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Halloween 2007

 
Halloween 2007 | Max dressed up as Capt. (formerly First Mate) Starbuck. | “Arrrrrrr!”
Max dressed up as Capt. (formerly First Mate) Starbuck. | “Arrrrrrr!”

The last half hour before trick-or-treating always rushes by in a matter of seconds. Shovel something nutritious down our throats, throw on the costumes and make-up, go to the bathroom, don’t forget a raincoat, our friends are here, time to go…

I didn’t dress up. But I had the great honor of hollering like a lunatic at the kids to hurry up and let me take their pictures before the ominous storm-cloud-laden sky got another shade darker. “Stand here. Look mean … meaner!!! But look at the camera! Okay. NEXT!” (This is my normal mode of interaction with portraiture subjects — not!)

Halloween 2007 | Lyd bewitched us all in the costume she made herself. | Max and Lyd started trick-or-treating together in 2004 (when her li’l bro Jo was only 6 months old).
Lyd bewitched us all in the costume she made herself. | Max and Lyd started trick-or-treating together in 2004 (when her li’l bro Jo was only 6 months old).
Halloween 2007 | Oh no! El Hombre Araña (of Mexican wrestling fame) got me with his web. | Spiderman turns out to be photojournalist Peter Parker, who turns out to be Jo.
Oh no! El Hombre Araña (of Mexican wrestling fame) got me with his web. | Spiderman turns out to be photojournalist Peter Parker, who turns out to be Jo.
Halloween 2007 | Rico as the ever dapper Cap’n Crunch. (I got an earful every time I incorrectly referred to him as “CAPTAIN Crunch.”)
Rico as the ever dapper Cap’n Crunch. (I got an earful every time I incorrectly referred to him as “CAPTAIN Crunch.”)

We made our way along the most idyllic trick-or-treating route on the planet — Burns Park. The leaves rustling underfoot along the sidewalks, the closely-spaced 1930s houses festively adorned in spookiness. Every year, it’s the same refrain: All of us parents look at each other and marvel at how we’ve landed smack-in-the-middle of the most perfect Halloween cliché. Some clichés ain’t all bad!

By 8pm we were beat, and the drizzle came right on cue. Pirate Max sorted his booty, and quickly noticed that m&m’s® were the most plentiful item in his haul. His choice of first treat? Skittles.

Halloween 2007 | Max’s best “Johnny Depp.” | In closing: “Arrrrrrr!”
Max’s best “Johnny Depp.” | In closing: “Arrrrrrr!”

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 14-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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