Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hot Ideas for Capturing Summer memories

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker
It's hot, it's humid, it's sticky and it's here! Summer! We love the long days, the sunshine, going to the beach and not going to school. We go on family vacation, go camping, and generally have loads of FUN! Part of my summer fun is to record these wonderful memories by creating fun layouts and mini albums. it's really great sitting on the carpet on a cold winter's day looking through all those summer layouts and remember the fun we had.
Here are a few hot ideas for creating layouts that will capture all your family summer fun!

Wet Layouts
Who doesn't love going to the beach or the swimming pool to cool off in the inviting blue water?  The water is always a great background for taking beautiful photos with a calm atmosphere or a splatter! There are so many activities to capture: swimming, diving, splattering, collecting sea shells, walking on the beach, learning to swim and so many more. Photograph as many as you can and create wet layouts or a wet mini album.


Going Camping
Not only for boys...camping is a family adventure full of photo opportunities. Building a tent in the woods, cooking dinner on a fire or sleeping under the stars, are all part of the camping fun. I even like to take a picture of the preparations, they are not less fun!

Summer Holidays
4th of July is a great photo opp. All the decorations and the fireworks are the perfect backdrop for festive photos and coordinating layouts!

Exploring The Great Outdoors
Hiking, walking, driving are all wonderful ways to spend the day exploring the wonders of nature and being outdoors. Having a picnic or swinging on a hammock are so relaxing and inspiring and can bee a source for funny and goofy photos, especially if the hammock doesn't want to play along...

So many ideas, so little time!
What are your ideas for creating special memories this summer? What ever they may be I hope you will have lots of fun and relaxing time with your family and friends!

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  1. What great layouts! I especially like the swing one. Thank you for sharing your memories!