Do you have a hard time keeping track of photos? If you’re anything like me, you’ve your family photo files are exploding- just waiting to be edited, printed, and organized. Don’t lose track of those precious memories this summer. Today I’ll show you my favorite way to keep track of summer beach photos using sand shots!
Ever since my daughter’s first beach experience in Italy, we’ve used this reliable photography method to make sure we never forget those special family beach trips. Though we live in Costa Rica, we don’t hit to beach too often so you’d better believe it’s an unforgettable adventure!
You’ve got to GOT TO take sand shots! They’re a great way to track your family’s growth and record priceless memories for free.
While you’ve got your camera out shooting candid beach memories, like baby eating handfuls of sand and little girls racing daddies to the surf, take a moment to carve out the specifics of your family vacation in the sand. Grab a stick or toy shovel and write down whatever you’d like to record. I usually choose the date and location and fill in the photo with footprints of the whole family, one of my most cherished family photo ideas. I love watching how those pudgy baby toes grow into kid toes and eventually….no, I don’t even want to think about that yet.When pressing toes into the sand doesn’t show up well enough, I opt to outline our feet with a stick…
Or place our beachy flip flops right into the shot.
Sand-shooting is the best way to organize photos so you’ll never forget when each family beach vacation took place!
Once you’ve taken your sand photo, don’t forget to take the time to share it with all your friends and family. If it needs a little touching up, try one of these free photo enhancing sites and share away! Of course, the best way to improve your photography is to learn how to use your camera. Read your camera manual a few times through and then pick up a copy of Say No to Auto, it’s a great read that will make your family photos look better than ever this summer!
Share your story! Let me know your favorite way to capture family photos this summer. Do you have any photo traditions?