Well, we are in full swing of summer. It’s hot, the kids are out of school, and oh, did I say it was hot? Being that the kids are out of school that makes this is one of the best times to have family photos taken or at least photos of the kids. You’re probably wondering how and where to take them. Actually, I do have a few ideas about that.
1. What about images of your children playing in the sprinklers or running around with water guns and water balloons? Nothing says summer quite like water balloon fights.
2. How about a picnic at the park? You really can’t go wrong with photos taken in a beautiful park or even your backyard. What wonderful memories that would make!
3. One thing my siblings and I used to do at our grandparents’ home in the summer was enjoy watermelon in the carport. My grandfather would quarter a large watermelon and we would each take a quarter. Then we were given a knife, a fork, and a dinner tray to enjoy the watermelon as we saw fit. I’m sure those would have been glorious pictures with watermelon juice all over our faces and shirts. Good times man, good times.
4. Another favorite thing of mine as a child was making mud pies. This is truly the epitome of being a child. Playing in the mud and using your imagination to make wonderful creations is one of the best things ever! I’m a very tactile person, so the mud in my hands was quite soothing.
Now that I’ve presented these ideas, you might be wondering how best to display them. I would suggest a grouping of 8x10s that you can have framed and displayed on your wall as a grouping to show the fabulous day you all had. The whole wall would be a conversation piece that will certainly draw everyone in! Of course, that’s just one option. Photo albums are always great for sharing stories in one cohesive way. Maybe even a large wall canvas, collage, or split of your favorite image will do the trick. It’s all up to you.
So, do you have any ideas for fun summer family photos? If so, I would love to read about them! By the way, remember, sharing is caring unless it’s chickenpox and nobody wants that. If you read something you like, make sure you send it to your friends and family. They may enjoy it too! Here are a few images just to give you an idea.
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden