We live in an interfaith household as I was raised Catholic and my husband was raised Jewish, and in a few days we will be celebrating Passover and Easter. While my husband and I are not religious, we do feel it is important that our daughter is raised knowing the traditions and faith of each religion. Dying eggs has long been a spring tradition that is connected to Easter, but it's true roots (e.g. Pagan or Christian) are something unknown and there are some theories as to how dying eggs came about. Either way, it is still a fun tradition to do every year around this time especially with the younger ones. I hope you enjoy the photos!
A Day in the Life
This year we spent easter weekend in D.C. visit Belén's Aunt Stephanie. It was a very cold weekend, but we had a nice time indoors decorating eggs, eating great food and being around some of the best people I know. Below are some of favorite photos of Belén, Adam and Aunt Stephanie dying eggs.
The photos were taken with a Nikon D750 and a NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens. I edited them in Lightroom and used the Porta 400N preset.
Since my little girl is getting older, I decided it was time for her to try out her first craft, painting. But since I know she has a tendency to still put things in her mouth, I decided to research edible paint recipes. The paint is made from a mix of flour, water and food coloring. She had such a blast, but using the paint brushes lasted for about 10 seconds before she started dipping her hands into the paint and using them on the canvas. Glad we had a beautiful day outside, things sure got messy. And don't worry, nobody was harmed eating the paint!
The photos were taken with a Nikon D750 and a NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens. I edited them in Lightroom and used a mix of the Mastin Labs Porta 160N preset + Porta 400N preset. Below are some of my favorite photos, I hope you enjoy!