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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!

Sweetheart Sale!!

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and a photo session is the perfect gift for your honey:)From now through tomorrow at midnight you can purchase a full session w/25 files or two hour party for $250 or two for $475. Buy one for yourself and give one as a gift or keep them both for yourself!


for my clients who usually purchase all of their files I have another great deal – a full session with all files for just $350 (a $125 savings!) or a mini with all files for $150 ($75 savings!)



Contact me with any questions or if you have purchased one as a gift and need a certificate sent to you:)

Spring Minis 2015!

Can’t believe it’s time to think about spring minis already! Spring minis will be a bit earlier this year due to some weekend commitments I have in late March – dates and times are below. If you’re not familiar with spring minis – they are not themed/styled sessions. They are a shorter lifestyle type session and are perfect for updating your family pics or getting some new shots of your kiddos since they grow and change so quickly! Minis are for 5 people max (immediate family only) and there are no clothing changes allowed due to time constraints.

What: 30 min session and 12 edited full resolution digital files
Cost: $125

Saturday Feb 28th – South Bay (Malaga Cove Library)

Time slot desired

Sunday March 1st – south bay (location tba)

Time slot desired

Saturday Mar 7th morning – Westwood (UCLA)

Time slot desired

Saturday Mar 7th afternoon – Los Encinos

Time slot desired

Saturday Mar 14 – South Bay (St. Francis Church)

Time slot desired

Happy 2015!!

I can hardly believe my last post to my poor neglected blog was half a year ago – the time really flies by so quickly and the second half of last year was so busy with preparation for baby amidst a ton of holiday sessions and minis – way more than I intended to do 8 months pregnant but I survived and baby arrived healthy mid November. I am back in the swing of things – shooting while learning to balance being a mama to two! While 2015 sessions are already underway, I am going to go back and post a few of my favorite sessions from the last few months starting with this one. I was contacted about doing an extended family shoot at a 90th birthday celebration – shooting large groups always makes me nervous – that’s a lot of people to get looking at the camera and smiling! But once I arrived I instantly felt at ease – the family was so sweet and so much fun – especially the littlest guy who you’ll see a lot of below:)





this series cracked me up – that little guy was determined to climb up with the big boys!


the freckles and lashes are to die for


we ended with candles and cake just before sunset:)

graces . . .

1. Early holiday portrait season = I finally got to relax a bit and enjoy the holidays with my family. Just may start early every year!
2. Welcomed a beautiful baby girl to our family. I was so so worried about adjusting to two kiddos but the transition has been much easier than expected – she fits in perfectly:)
3. Christian absolutely loves his baby sister and is so great with her <3
4. My big guy turned 4.5 this month – I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone and how smart and grown up he is. Watching him grow and learn is truly amazing.
5. Bookings for 2015 are well on their way – looking forward to another fun year of capturing memories!

Anniversary Sale!!

In October I celebrated the end of my sixth year in business – to say that I feel blessed to be earning money doing something I love is an understatement. I just love watching the children of my regular clients grow each year and love meeting so many wonderful new families each year as well. This holiday season many of my original clients were missing teeth – so much fun to see – the time really flies by so quickly – that’s why it’s important to capture your kiddos on camera often!

To celebrate my anniversary and give everyone a chance to lock in rates before they increase next year I am offering the last sale of the year. Buy a discounted full session or 2 hour party and get a mini session free (free minis cannot be gifted and must be used on scheduled mini days). Photo sessions make great gifts – if you are purchasing a full session as a gift and need a gift certificate sent to you please let me know in the comments when you check out! You can also purchase discounted mini sessions with either 12 files or all below. Both full session and mini session rates will go up Jan 1st so lock in current prices at a discount now!

Thank you to everyone who has entrusted me with their memories over the years – looking forward to watching your families continue to grow in the coming years!

Discounted full session or party + free mini w/12 files!


Discounted mini w/12 files!** (may purchase 3 max)


Discounted mini w/all files!** (may purchase 2 max)


**Please note that all mini sessions must be used on scheduled mini days – normally done in spring (mar/apr), summer (june/july) and fall (sept-nov)


My little stinkeroo,

I put you to bed tonight for the last time as a three year old and am more than a little sad at how fast the time goes. Seems like just yesterday you were a tiny little guy and now you just want to be bigger and faster and I am scared that soon you will be too big to stop and snuggle your mama. This year has been an eventful one for you with lots of changes. We moved into a new house before Christmas and moved you into a twin bed in a new big boy room – your mama stressed about it for weeks beforehand but you made the transition like a champ – sleeping through the night in your new bed from day one and you even wait for us to come get you in the morning. You moved into the big boy room at school too and once again I worried and once again you proved what an amazing little guy you are and took it in stride. While I know you miss your friends in the teal room, you have already made new friends in your new room and have the new routine down. You have another big change coming in November when your baby sister arrives but you excitedly tell everyone about your sister’s upcoming arrival and I have no doubt that you will be a great big brother.

You are still obsessed with trains and cars and will spend hours entertaining yourself at your train table or lining up cars to make a traffic jam. You love to play pirates and pretend – you have an amazing imagination and are always telling us great stories. You love watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Thomas the Train, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and have recently gotten into Veggie Tales. You are a happy guy – always singing and dancing and playing. You are a great errand runner and never complain when we are out for hours making multiple stops – people are always commenting to us how well behaved you are. Your favorite people remain the same – Grandma and Papa are close runners up to mama and your best friend (as you call him :P) dada and you just love playing with your cousins. We welcomed Aaron and Alyssa into the family over the past year and you took to them immediately and are always asking to go play with them after school. The last four years have been the best of my life – watching you grow from baby to toddler to boy has been amazing and I look forward to whatever the next year brings.

Mama and dada love you so much – Happy Birthday sweet boy <3