You all know I love Halloween. It's just pure fun and as my friend Lynn pointed out, I am a "Sanguine" personality and our point in life is to do things the fun way. Anyway, back to my point. (Did I have one?)
I get pictures of the girls in their costumes every year. Until last year I had them done at Portrait Innovations. They were pretty good but I was getting tired of the same poses every year and it does get pricey esp when I can shoot them for pennies with almost the same quality.
I've been waiting for some good afternoon light and today we had an opportunity so I had them don their get-ups and pose in our next-door neighbor's yard. Ours doesn't have many trees and there would be junk in the background. Our neighbor was out and didn't mind so don't anyone call the police on me for trespassing.
I shot these with my 50mm and I'm happy with the sharpness. I've posted my 70-300mm for sale on facebook but no takers yet. I have talked to a few people who are thinking about it but if I don't hear back from them soon, I'll post it on Craig's List and see if I can get $400 for it. That'll pay for about 1/2 of the lens I want.
Delaney was, obviously, a vampire and really got into it. Notice the fangs? I had to special order those suckers (Ha! I just made a funny!) to accomodate her braces. It was not trivial to fit them but she was dedicated to having fangs so she sat still on the sofa for 20 minutes a few weeks ago while the goo set up in her mouth. I'm not certain I would have been as accommodating as she was for those things. I must admit though, they were pretty cool.
Ahhhh... My sweet Macy. At first she was not cooperative at all but once we told her that she needed to get this done before she could go play with her friends, she started hamming it up for me. This pose was completely her idea and is totally her.
A side note about kids' costumes and clothing in general: Why do they make them so wide? Is it to accommodate heavy winter clothing that some of the kids in the Northern climbs have to don? I'm not certain but in order to not fall off my children I have to order them so that they are way too short. Fortunately, Macy was happy to wear a pair of black leggings and boots under hers and it was very cute that way but come on! I'm so tired of children's clothing manufacturers making clothes for kids under the assumption that kids are shaped like bowling balls! I know childhood obesity is a problem in this country but maybe if parents couldn't find clothes that fit their kids, they'd be more inclined to do something about it. Meanwhile, my normally sized kids have trouble finding clothing that doesn't fall off them. OK, I'll step off my soapbox now.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun