April 20, 2011

Easter Morning Pictures



Do you try to get Easter pictures on Sunday morning before you leave for church?  We usually do them when we get home.  Needless to say, the lady with the camera (me) is not the most popular chic in the yard because my little bunnies are hungry enough to gnaw on their appendages.  This year I decided to go ahead and do our "Easter morning" pictures on Tuesday.  Before Easter.

I explained my reasoning to my kids and they happily donned their Easter attire and had great attitudes during our little photo session.

 I didn't have to worry about their outfits getting dirty because I knew I still had time to wash them again before Sunday, should the unexpected happen.  Fortunately, it didn't.

 Since we weren't trying to rush to Easter dinner, we had time to include some adorable props.

Rocko just wanted to help out with the natural smiles.

One of my favorites...

The only drawback of doing it early is not having my man and I in the photos.  Oh well, I've made a resolution to get more pictures of the two of us together.  Seriously, it is sad how few we have of just US.  So, I plan on snapping a couple of pics of us on Easter morning.  Assuming I can find something in my closet to wear...

Needless to say I didn't want my picture taken on a Tuesday morning in my favorite Wyoming t-shirt.  My little man snapped this picture of me and my girl.
 Ha! He may be the future designated family photographer.

One of the {many, many} things I've learned about photography is that I've got to make it fun if I want to capture genuine smiles and natural poses.  In the middle of the session, I told them to take their shoes off and dance in the wet grass.  They thought that was the coolest idea ever.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Easter week!

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

Lovely pictures. Great ideas. Adorable bunny. And fantastic kids. Nice visiting again. :) Happy Easter.

Mom said...

What a great idea!!! And I'll be glad to take some pictures of you & your wonderful man anytime (including Easter).

Mountain Air said...

My Sister has the most beautiful children I have ever seen! Can't wait to be back with them!

Bo said...

Happy Easter!

Thanks for sharing the spirit of springtime, celebration, newness and the smiles of your sweet kids.

Kimberly said...

Happy Easter!!! What sweet pictures of the kids and you too. Oh how I wish that we were back home to celebrate Easter with you all. Have a wonderful time and sending you all our love. :-)

Vivek Nanda said...

So cute...god bless you and your sweet family...Happy Easter

Kellie said...

Great idea! I took the typical pics after church but we all had great attitudes, it seemed. lol I agree on the pics of just us and our men... not many of them and I don't like that.

Joy for the Seasons said...

Gretchen, your kiddos are beautiful and growing up so fast!