The J Family was Back! | Santa Clarita Photographer

I really loved working with the Johnstons for the first time last year; you can view their first session HERE.  I was so excited when M contacted me to set up another session.  Returning clients are the best kind because I absolutely love seeing their kids grow!  For this particular session, we were on rainy weather watch (so strange for this time of year) prior to the session, but it cleared out and dried up just in time.  We had some gorgeous light after all!

Breaking Radio Silence | Santa Clarita Photographer

To say that my life has been crazy lately would be an understatement.  I’ve been juggling so many things that my blog has fallen down a notch (or two) on my priority list.  That said, I’m happy to present a new post, a session with my son, who I’m having the time of my life watching grow up into a strong, confident little man. ❤

Another Autumn | Los Angeles Family Photographer

When the Claborn Family contacted me to set up their Fall session, it hit me that it had already been a whole year since I had photographed them for the first time (see their first session HERE).  How did that happen?  Time is sure flying! That sentiment was even more evidenced in seeing the boys for the first time in a year. They have grown so much and I didn’t think it was possible, but they are even more handsome!  We had a great time wandering Valencia Glen on a crisp morning, being silly and goofy and being sure to have a great time.

Oh Tigger! | Los Angeles Family Photographer

After one reschedule (thanks to me being sick as a dog) and then avoiding a 50% chance of rain, the D Family’s session turned out to be the perfect day for family photos.  I was beyond excited when 2 year old T jumped out of the car in the cutest red petti-romper and matching teal and red hair clip – could this kid be any cuter?!  T was so sweet and full of energy and….attached to her Tigger stuffed animal!  We spent the majority of the photo session with Tigger peeking out of my camera bag at T – a pseudo game of peek-a-boo.  Of course, we HAD to have her beloved Tigger in some of the images though – what a lovely, warm memory for her to look back on one day.

Dylan: Hart High Class of 2011 | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

I love, love, LOVE that Dylan wanted to shoot at her high school, where she has been actively involved in her ASB. One of her main requests was that we capture the memories of the 4 years she spent at Hart High School.  We walked the campus and she pointed out all of the spots that stood out in her mind and we snapped away.  Honestly, she made it look easy.

The Scherbert Family | Santa Clarita Lifestyle Photographer

Photographing the Scherberts was so fun – they were so upbeat and up for anything! Heather and I go way, WAY back, so it was such a great experience to capture new memories for her and her family.  She prefers a lifestyle / photojournalistic style, so we captured lots of candid moments in addition to the usual posed shots.


Meet Thomas | Santa Clarita Photographer

You have met Alex & Emily – now meet Thomas! Thomas is my other half, my best friend, and my toughest photography critic. I wouldn’t be able to run Cristen Farrell Photography if I didn’t have his support and encouragement every day. He has pushed me to make my dreams a reality and, for that, I am eternally grateful.

Here are a few shots of Thomas on our recent vacation from Southern California to Northern California and back.  Of course, because he is obsessed with baseball, when we found an old, abandoned baseball field near Mt. Whitney, we knew that we had to stop and get a few shots. And because he is obsessed with politics, we knew we had to snap a shot in front of our state capitol in Sacramento.