Easter is a great time to be spending with your family, hunt for eggs, and reminisce on that time you genuinely believed you saw the easter bunny in your backyard! But when you’re done with all that what can you do? A photoshoot!
With a photoshoot you have an excuse to gather your family and boss them around, just like how you’ve always wanted. Or simply grab someone or something to be your model! Perhaps your son/daughter, niece/nephew or dog/cat to be your model and have a full on Annie Leibovitz shoot! Here’s some ideas and examples to draw inspiration from:
Children are great for photos! If you have any youngsters in the family, they’d make excellent subjects for your shoot. Give them some sweets and we’re sure that they’ll agree to be part of your shoot. Take candids, or set up an Easter themed room for some portraits. Either way, kids show their genuine happiness when given candy, so that should result in a successful shoot!
But then again there’s nothing wrong with a set up. Having that picture perfect family photo is great for frames. Taking that photo with a bigger family might be harder to achieve, but not impossible. You can set up a perfect layout for who’s going to be where and doing what. We suggest taking silly ones first and then your picture perfect one after. That way you get more genuine smiles in your shot.
Floral arrangements and decor. Flowers are already pretty by themselves, but since Easter is during the spring season, the flowers are blooming and mother nature is showing it’s colours again. So go shoot outside! Or maybe find some landmarks, businesses or churches that place colourful arrangements of flowers outside. Perfect for those picture frames for your home or definitely Instagram-worthy if you’re a social media advocate.
Document your journey of Easter egg hunting. Whether you want to document your child or maybe you just want to scavenge chocolate eggs, and there’s nothing wrong with an adult wanting to do so! But it would be difficult so we suggest that you could vlog. But not everyone is bloggedrs so the ideal substitute would be taking pictures of all the eggs. Perfect to use manual mode in your DSLR to get those perfect colourful shots.
Play dress up. Being serious and sophisticated is always an option, not mandatory. Have fun! Dress up as the Easter bunny for your kids and pets. Sometimes the comedic photographs can be much more interesting, also they make for great stories in the future. 20 years later telling your children “Remember that time you met the easter bunny?” is bound to get a laugh.
Parades: Parades make for great candid photos, you’re surrounded by strangers with colourful personalities that are no doubt having fun and would make a great picture. Also, don’t forget to capture the Easter bunny. Your child would love to hold onto the photo of the Easter bunny. With so much activity in one day, you never know what you might face at a parade!
Pet Portraits: Taking photos of children can be difficult, whether they’re being stubborn or not paying attention, it’s tough unless your child is photogenic. That’s why pets are a great substitute. Although they come with their own challenges, capturing your pet with Easter decor is bound to get you cuteness points. Ideally if you have a pet rabbit that would be perfect for Easter but a dog or cat can easily work. Perfect for your portfolio or making your pet Instagram famous!