Halloween is my family’s favorite time of the year (after Christmas, of, course)! Every year we take a special trip to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect front porch pumpkin. Then we make it a special day to scrape out the pumpkin guts, carve the jack 0’lantern face, and roast the seeds. And I always try to get a really special costume for Jackson. So far, he’s been Charlie Brown, a mad scientist, and Richard Simmons. My guy is so excited about his costume this year: Luke Skywalker. Of course, no one actually makes a Luke Skywalker costume, so I had to piece this one together. This costume is part nursing scrubs cut up, part little girl leggings, and an official Jedi robe and light saber. I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself! Capturing all this happinesss can be a kind of tricky. Here are five tips to help you get the best halloween photos of your kids this season.
5 Tips to Take AWESOME Halloween Photos of Your Kids
1. Natural light (outside) is the most flattering, so try to take your photos outdoors
2. Make sure to have your camera ready to shoot when your kids are ready. My son HATES having to wait around for me to get my settings correct, so have it ready before hand.
3. Get any important shots right after they put their costume on, when the excitement has hit its peak and no one is tired or on a sugar high.
4. Try to place them in a location that looks like the season. I like the front porch if its decorated with pumpkins or other fall items.
5. Don’t forget to take some action shots. Walking with friends, ringing door bells, getting excited over full sized bars, you’ve got to capture it all!
Hopefully these tips will help you have a great Halloween!
Edited for an update!
Our family still loves Star Wars so much. We decided to make this year: the year of Star Wars and I wanted to share a few of those images with you!
Wars themed: I took pictures of him dressed as different characters all year that I’d love to share with you now.