Simply Family Magazine’s May Photography Challenge

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May Photography Challenge photo by Jessica TomesGrowing up in the South (Texas no less), the month of May will forever hold a special place in my heart. For me, May is synonymous with summer. The neighborhood pool always opened in May, school let out for the year and my family usually planned one solid trip to the beach before the month of June. Summer in a nutshell. Now, I realize the early part of May can still be chilly in Montana. Heck, the entire summer is downright cold up in the mountains. But that’s really part of the Treasure State’s appeal. Isn’t it?

For many folks, Montana is a getaway — a haven — from the rest of the crazy, busy world. Just like summer is a getaway from every day “real life.” And also all the ice and the snow. Wink. Summer in Montana is a season to treasure; a time for making memories. So we thought, how better to celebrate summer’s beginning than with a daily photography challenge?

Here’s how it works: the following list is just a suggestion, the kindling to start your “creative fire.” Feel free to make changes and adjustments as necessary.

And don’t feel like you have to follow the list verbatim — shoot the daily topics in whatever order you choose. Get the whole family involved (maybe make virgin margaritas for the kiddos), and don’t forget to have fun!

May Photography Challenge Ideas

  1. Sprinklers
  2. Lemonade
  3. Sunshine
  4. Road Trip
  5. Margaritas
  6. Swimsuits
  7. Baseball
  8. Ice Cream
  9. Backyard Camping
  10. Bubbles
  11. Picnic
  12. Sunglasses
  13. Golden Hour
  14. Flowers
  15. Bike ride
  16. Blue skies
  17. Farmer’s Market
  18. Trip to the Zoo
  19. Play Date at the Park
  20. Flip Flops
  21. Starry Night
  22. Strawberries
  23. School’s Out
  24. Family
  25. S’mores
  26. Summer Reading
  27. Friends
  28. Yellow
  29. The Great Outdoors
  30. Burgers and BBQ
  31. Sundress

Taking part in our May Photography Challenge? We’d LOVE to see your fun, summer family photos! Feel free to tag us when you share to social media, using the hashtag #SFMmayphotochallenge! We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

Cheers (or should we say “cheese”) to the best summer ever!

About the author…After three blissful years in the Treasure State, Jessica recently moved back to Houston, Texas with her hunky husband and her two precious little girls, Savannah and Emma Kate.  They are expecting a third baby (girl) this summer! Jessica is a small business owner with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and a nerd-like love for political science. She is passionate about writing, marketing, social media management, and this wonderfully beautiful mess we call parenthood.