McG Littles : Halloween 2012 | McGowan Images Blog


McG Littles : Halloween 2012

A few weeks ago, I confessed that I had no idea when I was going to find the time to shoot our kids’ Halloween portraits this year. Between two trips out of the country and a full wedding calendar waiting to be edited, I just didn’t know how it was going to happen. But when I said so on Facebook, you’d think I confessed to having kicked puppies every morning for fun! Turns out, apparently, y’all kind of like the McG kids Halloween portraits… and you know what, I’m thrilled to know that. I love taking these pictures of my babies, and knowing that our awesome blogstalkers enjoy seeing them makes it worth it to make it happen even in an exhausting month.

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.

As usual, Jack got the ultra-slick studio poster treatment, while Dot’s session was a little more natural (a better fit for a toddler who wants to run all the time). Here are my favorites of Jack, who is trick-or-treating as a Jedi this year:

Didn’t Mack do an incredible job with those posters? He’s such a cool dad.

(And, for the record, that’s me in the Darth Maul mask there on the right. We go all the way. 🙂 )

Dorothy is charming the world as Merida, from Disney’s Brave. She actually just said she wanted to be a “princess who shoots stuff”, and we figured this worked pretty well.

Her Daddy helped her figure out the best form for her bow & arrow.

That’s my silly girl.

Happy Halloween, friends!

  1. Abby says:

    Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!! Jack looks super cool!!! And Dot’s costume is one of my new all time faves! Fabulous job on some of my very favorite kiddos!

  2. Hilary says:

    Yay!!! Im so glad you made the time for this! Love it 🙂 Every time I see how grown up Jack looks, I have to check the mirror for gray hair… He’s so handsome and Dot is crazy beautiful! Love!!

  3. megB says:

    Can’t. Get over. That wig. It’s just too much. I love her silly, sweet face. And kuddos to Jack/Mack as well – that’s a pretty BA costume ;)))

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  5. Amber B. says:

    I love McG Halloween portraits!! This year is awesome!! Love Jack and his Jedi costume. Mack is a rocking cool dad!! Dorothy is so a Merida!! Love the wig and her silly faces!! Thank you, thank you for posting!! Happy Halloween!!

  6. Kevin says:

    Awesomeness!!! Couldn’t have been better!

  7. Nicole says:

    They are so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. marybeth says:

    These are so fun! I love the posters and I love the one with the bow and arrow! Too cute!

  9. Misty says:

    Holy WOW, Jack’s costume and posters are truly EPIC, great job guys (and kudos on rockin’ the Darth Maul mask, Chelz! LOL)!!!!
    And I don’t think there could EVER be a cuter lil’ Merida/princess who shoots stuff!!! 🙂
    Y’all are the best! Happy Hallowe’en!!!

  10. Mandaroo says:

    Ahhhh how stinkin cool and totally adorable!

  11. Bethe says:

    Man, your kids are cool. I especially love the pic of your “princess who shoots stuff” with that giant red wig falling into her face. It’s bigger than she is! And Jack’s posters are so awesome – well done Mack!

  12. Aunt Ambo says:

    Love Love Love!!!! Love these kiddos like crazy and all I can say is AWESOME costumes once again!

  13. Emily says:

    I love, love, LOVE these! Jack’s photo/posters are pretty sweet! Your little Brave princess is PRECIOUS! OH MY STARS.

  14. Ann says:

    OMG Jack is just the coolest kid ever. And Dorothy is an absolute doll. How lucky are they that they will grow up with amazing pictures documenting their lives.

  15. […] It’s no secret that we go overboard when it comes to portraits of our kids. We did monthly portrait sessions for Dorothy the entire first year of her life, we always do big birthday sessions, and man, we do Halloween up BIG! […]

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

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