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.
|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!