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Summer is a great time to make some memories as a family. Whether you have 100 things on your summer bucket list or plans to kick back and relax all summer, there should be plenty of opportunities to take some great pictures and document this time.
Kids grow up way too fast. I’m always kicking myself at how many missed opportunities there are for photos. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just go back in time every once in a while to capture some of those moments . . . maybe we could go back a little less sleep deprived.
We have some fun ideas for you to document your summer. Don’t miss out on the chance to capture any of those great moments this summer!
Give your kids a journal. I started keeping a journal when I was very young and now I get a kick out of going back and reading some of the things that I wrote. There’s no way I could have remembered some of those things if I hadn’t written them down. Give your kids a chance to keep up with their writing skills through the summer and document some of those family memories at the same time by giving them a journal to write in.
Take a photo a week. It’s so much fun seeing how kids change over time. We are terrible at taking family photos but I always wish I had more casual pictures of all of us together so I can capture a glimpse of our daily life. Set a day each week to take one quick snapshot. It will be so much fun to look at all the different pictures at the end of the summer. Put them together in a photo book to make it easy to look back on your summer memories.
Hand the camera to your kids. It’s always fun to see things from a child’s perspective. I love seeing the photos my kids take because it gives me a glimpse into their world and the things that are important to them. My daughter took 50+ pictures of her blankie the last time she had access to my camera. Those photos make me laugh evertime I see them.
Take action shots. I have a tendency to take too many posed shots and those aren’t nearly as interesting as catching my kids in action. The GoPro HERO+ LCD just launched at Best Buy and it’s perfect for catching some great action shots. We have attached our GoPro to the front of my daughter’s tricycle and my son’s skateboard. The pictures that we got were amazing! The GoPro HERO+LCD has 1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the convenience of a touch display. It also has Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect so you can share directly to Instagram or Facebook.
Best Buy has two great offers on the GoPro HERO+ LCD right now. Through 6/20 you get a free 32GB Extreme Plus Memory card with the purchase of a HERO+LCD. Buy a GoPro HERO4 Silver or GoPro HERO4 Black and you get a free $50 Best Buy gift card through 6/20.
Make a family scrapbook. I’m not the craftiest person but I love looking back through scrapbooks and seeing mementos from fun events we attended as a family and photos of the exciting things we did. We love to look back on those things and remember how much fun we had.
Do you have any fun ideas for documenting your summer?