NEW SERVICE: Custom Photo Editing

Cristen Farrell Photography is proud to announce an addition to our service lineup: Custom Photo Editing services for photographers and clients!  We have added a brand new set of tabs on our blog menu for easy navigating.

What is the Custom Photo Editing Service?

Samples of Custom Photo Editing:

Request a Quote:

So what’s the scoop?  Here’s a quick overview:

Do you ever feel that you spend more time in front of your computer than in front of your clients? That’s all about to change!  All you have to do is put your time and talent into interacting with your clients and snapping the pictures and we’ll do the photo editing!  From family photo shoots to headshots to fashion shoots, we’ve got you covered.

If you are like me, you run around after your kids madly snapping photos trying to capture their personality. So what happens when you get that perfect photo, the one that captures your child as they truly are, but your camera just didn’t hold up it’s end as far as picture quality?  Let us fix your pictures!  Have vacation photos that didn’t come out quite right because you were spending more time enjoying yourself than perfecting your picture-taking? We can fix those too!

Color / White-Balance / Contrast / Tonal Corrections
Exposure Corrections
Object Removal
Object Color Changes
Head Swaps (when possible)
Stray Hair Removal
Skin / Blemish Retouching
Natural Eye Enhancement
Black & White and Sepia Conversion
Creative Cropping
Resizing and Optimizing for Print or Web

NEW PRODUCT: iPad Wraps | Los Angeles Photographer

Our Mobile Device Wraps, especially those for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android, have been so popular that we’ve decided to add iPad Wraps – and just in time to make great holiday gifts. But these wraps aren’t just for iPads!


These wraps can be customized for the following devices:
iPad 2
iPad (1st Generation)
Blackberry Playbook
Motorola Xoom
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Amazon Kindle
HP Touchpad
Barnes and Noble Nook
enTourage eDGe

* iPad Wraps are fully compatible with Apple Smart Covers.

* Wraps cover the front and back of the iPad 2 (back only of the iPad 1st generation).

*3M technology for easy application and clean removal.

*Super-thin (less than 1mm) tough scratch protection.

NEW PRODUCT: Hard Cover Books | Los Angeles Photographer

Hard Cover Press Books are made with magazine style press papers and are perfect bound at the spine. Wrap with many colorful cover options, and you have a custom-made coffee table book for your home, office, or anywhere!

Hard Cover Press Books are available with the following options:


Paper Type:

Cover Type:
Eurohyde Leather
Art Cloth
Metallic Dust Jacket
Custom Image (choose from Canvas, Glossy, Metallic, or Satin)

For a full product description, please visit our website:
Cristen Farrell Photography {Standalone Products}

The images in this post were not taken by Cristen Farrell Photography and are for product sample purposes only. Used by permission.













Holiday Cards & Holiday Studio Mini Sessions | Santa Clarita Photographer

It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-September and time to start thinking about the holidays again…my absolute favorite time of the year!  This blog post is a double-whammy of holiday goodness just because I love the holidays so much!

Holiday Studio Mini Sessions:

And with that, I proudly announce this year’s holiday cards, the wonderfully creative work of graphic designer Lori Ann Achzet!


Lori Ann Achzet is the graphic designer at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens by day, but her true passion for all things creative shows in her designs for invitations and and other greetings. She loves party planning, baking, cooking and getting her hands on anything she can design. From weddings, to interiors, she is sure to leave a designer touch on ever project.

Have a graphic design need? Conact Lori Ann and you will not be disappointed!


FLAT Photographic Holiday Cards personalize a message like nothing else can. Simply choose your favorite image from your session and let us do the rest. Printed on Kodak e-Surface photographic paper.

P.S. You can order these cards even if you are NOT a Cristen Farrell Photography client.  Please email us for details!

Holiday Card Designs (the grey areas are not part of the designs):

Announcing: STUDIO SESSIONS | Santa Clarita Photographer


I am and always have been a natural light photographer and that’s not going to change any time soon. I love playing with light and I love exploring new nooks and crannies at different locations…the possibilities are endless!  But what happens if it rains? What happens if it’s REALLY windy (hello, Santa Ana winds!).  Until now, the only option was to reschedule, but that’s all about to change.

When I posed the option of studio sessions to my current clients, I was shocked at how excited and on-board with it they were!  I knew right then and there that, to properly serve my market here in the Santa Clarita Valley,  I needed to add studio work to my services, not only as a backup plan, but also as a service option.

You know what?  The truth is, I love studio work just as much as natural light work, ESPECIALLY PHOTOGRAPHING NEWBORNS!  Studio work truly holds a completely new set of possibilities and a clean, uniform style.


Studio sessions will be priced the same as natural light sessions ($195 session fee) and will also run 1 – 2 hours in length.  Newborn sessions may run up to 3 hours to allow for feedings, diaper changes, clothing changes, etc.

Many more props are available for studio sessions than natural light sessions (I wish I could lug all of this with me on natural light sessions!).  For newborn sessions, I have baskets, bowls, blankets, hats, headbands, and more! For family / child sessions, I have chairs, stools, toy props, dress up clothing, and more!  A variety of backdrops are available for different and unique looks.


