When I asked Hudson what he wanted to be for Halloween he immediately replied, "JACK THE PUMPKIN KING!". I ended up doctoring up a tux and making a crazy bat tie for him, I tried to slick his hair back since Jack Skelington is acutally bald, but he WOULD NOT let me, so he sort of resembles Beetle Juice or The Joker. In any case, I think he's adorable and we ended up making Sloan Hudson's pumpkin! Enjoy!





On the 22nd we went to Disneyland with the Kasier family the California Adventure's Halloween Celebration. It was really fun, I would highly recommend this if your are looking for a Halloween family activity for next year!

Grace made a great witch!

I stole these next two image from Nate & Jaclyn's blog, since I forgot our flash that night he got some pretty crazy fun images of our crazy kids together, this one is my favorite!



I know that this shot has nothing to do with Halloween, but I thought I would post is anyway! Justin going crazy at Chuck E. Cheese's!

I also loved this shot of Sloanie and Jasper!
Safe Trick-or-treating everyone!

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kelli said:
That is soooo cute! Sloan looks so much like you! And I LOVE their costumes! Happy Halloween!
(10.31.08 12:58 PM)
jackie wonders said:
you're family is so freakin' adorable :)
(10.31.08 01:03 PM)
david & kimi said:
omgosh hudsons costume is the bomb!!!!'re not talented or anything!! sheesh! that pic of j is awesome! have a rad halloween guys!!!
(10.31.08 01:03 PM)
Camille Elise said:
Love all these halloween shots!! How did you get the stripes on Hudson's suit? I'm absolutely in love with Jack Skellington, Hudson definetly makes him his own with that head of hair :)
(10.31.08 01:04 PM)
rik andes said:
adorable! that costume rocks, non-slicked hair or not! you're awesome. happy halloween!
(10.31.08 01:10 PM)
Cristy Cross said:
As always your kids are adorable. My baby is going to be a monkey, but on my blog I have some dinosaur pics of him. Its so much fun dressing up these babies :)
(10.31.08 01:39 PM)
jac said:
yeah yeah! kuddos to you amelia for hudson's costume! i loved chillin at dland with you guys! the first one of grace & hudson is adorable!
(10.31.08 02:29 PM)
angie + matt said:
HA HA! They are so flippin cute:) Happy Halloween guys!
(10.31.08 02:31 PM)
Ashley said:
These are SO SO SO cute! Ahh! I think I need to have kids sooner than later!
(11.01.08 12:33 PM)
nicole green said:
i love hudson's make up! great job on both! :)
(11.01.08 02:51 PM)
dustin & jessie said:
Of course Hudson is the Pumpkin KING! and Sloan would be his pumpkin! They are Absolutely Adorable and Very Handsome each in their own individual ways! We love those boys and their personalities!! So glad to see you all looking so great and having so much fun together, MEMORIES!!
(11.01.08 03:43 PM)
rog said:
Just wanted to say rockin opossum apple bootoms! You're the best, and I'm in like with you! Rock to ya momma, I'm OUT!!!
(11.02.08 07:41 AM)
Hanssie said:
Sloan is like seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen (aside from my little one of course!)
(11.02.08 03:47 PM)
Emma said:
They look DARLING! The outfits are adorable!
(11.02.08 05:44 PM)
john waire said:
what fun! hudson's outfit is awesome.
(11.03.08 04:29 AM)
Candace Prokopets said:
Ok, those are some awesome costumes. Your kids are so cute!And of course, the pictures are rockin!
(11.03.08 07:52 AM)
bethelynk said:
that is the BEST halloween costume i have seen in so long. adorable!!! is there an end to your talent and creativity?
(11.05.08 06:54 AM)
Robin said:
Hudson looks awesome! Sloan is stinkin cute too.
(11.05.08 08:09 AM)
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Wow, I can't even begin to think about how FAST this past year has gone by and it amazes me that our little baby Sloan is already One year old! This post is dedicated completely to the Swoanie-balloanie! Here's to a walk down memory lane!

Sloan five hours old:

One day old:

Three days old:



Six weeks old and smiling!

Two months:


Three months:

Four months:

Five months:

Six months:



Seven months, Cinco De Mayo!



Eight months:


Nine months:





Ten months:

Eleven months:

One Year!!! What a sport! Even after a whole two days of not feeling so great (he caught The Croup on his birthday:( ) he still was so happy and ready to eat his first cupcake!


My family singing the "Happy Birthday" song!




