Easter Bunny Shoot
Rearranged to Friday 8th April
What is an Easter Bunny shoot?
As in Autumn when I have a desire to stick babies in pumpkins, and at Christmas when I want to stick them in a large Christmas Pudding, at Easter I have a desire to photograph babies and toddlers being all cute dressed up as Easter bunnies! Well, this is my intention, but let’s face it – when working with babies and toddlers, the best laid-plans don’t always go according to plan!
So my proposal is this: you bring the baby (and any costumes or accessories if you don’t want to borrow mine) and I will take pictures of them looking all cute!
How does an Easter Bunny shoot work?
I will provide the props and outfits, you provide the baby (and any accessories that you would rather use) and between us we will have a lot of fun! If you don’t want to dress your little person up as an Easter Bunny, but would just rather have some lovely shots for Easter, that is also perfectly acceptable! Alternatively I do have the most adorable nest for a baby to sit in, so if you can find some sort of duck or chicken costume and fancy extending the humilation / bribery photos / fun even further, then happy days! I do not have a chicken costume unfortunately though so you will need to source that yourself!
It is worth having a think first about clothes that can either be removed quickly, or clothes that would look good , to save any faffing or wardrobe malfunctions on the day (if you want to change outfits). Also a warm blanket is a good idea for immediately after in case they are cold, although I am really hoping it will be much warmer by then.
From previous experience, it is definitely worth bringing along favourite squeaky toys or things to engage with your little one to encourage those beaming smiles, especially as they may well be wearing headwear (which they are deaprelay trying to pull off) or have a fluffy outfit on that they do not understand!
Also, last year, one of my lovely clients brought along an Easter egg for her baby to have mid-shoot. This was epic on so many levels – the photos, the amount of mess not to mention the speed with which the toddler devoured it! Obviously you do not have to do this at all, but it was a lovely thing to witness and capture for them and it made the whole shoot even more fabulous!
See Easter Bunny Portfolio
I haven’t yet finalised the best spot as it all depends on light and daffodils. Last year I shot at Hilliers which worked beautifully so I will leave this information here but it may change nearer the time if I find somewhere better!
The shoot will be at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (SO51 0QA). There is the main car park on the left, which you can park in, or the car park closest to the entrance. Follow the path that is parallel to the main path toward the entrance. It will loop around to the left and you should come to a large patch of daffodils. I will meet you here. We are using Hilliers grounds without having to go in (I have cleared this with Hilliers so it is fine)!
Clothing and Props:
I have bought a selection of clothes that you are very welcome to dress your little person in if you would like:
- 1 pink and 1 blue Easter bunny costume in size 12-18 months.
- a grey long sleeved bodysuit (aged 6-12 months) could be paired with white tights underneath which would look super cute?
- 1 pink long sleeved bodysuit (aged 12-18 months) could be also paired with white tights underneath which would look super cute?
- a pink tutu, bunny ears and a tail suitable for toddlers
- 1 ladybird tutu and head boppers suitable for a toddler
- Selection of bunny ears and bunny hats (made with baby soft wool) made by a friend;
Please bear in mind though, as all of these costumes and accessories are fabric, I will be unable to clean them in between babies. If you would like to provide your own though to remain more COVID-secure, you are very welcome!
If you little person won’t fit into any of these, or you’d rather they wear something different then this of course totally and absolutely fine.
Also if you have any Easter props or teddies that you think would work then please feel free to bring these along. It’d be good to get it as personalised as possible!
Easter Bunny Shoot
- 30 minute shoot
- All images in both colour and black and white
What do I need to bring?
Any oufits / costumes that you want your little person to wear (if you want something different to those that I provide). A hat or hair accessories or bunny ears if appropriate. Chocolate if you want your Easter bunny to have some Easter egg. Their favourite toy or cuddly that you waggle at them to make them smile.
What do we do if the weather doesn't play ball?
If the weather looks too cold or wet for us to comfortably shoot outside, then we will postpone to another date.
When will I get the images?
I will get the digital images back to you with enough time to spare before Easter that you can use the images to create Easter cards etc.