1. Take pictures of each child individually in their costumes.
You know how kids love to show off their creations, so let them! They can be the "shining star" in each of these pictures. Make sure you have great lighting and a Halloween-esque background.
Note: Not every child will enjoy this part....especially if it's not moving quickly enough right before trick or treating.
2. Get the Groups!
If anyone matches then they need a group picture. Everyone who is dressed up should get in a group picture. Then I like to get each family, just the cousins, and just the siblings. Each grouping is important to represent!
3. Get the pull back images.
Show what some of the houses looked like and how the kids walked or skipped up to ask for treats. Group pictures in front of some fun and scary houses can be a favorite!
4. Get the details.
It's so easy to forget to get the details like candy, facial expressions, and silly moments. Sometimes getting down to their physical level makes it a little easier to remember to get the details and see things from their perspective.
5. Don't forget to get in the picture too.
Hand your camera over to someone...I know it's hard! You may not want to be in front of the camera, but your kids are going to want to see pictures of you in the future. Give them the gift of showing up in pictures so they have something to hold on to with you in it.
Larisa is a natural light photographer and teacher in the Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte, NC area.