Indoor and Outdoor Easter Child Portraits by an Andover Photographer
Every year I offer season mini sessions a few times a year. These seasonal mini sessions include my spring Easter mini sessions. Every year kiddos come to my studio in their Sunday best and sometimes even get to meet a bunny! Things had to change a little in 2020, just like so many other things. But by last spring, I had been photographing in the studio regularly and felt safe enough to have a few families in for Easter spring mini sessions. The year before I had been unable to host my annual spring Easter mini portraits sessions until August (decidedly NOT spring) and those had to be outside instead of in my Andover studio as usual. By spring of 2021, I had a whole new setup and my girls were very happy to don beautiful gowns and model for me to test it out.
However we had such a blast at Animal Adventures in Bolton, MA the previous year, that I made sure to give families the option to go back! This allowed for real live bunnies once again.
Although there were no real bunnies in the studio, I was able to digitally add one if the family requested. Some are of our favorite little guy, Bun-Bun who came to the studio every year for years. He sadly passed away in 2020. His memory lives on in these Easter photos.
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Preparing for Outdoor Easter Photos
Taking outdoor Easter photos was something I hadn’t really considered doing until it became a necessity. But now that I have started offering these sessions, I absolutely love them. For one thing I always love taking portraits outdoors. Whether it’s by the beach in the summer or surrounded by fall foliage, there is something extra special about these outdoor photos. With the Springtime and Easter mini sessions, it’s extra important to think about the weather. It is New England after all which means it can be chilly outside. Make sure you have lots of layers for your little one.
These sessions are short (only about 15 minutes) which means that you can always bundle up and then take jackets off for just the length of the session. But the great thing is there are so many options for warm and cozy, but still spring-like clothing. Pastel sweaters, colorful tights, and plaid or seersucker suits all make the perfect Easter outfit while still making sure your little one stays warm and comfortable. And comfort is always key!
Styling Easter Photos
When it comes to Easter portraits in my Andover studio, the worry about being cold doesn’t exist like with the outdoor portraits since I am able to keep my studio nice and warm. Instead it’s all about styling your little ones. When it comes to these Easter photos you have a ton of options. Usually when we think of Easter and spring we think of pastels. But I am a big believer that any session, even seasonal ones, can be styled to fit your individual aesthetic. That means if you love bright colors, you can make it work. If you’re more of a fan of neutrals, that can absolutely work as well.
Another great styling idea for Easter photos like these: prints! Whether you go with florals, plaids, or a sweet bunny motif prints are always a great idea. They add visual interest to your photos without needing too much color. This post has some great examples of styling options for both indoor and outdoor Easter photos.
Need more inspiration? Check out this post I wrote all about neutral styling ideas for Easter photos: Neutral Easter What to Wear.
Are you looking for Easter portraits near Andover? Crabapple Photography is conveniently located near downtown Andover and serves clients from around the area including Haverhill, Lexington, Amesbury and beyond. Kate McKenna has been photographing babies and children of all ages since 2009. Kate specializes in stunning seasonal inspired portraits. Contact Kate today to book your session.