Summer Family Photo Ideas

With the weather heating up outside, you may be starting to think about summer family photo ideas. There’s so much you can do to forget about the heat and focus on fun with your family. Let me help you capture those summer memories.

Head to the Beach – Summer Family Photo Ideas

head to the beach summer family photos Port Aransas Texas girl on the beach
Evening beach fun in Port Aransas, Texas
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Beach fun in Kauai, Hawaii – Yes, I will travel.

First, nothing screams summer like a trip to the beach. The waves, ocean breeze and sand between your toes is the perfect way to enjoy the summer. An important thing to realize, there is no shade on the beach, so if you are scheduling a session, keep the lighting in mind. With this in mind, super early morning or later in the evening is the perfect time.

Make Use of your Backyard

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Twirling in the backyard.
Austin Family Photographers daddy and daughters laughing and hugging
Beautiful backyard light.
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All smiles playing in the backyard.

Second, so simple, yet so often overlooked. In general, when you think about places that your whole family is comfortable and relaxed, the backyard should be top of your list. Most importantly, it costs nothing to hang out and play in the yard.

Hit the Lake

Summer family photo ideas family on a boat on the lake
For example, take a boat out on Lake Austin
Family of four photo session on the water at sunset How to Find Perfect Austin Family Photo Locations
Quarry Lake

Uniquely Austin, okay probably not, but a favorite here, the lake! Austin has so many beautiful lakes, you can’t go wrong. From Lady Bird Lake to Lake Austin to Quarry Lake, plus so many more close by, you’re covered.

Frolic in the Flowers

This just might be a personal favorite of mine, but you can never go wrong with frolicking in the flowers! Austin is a hotbed for beautiful wildflowers. From our spring bluebonnets to our summer blooms, Austin has no shortage of beautiful wildflower fields.

Sisters in the wildflowers
a couple walking through a field of wildflowers summer photo ideas

Final Summer Family Photo Ideas – The Park

Finally, just like the Lakes in Austin, we have no shortage of parks here! No matter if you’re in South Austin, North Austin, or any surrounding cities, your neighborhood park is always a winner.

Family of four with two children in blue outfits at Mary Moore Searight Park How to Find Perfect Austin Family Photo Locations
Mary Moore Searight Park
Family of four at Bull Creek Lake Park
Bull Creek Park
Austin Photographer 3 women hugging with fall leaves in the background
Landa Park New Braunfels

Hopefully you enjoyed this tips for summer family photography ideas. If you want to read more about prop ideas for capturing some fun summer memories, read here. Finally, if you’re ready to book, contact me today. I would love to chat with you.

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