This is part two of 5 easy photosession ideas for Easter. Part one is here. Park one also explains a bit why I’m taking so many different photos of a little guy. I normally just do one set up per holiday and call it good.
The first two ideas were 1) Barnes and Noble and 2) Cotton Candy.
3) Easter Egg Hunt: I knew keeping a toddler in one place was not really an option for all of the photos. I chose a little green area that had nice light and placed some Easter eggs around. I noticed my little man was wearing navy suspenders and a bow tie so I deliberately chose to lay out some of the yellow Easter eggs. I loved the contrast between the yellow and navy in the photographs. After I laid out some of the eggs, I let him go around and pick them up. I liked the lifestyle feel to these photos. Hunting for eggs is definitely something I remember about Easter growing up. These photos did not require him to look at the camera.
Continue after the jump to see the last two ideas.
This yarn tassel garland was an easy way to add color and texture to my Easter bowtie photo session. This would also make a great party backdrop or addition to a mantel. I’ve made a lot of tissue paper tassels. However, I wanted something that was a bit more sturdy and something I could save year to year. I also thought it was easier to make and to find the colors I wanted in the yarn rather than the tissue paper. I purchased the yarn from Michaels with a coupon. I chose colors that I felt would compliment the bowties and that were Easter colors. I just ripped off a piece of cardboard from the flap of a box from amazon. I had scissors and I had some white ribbon to attach the tassel’s to. I made 32 tassels. It took me about an hour from start to finish. This was also a great craft my four year old was able to help me with.
Here is part one of 5 easy photo-session ideas for Easter. So, I like to take pictures of my kids for the holidays (really anytime) and sometimes I make a stylized photo-session. I definitely don’t do five photo-sessions for every holiday. The inspiration for doing this stylized photo-sessions in a short period of time is these adorable bow ties and suspenders. All bow ties and suspenders are courtesy of Mae & Jane. There were six bow ties and three suspenders to photograph. Since the model was the same, I wanted to give as many different looks to the accessories as possible. Even though just the accessories changed, it is like a whole outfit change for a toddler. Plus, I knew he wouldn’t stay in one spot for the length of time to photograph everything. Some of these were photographed on different days depending on the weather (and interest level of toddler).
A few things I think of for Easter photo-sessions are real bunnies, flowers, happy colors, spring, greenery and Easter eggs. I knew I would be taking a lot of the photographs by myself. I made a mental list of what I did not want in the photo-session. I did not want a lot of props, no real bunnies (didn’t want to look for one and I wouldn’t know what to do if it went to the bathroom during the session), and no flowers. I associate flowers more with girls rather than little boys. However, this little guy found wild flowers, picked them and handed them to me (how sweet). I thought maybe I should have had flowers in this photo-session. Let’s start with the sessions that required no hand made props.