Wondering What to do During a Summer Time Real Life Session?

Real Life sessions are documentary style that capture you and your favorite people doing your favorite things at home and in your neighborhood. Sessions are 1-2 hours depending on the locations and activities of your favorite location. Outdoor locations might be your backyard/property or a nearby park or beach.

If you are wondering what on earth to do during a summer session, I've come up with a list of activities you might incorporate into a session. But remember, these sessions are about what is typical or traditional to your specific family. If you aren't into art and messes in your house, let the kids do it at school and do some reading and snuggling together instead. Or maybe you all go out to your local swimming pool or go for a local hike and you are not big on staying home much in the summer. That is awesome! You do you.

If you've been wanting to do a new activity with the kids, but haven't had the motivation to do it, maybe a real life session will help motivate you to do it. Otherwise, treat these sessions as opportunities to do routines and traditions that are special to your family.

It is easy to think that we aren't that unique or that our family is no different from the next, yet don't let that hold you back. I guarantee that even a simple neighborhood walk will be unique to your family and will not look exactly like someone else. Reading books or baking looks unique to each person and each family. You are important and you deserve to have proof of the special ways you are together in this phase of summertime life.

Summer Activities

  • Backyard camp out
  • Backyard BBQ
  • Make lemonade
  • Go swimming
  • Play in sprinklers
  • Pick berries
  • Work in garden
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Play with bubbles
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Eat ice cream
  • Go fishing
  • Make and eat popcicles
  • Splash park visit
  • Bike ride
  • Kayak
  • Watermelon fun
  • Water gun fight

Anytime Activities

  • Family game night
  • Nature walk or hike
  • Baking
  • Geocache
  • Paint rocks
  • Make sea glass art
  • Collect sea glass on the beach
  • Dance party
  • Make a scavenger hunt together
  • Visit the farmers market
  • Play with stuffies
  • Build with blocks or magnatiles or legos
  • Create art together
  • Visit the library
  • Visit a playground
  • Walk the dog
  • Play hide and seek
  • Pillow fight
  • Do chores like laundry together