Don’t put that costume away yet

by Jessi Weithman Posted on November 16, 2009

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Halloween is over, the candy supply is dwindling day by day, and the costume is about to be packed away. But wait! Before you cast away your little monster’s costume to hang alongside the forgotten bridesmaid’s dresses in the depth of your closet, check out Wendy’s My Wild Thing book. This little book is delightful and the photography captured at sunset in a beautiful field is so stunning. I also love the storybook feel of the book, too.

You might have already figured out from my other articles, such as My secrets to birthday photo success, that I encourage some photo staging for fun results. This little book is the perfect example of how to best capture delightful, beautiful costume images without the stress of trying to do them during Trick-or-Treat evening. Camera time during trick-or-treat is tricky. It’s dark, and kids are too excited for candy to pay any attention to you or the camera. I love how Wendy captured Jake perfectly in his costume by taking these on a day other than the big event day.

Plus the location she selected was simple and perfect for the dinosaur costume. Other areas that might be equally fun and scenic would be an urban area for your little superhero or a cornfield for your little scarecrow.

So pull out the costume one more time this year, grab your camera and find a fun place to grab some images for your perfect story photo book. Your kids will love the extra costume play time too!


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  1. AnnAbbott Says:

    This book is magical! Pulling a toddler or young child in a costume and let them play is a no brainier for great photos. If they what they are doing or playing matches the costume great, but I love the miss match of costume to event. Princess on a bike with her dress blowing in the wind or the cowboy at the sink helping with the dishes; these are the priceless moments of kids in action.

  2. Joey Says:

    I love this article Jessi. And this book was soooooooooo much fun!! I love how the little boy got into his character as a T-Rex and his mom journaled so well. Its such a great idea.
    Its fun catching kids in priceless moments!

  3. annafitzgerald Says:

    That dinosaur costume for kids is adorable. Love the photos! And Where The Wild Things Are is a great read.

  4. Natalie Says:

    Such a great idea, i love the story telling and of course the pictures. Great job!
    Natalie B
    Shutterfly Gallery Guru

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I love being a mom! I adore my boys, and take too many pictures of them... this I know. While I flirted with photography for many years, the day my oldest son was born was the day my passion for photography was fully charged. I started taking pictures of my friends little ones and now run a small professional photography business called Everyday Studios. I love working with families to help preserve memories in the form of albums and artwork. Jessi Weithman jessi.weithman at PS. Many people ask about my equipment... I'm a Canon girl.

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