Announcing: STUDIO SESSIONS | Santa Clarita Photographer

WHY ADD STUDIO SESSIONS?

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.

THE SCOOP ON STUDIO SESSIONS*

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.

AVAILABILITY

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.

RESERVE YOUR STUDIO SESSION
Call      (661)312-1686
Email   cristen@cristenfarrellphotography.com

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.

The LaMarrs, Part I: Waiting for Baby J | Santa Clarita Maternity Photographer

You’ve met the LaMarr family before (see their first photo session HERE), but they now have a new little LaMarr cookin’, Baby J, a BOY!  We had so many great images from this session, I decided to split them into two posts; the first is maternity and the second will be family.  I look forward to posting Baby J’s first photos too!

As a side note, just a reminder that we offer BABY BUNDLES – great pricing on maternity /newborn /toddler / first year packages!



Baby D & Family Were Back! | Santa Clarita Baby Photographer

I was so excited when Baby D’s parents booked a mini session in honor of his upcoming first birthday. This little guy is one big tornado of huge smiles, happiness, and cuteness. He didn’t disappoint! For this session, we wandered Hart Park in Newhall.

Meet Emily | Santa Clarita Photographer

Last weekend’s post got me thinking. I feel like I get to know my clients so well – I meet their families, find out about their interests, and catch their personalities on camera. Do my clients know ME though?  I decided to take the next few weeks and introduce you to MY family, my inspiration.  Last week you met Alex, my six year old son. This week, you get to meet Emily, my two year old daughter.

Emily is quite the spitfire. She has attitude and energy abounding.  She looks just like her daddy, but loves to sing at the top of her lungs in the car like her mommy. She thinks her big brother is the greatest thing in the whole, wide world. She hates having her picture taken. She keeps me on my toes and melts me with her sweet smiles, gentle hugs and innocent wonder.

Adorable Baby Bear | Valencia Infant Photographer

The E Family received a Cristen Farrell Photography Gift Certificate for Baby B’s baby shower. We had quite a time battling the weather – every time we would schedule, it would rain! This is Southern California, right? We eventually made it happen and it seemed like the timing was perfect for Baby B. He was such a happy, smiley baby! Isn’t he adorable?

3 Generations of Love | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

When “N” told me that I would be photographing not only her gorgeous kids, but also her son’s 3 week old daughter, I was so excited! Finally! A chance to pull out my soft blankies and adorable headbands. Baby “R” didn’t disappoint. She was the cutest little thing (she must take after her other family members!).

New! BABY BUNDLES | Santa Clarita Baby Photographer


Are you pregnant? Do you have a new little bundle of joy? Are you looking for a unique baby shower gift?

As a mom of 2 myself, I look for both value and ease of use when purchasing a new product or service. Since Cristen Farrell Photography prides itself on providing a seemless, free-flowing portrait process and an economical solution for those clients looking for a professional way to capture their most cherished memories, I thought that BABY BUNDLES would be the perfect way to expand on that sentiment.

What are Baby Bundles?
Baby Bundles are maternity and baby portrait session packages to simplify your life and save your wallet. You won’t find any department store gimmicks, 5 minute sessions, or poorly retouched images here! BABY BUNDLES offer the same high quality features as our full Portrait Sessions.

What Baby Bundles can I choose from?

Welcome to the World Bundle: $295 (Save $95)
Includes 2 Sessions: Maternity & Newborn

Petite Little Darling Bundle: $395 (Save $190)Includes 3 Sessions: Newborn, 6 Months, & 12 Months

Little Darling Bundle: $695 (Save $280)Includes 5 Sessions: Newborn, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, & 12 Months

Tummy to Toddler Bundle: $795 (Save $375)Combo of Welcome to the World and Little Darling Bundles. Includes 6 sessions: Maternity, Newborn, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, & 12 Months

What about Prints & Products?
Both professional quality prints and disks with full print rights are available. We also have many products perfect for displaying those special memories. Products include custom collages, gallery wraps and gallery wrap collections, custom albums, accordion brag books, calendars, keychains, sterling silver jewelry, and mobile device wraps for iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and more.

Prints and products are not included in the Baby Bundle pricing, however we are always happy to offer a discount with the purchase of a Baby Bundle. Please inquire regarding the most current discount available.

What else do I need to know?
To take advantage of the savings offered through Baby Bundles, total Baby Bundle fee must be paid in advance prior to your first session. Cancellation will not result in a refund of the Bundle session fees.

How do I purchase a Baby Bundle?
Simply call or email Cristen Farrell Photography!
(661)312-1686 | cristen@cristenfarrellphotography.com

Want to learn more about pricing on all types of session? Visit our website!
http://cristenfarrellphotography.com/site/information/investment/

The Bonner Family’s Mini-Session | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

When I met the Bonner family, I knew that it was going to be a fun session. Little “B” was a ball full of energy and adorable to boot – right up my alley! I had a ton of fun running after the little guy and snapping shots of the newest Bonner on the way.

On a Personal Note | Santa Clarita Photographer

Since it’s almost Christmas and I’m going to be launching a few new products after the first of the year, I thought I’d skip Featured Product Wednesday in favor of a few quick personal thoughts.

As a photographer, I do my best to capture special moments and precious memories for all of my clients.  I’m so fortunate to have clients willing to share these with me. As a wife and a mom, I do my best to capture these for my own family and I’d like to take a moment to share them with YOU. At a time of the year when so many families are far apart and so many families barely have food on the table or gifts under the tree, it’s not hard to realize how lucky I really am. Above all, I am humbled by the gift of my family; I’m so very thankful for them.  Happy holidays from my family to yours. Here are a few memories close to my heart.

Thomas: My other half; my partner. We met 13 years ago and got married almost 10 years ago. We’ve seen our fair share of good times and gray skies. I still love him like the day we met and the day we got married.

Alex: Our miracle baby. We tried for a very long time to get pregnant – months and months of heartbreak. Then came Alex and our world was bright again – and has never stopped being bright. Almost 7 years ago, tears of joy streamed down my face when I heard my baby boy cry for the first time.

Emily: The firecracker. I wasn’t quite prepared for the wonderful chaos that my spirited daughter would create. Little Miss Personality has been keeping me on my toes for almost 2 years now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Hills Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

The Hills Family braved one of the first very cold Fall days of 2010 for their mini session. Both of the Hills kids are simply adorable and their smiles could seriously light up a room. Oh, and fashionistas, check out “O”‘s adorable silver boots – they totally fit her personality! Thanks, Hills Family!