The Gonzales Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

I love, love, love shooting at Hart Park in Newhall. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore…so many varied landscapes and backdrops – no visit is ever the same. Of course, I was thrilled when the Gonzales family asked to shoot here for their family session. They look great in their purple and black against the park.

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 |


The Boss Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

The morning of The Boss Family’s photo session, I peeked my head outside my front door and in an instant, I knew that the light was going to be gorgeous for the session. Add in an adorable family of three, plus their 4th family member (their dog), and it was the perfect formula for great photos.

Brotherly Love | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

From the moment I met the “D” brothers and saw their adorable cowboy boots, I knew this was going to be a fun session. Boys will be boys and they had TONS of energy, as evident in a few of the images below. I had so much fun playing with them and felt so honored to get high-fives at the end of the session.

The Del Bagno Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

I’ve known the Del Bagno’s since I was in junior high. I’ve always admired what a tight-knit clan they are. When they asked me for a family session on the one day of year where they would all be in the same location, let alone the same state, I knew that it was going to be a great session…and I was right.

The Kelley Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

The Kelley’s requested a session in their backyard and what a beautiful backyard it was. Truthfully though, the love between this family is what caught my attention. You can tell that they are close knit and would do anything for each other. In my opinion, that’s more important than anything in this world.

Winter Mini Sessions are Here! | Santa Clarita Photographer

Not ready to commit to a full session? No problem! Try out Cristen Farrell Photography with an easy-on-your-wallet mini session!

Mini sessions include 30 minutes of on-location shoot time for up to 4 people. Additional people may be added for an additional charge.  The location is your choice, but must be within 15 miles of zip code 91354. Need location suggestions? No problem!

Mini sessions also include 5 fully-edited digital images on a disk with print rights, 1 Flat At-a-Glance calendar, and 15% off any other print or product purchases.

All of this for only $99 plus tax!

Winter Mini Sessions will only be available until February 28, 2011, so contact me ASAP to reserve your session.  A 20% deposit is required to reserve your session. Should the need to cancel arise, 5 calendar days notice is required for a full refund.

Contact: | (661)312-1686


Backyard Bliss | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

When the M Family asked me to photograph a backyard family session, I was thrilled! I love exploring a new space, finding nooks and crannies, and squeezing every last ounce of art out of it. When I got to the M Family’s house and stepped into the backyard, I knew that this was going to be an easy session. Their backyard is lush, green, beautiful, and obviously has had a lot of TLC put into it. I loved capturing the M Family’s memories, all from the comfort of their own oasis!

NEW PRODUCT: Photo Collages | Santa Clarita Photographer

It’s a whole new year, which means a whole new batch of products here at Cristen Farrell Photography.  By popular demand, the first set of many new products will be a variety of PHOTO COLLAGES; 12 in all!

Collages can be printed on either Kodak e-Surface paper or Endura Metallic paper and are fully customizable. Choose:

Colors and patterns
Text and fonts
Swap color blocks for photos
Swap photos for color blocks

Collages have all been added to the shopping cart and the product listing on our website:


A Family Affair | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

The E Family met me super-early on a Saturday morning. Usually, my early morning sessions are somewhat subdued (no one is REALLY awake yet!). Not this family! I had so much fun joking around with them! Did I mention that it was also COLD? Every so often, we had to stop to put on jackets to keep our teeth from chattering. That didn’t take down the positivity at this session at all. I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to catch their personalities in action.