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Easter Photo Ideas: Photography Props and More

Updated on September 10, 2016
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This year consider recording some of your Easter memories with a photo session. Whether you have babies or young children or are simply looking for a good excuse to photograph your entire family, Easter is a wonderful occasion for a few shots. This year consider using props, accessories, and banners. Don't forget to think about options for backdrops and backgrounds as well. There is something here for everyone. Have a wonderful holiday!

Just a Few Options for Easter Photography Props and Backgrounds
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A bunny is a classic addition to an Easter photo shoot.
A bunny is a classic addition to an Easter photo shoot. | Source

Baby and Little Kid Prop Ideas

  • Bunny ears. If you don't want to invest in fabric ears, consider making them out of paper. Grab a bunny ear template over here.
  • Carrots. Real carrots are inexpensive and will pair perfectly with bunny ears.
  • Bow ties and/or mustaches on sticks for boys. Keep your photo session relaxed with some funny props.
  • "Easter Egg Hunt This Way sign." Do you have an Easter egg hunt in your yard or in a family member or friend's yard every year? A sign makes a great addition for documenting this experience.
  • Easter eggs. After you have finished decorating eggs or have completed an egg hunt, get a few shots with the eggs.
  • Bunnies. I don't recommend adopting a bunny for Easter unless this is something that you've wanted to do for a while, but both real and stuffed animal bunnies make fun props for holiday shots.
  • Balloons. Look for bright spring colors or pastels.
  • Flowers. Pick or purchase a bouquet of fresh flowers or spend a crafty afternoon making paper or fabric flowers.

How to Make Simple Bunny Ears for Easter from a headband

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Baby and Little Kid Accessories

  • Crocheted hat with bunny ears. Join the trend of adorning your little one with a cute crocheted hat this Easter. Grab a free pattern online or pick up a handmade bunny hat on Etsy.
  • Additional crocheted items. Instead of using real carrots, Easter eggs, or bunnies, consider making or purchasing crocheted items. Children will be able to use them for imaginative play after the holiday is over.
  • Dress up clothes. While everyone is dressed in their best outfits for church or lunch at grandma's house, take your pictures.
  • Easter basket. Place your baby right into a large Easter basket for your photo shoot. Children of all ages can pose with their Easter baskets.
  • Paper-mache egg. This post has a wonderful tutorial for creating an adorable paper mache egg for a baby or young child. It is a fairly time consuming but otherwise relatively simple project that is well worth the effort.

Make an Easter Basket!

Even a small sign can add a festive touch to a holiday photo shoot.
Even a small sign can add a festive touch to a holiday photo shoot. | Source

Banners

There are an abundance of free printable Easter banners available online that are easy to print and assemble at home. I've included links for a number of them below. You can search Google or Pinterest for additional options. If you want to make your own banner, consider incorporating any of the following messages and ideas. Don't be afraid to mix and match concepts.

  • "Happy Easter."
  • "He is risen."
  • Pastel color palette.
  • "Hop."
  • Bunnies.
  • Easter eggs.
  • "Hoppy Easter."
  • "Spring is in the air."


Both the interiors and exteriors of churches are perfect for taking Easter photos.
Both the interiors and exteriors of churches are perfect for taking Easter photos. | Source

Backgrounds

  • Interior and/or exterior of the church. If you attend church with your family for an Easter vigil and/or Easter day service or mass, consider taking some family photos while you're there.
  • In the grass. Maximize the vibrant green grass for a vivid photo shoot. Don't be afraid to get down in the grass with your babies or children to capture eye level shots.
  • In the garden. If you live in an area where there are flowers blooming by Easter, use the garden as a backdrop for some of your photos.
  • With the Easter bunny. Are you making a trip to visit the Easter bunny this year? Don't forget to document your experience.
  • Solid, pastel fabric background. If you're creating your own backdrop for an indoor Easter shoot, look for a solid fabric in a soft color that won't distract from the subject.

Easter Bunny Photography Sessions

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, Vicki!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      What great ideas! Your hubs are always such a great resource! Pinning!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      bridalletter, it's great to hear that. Thanks!

      Thanks, unknown spy!

      jocent, it's good to get confirmation that these ideas are both economical and readily available.

      Gail, that's awesome. :) Best of luck this year!

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      This is inspiring me to step it up another notch for Easter. Thanks for sharing the great tips. Voted up, awesome and shared.

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      jocent 4 years ago

      That's a lot of ideas.....you really think good ideas that are economical and available. Thank you for sharing these to us, I know they get a lot from your hub. Happy Easter!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      very cute ideas.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      All great ideas. I love looking back on my Easter photographs, they are such a pleasure. Cute idea using a bunny prop. What a useful hub, thank you.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, Suzie! I really appreciate the feedback.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi randomcreative,

      What a fabulous collection of ideas and the work you put into this is outstanding! Love the idea of simple carrots, and bunny ears! Definitely great prop ideas for even better Easter pics. Your pis were all fab, particularly the opening one which caught my eye straight away. Well done another great resource full of ideas! Votes, shared and pinned!!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, peachpurple!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wonderful ideas to make background images for easter photos. Voted up

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Eddy!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, Praesetio!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub and you have wonderful ideas here. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and take care!

      Prasetio

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Glimmer Twin Fan! That's awesome. :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Nice ideas. I always throw a pair of bunny ears on my dog, because he is my 70 pound bunny! :-)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Dianna, thanks! You're right that it's definitely not too early to start thinking about Easter. Many professionals, including photographers, are already planning for it.

      Thanks, Carol!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      wonderfully fun ideas here for photos...I am going to pin this...Love the pictures.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Great ideas. I love that sweet little chick sign. Easter is just around the corner and you can't plan too early for this. Thanks for the information.