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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!

Fall minis 2017!!

Can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about fall minis already!! There are lots of dates and locations to choose from this year – a couple new spots and some old favorites. Use the links below to book your session – if you have a prepaid session on file you want to use just shoot me an email with the slot you want and I’ll block it off for you 🙂 Just a reminder that minis are for up to five people, immediate family only – no grandparents, cousins etc as they are short sessions and get too hectic. The mini sessions are not themed for the holidays as I know some people like to keep the pictures up in their home all year – they are just shorter lifestyle sessions perfect for getting both posed and candid shots of your family/kiddos. Feel free to email me with questions! Links for each day are located below the date/location 🙂

Sunday, September 10th (south bay – Howlett park)


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Saturday, September 16th (Seal Beach – gum grove park)


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Sunday, September 17th (south bay – Malaga Cove library)


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Sunday, September 24th (south bay – St. Francis)


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Saturday, October 7th am (Manhattan Beach pier)


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Saturday, October 7th pm (Los Encinos park)


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Sunday, October 8th (Manhattan Beach pier)


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Saturday, October 14th am (LACMA poles)


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Saturday, October 14th pm (Pacific Palisades)


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Sunday, October 15th (Cerritos – Heritage Park)


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Saturday, October 21st am (Pasadena)


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Saturday, October 21st pm (Los Encinos park)


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Sunday, October 22nd (Holmby park)


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Saturday, October 28th (Manhattan Beach pier)


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Sunday, October 29th (Holmby park)


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Saturday, November 4th am (south bay – woodsy spot)


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Saturday, November 4th pm (south bay – St Francis)


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Sunday, November 5th (south bay – Wilderness park)


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November 11th am (Santa Monica pier)


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Saturday, November 11th pm (Cal State Northridge orange grove)


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Saturday, November 18th (Griffith park)


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Lock in discounted rates!

As of November 1st rates for both mini sessions and full sessions/events will go up slightly. For ONE week you can lock in current rates at a discount and save on future sessions! These discounted sessions can be gifted as well and the holidays are coming quickly! Links will come down next Tuesday night so don’t miss out!

Discounted full session/party (limit two)!


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Discounted mini session (limit three)! Extra $25 off your second and third minis!


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Let me know if you have questions or if you are purchasing one as a gift and need a certificate 🙂

Beach beauty :)

This was my first time hanging out with this cute little gal – but her mama and I went to middle school and college together so it was so fun to catch up and meet the rest of her crew <3

check out these lashes!

 

graces . . .

1. Catching up with old friends <3

2. School is back in session and Christian is loving his new teacher!

3. Weeta’s flight is booked and she’s headed back to hang with us for a few weeks!

4. My talented friend has opened a shop to sell her adorable bracelets (the little beauty in these pics has some on!). Check her out here!

5. Fall minis start next week and are almost completely booked! Don’t forget to go on and secure your date before they sell out!

Sandy family fun :)

One of my favorite things about what I do is watching families grow and change over the years. This family has been in front of my camera many times – the first when their little guy was just a few months old. I couldn’t believe how much they’d grown since the last time I saw them!

Summer Sale!

Planning a summer session or event? From now until midnight July 27th you can snag a discounted full session or two hour party! This is the last sale until the fall so don’t miss out!

Discounted full session/party!


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Let me know if you have questions!

*all sale sessions are non-refundable

Seven!!

My sweet little guy,

In a few hours you will wake up and be 7 years old – I have no idea how that happened so fast – it seems like just yesterday your dada and I were bringing you home at a few days old – you made us parents and we couldn’t have asked for a better kid. You are an amazing little person – absolutely all boy now and so freaking smart. You suck up knowledge like a sponge and are good at almost everything you try. You just finished kindergarten with almost perfect grades and good behavior all but a handful of days the whole year. You just finished your second year of baseball and did amazing – your fielding and hitting have improved so much. You are a great little swimmer and love being in the water and you are learning drums, ukulele and keyboard right now and loving all three. You love playing games and can kick my butt at rummy tiles, love building legos and can build complicated sets with little assistance and you LOVE playing your ipad or video games especially with dada. You are the sweetest big brother to Ellie – always concerned about her and thinking about her when you’re apart and you will always put down whatever you’re playing to play with her when she asks. You guys do fight like siblings do but the majority of the time you play very well together despite the age difference between you.

Your favorite person by far is still dada – you guys are the best of friends and spend every moment together when he is home. You guys are always off on movie dates, outside riding scooters, having movie nights in mama and dada’s bed at home or playing pads or video games together. You love playing with your cousins, our friday chick fil a dates with Maddie and her brothers and hanging out with Austin. You have lost five teeth so far and I love your handsome grown up smile. It is so awesome to see you building your own relationships, learning so much each day and becoming your own little person. While part of me is sad that my first baby is growing up so quickly, I feel so blessed to be part of shaping you into this grown boy you’re becoming.

Happy Birthday to the boy who made me a mommy and has made me so proud every day since. I cannot wait to see what is in store for you over this next year and I hope it goes a little slower than the last.

I love you to the moon,

Mama

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