Photographer Todd Maki prepares to snap a photo of his daughter, Amber Maki, and the Easter Bunny on Saturday.
Photographer Todd Maki prepares to snap a photo of his daughter, Amber Maki, and the Easter Bunny on Saturday. (Nashoba Publishing photo/Mary Arata)

AYER - The Easter Bunny thrilled on Saturday where he made an appearance at the Photo Op Studios at 210 West Main Street.

Studio owner Todd Maki donned rabbit ears and transformed his studio into a carrot patch, thanks to decorations provided by neighboring Mayberries gift shop, also located in Devens Shopping Plaza on West Main Street.

Among giant carrots, apple blossoms and other springtime flowers, kids cued up for photos with the Easter Bunny. Maki has offered up his services before for the Ayer Shirley Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and other groups. Visit www.photoopphoto.com sign up for future events at his studio.

Ayer SEPAC Chair Crystal Carden was on hand to help with the day-long photo shoot, helping wrangle children and handling props for the kids to hold.

This sister/brother duo were among the many captured for photos with the Easter Bunny on Saturday.
This sister/brother duo were among the many captured for photos with the Easter Bunny on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Photo Op Studio of Ayer)
Carden said Maki has helped her group before by hosting photos with Santa Claus over the past three years.

The Ayer Shirley SEPAC meets monthly and serves a touchstone for parents with children receiving special education services. Email info@ayershirleysepac.com and visit the group's website at ayershirleysepac.com. Like them on Facebook at "Ayer Shirley SEPAC."

The group's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Middle School library in Shirley.

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