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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!

Travel Photograhy Tips for Moms

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!

betty sherry

Tuesday 14th of June 2016


Tori Gabriel

Thursday 2nd of June 2016

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".

Bonnie @wemake7

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

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

Chardline ChanelFaiteau

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

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


Wednesday 1st of June 2016

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