Easter has come so early this year and while we’d love for you to bring your little cuties in for a professional family photo session for Easter, we realize you might just want some fun photo ideas that you can do at home.

So, we’ve gathered some fun photo ideas that you can recreate yourself.

Let’s start with the littlest ones. Babies are so fun to pose with colorful props, because let’s face it, they make everything look adorable. And as long as they’ve had a nap, they don’t usually protest. ;)

Little Bunnies

How about dressing up your little bunny and taking a photo of her sitting in the grass at your local park? This sweet,ruffly romper gives this little girl a beautiful Victorian touch for Easter.

This romper is available on Etsy.

Or if she’s younger, how about curled up on a fuzzy blankie?

Pro Tip: To make photo shoots easier with any baby or young child, make sure they’ve had their nap and have some favorite toys and silly faces at the ready. For newborns, it’s best to pose them while they’re still sound asleep.

This adorable crocheted bunny outfit is available on Etsy.

Easter Eggs and Baskets

Add some color and fun, by duplicating this adorable baby easter basket photo. All you need is a basket, plastic Easter eggs, and a bunny headband.

Pro Tip: To get baby in a good mood play with the eggs with her before you begin and have another adult handy who can entertain her with tickles or giggles while you take the pictures.

Have older kiddos? You can have even more fun with creative photo ideas! Check out some of these.

Ducklings

How about this Japanese cutie with her baby ducklings?

This picture doesn’t require a lot of props either: simply an umbrella, rain-boots and some rubber duckies.

Pro Tip: Get your child involved in the fun by having them help you arrange the duckies. You could even encourage them to come up with a story about the duckies to get them even more engaged in the game and photos.

little girl with duckies

Egg Art

Another way to get the kids in on the fun is to have them make the first letter of their name in the grass with Easter eggs! Then experiment with fun and silly poses in the grass until you get the right shots. Make the whole exercise silly and you’ll get some great candid pics like this one.

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Tea Party

Host an Easter tea party with your kids and snap pictures while they play. Make some of their favorite treats and let them explore how they might have fun with their tea party.

Pro Tip: situate your play table under the open shade of a tree and experiment with different angles to get the lighting right.

Picnic in the Park

If your kids aren’t into tea parties, what about a picnic? This setting can easily be done with a cute old blanket and some yummy lunch. Pet bunny is optional, of course.

Springtime Blossoms

Take advantage of the beautiful trees blooming all around Orange County this time of year. While you’re playing in the park with the kids, take a moment to snap some photos! They don’t need to be as posed or color coordinated as this one, just have fun with it. Some of the best photos come from playing around.

Candid Confetti Egg Game Photos

Speaking of playing around, is one of your family traditions playing the confetti egg game? If not, maybe you should adopt this fun (yet messy) Easter tradition!

It makes for some great, silly and very candid photos.

Pro Tip: If you’re taking photos with your camera phone set your camera to “burst” to get multiple fast images with each click. This will help you to capture the action best. Click here to learn how to adjust your iPhone camera settings. And if you’re on an Android device, click here.

Click on the photo to get instructions on how to create and play the confetti Easter egg game.

easter confetti game

However you celebrate Easter or springtime, we hope you have fun and capture some great candid memories. And when you’re ready for some professional family photos we’ll be here too.

If you haven’t had a session with us yet, I’d love to invite you to view this behind the scenes video of what it’s like to have a Blue Sky’s Studio family photography session. We specialize in Orange County and Southern California family photography.

We’ve all heard the phrase “personal brand” thrown around a lot these days, but let’s be honest, whether you’re an entrepreneur, author, or a professional in a corporate environment you need high-quality headshots.
 
 
 
That’s where we come in to create stunning, one-of-a-kind portraits that put your best looks to work and express your unique style.
 
We provide both individual photo shoots and corporate company-wide sessions. If it’s time to finally spruce up your professional image, Blue Sky’s Studio will help you create images you will be proud of. Our personal brand professional headshots packages are the perfect all-inclusive package to help you look your absolute professional best!
 

Click the gallery to view more professional headshot images:

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Our Professional Headshots photography package includes:

  • wardrobe styling (with wardrobe changes)
  • professional hair and makeup
  • a dedicated photography session with Kristin
You can use these digital images on your website, business cards, social profiles, brochures, anywhere. They are the highest quality–you could even print a poster-sized portrait of yourself, if you wanted to, that is. ;)

All for only $299 for woman (including hair and makeup) and $200 for men!

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the model for a day experience at Blue Sky's StudioMaybe you’ve seen our Model for a Day promotion that we do every year. Or maybe you haven’t, but you’d just like to know what it’s like to have a model for a day experience. Here’s a behind-the-scenes tour of what it’s like here at Blue Sky’s Studio.

Before Your Photo Shoot

Talk with our stylist.

Once you’ve booked your session appointment our stylist will be in touch to help you decide what to wear.

She will work with you to decipher what styles you’d like to have for your photos. Whether you’re going for a more professional look, or something fun and casual, or really a combination, we’ve got you covered.professional wardrobe styling

We generally recommend planning 3-5 different outfits so you will have a variety of looks to express the different sides of your personal brand. Our stylist will help you select the right combination of clothing, shoes and accessories from items you already own as well as suggest items that you could purchase to supplement your look. Or she can also suggest items to borrow from our wardrobe library.

