Summer Session Sparks - what to capture this summer
I've decided to do a 5 part blog series all about session sparks. These are fun events, activities, and traditions that will hopefully spark ideas in you about what you'd really like documented and photographed for your family.
I hear moms, like you, say things like, "But we are so boring. I don't know what you'd get from us. I can't think of anything for you to shoot."
Here I come running to you with this session spark blog post, waving it high in the air!
Disclaimer: I don't believe at ALL that you must plan something for a shoot. I know that every hour I spend with your family I will get tons of usable, cherishable wall worthy, family album worthy photos even when not one minute of that was planned. Life isn't planned and I photograph life. (cherishable is a word, right?!)
Use this list to get in the mindset of how everyday life can be a beautiful thing.
Think about the little moments that happen naturally when your family is engaged in an activity. There are smiles, laughs, messes, tears, wonder and excitement. All of that can be frozen and bottled up for you to enjoy over and over again.
Family bike ride
At the lake
Food truck feasts
Ice cream trips
Pool side play
Backyard BBQ with friends and family
Sprinklers and slip 'n slide
Fourth of July traditions
Washing the car
Zoo or museum adventures
Summer sports games
Outdoor concert sitting on a blanket
Just think if you had a series of images from your childhood of these moments in time...photos of you interacting with your mom, dad, siblings, pets, friends, etc. How cherished would those be to you? You can give that gift to your children, today! You can invite me over to get these photos for you. It will be the best investment for your family.