Summer Photo Session Ideas

Summer Photo Session Ideas

Summer Photo Session Ideas

25 Ideas to Inspire a Fun Summer Photo Shoot


Summer is melting upon us! If you are like me you have a bucket list a mile long before and want to get to it before the kiddos start school again. While you are ticking off those fun Summer activities, why not hire a photographer to tell your 2017 Summer story. Of course, I wouldn’t be mad if it were me.

25 Reasons to Hire a Photographer This Summer

  • Beach Vacation

Many of us are headed to the coast this season and what better time to get those family photos done than when we are all feeling giddy with the vacation giggles. My immediate family and I took a trip from Fort Worth to Galveston, TX every year as our family vacation. The memories we made on those trips are something that I cherish! I would be honored to immortalize those memories for any other family or couple headed to the Texas Coast!

  • Best Friends

Whether you have grown up together or just bonded over this last year, there is no better reason to have a photo shoot than because you love someone. Best friend shoots can be so much fun and incredibly diverse. Also,remember to snag matching BFF jewelry at the nearest Claire’s {I’m such a child but I really do love their accessories} to really set off the details!

  • Sunflowers

Seems like early morning or late afternoon sessions in a field of giant sunflowers would be probably one of the best things ever. Just be sure that your foot prints are light and you don’t damage any of these precious crops. It is important that we respect other peoples property. I recommend bare feet and natural prints or embellished summer threads!


  • Creeks

Make the end of a hot Summer day a splash when you decide on a creek as your photo shoot venue. The natural textures of the rock and shrubbery complete my soul and require little to make beautiful. Guys, roll up you trousers! Ladies, slip on those crop tops! Drag your photographer to the nearest, or furthest for a bit more of an adventure, creek bed and disturb the quiet heat.


  • Childhood

The kids are running wild in the house and making you crazy! It’s time to take a breath and fall back in love with their sweet little giggles. Schools out so it’s easier than ever to plan a session around the magic that is childhood. Hunt for creatures in the forest, build a fort, and just let them run from one end of a sun kissed field to the other. In addition, when you let them be little you get an incredible Summer vibe that’s full of dirt smudged cheeks and whimsy.

  • Boudoir

You can choose an indoor location to beat the heat or let your photographer convince you that outdoors is the perfect location for your sultry Summer session. Need idea on boudoir appropriate outfits, get inspired on my Pinterest board for just that! Think textures like lace, comfort like oversized shirts, and themed like bridal! Check out all the info at my Limited Boudoir Event HERE


  • Watermelon

Bright and fun, watermelon is a Summer staple! Slice upp some of this sweet fruit, grab your littles and head outside for a flavorful good time. Don’t dress them in anything that you would be sad to see get ruined so that you don’t stress out during the shoot. When you freak, so do your kids and your photographer.


  • Ice Cream and Popsicles

Another messy, yet rewarding prop! As a photographer, I approve! The variety of color and texture is so inspiring. Plus you get smiles for days, just the perfect option if you want sweet wall art for your home!


  • Camping

One of my personal favorites! Take me camping with you and get incredibly unique portraits under stars, by the fire or hiking through the woods.  Accessorize smart with things like fun socks, enamel mugs and rustic goods for a session full of life and quite frankly, inten{t}se. (dad jokes!)


  • Vibrant Colors

Sizzle and pop this Summer with rad color pallets for every taste. Bright flats and vibrant yellow pants for the win! I love to see my clients using playful color to show off their personalities in their portraits. Summer is the perfect time of year to pull those colors off!


  • Mermaids

For me, this summer theme is a total duh! Guys and gals alike can take some special inspiration from these legendary creatures. Fishnets for the perfect glimmering, scaly skin; glitter galore and so much more! Let me help you create an incredibly fun an unique series of portraits the Summer!


  • fishing

Little ones look so precious sitting by the lake in the evening Summer sun with their bite sized fishing poles and mini minnow buckets! What a sweet way to remember their love for fishing than with a collection of fishing themed prints in a special wooden keepsake box.


  • Docks

Grab your partners hand and snuggle quietly in the dying Summer sun on the docks at your favorite lake. If you spend a lot of time in a place like this, it can be such a beautiful lace to capture the love you both are creating together. If you are up for a little more adventure, might I suggest jumping in the lake?


  • Boho

A fashion trend I hope never goes away.  Boho is a reminder of a time that I know I once lived. The neutral colors, the textures, the embellishments, they are so freeing! Anthropology and Free People are my top picks for this look. They photograph SO WELL!


  • Longer days

I think one of the best reasons for saving your yearly photo session for the Summer are the longer days. This makes it so much easier to work around activities and work schedules.


  • Tropical Dreams

Is there anything more drool inducing than an intimate wedding in the tropics? {take me with you} Harness that look and feel by stocking up on anything with a pineapple print this season. Pineapple dresses, flamingo swimsuits and pink donuts pool floats! I love weird and funky shoot ideas, lay ’em on me!


  • Lemons

Lemon colored or printed apparel or a good old fashioned lemonade stand session. These aren’t just for kids either! Embrace your fun and creative side with this Summer staple!


  • Pools and Sprinklers

Water droplets flying around you and your loved ones in the last light of the day is nothing short of magical. Get those quirky swimsuits on and get ready to break out those sprinklers and jump into the pool for some classic portraits that feel a little vintage, and always super cool!


  • In Home Lifestyle Sessions

Some of my absolute favorites for couples and families alike. You may think you don’t like your home as the backdrop for your photos but just wait and see. Let me work with you to declutter and rearrange you home and I promise that you will be blown away. Here you can beat the heat in the comfort of your own home. The way the bright Summer sun dances into your bedroom or on your front porch translates into breathtaking portraits of the wonderful life you live.


  • Unicorns

PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEAAAASE let me take photos of you dressed in the most trendy unicorn apparel and accessories. Or better yet, let’s get a real live unicorn {mini horse with a horn on it’s head} and get our photos or our littles photos taken with it. Let’s make some real magic!!!


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Did these inspire you to get your photos taken this Summer? Use the form to contact me and get yours scheduled before time runs out!

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