Washington, Dc Family Photography

Halloween is a childhood rite of passage and many families have yearly rituals and traditions surrounding it that make it perfect for a Washington, DC family photography session.

McKenna’s family has a tradition every Halloween.  They spend a morning making pancakes and they go to the local pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins for Halloween.  McKenna’s  mom really wanted to document this special yearly tradition.

Washington, DC Family Photography

McKenna found her own way to get the pancake mix out of the kitchen cabinets.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Everyone had a role in making breakfast.

Washington, DC Family Photography

I loved how they just naturally started hold hands while cooking.

Washington, DC Family Photography

It was a beautiful Sunday breakfast spread.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Sunday breakfast was topped off with a cup of hot chocolate.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Which first requires a spoon…

Washington, DC Family Photography

And then a straw.

Washington, DC Family Photography

I love to also capture interactions with the fur babies of a family.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Mckenna taking a break from tumbling routines in the living room.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Getting ready to head out the door.

Washington, DC Family Photography

There were loose chickens at the pumpkin patch!

Washington, DC Family Photography

McKenna wanted way more pumpkins than she could carry.

Washington, DC Family Photography

McKenna making sure they weight the right amount.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Mom always has to grab a snap of Mckenna on the big pumpkin pile.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Dad and Mckenna have a super special bond.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Mom and Mckenna giggling in the back seat.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Mckenna and her dad are big star wars fan and play Star Wars trivia while driving to pass the time.

Washington, DC Family Photography

The family has a lovely community playground literally in their backyard.

Washington, DC Family Photography

Family swing time!

Washington, DC Family Photography

Wild child!

As a mom whose own children have decided that they are too old for Halloween, I hope all parents take a moment to document these kinds of rituals with their own kids because they will be over before you know it.