I love to capture photos of our little guys on every holiday as they change so fast when they are so little as they are right now. For our daughter’s 1st Easter, I wanted to capture a photo of our son and daughter in matching Easter outfits which I was able to find on Etsy.
For their photos, my husband used equipment he had from a work project to do a quick photo shoot.
You never know what is going to happen when you work with children and animals they say, well ours didn’t disappoint … neither wanted to sit still and they both wanted to play with the eggs and props in the photo. Out of dozen of shots my husband captured with a really nice camera and lens only about a handful came out.
All in all the few we got out of the shoot create a wonderful memory of our daughter’s 1st Easter and were worth the effort to prep for.
Our little girl had a rough start when she was born, she really struggled with sever acid reflux the first 3-4 months before we were able to get it under control – as a result it was very difficult to catch her smiling as a baby which made getting family photos very challenging.
So when my friend made her this beautiful lavender lace tutu I we really worried if we would be able to get her to smile … turns out it was a good day! These are some of the first really great smiles we were able to capture and she looked adorable in her ribbons and mommy’s pearls!
Using just a plain white bedsheet and propping her up on pillows in a well let room allowed us to catch these photos with me cell phone. I used online apps to color correct the photos.
This was a fun photo session with our son using a white sheet for a background on our bed and some of his foam letters from his play mat. Using some free iPhone apps I was able to do quick color corrections and fun collage arrangements before uploading to Costco’s Photo shop online for print processing.
– White Sheet (for background)
– Foam letters from child’s play mat
– Regular digital camera
– Downloaded PS Express iPhone app for color correction
– Downloaded ‘Snap Collage’ to make photo arrangements
– Costco Photo Shop
$4.50 Costco Photo Shop
Inspired by many of the Easter photos on Pinterest, such as this one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/428053139555473906/, with a little help from my husband we were able to create a number of wonderful heirloom quality photos of our son to celebrate his 1st Easter.
Originally the plan was take my son’s picture on our bed (as we always do) using a white bed sheet as the back drop and put him in some Easter outfits we bought on Etsy.com using some props (that were part of his Easter basket), but we got lucky and were able to use a more professional setting at my husband’s office which was set up for taking employee’s photos. But a white bed sheet near a window with good daylight lighting works just as well too.
We were very pleased with the result of the photos as were grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members.
$ 10.00 Stuffed teddy-bear Bunny (Marshall’s)
$ 5.00 Stuffed Teddy-bear Lamb (Kroger)
$ 10.00 Basket (Hobby Lobby)
$ 5.00 Plastic eggs (Kroger)
$ 30.00 Blue gingham embroidered bunny outfit (Etsy.com)
$ 30.00 Blue baby boy sailor outfit (Etsy.com)
$ 0.00 Blue sweater outfit w/ white collar (borrowed from family member)
$ 0.00 White sheet for back drop
$ 0.00 camera