We have been extremely blessed to have this sweet, delightful, peaceful, beautiful little boy in our lives! Keep posted for an official one-year-old photo sitting with him when he feels better, until then happy birthday to our Sloan!
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Bobby Earle said:
Man, this makes me want to have a kid so bad... So happy for you guys ;)
(10.20.08 01:49 AM)
john waire said:
happy birthday sloan! what awesome shots. having a 13 month old....i can totally relate to how fast it goes. these are the best times.
(10.20.08 04:20 AM)
erika verginelli said:
these are amazing! It's incredible how they change in only 12 months, ins't it? My baby girl turned 6 months old last week and was not feeling good over the weekend as well...poor them. I hope he feels better! Happy B-day Sloan! ;-)
(10.20.08 04:26 AM)
bobbi said:
happy birthday sloan! this post=perfect. you guys are such rad parents.
(10.20.08 05:16 AM)
Mandi said:
You don't know me but I love your stuff! Yes I am a blog stalker :). And apparently our newly 1 year olds share a birthday! Where has the year gone?
(10.20.08 05:45 AM)
Kenny Kim said:
He's so cute! :) Congrats guys!
(10.20.08 05:50 AM)
Camille Elise said:
What a wonderful collection of pictures, I think the 10 month old shots are my fave, love how they seem to develop such cute personalities at that age. Hope he feels better soon!!!
(10.20.08 06:42 AM)
the kaisers said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLOAN!!! aaahhhhhhh....this post is cute overload!!!!
(10.20.08 07:04 AM)
josh solar said:
Soooo stinkin' cute! It's amazing how fast kids grow up.
(10.20.08 07:04 AM)
Brandi said:
Yay!! Happy Birthday Sloan. Soooo stinking cute.
(10.20.08 07:05 AM)
Caroline Ghetes said:
I loved this! Happy birthday to your little boy! The shot with the happyu birthday song just cracked me up! The facial expression on the guy on the right is hilarious!
(10.20.08 07:07 AM)
Jasmine Marie said:
What a blessing he is! Loved how you put them in a set. They grow up so fast! :)
(10.20.08 07:28 AM)
Michelle said:
This is so precious! My niece is about 6 months, so I REALLY loved seeing these! What gorgeous photos!
(10.20.08 07:49 AM)
jessie and dustin said:
Oh man, he is so adorable. What a great year! Just what we live for, pictures of our beautiful grandchildren. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLOAN!
(10.20.08 08:25 AM)
Cristy Cross said:
These are so sweet. It's amazing the changes they make when you look back on all the months. These pictures are all so adorable. I'm sure he LOVED that chocolate cupcake. It looks pretty darn yummy :P
(10.20.08 09:02 AM)
Robin said:
What a doll! Happy B-day Sloan! If you haven't seen pictures of our newest bay, come to my blog. I wish I had you photo skills to catch all of my babies moments!
(10.20.08 09:09 AM)
joyful weddings and events said:
Happy birthday sweet sloan! So crazy- my son's birthday is on October 18th (he just turned one too!). Is sloan's birthday the 20th or the 18th?
(10.20.08 09:26 AM)
WeezerMonkey said:
Happy birthday! I love the abundance of Small Paul!
(10.20.08 09:43 AM)
kristine and ron atienza said:
wow a year's gone by sooo fast! happy birthday sloan!!!
(10.20.08 10:02 AM)
Elise said:
Happy Birthday Sloan! Thanks for letting us be part of your day!
(10.20.08 10:07 AM)
Michelle Ellis said:
Happy Birthday Sloan! And what a lucky boy having such great parents and an awesome older bro.(:
(10.20.08 10:15 AM)
Bill Blakey said:
Congratulations! Looks like he's a happy kid! I laughed hysterically at a lot of the pictures!
(10.20.08 10:18 AM)
jac said:
he just melts my heart! i can't believe it's been one year already! he is such a beautiful boy!!! happy birthday sloan!!!
(10.20.08 10:55 AM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
This makes me want a baby SOOOOOOOO badly! SO SO adorable! I love all of these pictures, but 5mo and the second 6mo are my absolute faves, so amazing!
(10.20.08 11:10 AM)
Ashley said:
Awww this post is so sweet! I can't believe he's already a year. I remember when you were prego with him when you shot my wedding! Time goes by so quickly. Absolutely adorable. Can't wait to see his one year pix!
(10.20.08 02:05 PM)
angie + matt said:
Ya Sloan! He is so flippin cute! That year flew by fast holy smokes! He is such a sweetie. Happy Birthday bud!
