Once the blue bonnets in Texas start to bloom, it's time to start planning your Easter photos. And if you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you have the luxury of going beyond the standard shopping mall Easter Bunny. The DFW metro area offers plenty of opportunities for creative photography, so you can take home some beautiful shots of your kids in their Easter best. From egg hunts and parties to professional photography studios and flowering gardens, here are some places to turn to for your Easter photo needs.
Every year, spring flowers announce the beginning of the Dallas Blooms event at the Dallas Arboretum on White Rock Lake. As a part of the celebration, the gardens host a number of activities over the course of six weeks, which includes photo sessions for Easter. From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, family portraits will be available with live bunnies by the wishing well and throughout the weekend, and there will also be games, face painting, and an egg hunt. For convenience, guests are encouraged to use the shuttle at Gaston/Garland that will drop them at the Arboretum's front door.
Photography Studios Offering Live Bunny Portraits
If you're looking for a place to get a professional portrait of your child to share with your friends and family for Easter, there are many photographers in the DFW area that offer special photo packages for Easter. For live bunny shots, consider LovePicLove, which can shoot on location, Marc Robins Photography which has a studio at the NorthPark Center shopping mall, or Brandi B. Photography in Highland Village. Naturally, you'll want to be sure the photos are ready to share by Easter Sunday, so make your appointment ahead of time—especially if you want them printed.
Easter Bunny Train Rides on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for Easter Bunny Train Rides on Easter Sunday. The special event features a one-hour ride on this historic rail line, sweet treats, and appearances by the Easter Bunny, so you can get a unique photo of this moment. There will only be two trains, departing from the Cotton Bell Depot in Grapevine and boarding at 1:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. To ensure a seat, purchase your tickets ahead of time.
Every year, families can bring the kids to the Joe Farmer Recreation Center in Allen, Texas, a 30-minute drive north of Dallas, for the annual Eggcellent Family Adventure. This free event typically occurs before Easter weekend. Parents will be allowed to take as many photos as they want of their kids posing with the Easter Bunny. In addition to the photo opportunity, there will also be games, face painting, and a bounce house.