I love kids at Easter. All the pretty dresses, hats, and colors. Here is a picture of me in my Easter Finery, circa 1985:
Easter is a great opportunity to get some fun, beautiful pictures. If you live in a place with nice weather an egg hunt can give you lots of well-lit outdoor shots.
Last year Annie participated in her first Easter Egg hunt, and I was sure to take enough pictures to tell the story of the hunt (don’t forget to make your must-take list in advance!).
Her Aunt Monica The Easter Bunny put out different colored eggs – the little girls had the pastel eggs, and my older nephews had eggs with cars on them. We handed the girls baskets, and after watching the older boys for a few minutes, they were off.
Toddling off with their baskets
I cringe a bit at these shots because they aren’t exposed well, but hopefully this year I will get some better ones. Practice, practice, practice, right? Taking photos outside also leads to good bokeh opportunities, because you can shoot at a closed aperture and still get well-lit, dreamy photos.
It’s also a great opportunity to get shots of your family members dressed nicely:
Uncle Mike/Daddy, Annie, and Michaela
This week Annie and I are going to distract ourselves with some cute Easter crafts, and I’m going to talk up the Easter Bunny with the hope I might actually convince Annie to get her picture taken with him. I’m looking forward to this year’s hunt – Is two years old too young for me to actually hide eggs?
You should hide them =] She will have so much fun. Love your family, Heather and Mike !
Hide those eggs. Annie will figure it out.
Sleeping Mom says:
Those are some super cute dresses they have on! Reminds me to pull out an Easter dress for myself lol.
Love the pictures (I can’t tell is they aren’t exposed well)! Have fun with the Easter crafts – distraction is always good. Thinking of you extra this week. Take care.
I just did my daughters Easter pictures. They are on my facebook page. I would love for you to check them out and give me so constructive criticism. In a private message please. I love your work it is amazing and inspires me a lot. Can’t wait for Easter this year either.
guess a link might help. it is facebook(dot)com(slash)qcmamaphoto
Those are adorable pictures! Where did you get the cute little chicks and bunnies?
Target, in the dollar section!
Heather~ They sell bunnies and chicks in the dollar section in LA? That is crazy. My kids want a rabbit but they smell. Our dog 2 cats and bird is enough for me! lol
HA! I thought you meant the stuffed animals!
Thank you so much! They belong to a couple different friends of mine. They were real and the chicks kept jumping everywhere. The bunny was content to just eat grass. I was so afraid he was going run away. It was a lot of fun.
lol. Just my midwest showing I suppose. haha. I can’t wait to do the easter egg hunt this year with my kids. I am also hosting one for the community called the ‘rotten easter egg hunt’ It is the weekend after easter. It is going to be so much fun! I am so excited. I love a good egg hunt. We never got cool fun toys like that though. Just candy.
If you hide them too well, then she might need help at first, as my niece did at first last year. But once she caught on, she was running around on her own looking for eggs with an eagle’s eye! And she was a 2 year old competing against 7 other cousins, 6 of whom were older than she was! She had a blast and I had the best photo ops!
When my boys were little I use to hide the plastic eggs all over the house and outside. When they woke up they had a note from the Easter Bunny with their basket saying how he had hid the eggs while they were sleeping. When they were as little as Annie I would put them in obvious places like their high chair so when they would climb in it to eat it was sitting there, in the sink so when they brushed their teeth they saw it and different places around the house where they would see them by just walking into the room. My boys are going to be 21 and 18 so we no longer do that, LOL but I sure do miss those times. Have a great Easter Spohr family!
I need your help with my digital camera to figure out bokeh shots. I have played with it and it hasn’t worked. Boo.
My girls did hidden eggs at 2 years. Easy hiding spots though. Being in AZ though, we have to tag along closely-we go to a friend’s house that rattlesnakes could be hiding too. Makes us a little excited.
Emily totally hunted eggs when she was 2!! I mean, they were peaking out, but she LOVED it!!! DO IT!