At Your Photo Shoot

Arrive at the studio or on location.

When you arrive to our photography studio in Laguna Beach (or on location, where your shoot will be), we’ll make sure your wardrobe changes are ready and discuss which outfits, shoes and accessories you’ll be utilizing so I can plan for the best locations and poses. If you are starting your shoot at our studio, we’ll have some refreshing drinks for you to sip on as you prep for your session.

Let’s bring out your beauty with professional makeup and hairstyling.

 Our hair and makeup artist will be there ready to help you look your best. You’ll just need to come with a clean face and clean hair and she’ll handle the rest. Our artist will work with you to make sure she’s creating a look that not only looks amazing but feels genuine to you. Our artists are experts at creating the perfect look not just in general but with special attention to what photographs best as well.

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Your photo session begins.

Once you’re all dolled up and feeling like a superwoman I will be there to start photographing you. Not only do I have decades of expertise in posing, lighting and how to capture your best looks, but I also know how to take the edge of, and get your comfortable in front of the camera.

It can seem weird at first to be the center of attention, but I promise, whether it’s my silly jokes, or my natural love for what I do, I’ll get you in a good mood. And let me tell you, when you’re feeling good, it really shows in your photos. I promise you’ll have fun and start actually feeling like a confident model for a day!

After Your Photo Shoot

See the magic—your review session.

About 1-2 weeks after your Model for a Day session, you’ll come into my Laguna Beach studio to review your portraits. This is so much fun!

First, you get to see a slideshow of our favorite photos from the shoot. Then, we’ll “surprise” you with our Reveal Wall—which displays our top twenty fully-edited images from your shoot. We’ll hand you white gloves and you’ll be able to actually pick up and view each portrait. You can even purchase the photos right then and take them home. Or you can order other photos, wall art, albums and more.

From the moment you book your session, to when you pick up your stunning pictures, album, or wall art, we’re committed to making it the best photography experience of your life.your portraits

I hope you’ll trust us to help you feel pampered and lovely both on the day of your shoot and when you see your portraits for years to come.

To book your Model for a Day session, click here. Or to see exactly what’s included, click here to view our most current Model for a Day package.

creative headshots ideasAfter so many years as an Orange County photographer, I strive to continue to learn, grow, and create new ways of capturing the beauty of my clients. One of the types of photography that is often pretty standardized is the world of headshots.

But it doesn’t have to be! I love to add dimension and creativity to my clients’ headshots by thinking outside of the box.

Now of course there’s nothing wrong with a nice simple, professional headshot. I definitely do many of those. But it can also be fun to express yourself a bit more and add some of your unique personality or interests into your session.

Here are a few examples of different ways to bust through that box and create really unique headshots.

Show off what you do

Who says headshots need to be only head and shoulders? I love incorporating  a client’s work or environment into their shots. This can be a great approach for entrepreneurs, or those who want to show a little more personality in their professional photos. Here are a few examples of this approach.

entrepreneur headshot

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These three images from Pinterest. Tara Foley. Jean Exum photography. Khristian Howell

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Get Outside

Even if you’re not an outdoors-person, getting outside in natural light for some photos outside of your office or another beautiful Orange County or L.A. location can add interest and uniqueness to your headshots.orange county headshots outdoors

Show your upward mobility…on the stairs.

Sitting on stairs is often a great way to add some dimension and interest to your photos. Check out these examples.

headshots on the stairs

Images from Pinterest. Dominique Elkind. Courtney Cromer.

Show off your city, or where you live or work.

Southern California is a place of unmatched beauty so why not show a little bit of it off while you’re showing off your unique approach. Maybe you’re laid back like the seaside of Laguna Beach or Newport Beach, or maybe you’re more natural like Laguna Canyon, or maybe you’re looking to portray a more sophisticated look in downtown Santa Ana or with a cityscape of Irvine behind you.

Headshot with cityscape

Image from Hamburg photographer, Hanseshot.

We love this shot of our clients in Irvine.Orange county corporate headshots palm trees

Integrate Your Artistic Creativity

For creative entrepreneurs and other artist/creative types, it’s so much fun to integrate some of their unique tools, settings, or work into the shoot. Here are some examples.

Our stunning makeup artist, Brittany Norton.

artist chef creatives headshots

These images from Pinterest. 1, 2, 3.

Utilize textures and unusual backgrounds

Consider utilizing interesting, subtle textures and backgrounds for your headshots.

First up is one from our classic white brick wall in our Laguna Beach studio.

Another Blue Sky’s Studio stunner.

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Heck, you could even go crazy with color if that works for your personal brand!

artist headshot idea

Image from JadeWarne.com on Pinterest.

Add in some of your work personality, or even your best bud.

I love this unique, playful shot from Amelia Stanwix on Pinterest. How cute is it to bring your pup into the picture?

playful headshot office with dog

Add dimension and drama (in a good way) with simple color.

Sometimes, more simple, elegant shots are just what you need for your personal brand. In these cases, a more refined look is achieved with bespoke black, white, or other solid color monochromatic backgrounds and wardrobe.

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Orange County beautiful headshots

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Whatever your unique brand personality, we would be thrilled to work with you to find the perfect setting and even wardrobe changes to give you a variety of images that you can be proud of. To see more of our photography view our personal brand gallery or headshot galleries.