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5 Tips For Taking Memorable Halloween Photos

We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling and her ediTORIal by Tori Spelling blog. This week, Tori shares tips for taking Halloween photos.

Craftista extraordinaire and fellow momista Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party is back today with another creative idea for fall fun. You might remember her most recent posts about DIY temporary tattoos and using vintage china as a vase for your bouquets. Today Jenny is sharing some super cute ideas for photographing your little ones in their Halloween costumes. Take it away, Jenny…

Hi Tori readers, it's Jenny from Craft That Party back to share some simple tips to capture fabulous pictures this Halloween. My go-to photographer and friend Alli and I decided to test out our advice using our own kids. We brought five kids, seven costumes, three props, two cameras, and one bag of candy with us (the last item bought us an extra 15 minutes of smiles!).

Related: Tori's Little Potty Pooper

1. Daylight.

Night photography can be tricky. Rather than snapping a quick picture before your kids head out to trick or treat, take pictures ahead of time in natural daylight.

2. Lean In.

Find a spot outside that would make an interesting backdrop, such as a brick wall, wood door, or a tree. Have the kids lean against it. This picture of my little Batman looks more dramatic leaning against this light pole than if I had just snapped a picture of him standing next to it.

3. Have Fun!

Let the kids run, jump, and be silly. Let them act out their Halloween costume and capture some images of them having fun in character.

Keep reading for two more Halloween photo tips!

4. Props.

Props make any photo shoot more fun. Our Superman hammed it up for the cameras once we brought out this bendable bar of steel and Alli was able to capture his priceless facial expressions.

5. Candid Photos.

Another great way to photograph your kids in costumes is to capture some candid shots. Our kids love to dress up and we often find them napping, reading, or headed out to the grocery store in full costumes. These special moments make great pictures!

Happy Halloween and good luck with the picture taking! We hope you will share some of your favorite Halloween photos with Tori and all the ediTORIal readers.

A very special thank you to Allison Duda from A Joy Photography and Costume Express for providing the costumes.

What a brilliant idea! I know that all four of my babes would love taking part in a photo shoot like this one. For more from Jenny, be sure to check out her blog Craft That Party.

Source: Allison Duda of A Joy Photography

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