Wizard of Oz Halloween Styled Photo Session – San Diego Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

Presenting my Littles as Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion.  This was earlier this month when I decided on a whim to photograph them while visiting the pumpkin patch.  I had picked up Eva’s costume on clearance last year and I found Asher’s lion costume at Target.  It’s actually a dog costume (only $6.99) so the bonus is our dog can wear it too.  Asher is now 7 years old and he was very aware of the fact that the lion costume was “babyish”.  Luckily, I was able to bribe him with a new Lego set.  Yes, I had to break out the big guns for this.  Next year I’m sure I’ll be out of luck.  No more cute costumes for him.

There are no pumpkins in these photos because they switch the area where they grow their pumpkins every other year to keep the soil healthy. Unfortunately, that meant that the pumpkin field was not located where I could get that pretty back-lighting I love.  I decided to do the session in the straw maze and the corn field instead.

It just so happens this month’s Project Ten theme (which I haven’t had the time to participate in for several months) is lines.  I confess I didn’t plan this session around that theme, but it happens to fit it well with the lines of the hay, corn stalks, and on Eva’s gingham Dorothy dress. I’ll take it!  😉  Also, I tried to capture some rainbow sun flare since rainbows are very appropriate for this session.  It was such a fun session for me to capture!

My Littles and I had just watched The Wizard of Oz together and they loved it.  So, the timing could not have been more perfect.  I’ve placed some of my favorite quotes from the movie in between some of the photos for fun.  Enjoy!  Happy Halloween! 🙂


“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

untitled-9790-2“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”


“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”


“Yeah, it’s sad, believe me, Missy,
When you’re born to be a sissy,
Without the vim and verve.
But I could show my prowess,
Be a lion, not a “mowess,”
If I only had the nerve.”

-The cowardly Lion.

Untitled-5“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.  We must be over the rainbow!”


“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”


“There’s no place like home….”



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