My childhood days of tick-or-treating were filled with many wet and cold nights. We’d start off with a hot and hearty bowl of soup, crafted by my mom (still the best chef I know). We’d also go out in our “troll masks” and stick our heads out the window. Those who’ve been friends with the Vlcek’s (my family) for years know about our tradition but sorry, not spilling too many secrets today. Then we’d go out and get candy in our best costumes. I can remember being cat-woman, Jasmine from Aladdin, JFK (yes, I did really dress up as him), I was a cheerleader and so many other non-morbid characters.
I’m excited to pass out candy tonight! Our little man is not old enough to go out and trick-or-treat, but it’s his first halloween so we’re going to start some traditions. For his first Halloween, Michael is a dragon! We actually thought it was a t-rex costume when Elaine (my mother-in-law) helped me pick it out. But dinosaur or not, it’s a non-morbid and cute costume for a 3-month-old. Let’s be honest, at this age this costumes are for mommy and daddy and for posting on Facebook.
I think the best part about photographing an infant, especially your own, is you only have a few minutes of them being “content” before havoc breaks out. Here are a few pictures that Michael allowed me to take of him.
I hope everyone has a safe, dry and happy Halloween!