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    Welcome to the brand new blog for Kaptured by Kristen Photography! Here you will find sneak peeks from recent sessions, announcements about specials and upcoming events and of course my daily graces. Check back often and leave a comment to let me know you were here!

Beachy brothers!

Remember this little guy?! He is quite a bit older now and a big brother:)I have hung out with his family a few times since our first session but we all know how good I am at keeping this poor blog up 😛 This was probably my favorite session of theirs to date and they brought grandma and grandpa along again to get in a few pics!

graces . . .

1. Survived the beginning of July birthdays! The first two weeks of July are super hectic for us with three important family birthday – this time we threw a kinder graduation in the mix too which made for an extra busy few weeks!
2. Fall minis are over 2/3rds full already! So crazy to be nearly booked up for the year in July – these next few months will be busy busy!
3. Ellie has almost mastered her pincher grasp and more of her food is getting in her mouth than on the floor now 😛
4. Snuck in a quick movie with my boys last weekend while baby hung with grandma – I haven’t been to the movies since I was pregnant!
5. School supplies are out at Target! New school supplies are one of my favorite things to buy:)

FIVE!!!

My sweet little guy,

You are asleep now after a long day of celebrating your birthday – 5 is a big one so we have been celebrating all week! I was telling dada tonight on the way home that after long days like today I sit and think about how quickly the years seem to have flown even when the days are long and sometimes hard. You graduated from preschool a couple of weeks ago and it honestly feels like I was just dropping you off for your first day not long ago. This is a big year of change for you – you became a big brother (a darn good one!) and will be leaving the school you have attended the last 2.5 years in August and will be heading to transitional kindergarten! You continue to breeze through transitions much easier than mama – I was worried about how you’d take to having a new baby in the house after 4.5 years of being an only child but there has been nothing but love since day one. You are so sweet with your sister – you are so patient with her and are always talking to her and making her laugh and you brag about her to your friends or anyone who will listen really. She just lights up when she sees you – she loves you just as much as you love her. I love watching the two of you interact and I hope that you will continue to be good friends growing up.

Your favorite person remains your “best friend” dada – you love the nights he is home and the two of you will play outside for hours racing your scooters, hunting for rocks or exploring. The two of you are obsessed with your Ipads as well and play them together every chance you get. You don’t watch much tv these days since you prefer to save your screen time for your “pad” but when you do you love Jake, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Octonauts and continue to like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Max and Ruby as well. Your obsession with all things dinosaur continues and you still play with your trains and cars most days as well. You’re getting to be a good little Lego builder which makes mama happy because I love Legos too:)You love listening to the Beat Buds in the car and have most of the songs memorized – you were so excited to have them come play at your birthday party last week! Your favorite place to be besides anywhere with dada is grandma’s house – you ask to go there almost daily and especially love the days your cousins are there. You can just about keep up with them on your bike now! It is so much fun to watch you learn and grow every day – you are such a smart little guy and such a sweetheart – I know there are great things ahead for you in this life. Mama, Dada and Ellie girl are your biggest fans and we will always be here cheering you on whatever you might do <3 Happy Birthday baby boy - we love you so much!

Fall Minis 2015!!

It’s never too early to get your fall session on the books – please be sure to allow 2-3 weeks for editing time when choosing your slot – I know some of you like to get your cards out early so if that is the case please choose one of the earlier dates:)Minis are 40 min and include 12 full resolution files. Five people max – immediate family only:)Let me know if you have questions!

Sunday, September 20th (Malaga Cove Library)


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Saturday, Sept 26th am (Pasadena – Brookside park)


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Saturday, September 26th pm (UCLA – sculpture garden)


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Sunday, September 27th (South Bay – Howlett Park)


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Saturday, October 3rd (Seal Beach pier)


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Sunday, October 4th (Westwood – Holmby park)


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Saturday, October 10th (south bay – St Francis)


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Sunday, October 11th (westwood – Holmby)


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Saturday, October 17th am (south bay – Howlett park)


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Saturday, October 17th pm (westwood – Holmby park)


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Saturday, October 24th (Westside – Tar Pits park)


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Sunday, October 25th am (Pasadena – City Hall)


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Sunday, October 25th pm (south bay – St Francis)


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Sunday, November 1st (Cal State Northridge orange grove)


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Saturday, November 7th (South bay – to be announced)


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Sunday, November 8th (UCLA)


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If you have any questions or have a pre-paid or free mini you want to redeem to book a slot please email me!

Sweet Siblings

This was my first time hanging with this gorgeous family and the two littles were just so cute and so sweet together. It was so hard picking just a few to share – there were so many shots I loved:)

graces . . .

1. My little guy had such a great time at his party Sunday and was extra spoiled by our friends and family – he is blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing people <3 2. Took Christian for his first barber shop haircut Saturday – he looked in the mirror and declared he looked like Uncle Josh:)
3. Currently plotting fall mini dates – I can hardly believe it’s almost that time again!
4. My little miss is finally eating solids after about a month of refusing anything I gave her.
5. My little man graduated from preschool last week – how is that possible?! I cried through the whole ceremony:(

Cowboy Boots and Wildflowers

This recent senior session was so much fun! If you follow my blog you know I shoot a ton of young children and families so having someone old enough to follow directions that I didn’t have to chase around was a fun change:)This beauty was a natural in front of the camera – she will be graduating soon and wanted a few senior portraits:)

graces . . .

1. Finally got my haircut Sunday after about a year – feels nice to have all the dead ends gone:)
2. Booked a flight for my mother in law to come visit for awhile – we are all looking forward to seeing her!
3. Ellie cut her first tooth! She also transitioned to her crib last week like a champ with no disruption in her schedule – she is such a good baby <3 4. Christian is all registered for transitional kinder in the fall – how is my baby already done with preschool?! 5. Hubby took some shots of the kids and I this past weekend – was nice to get in a few pics since I’m usually behind the camera – especially since the times flies so quickly and I need these pics to look back on and remember how small my babies once were <3

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