Starting today, I will be accepting reservations for studio sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis, including newborn**, family (up to 4 family members), and headshot sessions.  For the time being, reservations will be limited, as they will take place at my home studio so I can properly judge the level of interest in this service.  If the level of interest is sufficient, there is a plan in place to rent an official studio space, at which time, availability will be expanded.

Call      (661)312-1686

Please note that Cristen Farrell Photography is closed from July 30 – August 7th (for a last bout of family fun with my kids before school resumes!).  I will however be returning calls and emails periodically.

*Although initial sessions will take place in my home studio, all studio equipment is of the highest, professional grade quality.  This is the same equipment that would eventually be transferred to a permanent studio.  

**If booking a newborn studio session, please remember that it is highly recommended to book your session in your newborn’s first 1 – 2 weeks of life.

Sign Up For Our Email Newsletter! | Santa Clarita Photographer

The Cristen Farrell Photography email newsletter is here! Actually, it’s been in place for quite a while for current clients, but we thought it was time to open it up to everyone.

What’s the benefit of signing up?

It’s SO convenient! Don’t want me miss a sale? A coupon? A free giveaway? Let us do the work and notify you!  Also, from time to time, we’ll offer EXCLUSIVE savings not available anywhere else!

How often is the newsletter sent out?

Usually, monthly.  Additionally, we may occasionally send it out when we have something special to offer you and don’t want you to miss out. What we will NOT do is send you a daily or even weekly email. This newsletter is not meant to overwhelm your email!

Where can I sign up?

Facebook: Visit and click “Newsletter Sign Up” from the left menu (or click HERE).

Is my personal information safe?

Yes! Your email address will only be used for the newsletter and will never be released for any reason!

We’ve Enhanced Your Proofing Gallery & Shopping Cart Experience!

Our new and improved Proofing Gallery and Shopping Cart has gone live!  We love that it’s HTML-based, so now you can even order from your iPad.  A few new features include:

1. Create a login to save all of your favorites and shopping cart
2. Isolate just your favorites
3. Compare images side-by-side
4. View realtime previews of your images in color, black and white, and sepia
5. View realtime previews of how your image will appear once cropped to your desired size
6. View in depth product descriptions and photos directly from your Proofing Gallery
7. Simplified navigation
8. Specify specific notes by image or by order

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For the next four weeks only, the original Proofing Gallery and Shopping Cart link will remain on the main navigation of so clients with currently active galleries can continue to access them and submit orders.

Effective immediately, all clients receiving NEW passwords for newly editing images will receive the new Proofing Gallery and Shopping Cart link and password via email.  In four weeks, the new link will appear on the main navigation of, replacing the original link.

Questions? Click here to contact me!

NEW PRODUCT! Gallery Blocks | Santa Clarita Photographer

I am so excited to add GALLERY BLOCKS to my product line. I have to tell you, I plan on ordering these for my own home. They offer such a unique, eye-catching presentation – I’m just in love with them!

I will be offering many sizes, designs and styles to choose from including single blocks or floating blocks or we can custom design it to your taste. Here’s what you need to know:

Images below are used by permission for display purposes only and were not taken by Cristen Farrell Photography.

NEW! Senior Graduation Cards | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

So you’re graduating and now you are ready to shout it out to the world! You made it! What better way than with a custom graduation invitation or announcement?  We have 12 designs to choose from or the option to custom design one that fits your personality perfectly.

Available in:
4″x6″ Photo Paper
5″x7″ Photo Paper
4″x6″ Cardstock
5″x7″ Cardstock
All cards include white envelopes.

e-Surface Photo Paper: Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper (Traditional E-Surface Paper) is the most popular paper used by professional photographers. Accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and greater intensity are just a few of the benefits of E-Surface paper.

Smooth Cardstock: 120# Smooth cardstock is coated and offers an excellent white allowing for vibrant color rendition and a more formal presentation.

Available Templates:

Canyon HighSaugus HighHart HighValencia HighSanta Clarita ChristianMission View PublicGolden Valley HighWest Ranch High |Academy of the CanyonsBowman HighLearning PostCastaic AreaSCVi

2011 Spring Mini Sessions are Here! | Santa Clarita Photographer

I’ll be honest and tell you that my spring calendar is a bit crazy and I struggled to find dates to hold mini sessions. That said, one of our focuses here at Cristen Farrell Photography is the concept that anyone, regardless of economic status, should be able to afford high quality, cherished memories that will last a lifetime.  For that reason, I am committing myself to offering at least 4 mini session dates a year.  Mini sessions offer an incredible value for the service and product you receive.

Need Easter photos taken? Need a heartfelt Mother’s Day gift? Mini Sessions are for you!














What is included in a 2011 Spring Mini Session?

– 30 minute on-location, natural light session for up to 4 family members (addl. family members for a nominal fee)
–  5 fully-edited, full size digital images with print rights
1 Flat At-a-Glance photo calendar
–  15% off of a la carte prints & products

When and where will 2011 Spring Mini Sessions take place?

2011 Spring Mini Sessions will take place on Sunday, April 17th (afternoon & early evening) and Saturday, April 23rd (morning & early afternoon).

The specific location is to be determined, but it will definitely be at a green park location in the Santa Clarita Valley.

To reserve your 2011 Spring Mini Session:

Call or email Cristen Farrell Photography
(661)312-1686 |