Halloween Mini Sessions
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween!
I make no secret of the fact that Halloween is one of my favourite dates in the calendar. It’s one of the only times I wish I lived in America so I could really go to town with my house decorations and costumes! So, it made total sense that my first ‘Mini Sessions’ were for all Hallows Eve….
A Mini Session is really a studio taster session. For a much-reduced price, you get a short amount of studio time and 10 digital images. It’s a great way to dip your toe in and try a photographer before you invest in more expensive full sessions. Not to mention they are fast, frantic and bags of fun (well for me anyway) 🙂
If you’ve got it, haunt it!
First up was the cutest little 11-month-old witch Eilidh and her 2-year-old big brother Fraser (who was a slightly reluctant skeleton!). Once he warmed up and with some gentle persuasion from mum there was no stopping him.
Just here for the Boos!
Next up was the McNeils, seven brothers, and sisters with ages ranging from 19 to 3! Mum Lorna wanted a picture of the gang all together and they must love their mum ‘cos they all turned up in their halloween costumes. It was the biggest test yet for my ‘cosy’ little studio, but we made it work.
I just had to get some cute pictures of Maddison who was a beautiful, but creepy Snow White.
But it was 3 year old Eli that stole the show.
Now some of you that read my blogs will remember the beautiful Olivia from her Uncle Raymond and Neil’s wedding. She took the whole Halloween costume deal very seriously and had not one but four costume changes! Mum Melissa was on hand to do hair and makeup and Granny was on hand to…well…eat the sweeties!!
Oh, my Gourd!
My next client travelled over 250 miles for his mini session. I just made myself sound very important. He’s my Nephew and he was visiting me along with his mum and dad, and…he just happened to pack a pumpkin costume!
Creepin it Real
Finally, I had the pleasure of little miss Gorgeous Grace. Grace has a special place in my heart not just because she is the daughter of one of my besties nieces, (okay Emma, favourite niece), but because I have been capturing her since before she was born at Emma’s maternity shoot!
Did I say finally…
Oh, wait I forgot. I did Halloween Sessions with my babies, so what if they’re fur babies they are still stinking cute (definitely stinking!). Bert and Ernie were transformed into bats. My vision was to turn them into gargoyles but they just looked too cute (am I biased, totally).
If you are unsure about taking your little ones to a photo shoot a mini session is a great way to start off. At the end of November, my Christmas Mini sessions are booking up fast. Check out my Facebook Page for more info and to get yourself added to my newsletter mailing list so you don’t miss out on future Mini Sessions.