I think every young boys’ imagination has been captured by pirates at some point or another, and my boys are no different.
Imagine sailing the seas, following adventure whichever way the wind blows, while searching for treasure.
Eyepatches, sword-fights, hooks for hands, and of course, treasure maps, it all makes for the best stories ever.
This past weekend we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather, so I took advantage of the warmth and lovely November light to capture candid portraits my boys playing pirates, a photo shoot I’ve wanted to do with them for a long time.
We’ve enjoyed playing pirates quite often through the years, and have dressed up at as them for Halloween several times, so we have quite a collection of pirate costumes and props.
The Pirate ship which we’ve used as our set in these photos, was made by my husband several years ago for our neighbours’ children. Their children have since grown up, but the fabulous pirate ship treehouse is just a short walk away, and our boys love to play there as a special treat.
I’m sure there will be many years yet of pirate adventures for us. I believe it’s even pirate week at school, this week.
Until next time, Hi diddle dee, A Pirate’s Life for Me!