Some photos from the first day of our Easter Mini Photo Sessions! In the weeks leading up to our sessions, I was busy brainstorming ideas for our two day event and creating our sets. Oh! The FUN we had planning these sessions!! Our set is decorated with a real rustic picket fence, lots of flowers and Easter themed props to match. We found some really cute signs and accessories from one of our favourite stores, Michaels. But our mini sessions would not have been complete without a real, live baby chicks. The chicks are on loan from Woolley Wonderland's Critter Visits. I picked up the chicks at their farm in Lakehurst, just north of Peterborough. They had just been hatched! We keep them in a warm location with a heat lamp, and the children love looking at them. After the children have had their Easter photos taken, we allow them to hold one or two chicks. If the kids are really little, then we put the chicks in a small basket. We have never had any of our chicks hurt and we watch the children carefully, making sure they are comfortable and gentle with the chicks. We provide hand sanitizer and a bathroom to wash up in afterwards. With a few pooping accidents here and there, I was lucky to have my gentle animal handler, and partner, Jenn, close by to assist in clean up while I photographed our adorable little clients. My favourite moments were capturing each child interact with these beautiful creatures. I was just thrilled to have been able to include them. I will be honest though, it will be hard to return our little chicks to their farm home next weekend, after our sessions are over. Thank you to all the families who visited us this past weekend. Some even travelled to Peterborough from Lindsay and Cobourg. We are looking forward to our second sessions next weekend and meeting some awesome people as well as welcoming back friends who have visited in the past! I’m truly honoured you’ve chosen Jenn and myself (Cathy) to capture these special moments of your children.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.