The F Family | Santa Clarita Photographer

I have known the F Family since high school.  Now that we both have kids, it’s such an honor to be able to capture their family in the same way that I try to capture mine.  We are so very lucky that our 4 sweet kids will grow up together…two big brothers and two little sisters.

2011 Holiday Hours | Los Angeles Photographer

The holidays are finally upon us.  I don’t think my kids could possibly wait another week for Christmas – they are just bursting with excitement and my 7 year old son is anxiously awaiting his 3 1/2 week winter break.  I will be adjusting my business hours to enjoy this time with my family.  Please note the following:

Wednesday, December 22, 2011 – Sunday, January 1, 2012
I will likely be checking in only once per day on emails and voicemails.

Monday, January 2, 2012 – Monday, January 16, 2012
I will be posting to Facebook and accepting a limited number of photo sessions.  I will have limited access to email and voicemail.

Happiest of holidays from my family to yours.  See you in 2012!

~ Cristen & Family

2011 Holiday Deadlines | Santa Clarita Photographer

The holidays are quickly approaching! TO HAVE YOUR ORDER DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS, please note the following guidelines when scheduling photo sessions and placing orders.

Sessions must take place no later than:
Sunday, November 27th

Orders must be received and paid in full no later than:
Friday, December 9th

Questions? Contact us!
(661)312-1686 |

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: 2011 FALL MINI SESSIONS | Santa Clarita Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions are here!  Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these incredible savings and get a head start on your holiday cards and holiday gifts.

What is included in a 2011 Fall Mini Session?

– 30 minute on-location, natural light session for up to 5 family members (addl. family members for a nominal fee)
–  5 fully-edited, full size digital images with print rights
–  25 flat personalized photo greeting cards with envelopes
–  15% off of a la carte prints & products

When and where will 2011 Fall Mini Sessions take place?

2011 Spring Mini Sessions will take place on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The specific location is to be determined, but it will be at an easily accessible park location in the Santa Clarita Valley.

To reserve your 2011 Fall Mini Session:

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


New Additions to the Cristen Farrell Photography Holiday Card Line | Santa Clarita Photographer

The Cristen Farrell Photography FULL holiday card line can be found here:

We are pleased to add 12 new designs today and we have more on the way!

Featured Product: Gift Certificates {Santa Clarita Family Photographer}

It’s officially September which means that I am officially starting to book holiday sessions. I couldn’t be more excited! This is my very favorite time of the year.

What could be a better gift than the gift of treasured memories that last forever? Cristen Farrell Photography now offers gift certificates, the perfect heartfelt gift for a loved one, friend, or any other special person in your life.

Gift certificates start at just $50 and can be purchased for up $1,000 for that super-special person in your life. They can be applied to session fees, prints, products, or used in combination for all three!

Haven’t had a photo session with Cristen Farrell Photography yet? That’s okay! You can still purchase gift certificates. Simply email your request to

Happy shopping!

The perfect holiday gift for your loved ones!