You probably remember the Easter pictures from your own childhood. The fancy dresses, gloves and hats for the little girls and their moms, and the miniature suits and bow ties for the little gentlemen. Well, styles have changed a lot since then, and so have the approaches we take to collecting those Easter Sunday memories. Taking Easter images can be easy and fun, and you don’t need fancy equipment to get the job done. A point and shoot camera like the Sony RX100 VI Cyber-shot Digital Camera from Beachcamera.com works quite well. You just need to follow a few of our tips to capture some meaningful memories that will make your kids cringe when they get older.
Photos of Kids Coloring Eggs
You don’t have to snap a forced picture of a child saying “Cheese” to have a memorable photo of your kids crafting colorful Easter eggs. Give kids their brushes and watercolor to paint their eggs and then step back. Setting the scene for fun in a genuine and authentic way will produce exceptional photographs. Have your camera
ready and snap pictures while they are concentrating on the activity. Try to capture their personality as they decorate eggs. Sometimes the candid shots turn out much better than posing for the camera.
Capture the Hunt
Weather permitting, outdoor Easter egg hunt pictures are the best. Be sure your camera is set to take pictures of moving kids by setting it to Shutter Priority Mode. Once set to this, put it on ‘burst’ shooting mode to get lots of action pictures, and just start taking pictures as the kids run and hunt for eggs. Look for spontaneous moments to capture like when they’re searching for one of the hidden eggs and when they drop it in their Easter basket. The outdoors will provide you with amazing spring Easter backgrounds you can leverage for your photos. Feel free to take this opportunity to create a few Easter stock photos for a Easter greeting card of an Easter basket surrounded by spring flowers with trees and a beautiful sky blue background. For serious photographers, you may even want to head out early at dawn when the flowers are opening up and the sky produces a soft pink background that will melt the heart of anyone who sees it.
Frill and Thrills
Getting the shots of the family, especially the little ones, in their Easter outfits is still at the top of the list on this special day. But if you’re wanting these shots, make them a little more exciting by letting the kids be kids. Snap some photos of them running around in the backyard wearing their fancy frocks. You’ll still get images of them in their fancy clothes, the shots will just be more exciting than the ones of the kids standing at attention smiling for the camera. Easter-Related Things
Take a variety of photos of random Easter decorations and related items with your kids, family, and guests. Take some shots of daffodils and tulips flowers with some colorful eggs strategically placed throughout the frame of your camera. Take some top view or overhead shots of your props over a wooden background to give it a vintage Easter vibe. These types of stock photos are perfect templates for editing into Easter cards on your computer. There are plenty of free photos and free images editing programs like copy space that will assist you in creating any type of card you envision.
You can utilize your family and Easter dinner as well to create awesome Easter photos. If you have created elaborate or even simple themed centerpieces for Easter dinner, take some shots of that before everyone is seated for dinner, and during dinner using Bokeh method so the focus is on the centerpiece. If you’re religious include an Easter cross and Jesus Christ in your photos. Photoshoot cutting and eating the Easter cake which will create a fun scene and keep the kids excited. Have a child hold a handful of colorful jellybeans in their hands and focus only on the candy and the child’s hands for the shot. Feel free to explore your inner youth by including specifically themed props like Easter bunny ears. Props like an Easter rabbit toy (or real bunny if you’re brave) and rabbit ears make it fun for kids and happy Easter day signs will enhance your happy Easter background. Absorb your Easter background surroundings and you will be amazed at the interesting shots you will find.
Before and After Shots
Easter egg dying is a great activity the whole family can enjoy, and it results in beautiful decorations. By taking pictures of your colorful eggs, you can preserve memories, family traditions, and create custom calendars, and holiday themed photo books and cards with your children’s favorite memories. However, eggs can be tricky to photograph. Those soft pastel shells can reflect a lot of light and potentially bleach out the colors of the eggs in your photographs. To show off your fun colors and designs, take pictures of the eggs in diffused light. This can best be accomplished on a cloudy day, or indoors with light streaming through an open window or by using a Zeikos Professional Deluxe Soft Box Diffuser
Be sure to start photographing Easter a few days before Easter and at least one day after Easter because Easter is a holiday, and holidays last more than one day. Don’t overlook all that takes place in preparation for the Easter holiday. Some things to photograph: Family members coming home from the store with new outfits, the process of coloring Easter eggs, cooking & baking Easter dinner, family members putting on their Sunday Best, your pet’s involvement in Easter, family members interacting, and shots of family members just being themselves. Remember to capture the joy of the holiday and you will have wonderful Easter memories.