Easter Wishes – the Easter Collection Shoot

Easter Wishes – the Easter Collection Shoot

To me, Easter has always been one of the most exciting holidays. As a child I would relish the beautiful colours of the season, the sensory delights, the anticipation.

Easter Confection by Molly and Mama

Just the thought of that gorgeous Bunny popping into our garden was always enough to keep me up for hours, hoping to catch a glimpse.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 8

And Easter morning was always filled with homemade goodness and chocolate delight. It’s the memories of childhood Easters that provided the inspiration for this collection and collaborative photo shoot.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 7

Originally, the Molly and Mama Easter collection for 2013 was little more than a dream, a scrap of an idea, a few colour swatches and a sketch or two in my notebook. Naturally I was drawn to the pastel shades for Easter and chocolate brown was always a given.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 5

But the pink and green shades really call to me, and so I began a plan to incorporate these beautiful colours into a collection of dresses, skirts, appliquéd t-shirts, bonnets and accessories.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 1

As the pieces came together, the vision for the shoot began to emerge. All those things we associate with Easter became a source of inspiration – bunnies and bonnets, chocolate and chickens, pretty bows and special clothes. But how was I going to bring these ideas to life?

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 9

Luckily I knew a natural light photographer who could share my vision. I sat down with Melissa from MiaMia Photography and the creative juices began to flow. From little cardboard cut out bunnies, to sweet little bantam chicks, we dreamed up some creative and inspiring ideas. The stage was set!

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 4

A beautiful paddock with pleasantly rural surrounds was just moments from my front door. It provided a wonderful back-drop for the photos. Our two gorgeous little models could barely contain their excitement as we set the scene on the day.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 11

It was late afternoon and the sun was starting to dip. The light flowed across the grass touching everything in its path. It lit up the girls and brought warmth to their faces.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 15

And in what felt like a blur of sunshine and smiles, the shoot was over. It was a wrap. And although we captured just a little bit of Easter magic, it will stay with me always. It was just like going back to the Easters of my childhood. Seeing the look of sheer delight and joy on our little models’ faces was a dream come true!

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 6

This sweet story and beautiful collection of images first appeared in Tickle The Imagination Magazine. The feature titled ‘Easter Wishes’ begins on page 132 of the online version of the Celebrations Issue 10, 2013.

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 12

I had so much fun putting this beautiful collection together. It was such a wonderful pleasure to make every single piece; from the applique tees, to the skirts, dresses, tutu, bonnet, and hair accessories. A labour of love!

Easter Collection 2013 by Molly and Mama 13

How do you celebrate Easter each year? Do you have any beautiful traditions or creations to share? I’d love to see them. Happy stitching, Lauren x

11 Comments

  • by Chelsea
    Posted 1 April 2014 11:38 pm 0Likes

    I am pretty sure those chickens with bows in their feathers just made my day! What an awesome photo shoot!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 2 April 2014 1:59 pm 0Likes

      Chelsea, my photographer friend just comes up with the best ideas. Our bantams were happy being held by the girls and not bothered at all about being dressed up, so we had a lot of fun! Thanks for the feedback.

  • by Meriel A
    Posted 2 April 2014 8:03 am 0Likes

    Beautiful! The shot with the balloons flying is so fun.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 2 April 2014 1:57 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Meriel. The balloon photos were such a fabulous idea. I’m not sure if the model or the photographer had more fun doing these!

  • by swoodsonsays
    Posted 2 April 2014 11:37 am 0Likes

    I love those chickens and balloons! What great shots. We’re laidback on Easter – mostly just eating ham 🙂

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 2 April 2014 1:56 pm 0Likes

      A laidback Easter sounds lovely! And you’ve gotta have ham. Great with our fresh bantam eggs too!

  • by Kathy
    Posted 2 April 2014 1:15 pm 0Likes

    This collection is lovely and the pictures are breathtaking. I love the hair pieces! And the chickens! I love the chickens.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 2 April 2014 1:55 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Kathy! Rabbits are illegal where we live, so the chicks were the next best thing for an Easter shoot. These bantams were bought especially and they were just the sweetest little hens!

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