3 Things to Do on Your Summer Vacation

As you travel on your vacation this Summer don’t forget to do these 3 things:

1. Photograph Yourself In Front of All the Gorgeous Sites and Castles

If you are going to a non-local or even a foreign country, don’t just take a photo of the sites and gorgeous locations you visit. Make sure you ask someone to take a portrait of you while you’re there. Why not? It may become the one portrait you’ll hang on your wall one day.

2. Food and Experiences

U-Peel Shrimp

As you may know, I love seafood and especially I love trying new things that I haven’t experienced before. So anytime I travel, I always try to capture the food that locals eat. It’s also a great way to experience the local culture as well.

3. All Your Special Loved Ones (Including Yourself)

I already hear you, Moms, “No not me, just the kids”.
Well, guess what? One day they will want to see photos of you and it would be as shame if you didn’t exist in any of them. So, make sure you include yourself in all of the important shots, and moreover, make sure you capture images of all your special loved ones that you visit along the way. One day you’ll thank me for this tip.

Family Portrait by the beach with a dog

BONUS: Have your Images auto-backup to a cloud

This one is super important. One time my phone SD card crashed and stopped saving my images to it. I was visiting my family in Europe at the time and imagine the horror when I discovered that all of the special moments may have been gone. Thankfully, I discovered that my phone has been set up previously to back up all my images to a cloud so nothing was lost. Yey! I personally use Google Photos but there are other amazing backup systems you can use.

About the Photographer

Allie Serrano is a portrait photographer originally from the Czech Republic, currently living in the USA. She creates magazine-styled portraits empowering women (men too), giving them more confidence in business and in life, and celebrating those they love the most.

“As a little girl, I loved playing dress-up with my sister. I grew up having read hair and I was bullied for that. So, it is not surprising that today as a portrait photographer I have a burning desire to lift the confidence in everyone I meet, to change the world through beautiful portraits, to impact the world around me, and to tell the stories of the most incredible people I meet along the way. I can’t wait to meet you and tell your story with a portrait :-)”