The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it's the perfect time to capture some unforgettable family moments. But wait, before I grab my camera, I've got some tips to make sure your session is as bright and beautiful as the season itself!

In this blog post, I'll be sharing my top five summer photography tips to help you capture those perfect family moments:

  1. Golden Hour Magic: Embrace the golden hour for soft, flattering light that will make your family photos glow. This is not always the easiest with littles, but the payoff is SO worth it.
  2. Choose Vibrant Locations: Look for colorful backdrops like flower fields, beaches, or even a local carnival to add an extra pop to your photos. This is the season to really think outside of the box as to where we shoot. Let's have some fun with it!
  3. Keep it Candid: Some of the best family photos happen when everyone is relaxed and having fun, so don't be afraid to let the kids run wild! I say let them be and let them make the magic happen.
  4. Accessorize: From beach balls to picnic blankets, adding a few fun things can take your family photos to the next level. Pack for your session like your family is really heading out to do what we are going to do! Don't skimp on the last bit of details at the end.
  5. Incorporate Nature: Take advantage of the beautiful summer scenery by incorporating nature into your photos. Think lush greenery, blooming flowers, and sparkling water. It can get toasty out there, but wow does summer bring some really nice scenery along with it!

Ready to capture some unforgettable family memories this summer? With these tips in your back pocket, you'll be a photography pro in no time!

See you out in the forests and fields!

XO Summer