There’s only 77 more days until Halloween! I know that’s more than two months but Halloween is my favorite day of the year. I love dressing up, especially homemade costumes that take a little creativity. I also love the imagination it takes to be the character you want to be. I think that’s why I love themed sessions so much. I pulled together odds and ends from around my house to create a pirate themed session for my sons. Cardboard swords, an old trunk my dad gave me, a black flag made from a pillow case and bamboo stake out of my garden… I literally spent zero dollars pulling this session together. My youngest is sporting some left over pirate costume peices from Halloween 2010. My oldest’s bandana is from an old shirt; his sash being my winter scarf. It reminds me of the Halloween costumes my mom pulled together when I was a kid, back in the days before everyone ran to the closest Halloween superstore to grab whatever $25-50 costume to wear for one night. My sons’ imagination never ceases to amaze me. With swords and map in hand, they were ready to find treasure and trek through the wilderness (if they had shoes on- to which I replied “Pirates don’t wear sneakers!”). Like true pirates, they scowled at authority and hated when I interupted their creativity with a pose. I can’t wait for October this year where I’ll be offering Halloween minis AND a special just for themed sessions. Be sure to stay tuned on my Facebook page to learn more about those. Katie Smith is a child photographer located in Bear Creek, NC. For Halloween 2010, she dressed up as a pirate… and drew a mustache on her toddler. Her favorite Halloween candy is a three way tie among Twizzlers, Twix, and candy corn. Ready to book a fun, memorable session? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Category: Little Kids (1-5)
Having two sons, I know how much fun boys are and this guy definitely didn’t disappoint. He was a little shy at first, even more so when he fell and bumped his lip within the first ten minutes of meeting me, but he warmed up and let me into his world. That little boy world full of energy and imagination. Toy trains and drum sets. Dinosaurs and Eric Carle books. It was so much fun to spend time with him.
I love how colorful his room is. (His mom scored when she found the room already painted like this during her house hunting) I also love all the little stories that come with the decorations. A dresser that was his mom’s when she was a kid, decorations from Hawaii, a singing Air Force bear from his dad… That’s one of the great things about in home sessions. There is so much more to the story when you get to look in the background of the photo.
Thanks, Chance, for having me over! It was great meeting you! I look forward to seeing you and your parents again for a family session.
Sanford NC Photographer Katie Smith serves the counties of Lee, Chatham, Moore, Wake, and more.
She loves the wonder and imagination of childhood and documenting it through photography.
When not photographing the coolest kids in North Carolina; she’s at home, playing with her own two cool kids.
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