Friday, January 2, 2015

Eli's Fantastic Hobbit Mini-Shoot ~ Tacoma Child Photographer

(First of all, I would like to say that, yes, both of those puns in the title of this post are intended.  Thank you.)

When my friend Lillie filled me in on her plans of dressing her adorable, blonde, curly-haired son up as a hobbit for Halloween this past year, I was equal parts excited and jealous (why couldn't my children bear a natural resemblance to Samwise Gamgee??).  Like any photographer who is also a nerdy fan of The Lord of the Rings, I offered to do a photo shoot of him in a Middle-Earth-ish setting.  Naturally, she agreed.

What you see below is what happens when two moms who might have had a little too much time on their hands (or might be a little too enthusiastic about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien to put their priorities straight) join forces in fan-dom to merge fantasy literature and a park outing with a toddler.  I am so pleased with the end result that I am sharing all 13 of the photos here.  (I usually just do a sampling in the blog post.)

I am hoping that as a result of Eli's totally cool Hobbit photo shoot, my inbox will be flooded with requests next October to do more Halloween costume-themed mini-sessions!  Because seriously, what is more fun than chasing a toddler around a park with a camera?

And what could be cuter than a giddy toddler?  A giddy toddler in a Halloween costume.

You're welcome.

Do you see how he's got his thumb and fore-finger in his little vest pocket?  Perhaps he has a Ring of Power in there?...

Well, I hope you're all inspired to go read some fantasy/ sci-fi.  Or perhaps to find a walking stick, throw on a cloak of invisibility and take the long, perilous road to Mordor (or some other, more desirable destination).  Either way, thanks for looking!

~ Kathryn

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