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Ready for Summer Fun | Sycamore Photographer

Summer’s finally here! I bet you’re ready to party and vacation, and soak up time by the pool..I sure am! I wanted to write a little post today about how to make the most of summer vacation! Sometimes the busy schedule of summer gets filled up before it even starts, and you reach the end, wondering where on earth the time went. I have you covered; with all these ideas below on how to really maximize your vacation time, whether you’re a parent or a student! Summertime goes pretty fast+furious, and you don’t want to miss a moment when you’re free from finals, graduation stress, or the regular school schedule:

  1. First off – you knew I was going to give you a source for taking the best summer pics and capturing all that fun:: Here are tips for photographing your trip! A fun idea if you have little ones, is to give them each a cheap disposable camera to capture things from their point of view! If you’re older, try something like the Instax cameras!
  2. Before you head out the door catch this video:: How to pack tips…I think we could all use this video on packing smart, no matter how far you are traveling!
  3. Traveling by plane?:: There is nothing worse than having to toss your favorite shampoo or foundation before your flight because it is too large for your carry-on (trust me, this has happened to me!)  Here are 15 travel essentials that are TSA approved
  4. Maybe you’re looking to leave your phone/tablets behind? Riiiiiight….:: Here is the ultimate checklist for packing all those tech gadgets, instead…because we all know we can’t go too long without being plugged in (wink!)
  5. Dress for the party! From your plane-rides to the mall to brunch with friends, Teen Vogue has some hip fashion ideas for your vaca too:: What to wear on your road trip

After all the summer fun has ended, don’t forget to print those summer memories and keep them forever to remember the fun you had before starting senior year, or heading off to college. I can’t count the number of people I know who take gorgeous photos but never do anything with them! If you’re using your iPhone or Droid to capture your summer memories here are a few places that will print from your Instagram | Phone photos::

6. Instant photo-books of your Instagram or Facebook album photos:: Blurb 

7. Want a mini book or a mini square? :: Social Print Studio

I hope you all have safe travels + a TON OF FUN this summer!

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