How to Take Laid Back and Beautiful Photos of Your Kids for Easter

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Easter is something worth celebrating. Shout from the rooftops, “He is Risen!”

It is also a time I use to document my family each year. It has become a tradition my kids know about and expect, but also don’t fight me because I keep it light, fun, quick, and easy (and there are yummy treats for all).

You can do this too, with these three tips for taking laid back photos of your kids for Easter.


How to take laid back and beautiful easter photos, Neyssa Lee Photography, Seattle family photographer, Photo of five siblings

Easter Photo Tip #1: Have your children line up next to each other.

If they are standing, have them pretend they are standing on a rope. Or have them sit on a stair with their booties all next to each other.

This not only helps get them closer together, but will help you get everyone in focus.


Give your kids something to do, keep it fun!

Give your kids something to do, keep it fun!

Easter Photo Tip #2: Give them something to do.

Sitting and smiling for the camera is ZERO fun. So make it fun. Sing a song together, give them a prompt like “let’s yell Happy Easter so that the neighbors can hear us!” Or give them those candy eggs with candy in them to shake, shake, shake.

You can also have them hug in, dance together, spin in a circle, or sway.

This makes it fun for them while creating movement and natural smiles.


Get in the frame. Grab a tripod, or hand off the camera to your hubby.

Get in the frame. Grab a tripod, or hand off the camera to your hubby.

Easter Photo Tip #3: Get in the frame.

Easter is a time where everyone gets dressed up, you were there too. Whether you set up a tripod and both you and your husband hop in the frame, or you hand off that camera to him to take a few photos of you with the kids, you won’t regret it. (Trust me, just looking back at these a couple years later and I’m swooning at my little family back then!).

Bonus tip: Even when you’re in the frame, give the kids something to do. You can still sing with them, or ask them to give you the biggest hug they’ve ever given you.

Now you’re ready. Remember, you don’t have to take your photos on Easter to count as Easter photos. Make it a fun date, get a little dressed up (or keep it casual) and take some photos with your kids. I promise you won’t regret taking photos.

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