55 Everyday Photo Ideas

Any mom’s spirit can be cluttered by the feeling that she isn’t taking enough pictures.  It’s easy to be overwhelmed by how quickly our kids are growing up.  We don’t want to miss it—and we don’t want to forget what it’s like right now.

With a little thought and some intention, you can take more pictures and enjoy more of your memories.  You can choose an everyday moment that you’d like to capture, or wait for inspiration to strike!  Keep your camera handy, because you never know when a great moment will happen.

Here are a few things to be on the look out for…or do on purpose, just for the pictures.  (Don’t knock it—who cares if it’s a little contrived?   You’re still having fun!)

  • washing the car
  • eating a meal
  • playing outside
  • reading alone or to someone
  • at a playdate
  • during a nap
  • baking cookies
  • playing in a sheet tent
  • at the park
  • with pets
  • doing chores
  • planting flowers
  • playing on the computer
  • doing homework
  • at work or school
  • playing games, be it board, card, video, or computer
  • enjoying a hobby
  • you and your hubby on date night
  • favorite friends
  • routines
  • at church or Sunday School
  • reading the Bible or doing devotions
  • appointments, be it doctor, dentist, or hair cut
  • learning a new skill
  • all dressed up for a big occasion
  • at a sports practice
  • going out to eat
  • your favorite things
  • school shopping, or any shopping
  • neighbors
  • catching fireflies
  • collections
  • school projects
  • home improvements
  • blowing bubbles
  • building a snowman
  • holding certificates, ribbons or trophies
  • your town
  • behavior quirks or mannerisms
  • jumping in leaves
  • favorite toys
  • pajama day
  • crazy hair-dos or outfits
  • walking in the rain
  • house guests
  • bath time
  • sending or receiving mail
  • playing dress-up
  • arts and crafts
  • going out for ice cream
  • tuck-ins
  • bikes, trikes, or scooters
  • going bowling or putt-putt
  • things you love about your home
  • preparing for a holiday
  • sidewalk chalk art
  • backyard picnics
  • anything and everything that you want to remember!


Giving Thought to Your Ways (a la Proverbs 14:8)

  • What are some pictures you’d like to take?
  • Can you plan ahead for them?  (If so, mark your calendar!)
  • Where can you keep your camera so it will be easier to remember to take pictures of the little things?


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