I’m a photo-holic. I’m always the one holding the camera and snapping a zillion shots at each little move (then I delete, delete, delete and only save the best thankyouverymuch).
Looking back on pics from the past few Easters, I compiled some of the best moments to capture for Easter. Even if your camera is collecting dust, holiday photos are a must so it’s time to get snapping!
Ready to capture the best of the best this Easter? Try these 7 great snapshot ideas:
1. Dying eggs
Sure it gets messy and requires supervision, but step back for a second and snap some pictures of your little ones learning dye-the-eggs 101.
2. Solo shot of the Easter basket(s)
It’ll be kinda fun to look back and see what you filled the baskets with.
3. Kids digging into the Easter basket goodness.
To get the best shot, think about your background. Are there toys or other clutter in the background? Is the TV on in the background?
Try to set-up the baskets in a place where the background is rather neutral- in front of windows, near the couch, on the stairs. The focus should be on the kids and cluttered backgrounds distract from that.
Obviously, I failed taking this advice when Big Roo was 14 months old. I had the neutral background but I ended up with a furry “distraction,” ready to pounce!
4.The Easter egg hunt: before the madness
Big Roo’s preschool had an egg hunt on Thursday. I loved seeing the kids all crowding in, ready to run and find some eggs. If you’re in a little less chaotic environment with fewer kids, you could probably get in front of them to capture the excitement on their faces (just be sure to get out of the way when the hunt begins)!
5. The thrill of the hunt
Be sure to get up close but not too close. You want to be able to see some of the surroundings to convey the sense that your child is searching far and wide for eggs.
6. Finding eggs
Don’t just stand there and shoot downward. Get down to their level and snap away.
7. Yum yum eat ’em up
Of course this is probably Big Roo’s favorite part. The messier the better.
Some other ideas:
- Close-up of colored eggs
- Posed picture of kids surrounded by Easter eggs
- The family walking into church (or standing outside of church)
- Close-up of the Easter feast
- Each kid with a toy from their Easter basket (a stuffed bunny or chick is extra adorable for babies)
If you liked this post, check out my post Five Must-Have Shots to Take on Your Next Family Hike.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!