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Springtime Traditions

One of our favorite things about having Portraits with Live Bunnies every year is seeing our loyal Portrait Simple families come in. For a lot of you, this is a springtime tradition that your kids look forward to every year. We love that! We love watching how the kids have grown and matured over the years, or how you add to your family with a new child. We hope that it can become a tradition for all the new families that have given us a try this year.

Here are some more of our favorite images from this season. If you haven’t booked your appointment yet, its not too late!!


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Live Bunnies and Other Spring Things

Since March can’t decide if it wants to bring us warm weather for Spring, or stay cold for Winter, we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands and jump right into Spring ourselves!

Our bunny friends have been in the studios for a few weeks now, and all of our Springtime props, paints, and backgrounds are making their way through the doors as well.

Here are a few images from the past few weeks that bring warm and sunny feelings into our hearts. We hope you will join us soon for your Springtime session and say hello to our bunny friends as well!

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Featured Prop: (Fake) Baby Chicks

With Easter comes eggs, and with eggs comes baby chicks! This adorable prop is just the perfect amount of springtime. Pair it with a witty saying on one of our chalkboards and you have the perfect Spring photo! This is also perfect if you come in for bunny photos and your child isn’t too keen on the idea of posing with a REAL live animal.

This week is the last full week before Easter and we still have some appointments available! Its not too late to book your session today! See you soon!

 


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Featured Prop: Carrot on a Stick

What better way to catch a bunny, than with a carrot? The bunnies are here and ready to meet your family!

This adorable prop is super cute and great if your child wants to interact with the bunny but doesn’t want to get too close! Book your appointment today and ask your photographer to use this great prop in your session!

 


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spring 2012 captured

    
With the excitement of our new studio opening in the Garden State Plaza and the bunny rush, we’ve fallen a bit behind on weekly pics wednesday… so hopefully this post will make up for lost cuteness! Here are some of our favorite captures from the past few weeks. It’s been a great spring so far! Don’t forget, Easter is Sunday but we have the bunnies for another week. Don’t miss your chance if you haven’t been in already!
   


   


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bunny video contest

    
Last week, we asked you to share our bunny video with your kids and submit their reactons on facebook. We decided to make a contest out of it, and we have finally voted on the 3 cutest/funniest responses — winners get a voucher for 6 free easter cards!! Here are all of the replies, with the winners at the end, mixed in with some of our favorite bunny portraits so far this year.
    


    
“My 13 month old called it a dog”
    
“Good…… I had my pictures with the bunny too….. Mommy whistle” – Maddie-almost 3yrs old
    

    
‎”‘hop hop’ and started jumping around like a bunny! My daughter is 2″
    
“That was weally cool! I love the doggies!” -Jude age 3
    

    
“Crazy , then asked if he could have one too!”
    
“My 2 year old daughter pointed to each one she wanted. And then when I asked her what she thought she said ‘hmm, that’s a silly bunny'”
    

    
“My 13 month old kept saying ‘oooo wow’ and then pointed to the pictures of him and his brother with the bunnies from last year.”
    
“While my daughter is watching the video she’s picking her nose, then uses a tissue. Didn’t say a word until the middle part and said ‘what about the poop, I don’t want them to poop and pee on me!’ Then cracked up at the end when the bunnies knocked down the blocks.”
    

    
“Megan said..’Mom when the bunny comes home with us where are you going to sleep…your bed is bigger than mine so he gets yours……'”
    
“Robert said..’wow that bunny must be really soft….you know mommy..like your hair before you made it that funny color….'”
    

    
“‎(we did our Easter shoot w the girls, plus the baby AND our new baby cousin so we decided the bunnies would be too much this year) so, ella just said -‘ But you said the bunnies were sick this year and no kids get to hold them?!?!’ :( Oops!”
    
“My son Ethan says ‘aaaawww that’s the cutest most fun video I’ve ever seen!!!!!’ age 11.”
    

    
“My daughter Elsey says ‘omg those bun buns are sssoooo adorable and cute!!!!! ‘ Age 8.”
    
“My 1 1/2 year old said, ‘Ooooooh wow! Oooooh….big… tasty….’ The thinks that they are the chocolate easter bunnies! Really, I do feed him! HaHa!”
    

    
“Kendall: ‘AAAAmazing, I wanna pat him.’ Me : ‘We’ll go in a few days’ Kendall: ‘When I wake up from my nap?’ Me: ‘No Kendall in a few days.’ Kendall: ‘Alright, alright.’ Can’t wait to come in Friday for some pics!”
    
“ZACH my 2 1/2 y/o said ‘look bunny'” and poked every bunny. then when the video ended he started crying and saying ‘video, video'”
    

    
“At first my three year old had her typical reaction to seeing something soft and cuddly. She said, ‘Oh, how sweet.’. Then, several minutes later she said, ‘I want to go to the rainbow.’ I said, ‘What do you mean? Where’s the rainbow?’ She replied, ‘Where the bunnies live.'”
    
“My 1.5 year old screeched and said ‘key’ which is 1.5yearold for ‘kitty or anything with four legs and fur.'”
    

    
~ And the three winners…. ~
    
“My 4 year old told my 7 week old ‘don’t worry, bunnies won’t bite your fingers because your fingers aren’t carrots'”
    
“After commenting on how cute the bunnies are: ‘Mommy, if I hold them they’re not going to poop on me right? Cuz, then, that would be sort of gross.'”
    
“LOL, our bunny session isn’t til April so I’m learning that we have to practice our animals soon! My 2-yr old son ‘Why is her sleeping on that doggy, him’s not a pillow.'”
    
Too cute!! For updates on our latest contest and giveaways, head over to our facebook page and “like” us. Check out our video and share the reaction of your little ones!
    


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hats off to little boys!

This time of year, girls tend to soak up the spotlight with their flowers, tutus, and spring dresses. I wanted to give a shout-out to the fashionable BOYS of Portrait Simple, and their latest trend: the fedora!

This spring seems to be all about hats for little boys. We’re seeing fewer newsboy caps and a lot more straw hats, fedora-style.

Looks like everyone’s ready for the sun!

This little boy is all decked out for summer and SO hip! Hat & overalls can be found at Old Navy.

What a little heartbreaker! The bouquet was provided by Portrait Simple. The straw fedora with a thinner band can be found over at JCrew.


Want something funkier? Head over to H&M and grab some houndstooth fedoras for your rockstar. Add a pair of studded suspenders from Claire’s to complete the look!

BabyGap is doing it too, of course!

Too casual? Try something snazzier!

Not funky? Get folky with another straw hat by (you guessed it!) Gymboree.

Who do you think is more fun to dress: little girls or little boys?