Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {How to capture your summer}

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {How to capture your summer}

How to capture your summer

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Every year, I try to do a 100 days of summer project. Summer’s are crazy hectic, can sometimes feel stressful and always go by waaaay too quickly - but these personal projects are always a gift to be able to look back upon at the end of summer.

It never fails to make me realize all of the amazing memories we make, even on the most mundane of days! AND bonus...sometimes creating fun actives for the kids to do for the sake of a good shot, ends up being some of the most fun memories they will have throughout the summer!

My top rules on how to document your summer:

  • Bring your camera everywhere, commit to it...
  • Find activities that your kids enjoy doing, and they will be more willing to want their picture to be taken
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sprinkler time = fun

  • Don’t wait for the weather to be good to capture memories, fun can be had in all of the elements!
  • Bring props, but make sure they are props that can flow well into the story of your day. If you are going to the beach, bring a fun hat, beach towel or blanket…if it is raining, have them use an umbrella… you get the picture! 
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summer hats create fun shadows

  • Try to make a list of things you want to remember about them and capture that! i.e.: My daughter loves to bring me flower and/or weed bouquets and I know she won’t be doing that for much longer, so I made a point to capture it! 
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weed bouqet

  • Which brings me to next point, WRITE things down-make lists, it is the Only way I get anything accomplished in my life! :) 
  • Create a scavenger hunt of things you want to find or things for your kiddos to find and check them off as you go- you can make the list as small or as big as you want, but I can guarantee that fun will be had by all in trying to accomplish checking items off of your list!  
  • Create a grid or an album of all the pictures you took! Your kids will love to look back upon all of the amazing memories you made throughout summer as much as you! This app make it super easy! https://thelenslab.com/collect
  • If you feel like taking it to another level, print your favorites! I am a huge advocate of printing your images… my favorite consumer lab is: https://www.mpix.com

enjoy documenting your family! it is one of the most important things you can do! Be your  families storyteller!

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {The Turner Family}

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {The Turner Family}

I have been photographing the Turner family for a few years now and they are just the cutest! They are moving out of state and wanted one last photoshoot with our majestic views, so we decided upon Eklutna Lake... and of course, the weather was not cooperating! UGH! May in Alaska... they are a tough bunch though and we made do! I am so happy to have been able to capture some pictures of their last days here! 

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {The Bidema Family}

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {The Bidema Family}

This family was up for a family vacation from the lower 48 and contacted me to capture some family pictures of them that had gorgeous Alaskan views... I feel pretty lucky that this spot is literally in the middle of suburbia, we didn't have to go far at all for this beauty!! I am so excited I was able to photograph them, they are as adorable in person as they look in their pictures, and can you tell I like to have fun during my photoshoots?! Laughter is a MUST! 

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {Now offering Lifestyle VIDEO Sessions}-

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Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {Now offering Lifestyle VIDEO Sessions}-

I am beyond excited to be incorporating Family Films into my sessions! I am absolutely hooked on creating these timeless treasures! There is nothing quite like adding video to deepen the emotion that stills already evoke...freezing a baby coo, a child's laughter or giggle, their little voice or to just reflect upon your everyday with your family or loved one(s). Having these videos are a priceless heirloom that you can pass down to your family members. 

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Anchorage, Alaska Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {The Tolleson's}

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Anchorage, Alaska Photographer, Tasha Boin Photography {The Tolleson's}

This gorgeous couple just moved up here from Texas, and are absolutely loving their new adventure(s) in Alaska. I absolutely loved capturing their love, they are truly each other's biggest fans and you could feel that immediately. We had a a blast tromping around the freshly fallen snow at Flattop Mountain! It has been so fun getting to know them! 

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