(10.20.08 02:33 PM)
LYND-to-the-ZEE said:
HOLY COW what a cutie!! Happy Birthday to Swoanie. So sad that he was sick on his birthday, poor baby. Look how happy he looks with that cupcake tho, what a doll!! Sorry we didn't make it, those cakes look delish!
(10.20.08 03:45 PM)
Karin Dailey said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIL MAN! GORGEOUS PHOTOS! Photographer's kids will so appreciate their baby pics when they're older!
(10.20.08 04:30 PM)
Doug Boutwell said:
Happy B-Day Baby Sloan!
(10.20.08 04:44 PM)
ROG said:
Holy cow and Happy Birthday little stallion heart breaker! Looking back at these photos reminds me of that one time I first started stalking you guys. Good memories I tell ya. Well sloan, here's to you buddy, and I hope to stalk you for many years to come. I would get you a one-sie that read "My friends think I'm RAD", but I wouldn't want to step on anyones creative little toes. Stay radical badical.
(10.20.08 05:46 PM)
nancy said:
You have two of the most ADORABLE kids I have ever seen!! You and Justin need to do our world a favor and make more! ;) I know you said you wouldn't be able to work with them around, but our offer still stands to you to bring them along to our wedding next June! Would love for the opp to meet these cuties in person!!!
(10.20.08 07:51 PM)
Shelley Freckleton said:
Happy Birthday Sloan!!!!!! Julia says "hope you enjoyed your first cupcake!" :) Chocolate rocks (from Shelley)!! BTW, I hate chocolate (from Julia--it makes her sick!) Luv ya buddy!
(10.20.08 08:52 PM)
V said:
You're so lucky. He's so charismatic. Happy Birthday, Sloan!
(10.21.08 06:01 AM)
ksen :) said:
hap, happy birthday Sloan! looove this post -- he is so adorable!
(10.21.08 07:11 AM)
Heather@amorology said:
Amelia..these are darling! My little girl just turned 1 too. This age is so fun isn't it? It looks like we have a ton in common...just found out you guys are friends with the Barkers too! We've got to meet soon. :)
(10.21.08 11:02 AM)
Candice Brooke said:
ahhhhh these are sooo cute! I love sloan!
(10.21.08 04:53 PM)
sean flanigan said:
what a great post. happy b day, sloan!
(10.21.08 11:12 PM)
Jasmine* said:
Best DRESSED Kid...Ever! :) Happy Birthday, Sloan!
(10.22.08 08:18 AM)
jenniferL said:
so cute... love the timeline of photos! happy birthday.
(10.22.08 09:31 AM)
Nina said:
Beautiful photos! Time flies when you're watching a baby grow. Where does the time go? :-) Sloan sure looks like a happy 1-year-old. Happy birthday to him!
(10.22.08 11:36 AM)
DrewB said:
Happy Birthday little Sloan! You are just too cute!
(10.22.08 12:26 PM)
Matthew Cox said:
Congrats! My Sloan (daughter) will hit 1 year in 2 months!
(10.22.08 01:38 PM)
Liz said:
amazing lil sloan. he is some SERIOUS adorable-ness. *munch!*
(10.22.08 03:59 PM)
Natalie Norton said:
Huppy Burfday Sloan!!
(10.22.08 10:21 PM)
Meg said:
Sometimes i get so anxious to have kids just because I know that I'll have something adorable to photograph every day of my life. Beautiful work and beautiful boys!
(10.23.08 01:06 PM)
MOM - Magga said:
I loved every moment to remember this darling baby boy!!!! Thank you for having such cute kids for us to LOVE - You are an amazing photographer - I am so proud of you too! Love MOM aka "MAGGA"
(10.26.08 10:00 AM)
jackie wonders said:
happy waaay belated birthday sloan! it's been cool to watch him grow into the little man he is:) and, i have that white duvet cover too!
(10.29.08 03:32 PM)
Jess (studio3z) said:
I know I am late to be posting a comment, but Sloan is just so stinkin' adorable, I just had to say so. I LOVE this tribute you made for him. :) What a beautiful year.
(11.04.08 03:39 PM)
The Pissed Off Bride said:
What a cute little boy!!! He's going to enjoy seeing all of his pictures when he get's older. I know that I did. I have featured you and your pictures for my inspirational Sunday. I scout for photographers that take amazing pictures like you and put them on Sundays for the brides that read my blog. What better way to get ideas, admire great work, and know what kind of shots you want your photographer to do . If you are interested it should be up in about a half hour. Have a great day!
(11.16.08 06:39 AM)
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