Summer is either right around the corner, or already knocking on your door (that you don’t answer it if you are still in your pajamas and it is already 11.)
But I wanted to inspire you to try and capture five photos this summer that will remind you of all the special joys that summer can bring to you and your family. Trust me, your kids will thank you come October.
Water plays a big role in the summer, weather it is keeping you cool on a hot day, or splashing against your face from the waves at high tide. Either way, you want to remember that carefree feeling of play and it is sure to bring out natural smiles in all your little ones. No more “say cheese.”
Water tip: If water is spraying, get the sun behind the water to highlight those water drops.
Yes, summer puts you outside for most of the day, and you are sure to find yourself somewhere pretty during sunsets. Weather you are at a national park, or set somewhere along the 42 miles of beautiful coastline in Orange County, it is a good idea to try and capture all those colors that light up a summer sky.
Sunset tip: shoot straight into the sun, and get your kids to play around right in front of it for a fun silhouette.
Toes are everywhere in the summer. Kids get to kick off their closed-toed-school shoes in exchange for flip flops and bare feet! Now go grab a quick picture of those piggies against the water, sand, or grass.
Feet tip: Get a few feet together to compare sizes. Daddy’s toes look enormous next to your toddlers.
4. Summer Food
Summer brings out all kinds of food that you hardly see throughout the year, s’mores, bar-b-q, watermelon, and lemonade. Grab a shot of that deliciousness to sweeten your memories of those fun filled days.
Food tip: Look for macro mode on your camera, (usually a picture of a flower) to help focus on the details of your food.
5. Friends and Family Reunions
Summer vacations bring people together. Friends that have moved away often find time to come visit, family has a way of making more time to be together, so be sure and capture those reunions carefully.
Reunion tip: Get your camera ready for that initial hello, it can be emotional and fun to see kids get excited to see each other.