Oh, how I do enjoy Easter! For the most part, we are through the hardest and coldest part of winter, although winter seems to be sticking around a little longer this year. Usually, there are small signs of spring on the horizon like my favourite sign, the friendly robin's chirp. The air begins to smell fresh, and signs of swelling buds are visible on the trees. This year Easter will look at bit different with COVID-19 at our doorsteps, but I know I still want to make the most of the season. I especially want to make sure I'm documenting Easter this year and below are some tips for my must capture images.
I think traditions are a wonderful thing. I know that they create bonding and connection in my family, and I bet that they do the same in yours. They bring smiles and laughter from my children and these moments warm my heart. In my family, baking cut out sugar cookies and decorating easter eggs is a happy tradition and one that I always ensure I photograph. I treasure these types of memory filled images. Keep your camera close by during these types of holidays and remember to take a moment or two to photograph your beautiful traditions.
Capturing details is not only a fun way to vary perspective when it comes to capturing your memories, but it's also a great exercise in showcasing meaningful moments up close. Images honed in on details can be captivating. Focusing in on a detail and simplifying a frame can strengthen a special memory.
It takes my breath away when I think about how quickly my children are growing. I can hardly believe their ages at times. Life is busy. I empathize with this in the most relatable ways. There are days and sometimes weeks when I can't pick up my camera and capture our everyday moments. As my family's memory keeper, my heart aches when I think that I may have missed preserving a moment due to our hectic schedule. The great thing about the holidays is that I find I make the time, and I'm much more intentional about photographing my children. Easter is a great time to capture that memory you've meant to preserve so that it doesn't pass you by while you go about your busy, beautiful life.
Don't forget to try something creative this Easter! There are many different ways in which you can infuse creativity into your images. Think outside of your normal shooting style and give yourself the freedom to try something new or try a technique you've meant to explore a little more. How about shooting through something like a flowering shrub, or pulling out that prism you have tucked inside your photographer's bag? Try turning on a bubble machine and photograph through a storm of bubbles. What about trying out intentional blur? Just go for it! There is no right or wrong when it comes to creativity. Permit yourself the freedom of creativity! I bet you'll come away with something unique that you love.
Enjoy the wonderful family time that I hope you'll experience over the Easter holidays. Don't forget to keep your camera close at hand to document your beautiful and meaningful memories.
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