An Instant Summer ~ Ottawa Family Photographer

Is anyone else’s summer going by super fast?! Ours is. Surprisingly. Its hard to believe that we are now over half way through July and before you know it we’ll be sending the kids back to school!

I’ve been meaning to blog about our family’s summer adventures for a while now but between sessions and having the kids home with me all day (and trying to keep them busy!), its rare that I have the time to dedicate to blogging these past couple of weeks! To tell you the truth, we actually haven’t been doing anything out-of-this-world amazing. Our family tends to lay low a bit during the summer to accommodate for my schedule (it’s the busy season!) but also because our kids are so young that they are just content with simple things like bike rides, splash pads and strawberry picking. So why ruin a good thing?

I’ve decided to make this summer a mostly “instant summer”, meaning that most of how I’m capturing my kids is using my iPhone or Instax camera. Why? Well if you want the honest truth, its a pain in the butt to lug around my 5D MarkII and 24-70L lens with me everywhere I go. Aside from it being heavy and expensive, I just get tired of babysitting it when I’d really rather be participating in the activities with my family. So with the exception of a few situations when I just can’t leave it at home, this summer shall be known as the Instant Summer! I may even put together a little album to have printed if I end up with enough images!


Danielle Lynn Photography


Danielle Lynn Photography

Hope you are all having an AMAZING summer!! And whether you have a fancy-schmancy camera, or just a cell phone with a camera – don’t forget to capture some of your fun summer memories with your own family!


6 thoughts on “An Instant Summer ~ Ottawa Family Photographer

  1. DaniGirl

    This is such a fun idea! I love how rich the colours are, and the storyboards are awesome! I too hate babysitting my camera — but as soon as I leave it behind, I’m sad I did. Maybe instead of hiring a mother’s helper for the summer, I need to hire a camera gear babysitter? *wink*

  2. melissa

    I can totally relate! Our summer is going by way too quickly and we’ve had so much rain that we have been cooped up doing inside crafts and games…still fun but spending days outdoors is much more pleasant for all! I’m sure you’ll have enough images to make a sweet instant summer album (what a great idea!)!!! It sure looks like you are all having a wonderful summer so far! 🙂

  3. Anna Epp

    Awesome!! I used my iPhone at the beach for 2 weeks, was one with the iPhone and quite happy about it. I did pull out the big camera for walks in the morning or evening but know that I can get great stuff from my iPhone now that is printable too!

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