/ˈpɔrtrɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-/ Show Spelled[pawr-trit, -treyt, pohr-]
1. a likeness of a person, esp. of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph: a gallery of family portraits.

Thursday Nov 27, 2014


By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Portraits, Promos|0 Comments


Announcing my first ever Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday Sale!


Not only can you buy your 2015 session now and book the date later, but you can do it at a significant discount.  As of January 1st, 2015, my pricing will be increasing.  When you buy your session during this sale, you’ll get the discount off of the current packages!   You can book your session at a later time for any date I have available in 2015.  Go here to buy your session!  Enter BLACKFRIDAY at BigDealBlackFridayMarketingBoard40checkout.  Sessions must be paid in full, payment plans do not apply.

But wait, there’s more!  If you’ve had any photos taken by me over the past year, your gallery has been reactivated and you may purchase from your gallery for 30% off prints and products. What an easy Holiday Gift for friends and family!   Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY when you check out.  If you no longer have the link for your gallery, go here, find your session and enter the password you received when your gallery went live (or email me and I’ll send you a password).


Click Here to buy a 2015 Session


Click Here to purchase from previous sessions!


Offer good from Midnight November 28th, 2015 through 11:59pm on December 2nd, 2014.  Bought sessions may only be redeemed for sessions occurring in 2015.  All sales are final.

AND THERE’S MORE!  You already know my custom Greeting Cards are at Rock Bottom Prices (which is why they are not included in the Black Friday discount), but so many of you still prefer to buy your cards through Tiny Prints.  I now have a storefront with Tiny Prints and can offer a discount for you there as well!

This is my Special Code for Tiny Prints, so you need to use it through my storefront, which is http://www.tinyprints.com/storefront/CKPhoto


The code is for 40% off, good for one time use, and expires 12/10/2014.


Coupon Code – PHZ48F2E2F and despite what it says in the small print, I’ve been told that if you order more than $49 in product, you can also use code FREESHIP49 to get free shipping.

If you never bought your digitals, but would like to use them for Tiny Prints products, let me know and I’ll load the digitals for you to use at no extra charge.

Tiny Prints Fine print:

Offer expires 12/10/2014 (11:59 P.M. PT). Save 40% off using the code PHZ48F2E2F at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges, calendars, photo books, gift certificates, personalized postage stamps and Erin Condren weekly planners. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. This particular offer code can only be redeemed once. Offer is only valid on http://www.tinyprints.com/storefront/CKPhoto and is not applicable on third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.



Visit my Tiny Prints Store here.



Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Now Offering Fresh 48 Sessions | Orange County Newborn Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Babies, Newborns|0 Comments

Now you’re wondering, “What is a Fresh 48 Session?” right?  A Fresh 48 session is a newborn session that is taken within 48 hours after the birth of your baby.  If you deliver in the hospital, the session will be the day after a natural delivery and two days after a c-section delivery.   “But don’t most hospitals include a newborn portrait?” well, yes and no.  Most of them have contracted with a company to provide the photography service, but it does not include any products.  They are usually taken by people who have never touched a camera before working for that company.  They usually have a few poses that they’re taught to do, and just point and shoot their camera for those poses.  I say “usually” and “most” because in addition to my own business, I also work for an in-hospital newborn photography company.  They are currently only in one hospital in Orange County, and they only work with established professional photographers who know how to use their cameras, and know lighting and composition.  Working for this company has given me the opportunity to photograph over 650 newborns and their families within a few years time.  A Fresh 48 Session is a session that is meant to tell the story of the beginning of the new family.  It is photojournalistic in style, and captures the setting as well as the people that are there.  This may include the parents and siblings, or even friends and extended family visitors.   These sessions aren’t meant to replace the posed newborn session that is usually done at 7-10 business days, but instead it is meant to compliment it.  Newborns change so much from those first few hours to the first few weeks.   Fresh 48 sessions require less flexibility on my part than a posed newborn session.  Once you deliver, I need to be at the hospital within 48 hours.  With a posed session, if you deliver on a Tuesday, and I’m not available the following Tuesday, I can photograph your baby on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.   For this reason, I don’t book as many Fresh 48 sessions as I do posed sessions, so it is important to check on my availability as soon as you think you might be interested.  I offer both a mini-Fresh 48 and a full-Fresh 48.  The mini is 15-20 minutes shooting time, and include a minimum of 15 digital images for download from an online gallery.  The full session is 60-90 minutes of shooting with a minimum of 40 digital images for download from an online gallery.   The images will be a mixture of both color and black and white.   Don’t forget to contact me now for my availability around the time of your due date!

