Many of you know that winter time, after Christmas through the beginning of spring, is usually a down time for photographers. Spring time and the busy season are right around the corner and as soon as the weather breaks, we are all itching to get outside and start shooting. This was probably one of the wettest springs I can remember in recent years, and it seemed to take forever for it to warm up.
Last year for Spring/Easter Mini Sessions I had a rabbit. My kids loved the rabbit, and he made for some really cute pictures. However, we didn’t have such great luck being rabbit keepers. One day we came home and the cage had been knocked off the porch and the rabbit was loose in the yard. Another day, I came home to find our furry friend had expired. I think the heat was too much for him, last year the arrival of spring was much warmer. So this year I decided that no matter what my Spring/Easter Mini Sessions were either going to be with borrowed animals or if I had to buy animals I was going to find them a forever home really fast. We just didn’t need to add to our family. The dog is still here, much to Ben’s dismay, but no new animals for us.
My sweet neighbor got new baby ducks to add to their little farm across the road. (They are much more animal responsible than we are, and have tons of animals.) She was kind enough to let me borrow the new baby ducks for my Spring/Easter Mini Sessions, and they were so sweet. Loud and messy, but sweet. The peepers made a huge mess in their food and water during our lunch break but I ran some water in the kitchen sink and they had a nice little bath and play time before afternoon sessions. My bff came and hung out with me during my mini sessions on Saturday and her official title was “Duck Wrangler.” Ha Ha. I have learned that kids are unpredictable, animals are unpredictable, and that the combination of the two is sometimes magical and sometimes disastrous. The baby peepers were like little models if you put them out there together they would just sit down and pose. So super cute! They all survived successfully, and none of them had their guts squeezed out (well not completely). In the end I got some great pics during my Spring/Easter Minis Sessions, here are a few of my favorites.