As a parent you spend a lot of time and/or money on your Child's Halloween costume. The bad thing about this is that in most cases your child only wears this outfit one or two times. The best way to remember these amazing costumes is with photos! Below are some tips on how to ensure that your photos will be better and more exciting then the classic mug shot images from our childhood.
1: Go outside!
When I think of Halloween photos from my childhood, I think of when my sisters and I stood in a line looking uncomfortable in front of a white wall. This habit needs to change! Kids don’t like being inside, so take them outside! Being outside makes for a more dynamic background and setting for these cherished memories.
2: Take photos earlier in the evening
Sunset and twilight makes for great Halloween photos! It adds a creepy effect that goes with Halloween so well. Your kids will be much easier to photograph if you take these photos before trick or treating, since they will be excited to go and not as tired as they will be after.
3: Get on their level
Kneel, Sit, bend, lay down, do whatever it takes to get at eye level with your child! This creates a more dynamic and personal look. Being at their level also allows you to see more of the costume, as compared to standing above them and looking down.
4: Don’t be afraid to use your flash
Almost all cameras have flashes that are really smart! Don’t be intimidated by the flash, let it do its work. A flash will make your child stand out better in front of the night scenery, and show off all the fine details of their costume.
5: Get into Character
Let your kids have fun! Tell them to act like the characters they are dressed as. This lets the kids feel more relaxed, and have more fun! Snap plenty of pictured while they are jumping, buzzing, and swirling around. You’ll be sure to get some good action shots that show off the costume and your Child's personality.
6 Essential Items for a 3 Wedding Weekend
I love photographing weddings. From the played off nervousness of the groom before the wedding to the drunken dancing by the end of the night, I honestly enjoy it all. Majority of the time, I have one wedding a week. Occasionally I will end up with two weddings I get to work in one weekend. Then, once in a while, there is the great white wale… A Three wedding weekend!
I enjoy three wedding weekends because I get to do what I love! I get to work with three awesome couples who all have unique weddings. I get to capture their day for them from start to finish. But as you can imagine these weekends come with challenges of their own. The biggest of these challenges is that photographing a wedding is exhausting!
I’m sure all of my fellow photographers can relate to this sentiment. So after recently having two three wedding weekends in a row I’ve compiled a list that make up my three wedding weekend survival kit! Take a look and let me know what you think. What’s in your wedding survival kit?
Rachel Amelio Photography