Christmas - a photo of the tree and any special foods we make
Thanksgiving - a photo of the table
Summer - my DS works at a camp and I love to have photos from camp. Usually, it’s like pulling teeth to get photos; but this year they had a female media director and she took and shared a ton of photos. So this year I actually have photo of my DS working at camp. Yayyy!
Thanksgiving-the food, we each do a "I'm thankful for (fill in the blank) card and I add them to a pocket page. And us girls do an annual overnight trip that evening to shop the next day so there's photos of us.
Christmas-the tree before and after gifts are opened, the booze for Santa (that's a funny family joke with a story that's been embellished more over the years) and a family photo in front of tree. 😁
The other events are pretty much the usual things.
When the kids were little, I unintentionally established some "tradition" photos - thank goodness, because my kids now don't fight those being taken! It's just...tradition
Every birthday - all 3 of them as a group, often holding their "baby" sister between them
Every Christmas Eve - family group in front of the tree; kids group in front of the tree; "silly" shot of funniest faces or poses you can think of Christmas Season - pictures with dog/cats in Santa hats (have to be held by people or they don't cooperate. go figure)
Big Movie releases (Hunger Games, Star Wars, Avengers...): picture of group at theatre in front of the movie poster. Sometimes in 3d glasses
Beach/Summer - posing on the beach; posing in front of the tents; fishing/canoeing; selfie in the van with our ice creams or slurpees as we leave at the end of the week
Easter - I've stopped photographing the hunt (we do a treasure hunt now, with tricky clues that often lead through the neighbourhood weather permitting) but I get a picture of the candy consumption afterwards - the "candy coma" photo - the kids love setting that one up!
Halloween - holding your carved pumpkin; and a "be your pumpkin" silly picture
In our family, the silly photos REALLY help the mood and cooperation! I have too many to count, and my coworkers think I'm crazy because it's those pictures I often put up at work because they make me smile! I also often will use "now a grandma photo" (ie I'm sending this one to grandparents) to make them stop horsing around and just put on a cheesy smile for a second.
Post by ScrappinMyLife on Aug 7, 2019 22:19:41 GMT
I usually aim for...
A photo of myself in front of whatever indicates the event, circumstances, reason I am there. For instance. Girls night out (photo with cocktail in hand or holding dessert ), in front of the concert sign/wall poster advertisement, in front of the harvest fest sign, sitting in the bleachers, etc... I recently joined a fitness center. I want a photo of the gym sign, me on the treadmill, need to take a "before" photo so I down the road I can take a making progress photo.
Group photo, if I am with others.
A few photos of whatever is happening. Concert stage, funnel cake food truck, bbq food table, holding mall shopping bags, Niece playing her instrument, Nephew on the ball field, etc...
I usually aim for a couple-few photos when taking photos, then I will choose the best one for the scrapbook. Especially when doing a group photo(the more, the better.... to end up with a good one).
I try to be cognizant of what I am doing. I quickly take my photos and be done with it, that way I enjoy the event, instead of viewing things "from behind the lense".