Where were these Animal onsies last year?! They would have been perfect to dress up as zoo animals with Anabelle and Betty! So, when I spotted them in adult sizes this year, I wanted to take last year’s animals to a whole new level! And what better than to use my favorite 90’s toy, to create a beanie baby costume! It’s the perfect, easy, family Halloween costume with almost no preparation!
When you are always the one that initiates the photos and work so hard to document every detail of your kids’ childhood, you can easily get stuck behind the camera… These are sure fire ways to turn that around and actually get in front of the camera with your kids!
I’ve never been into the creepy side of Halloween. I prefer the colorful, fun, childish side. So when it comes to Halloween decor around the house, it’s less about the spiderwebs and skeletons, and more about pumpkins and anything fun and colorful I can use to decorate, like this Halloween pumpkin garland!
I wanted to come up with a little pumpkin garland. (I mean I’d do a fairy or princess garland, but I’m pretty sure only my daughter would get it…) So I wanted something colorful and fun to contribute to my pumpkin decor. These mini pumpkins were super easy to make, and when strung together made exactly the pumpkin garland I was looking for. It doesn’t scream pumpkin, it’s just pumpkin inspired!
I was so incredibly excited about this Tinker Bell and Periwinkle photoshoot, not just because I put so much effort and creativity into their costumes. But I had also been working on using the light during golden hour, and I finally managed to learn to photograph the golden hour sun flare!
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Now, obviously, I’m in about half of these photos. This photoshoot was a team effort between my husband and I. (If you need a tip to get your husband willingly in on this with you, say the word FREE. My husband knows that if I mention hiring a photographer, I don’t go with cheap… And he’s just about willing to do anything when I say free ;)) I played around with the sun and how I could photography golden hour sun flare before I gave him the camera. This way I could specifically direct him and show him what I was looking for!