Taking Easter portraits is a tradition in many families. Easter is a Christian holiday that takes places near the start of spring. Family portraits with everyone dressed in their Easter best, or portraits of just the kids dressed in their Easter outfits, capture the beauty of the season while celebrating this important, religious holiday.
Have everyone in the family wear something in a pastel shade for your Easter portrait. Being that Easter occurs at the beginning of spring, light colors are best suited for this holiday. Pastels are available for almost every color including yellow, green, pink, purple and even blue. You might want to take the portrait with everyone gathered around a festive holiday table.
Try a less formal approach to your family portrait this Easter. If it's a warm, sunny day, take your family outside to a park, garden or just into the backyard for portraits. You can also just let the kids play around in their Easter attire -- and take some candid shots. Be sure to take the pictures quickly, one after another. Do not wait for the "perfect" shot. Try different angles and poses, such as having the kids look your way while picking flowers.
To capture the "fun" interpretation of the holiday, consider using props such as Easter baskets, flowers, bunnies and baby chicks. If you're taking pictures of babies, try placing a small pillow into a basket topped with a pretty blanket and lay the baby in the basket. For older children, have them hold a basket or bunny and sit them outside on wicker furniture or a park bench for a portrait.
Approach your Easter portraits with a little bit of humor. Have some members of the family dress up as the Easter bunny, a duck or even an egg. It will surely produce some laughs and you'll remember this event for years to come.