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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, readers!

The days of the wild grown-up Halloween parties are long-past for Mack and I, but we are keeping the spirit alive in our Littles. Last year’s McG Kids Costume shoots were such much fun, we knew we had to do it up big again this year!

In keeping with his over-the-top nature, Jack decided to go for a very cinematic costume this year. We think he makes a pretty stellar Captain America, don’t you?

By the way, we did not actually put our son in harm’s way for these pictures. That’s what Photoshop is for. 🙂

Dorothy is the Cowardly Lion this year! The photoshoot lasted 8 minutes, and was difficult because… well, our daughter is a diva. But any time a camera is NOT pointed at her, she’s more than happy to put her little paws up and give a great big RAWR!

I’m sure all the hard partying took place over the weekend, but just in case any of you are purists about celebrating a holiday on the actual day… Happy Spooking! 🙂


  1. Nadia Alareksoussi says:

    Your kiddos are so cute!! I was excited to see these after hearing about them Friday and y’all were totally right- nothing cooler than Captain America in front of a big kaboom!!!

  2. Angela says:

    Cuteness in the form of a lion! Love the Captain America poster. One cool dude.

  3. Carman says:

    Your kids are too cute. And OF COURSE Dorothy’s camera-shy — she’s Cowardly!

  4. Hannah says:

    Awwww, love these! Dot looks precious and Jack-wow! Love the poster. Y’all are the coolest parents!!!!

  5. Robin Bunker says:

    Chelsea – these are great! God gave you and Mack beautiful children!

  6. Abby says:

    Your littles are the coolest.

  7. Angie says:

    I love the Captain America poster, and the explosion. You’re going to have to bust these pictures out in a few years when Jack starts dating – that’s going to be awesome 🙂 And Dot – well, she’s just adorable!

  8. Aunt Ambo says:

    Love, Love, Love!!!! Most adorable lion ever and I don’t want anyone else rescuing me but Captain America Jack!!!

  9. Amber says:

    Wow Jack is rocking the Captain America!! Great backgrounds! Dorothy you are such a cute Cowardly Lion 😉 Thanks for sharing guys!!

  10. Christian U says:

    GREAT pictures!!! I LOVE them! Jack looks so so cool! And Dorothy is absolutely precious!! Thank you for sharing! This started my Halloween perfect! Oh .. and I LOVE how creative McGowan Images can be!! Your pictures are SO awesome every time!!

  11. Courtney says:

    OMG Y’all are the coolest parents ever!! I love the Captain America posters SO much! Jack is so awesome! 🙂 And Dottie is just the cutest thing! I’m sure one day she’ll get the ruby slippers, right?! Love it!

  12. Amanda says:

    The Captain America pictures are amazing! How awesome and what a great memory to have 30 years from now!!!

  13. Erica says:

    Absolutely fantastic!

  14. Kevin says:

    Jack’s pictures are soooo cool!!!! I love that he gets a poster every year!…and Dot is super cute!

  15. Julie says:

    Those are adorable–yes, even Capt. America is adorable!!!!

  16. Misty says:

    Oh WOW, Jack’s shoot is SO EPIC, he is THE most awesome Capt. America!!!! And Dottie is too cute!!! Yay! 🙂

  17. Nicole says:

    Dot is so cute! And Jack’s pics are fierce!

  18. Liesa says:

    Jack is the epitome of epicocity (my phone says that’s a word!). Again. He is such a stud! And Dottie is too precious for words. I’m sure you will agree with me on both fronts. Please never stop taking these annual photos, pretty please with a pumpkin on top?

  19. Tiffany says:

    Ok – 2 things. #1 – Jack has quite possibly the coolest Halloween costumes, EVER. #2 – When did Dorothy get so big?!?! Her costume is precious, but I can’t get over how tall she is.

  20. Erin says:

    These are so much fun! I think my fav of Captain America is the one with the stars- so cool. And Dorothy is just too precious!!

  21. Nikki Yates says:

    Fantastic! I love how Jack’s personality shines through.

  22. Laura says:

    Wow great job capturing the kids at such a special time! Some kids have baby pictures to show when they grow up…. and wow some kids have BABY PICTURES! to show when they grow up!

  23. betsy says:

    o good lord

  24. francine says:

    that movie poster is phenomenal!!

  25. […] the uninitiated, you can check out past editions here… 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and […]

  26. […] If you aren’t familiar with the ridiculous over-the-top awesome costume portraits we’ve done for our kids in the past, you can see 2010’s edition here, and the 2011 collection HERE. […]

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