R & R Workshop: Best Tips for Taking Halloween Photos of Kids

Best Tips for Taking Halloween Photos of Kids

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Halloween photos are such a fun memory to have for my kids! Years ago when my son was young, I wanted to get fun pictures him in his costume- but it was completely dark and not one turned out. I've learned a few tips along the way and wanted to share the best tips for taking photos of kids in their costumes this Halloween!

Plan Ahead and take your photos before the 31st: This is my number one tip to get the best Halloween pictures of your kiddos in costume. The last thing you want is rushed photos that don't turn out in the dark. If you are like us, you have many Halloween events leading up to the big night.  Plan on taking pictures of your kiddos on one of those days. I have my camera fully charged and ready to go and the settings all ready as well.  Continues mode is a must.. so you can take multiple photos with out them being blurry (kids move so quickly!).

Location, Location, Location: Find a setting to fit your costume. Obviously we couldn't find a castle near by for Cinderella, but our nearby college campus had gorgeous buildings and gardens. They played a major part in our pictures. Cinderella on the stairs and running away- like in the story, just made her costume really come to life. Fireman at the Fire Station, Elsa at a ice rink, find places that really their character really would be! Black and white photos add a dramatic effect to your photo as well. Get Creative!

It's in the details: Snow White with an Apple & red bow, Cinderella with her pumpkin and gloves. Crowns, masks- I really love the little details that costumes can have. Zoom in and take pictures of those little details! 

Have Fun: I really love to just have candid pictures of my kiddos Let kids be kids! Halloween is such a fun time and they will have so many memories of these years. Involve them and ask them what they want in their pictures too! I adore this photo of my daughter laughing with her brother, I mean, who would have thought a princess and storm trooper would be friends? (Tip: look for locations for pictures in your area- I saw these pretty orange flowers on the side of the road and pulled over to get these pictures in front of it!)

Hope these tips will help you! This year my kids have chosen a superhero theme- Batman & Batgirl. We will be taking photos for this year later this week and I look forward to it every year! :)

Check out these other Halloween Posts:

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No-Sew Costumes for Boys & Girls


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