Two bunnies, two dozen eggs, and two weekends of portraits with Peter Cottontail… we made it through Easter with these fun-filled images!
Our first bunny, “Pip” affectionately named for his energy, did a wonderful job our first weekend, until he realized I had outdoor cats. Standing in front of the tall sliding glass doors in the atudio, I was holding him sharing what a great job he did that day… and then… he saw my cat, Sophia, sitting on the stairs outside and shot out of my arms like Dumbo the flying elephant! Sooooo sad… we rescued “Pip” from under a stairwell, and that explained all the scratches he had endured on his journey to The Camera’s Eye. Stray Haven Animal Shelter in Waverly, NY gladly took our furry friend and before we had him inside, Pip was taken by a gentleman who loved rabbits and had to have him. That’s a happy ending for a rescue bunny!
Franceso, aka Antonio was given to us by a family who had a very ambitious bunny who broke through the divider in his cage to visit his female cage mates on the other side…lol ; ) The second to last to be adopted away, I had to have him because he sports an adorable mustache. The children who gave him to me said they had been calling him, Franceso… BUT, after my first shoot… I had to change that. A little girl convinced me he should be named “Antonio… like Antonio Banderas!” She said it with accent and all! She’ll be in theatre by age 11, for sure. =) So know lil’ Antonio lives at The Camera’s Eye with 3 cats, all of which eat breakfast right beside him every morning – it’s hysterical. I can contribute that oddity to the fact that a cat lived on top of his cage as he grew up… Gotta love cats!