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5 Awesome Travel Photography Tips for Moms


School is out and it’s time to travel! It’s time, as the chief memory takers, to capture those vacation memories so that when our children get older, we can go back and relive them.  But since the word is VACATION, we want to enjoy ourselves too without stressing over every little photo that we take. So today, I’ve got 5 awesome travel photography tips for moms like you…and me!


Great travel photography tips for moms to capture memories and enjoy your vacation at the same time


Don’t take every piece of camera equipment you own! Carrying around every lens and every camera is not only heavy, but it can make you indecisive when you could be capturing that perfect moment! Pick one camera and one lens that you are comfortable with or just your iPhone or even just your point and shoot.


one of my travel photography tips to to plan ahead to capture the things you want to capture!



Research where you are going and think about what photos you want to take BEFORE you get there, but leave room for spontaneity! That way, you know what photos you want to take and you don’t forget to get those must have shots. But be OK with snapshots: Not every photo has to be portfolio or internet worthy! Sometimes, snapshots are the best photos in your family photo album.

Make sure you get the details when you travel is one of my travel photography tips


Get the details: get in close. Show the sand in between the child’s toes, the morning light on the beach, the child’s hand holding a melting ice cream cone.


Take the time to put down your camera and enjoy your self


Get in the photos! I can’t stress this enough. YOU went on vacation too! Hand off your camera to a stranger and get in the photo!


Put your camera down. I know I know! This is a list of travel photography tips. But…you need to enjoy your vacation too right? So know when to put your camera down and pick up a fruity beverage instead ( note to self).

So there you have it, 5 travel photography tips for moms. Now…go out and shoot!

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  • Reply
    Robin Masshole Mommy
    May 31, 2016 at 7:52 am

    These are great tips. I am always snapping pictures with my phone when I am out with the kiddos.

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    Amanda @ Adorkablii
    May 31, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Getting in the photos is a hard one for me. I am always forgetting but lately I am remember to pull out my phone and take a photo with my son. I always leave myself out. It’s bad. lol. These are some great tips for sure!

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    Mimi Green
    May 31, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I never plan, but I’m going to try and do that for my next trip. It is always hard to get the four of us in one frame but I make sure I do. I rely on the timer and random objects to make that happen.

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    Inspiring Kitchen
    May 31, 2016 at 10:37 am

    These are awesome tips. Every time we go for a vacation, I always have to remind myself to stop taking photos sometimes because I am also there to enjoy the moment.

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    May 31, 2016 at 10:46 am

    These are great tips, I need to get my husband to read this post because he’s a photographer and forget some of the stuff sometimes too.

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    May 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    These are great photography tips. While especially good for mothers, these tips are great for anyone looking to get perfect vacation pics 🙂

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    May 31, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    These are great tips for Moms who want to get photos while traveling! Thanks for sharing them, I will have to tell my friends!

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    May 31, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for these tips, I am a Mom who is planning to travel a bit this Summer and it’s always hard to get good photos!

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    Liz Mays
    May 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    This is great advice. I’m trying to learn how to take better travel photos. I shoot without thinking too much.

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    May 31, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    These are great tips that are easy to follow! It is far too easy to stay behind the camera, I have noticed this many times when reviewing photos.

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    May 31, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    You know I’m working on my photography. I’ll be using all your tips as we get out and about this summer.

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    May 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    These are some great tips! I’m always the one taking pics so half the time there are never any pics of me -_-

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    June 1, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I have to be more proactive in making sure that I take pictures of myself on vacation and not just scenery shots. Packing light is a great tip too.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    June 1, 2016 at 8:54 am

    These are all great travel photography tips for moms. Researching where to go for photos is a great idea. It is so important to remember that you are on vacation too and you need to be in the photos with the family. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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    June 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    These are great photos. I’m trying really hard to get better at capturing the moment. I’m not the best at photo taking.

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    Chardline ChanelFaiteau
    June 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I am not a Mom, but this information as a blogger was SUPER useful!!

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    June 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    These are very great tips. I’m hoping to be able to get out and get some pictures taken this Summer.

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    Tori Gabriel
    June 2, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Point 4 is the most essential for me. Not just on vacation either. I have thousands of photos of my girls and my husband. I need more with me in too so I cansay “I was there”.

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    betty sherry
    June 14, 2016 at 12:15 am


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