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Rabbit awareness week 2nd June - 10th June 2018, bunny themed newborn portraits

This week is rabbit awareness week, vets all over the world are trying to educate people on how to take the best care of their pet rabbits. I don't have a pet rabbit, only a very naughty small dog but I do have lots of images of adorable newborns and toddlers either dressed as bunnies or snuggling my bunny props at the studio.


newborn baby girls in spring themed photography sets using bunny rabbit crochet toy to cuddle, Leeds West Yorkshire newborn photography studio


The small crochet bunnies I have at the studio (along with many of the other little crochet 'snugglies' such as the unicorn, the bears and even the mermaid are all made by the super talented and very lovely Gaynor at Joyfully Crafted Creations over on Facebook.


newborn babies with bunny themes, spring, easter, rabbit at Leeds newborn photography studio, West Yorkshire


newborn baby girl cuddling rabbit teddy at Secret Smile Photography studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire


I asked Gaynor to make me this little 'snugglies' after a client recommended her page and Gaynor has made me loads of little props, hats and themed sets for the studio. She is super talented, can make anything you request, just pop over to her Facebook page, request to join and ask away. Lots of the toddlers who come to the studio fall in love with the little snugglies, not least the superheroes set, and several people have gone on to have their own sets of snugglies for their children to play with.


baby boy and baby girl in rabbit prop bonnet at Secret Smile Photography studio in Leeds


baby girl on pink background cuddling rabbit toy at Leeds specialist newborn photography studio


I also have 2 bunny bonnets at the studio, one is a lop-eared white bunny bonnet and the other is 'nut brown hare' type bonnet. Both equally cute and both work for girls and boys. Especially popular around Easter time and spring time but I like to use it all year round if the colour scheme or theme fits.


natural wood tones, neutral newborn photography with bunny props at specialist newborn studio in Leeds


Bunny baby newborn baby boy sleeping, Leeds newborn photographer


The bunny snugglies are in several different colours to match up with different colour schemes and themes you can design your newborn photography session around.


newborn baby boys and newborn baby girls with bunny props at Secret Smile Photography studio in Leeds


black and white portrait newborn baby born in Leeds photography studio, newborn specialist


Sometimes parents bring in their own props to include in their baby's newborn photography shoot and sometimes those props are - you guessed it - rabbits! I will always include your own props wherever possible and bunnies are cute, for more obtuse props though I do ask that you give me a heads-up before you come for your session, nobody likes a stuffed vulture and a vintage ukelele sprung on them during a newborn session!


parents' own rabbit themed props at Secret Smile Photography specialist newborn studio in leeds


baby boy with his own rabbit teddy bears at portrait photography shoot in specialist Leeds studio


I even have the pleasure of occasionally photographing an entire elaborately staged portrait shoot based around a central theme, one such theme was Molly's 3rd birthday Peter Rabbit shoot where I designed a 'Mr McGregor's Potting Shed' set and her very talented Mummy made Molly a little Peter Rabbit costume complete with little ears AND the most amazing little blue jacket with brass buttons. It wouldn't have been complete without the fluffy cottontail too!


toddler girl as Peter Rabbit in themed photoshoot at Secret Smile Photography in Leeds


Finally, I love composites, I use digital backdrops that I've created myself or purchased online to add another dimension to your newborn gallery. To add a creative piece of art that is entirely unique to you. Here are two I created recently for twins.


composite portraits of newborn twins as bunnies at specialist newborn studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire


So enjoy International Rabbit Awareness week, I'm sorry I have no tips on keeping real life actual rabbits as pets but hopefully this blog post fit in anyway. I didn't realise just how much I loved rabbits and representing them in my work in so many different ways!


To book your newborn photography shoot please use the 'Contact Lisa' form at the top of the website or call me, Lisa, on 07760 887946. We don't have to dress your new baby as a bunny, that's entirely optional!


Love Lisa x









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