Saturday, April 16, 2022
Featuring the work of Roger from RMark Photography has become a bit of a FH tradition. This Easter, Roger chose to honor Ukraine with the design above and their pysanka creating tradition. A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write" or "to inscribe," as the designs are not painted on, but written (inscribed) with beeswax.
'No bunnies gonna stop me from finding them all!'
In much of the world, Easter egg hunts involve children looking for hidden chocolate eggs. In other parts of the globe however, the sought after treat is dramatically different. Recently I've been reading about adult Easter huts, hunts that are a little more adult, and that give a whole new meaning to the term Easter basket.
For the Easter shoot, Tom was at the studio when he got an e-mail, not a phone call or text, from the model who was scheduled for the shoot. With the set ready, and with the bunnies and chicks ready for their close-ups, Tom made a frantic call to Tony in order to salvage the day. Thankfully, Tony was able to rearrange his schedule and make it to the studio in order to save Easter for Tom, and for FH!
It was Cari who found and brought the butterflies. They came in a state of semi-hibernation in a refrigerated box, but come to live when the box is opened they are warmed up and have a wee sip of Gatorade. The kids love them, and so did Tom who was anxious to incorporate them into his shoot. When the shoot was over, Tom simply opened the studio door and the butterflies flew free. If you're in the Lansing area and see a butterfly, it just may have spent some time