama.