If you’re in need of cheering up, I have just the thing: thirty adorable pictures of bunnies! Megan and I took these photos months ago, for a custom calendar we gave as a gift. (See some of our previous calendar pictures here.) Now I’m finally able to post some of the best photos – and bloopers! 😉
Enjoy a year in rabbits!
Since it was October when we took these photos, we didn’t exactly have any snow… so we made do with a white blanket draped over a large, cracked bucket. 😛 Willow obligingly modeled this toboggan for us, and must have thought her pink tongue complimented the hat well, HAHA. :’D
After several more tries (but not too many – Willow is a patient model), we ended up with THIS AHHHH THE CUTENESS PLEASE HELP MEEEEE. If this photo doesn’t make you smile, melt your heart, or both, please seek medical attention. 😛 XD
Naturally we wanted to do something Valentine-y for February, and naturally we chose Olaf to be the model since she (yes, she) is the living embodiment of Valentine colors. For the props, we found a bright pink blanket, borrowed my little sister’s canopy for the tulle, and rifled through the freezer for some candy hearts dating back to who knows when. :’D
I don’t know if you can read the words on the candy hearts, but the previous one says “awesome,” and this one says “hug me.” Does anyone want to give poor, neglected Olaf a hug, or are her eyes too creepy? XD XD
This is the one we used for the calendar because HA, it is hilarious! The heart says “Be Mine,” and the way Olaf is winking just takes the cake. Or the candy.
I have a bunch of bloopers for March because Basil + bubbles = MUCH CUTENESS. Also much difficulty in getting a good, non-blurry photo. The first problem we encountered was Basil wandering off, so we gave her dandelions to eat. BAHAHA, she looks so dignified and noble except for the little leaf sticking out of her mouth. :’D
After we got her settled, we added in some bubbles. Or tried to, but THE TONGUE AGAIN! I love it when rabbits do that. I think Basil was trying to clean the bubble remains off of her fur. Psst, you missed the tiny bubble on the tip of your whisker, bunny! XD
Aha, Megan improved her bubble blowing capabilities in this one! ISN’T IT ADORABLE? But it hid her face a little too much, so we kept trying…
Um, no. Definitely not this one. SORRY, BASIL.
Ah, there we go! I actually ended up layering in bubbles from a couple of different photos because we never got enough in the proper places in just one picture. But hey, it worked out!
I only have one picture for this month because Lavender was even more energetic than Basil was. XD And again… dandelions are great rabbit pacifiers. We struggled with finding a good location for this picture out of the glaring sun, but I think it still turned out cute and Easter-y. 🙂
AWWWW. I miss having baby bunnies. The quality of this picture isn’t the greatest but AHH, how could we resist adding a row of small fluffballs to the calendar? You can see plenty more adorable baby rabbit photos here.
For June and December we decided to photograph all our rabbits together. And what’s a better summery group activity than a picnic? (Maybe swimming, but we didn’t exactly want to throw our rabbits into the pond.)
We spent quite a while concocting this mini picnic, featuring tiny cheese-and-lettuce sandwiches and a delicious salad of fresh dandelions and sliced carrots. We didn’t let them eat the sandwiches, don’t worry. 😉
OOPS, THIS ISN’T A RABBIT PHOTO. Sorry, there are actually only 29 bunny pictures in this post. I hope you’ll forgive me.
Basil’s ears are the cutest ever. They’ve always been like this and I hope they always will be. 😀
My my, Lavender, why so fierce? You don’t have scowl at me like that – I’m not going to steal your food. Sheesh.
This is the finished picture – a masterpiece! XD I say that because oh my, it took me AGES to edit since I had to replace all the grass in the background with picnic blanket. Not to mention Megan and Carmen’s hard work at making the bunnies stay in their places, and all our tiny food preparation.
After all that work, we chose something easy and amusing: namely, Olaf preparing for a bath in the kiddie pool. (Picture from somewhere in the depths of this post.)
August was another tricky month. We went through several ideas before landing on a good one. One of the early ones involved Willow being blown about on a large stump in the glaring sunshine…
HA HA I LOVE THIS ONE! But it would be just a tad weird for a calendar page since you can’t really tell that mass of fur is a rabbit. Willow has that problem a lot. *nods sympathetically* I don’t have the behind-the-scenes picture for this one, but it was pretty hilarious: Megan was sprawled out behind the redbud tree, one arm holding Willow up with difficulty to the fork in the branches. :’D
We ended up placing Willow in a much more comfortable (and easy) position, on the mulch beneath the tree. Isn’t the headscarf the BEST??
Thankfully Dad hadn’t harvested the cornfield by our lane yet, so we used the cornstalks and an ear for a farm/harvest themed picture. Lavender seems affronted by the taste of corn husk. Well, my dear rabbit, you didn’t have to eat it. *shrugs*
EEEP SO CUTE. I love how neatly contained she is in the straw hat. XD
Only one photo for this month because we had almost no trouble getting it, and therefore very few bloopers. This is one of my top favorites because… WELL, LOOK. A bunny in a scarf with fall bokeh in the background. How could you not love it?
Another baby bunny photo from the same post I linked earlier. Again, not the most beautiful picture, but AHH, a baby bunny yawn is heart-melting!
For December we wanted something Christmasy but also more orginal than, say, a Christmas tree. (Also we didn’t have one of those yet, so.) My little sister Carmen allowed us to borrow her fuzzy blanket for the shoot, as long as we put towels down under the bunnies. XD
AHHH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! We might have used this for the calendar page if the other bunnies’ expressions had been better. But still, isn’t this precious??
AWW THIS IS PRECIOUS TOO. SO. SO. CUTE. A great way to end the calendar if I do say so myself. 😀
Guess what, there are actually 13 months in the year! XD Just kidding, but I had two extra pictures I couldn’t bear to leave out. I wish we would have used them for the calendar, but I think it would have made it uneven (we tried to get each bunny in twice, all of them twice, and baby bunnies twice).
Anyway, if you’re not already smiling, please do so for Basil, the novice photographer. Cheeeeeese!
If Basil didn’t look so startled, this would be PERFECT. Ahh it’s so cute! Megan’s Polaroid camera makes a very aesthetic prop. 😛
And that, sadly, is all for today. Are you sufficiently cheered? If not, you can always check out the posts I linked or type “bunny” into the search bar on my blog. 😀
Before you go, I have a question for you guys. Megan and I are considering starting a shop on our blogs to sell things like bunny calendars, postcards, notebooks, etc. Basically blog merch featuring our photography and such. Would you guys be interested in that or do you just like looking at the photos? I’d love to know, either way!
Which month’s pictures were your favorite? Which bunny do you think is the cutest? Do you think we should sell bunny calendars or just post the pictures?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!