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#Fresh48 bassinet in front of window | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh 48 Mama and Baby | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 backlit mama and baby | Christina Kennedy Photography

Twins #Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 Itty Bitty Fingernails | Christina Kennedy Photography

Baby on Bili Bed #Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography
New Parents #Fresh48 | Christina Kennedy Photography

#Fresh48 Itty Bitty Toe nails | Christina Kennedy Photography

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Monday Aug 25, 2014

Fall / Holiday Mini Sessions | Fall Colors and Beach Dates | Orange County, CA

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Families, Kids, Portraits, Promos|0 Comments

It’s time to start thinking about holiday cards and that means it’s time for family portraits!  This year I will be offering 4 dates for mini-sessions.  The locations will be

November 15th, Lake Forest, Montbury Park (fall colors)  Full

 November 16th, Mission Viejo, Aurora Park(fall colors), Full

November 22nd, Rancho Santa Margarita (lake) 1 Spot Remaining, Click Here to book

November 23rd,  Aliso Beach 1 Spot Remaining, Click Here to book


Lake Forest Location

Lake Forest Location

Mission Viejo Location

Mission Viejo Location

Beach Location

Beach Location

Package #1 $375


  • 30 minute portrait creation session.
  • A digital online gallery with 15-20 professionally and artistically edited images available for digital download with print release
  • 3 Mini-Accordion Albums ($100 value), one for you, two for gifts!
  • A Digital Gallery App that you can install on your smartphone to view your images any time, and you can share your app with friends and family.
  • $150 credit toward one of my 5 Framed Wall Collections.  These are a collection of photos, framed and ready to hang on the wall.  They range from $575 to $685.
  • Option to order additional, high quality, sprayed and textured prints at 30% off of list price.


Package #2 $250


  • 30 minute session
  • Digital Gallery App
  • 15-20 images to download with print release
  • 3 Mini-Accordion Albums
  • 25% off of prints.


Package #3 is $175


  • 30 Minute Session
  • Digital Gallery App
  • 15-20 Digital Downloads with print release
  • 15% off of prints

Holiday Cards will be available starting at 25 Cards for $15.

I also have beautiful handbags and jewelry that showcase your images and make great gifts!  These will be available for purchase in your gallery.

Bonus for all packages:

Like my Facebook page and receive a free Facebook Cover Photo


Click Here to Sign Up!  Limited Dates and Times

Small Print –

Directions to locations will be sent approximately one week prior to the shoot

Sessions are for up to 6 people, additional people are $25 each

$100 retainer or full payment required to reserve spot, payable by credit/debit card.  Remainder must be paid at the beginning of the shoot.


Payment for remainder accepted by Cash, Check or Credit Card

No refunds.  Credit may be applied to a different session at the discretion of the photographer

A link to the gallery will be emailed within two weeks.  All images will be fully edited, and downloadable with a print release allowing prints up to 8×12.    Additional fee required for additional retouching.



Monday Aug 25, 2014

Halloween Mini-Sessions – October 25th, 2014, Lake Forest, CA

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Kids, Portraits, Promos|0 Comments

It’s that time of year when Halloween candy, costumes and decor start to appear in the stores.   That also means it’s time for Halloween-Mini Sessions!  Join me on Saturday, October 25th to capture images of your kiddos all dressed up in their Halloween Costumes!  Sessions will be $25 and will include a 10 minutes session, an online gallery with approximately 10 images, and 3 of your favorite images for digital download (with print release).



Sign Up Now, sessions are limited!

Small Print –

Sessions are for 1 child, additional children must have additional sessions booked

Full payment required to reserve spot.

Must pay online by credit/debit card at the time of booking.

No refunds.  Credit may be applied to a different session at the discretion of the photographer

A link to the gallery will be emailed within 5-10 days.  All images will be fully edited, and downloadable with a print release allowing prints up to 8×10.    Additional fee required for additional retouching.

Additional products and digital images will be available for purchase.


Sunday May 4, 2014

Expecting love, times two | Orange County Pregnancy Portrait

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:51+00:00 May 4th, 2014|Bellies, Portraits|1 Comment

Oh my goodness! When I was contacted by this mama-to-be for pregnancy portraits, I was so excited! I just absolutely love photographing pregnant bellies, and when she shared the types of images she was hoping for, I was ecstatic because they were the types of images I was hoping to capture. We had planned for her to come to my home studio, but unfortunately, her doctors felt she should stay closer to bed – in bed in fact. It is one of the concerns of being pregnant with twins – the fear of premature birth. I offered to come to her home. After capturing newborns in tiny hospital rooms for the past three years, I’ve grown fairly adept at shooting in small spaces. She sent me a photo with her phone of her room, and even with a cell phone pic, I could see that the light coming in was beautiful, and the white walls would be like a huge reflector. She, her husband and two furbabies were absolutely amazing and so much fun to work with. She was able to stand for a few portraits, and I’m so happy she did. I just love, love, love all of the images we created together, but here is a small number of our favorites. (side note: So far, those babies are still cooking! )









Don’t you think this mama-to-be is gorgeous? Give her some comment love below!

If you want gorgeous pregnancy portraits too, contact me now!

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