If you’re like me, I honestly can’t get enough of my littles in coordinating outfits during the holidays. I love any excuse to dress them in matching dresses and take lots of photos. My oldest is a good sport and will pose and smile until I’m done. My youngest is a little more of a spitfire. She will pose for one or two photos, and then it requires some bribery on my end to get any additional pics.
Whether you’ve got posing princesses or spitfire who’s hard to capture, I’ve got some suggestions for creating a great Easter Photo Op with your little kiddos!
Easter Photo Op Ideas
It’s important to have a good background when you’re taking photos. I’ve found that the walls in my house are a little too well loved to make for good backdrops. Instead, you can definitely go for a sheet (but watch for wrinkles!) or you can opt for my favorite: paper! The nice part about paper is that it’s easy to hang, easy to take down, and it doesn’t show wrinkles like sheets will. Plus, you can get it in just about ANY color or pattern. This is a great background of just some rustic wood. This one is a little bit more fun with the confetti type background. Simply search Amazon or your local craft store for bulletin board paper and you’ll find a plethora of options.
Next to a good background, lighting is super important. Select a room with plenty of natural light. Big windows are a bonus. Try taking photos in the morning when the light is strong and bright, or later in the afternoon when it’s a little softer and warmer. You can also throw in some electric lighting, but be careful of the light bulbs you’ve got. LED lights are going to provide you with the best white light that won’t make your photos go green. Plus they produce a decent amount of light for the bulb.
This is perhaps one of the most important parts of a successful Easter Photo Op! Be creative and go beyond just the Easter basket! Think about how you can use the elements of Easter to create something unique. From these speckled eggs, to these jute carrots, or these multicolored bunny ears, props are a must. If you happen to be by a local farm, or have neighbors with baby chicks, then having photos with live animals is also a great way to liven up any photo shoot!
04: Have fun!
Whether you’re using props, animals, or just your little one, the most important thing is to have fun! Make it a game, spend some time enjoying your kids, and enjoying the season of Easter.
And there you have it! Some lovely tips to help you make the most of your Easter photos with your kids. Enjoy!