Halloween is fun, spooky and super exciting for little kids. They get to dress up as their heroes, and their parents actually encourage them to fill a bucket with candy-cue the wide eyes and adorable smiles. Here are five tips-plus an added bonus tip-to capture those moments in all their glory!
- Grab the Light: Get the kids outside in the daylight before it gets dark to get a clear shot of their costumes. (Also good to document the costumes before you inevitably lose a wing or break a sword!)
- Capture the Season: Grab a shot with the kids and a pumpkin or something else unmistakably Halloween to add to the mood.
- Get in There: Don’t forget to get a shot of yourself (the parents) with the children all dressed up. You’ll love looking back at the fun the whole family had that year.
- Action Shots: Take some candid, in-the-moment photos while out trick-or-treating. This is where you’ll capture their excitement about all the candy and the fun of being out with their friends! (It’s ok if these shots are dark-it will add to the spooky factor!
- End of the Night Reveal: Grab a shot at the end of the night when their treat bag is full and they’re proud of their haul. Their smiles will show how much fun they had! I WILL DO THIS THIS YEAR!!!
Bonus Tip! Act the Part: If your child is dressed as a lion, ask them to give you a roar. Are they a teapot? Assume spout and handle position! Have them really get into their character and you’ll be sure to catch some super fun shots!
Have fun and be safe this Halloween!
Taking the leap of faith and doing photography full time has given me some exciting new opportunities to photograph products for local companies. One of my recent photo shoots was for an Organic Farm in Down East Maine.
Sam and Sasha, of Salty Dog farm, sent me a boat load of beautiful organic garlic to photograph for their new website. They have eleven varieties with fun names and different characteristics that make each one special. I was so happy with the way the photos turned out, and their site is gorgeous-make sure you check it out!
I was lucky enough to keep some and have happily used it to add some spice to our family dinners! Here is one of my go-to meals with a perfect touch of garlic: Roasted Garlic Cauliflower.