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5 Travel Tips for Moms With a Camera

Traveling with your kids can be a nightmare.

But not if you are prepared.

Of course, THERE WILL BE ISSUES. But with careful planning, everything can almost go smoothly. As the chief memory keepers of our families, it often falls to us to take all the photos for our family vacations. While plotting on a vacation trip of my own,  I starting thinking of a few travel trips for Moms With A Camera.


So I’ve got 5 travel tips for you this summer as your travel with your kids:
  1. Pack Light.  Yes, when going on a trip of a lifetime( Disney) or just a long weekend to the beach, the inclination is to take every piece of equipment you own.  Don’t.Do.It. Pick one camera. Pick just two lens( one versatile zoom lens and one prime lens for low light) and keep it moving. Especially in the summertime when carrying a lot of equipment can get hot and heavy. Do yourself a favor: pack light and only take what you need.
  2. Get a comfortable camera bag.  There is nothing worse than carrying around a big heavy camera bag when you are walking around all day.  Find something small( which you can do because you followed tip number one). You want this bag to double as your purse/diaper bag. Consolidate!!
  3. TEST this bag WITH your camera, your wallet, snacks, bottle water etc in it BEFORE the trip. Don’t Assume!
  4. Research: research where you are going and then, make a shot list. Make a list, either in your head or on paper, of the shots you MUST HAVE. That way, when you arrive somewhere, you can get your shots and then enjoy the rest of the outing rather than bugging your family all day to pose here pose there. Which leads me to tip #5…
  5. Put your camera away. Yes, I know this post is about a mom with a camera. On vacation. We are supposed to have our cameras out! BUT! You are on vacation. While it’s temping to have your camera out at all times, shooting each and every moment of the joy on your kids faces, take the time to enjoy it. In FRONT of the lens. Don’t get caught up in capturing the moments. Take the time to be in them. Enjoy yourself!


Well, that’ s my advice!. How about you? Any photography travel tips for moms with a camera? Share!!!

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Burke Zachary

Monday 22nd of April 2019

A wonderful article 5 Travel Tips for Moms With a Camera. you have defined very important thing about the camera.

Razu Ahmed

Monday 25th of February 2019

Getting my Canon was the best thing I’ve ever done. I love capturing travel trips for Moms With A Camera.


Friday 4th of January 2019

Thanks for sharing such beautiful information with us. I hope u will share some more information about travel tips for mom with a camera.

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Heather @ Divas Run for Bling

Monday 15th of June 2015

Thank you so much for these tips. I love to travel but it can be hard to do so and still lug around my camera