Even though Joyce's family shoot was on Easter, some of the best moments of the day actually had nothing to do with the holiday. 

That's not to say that there wasn't some Easter fun. Joyce and her sister went an extra step and had the kids do a scavenger hunt and finish a puzzle to find their Easter baskets in the morning.

Two boys putting together a puzzle in their pajamas 
Kids putting together a puzzle on Easter morning, black and white
Little boy showing his mommy his Easter egg

After playing around the house for a little while...

Little boy tickles his baby brother, color
Woman holding up and kissing her baby niece, black and white

...we packed up the kiddos and went fishing.

Little boy walking down the hill to go fishing, color
Mother squishing her baby's little face at the lake, color
Mother tries to untangle kid's fishhook from a net, color
Little boy running toward the camera with a net, black and white

And even though the kids didn't catch any fish, they found someone who did. Which is really a lot better, if you ask me. No cleaning required.

Little boy holding a fish
Kid putting his finger in a fish's mouth

After fishing we headed out and packed up once again...

Family walking near the lake, color
Two kids in the car waiting to go, making cute faces, black and white

...and went to the park.

Little boys playing with umbrellas at the park
One brother holding another brother's hand as he slips down the slide, black and white
Kids and momma playing tag at the park, color
Little boy on a blue slide screaming, color

This day was so full of fun and so many beautiful memories that I truly cannot believe it was only a half day session. Joyce's family was a joy to meet and a joy to shoot.

Mom, aunt, and three kids laughing together at the lake, black and white