Everyone loves looking back on their photographs to remember days gone by and happy times. We want to take it one step further than just a candid happy snap by creating styled images inspired by your most special moments. By using your creativity you can compile a visual story featuring moment in time that you wish to remember or celebrate, even if that time is right now! There are lots of different ways you could approach this so we have put together a list of ideas to get you thinking about how to tackle the challenge ahead.
Ever wondered what to do with those old attraction ticket stubs and maps of your adventures that you can’t bear to throw away? Why not document them forever by styling them into a travel themed image inspired by the places you traveled. You can create some beautiful visuals to help you remember your trip and clear out the clutter at the same time. By including some of your favourite postcards, snapshots and souvenirs and you will have everything you need to recreate that holiday feeling at home!
Oh my word!
Using a print or quote to style your image around can be a fun way to capture your personal mantra or describe how you are feeling at a special time in your life. Starting with a word or two can be a great way to jumpstart your creativity and you can then build your image around it. Using a combination of images and text can be a very effective way to tell your story in a visual way.
Snapshot of your day
Whether you are having the most mundane or extraordinary day, taking some time out to style a quick photo can be a fun way to document your daily activities and give yourself a little break. No matter what that moment in time looks like, the chances are you will already have everything on hand that you need to capture the scene so it’s just a matter of arranging it all in an eye-catching manner and snap away!
Events and occasions
Have you got a special event such as a birthday or an anniversary coming up? Why not use it as inspiration for a celebration themed image to mark the occasion. You could start with family photos, treasured heirlooms or even create a visual moodboard of all the decorations you are putting together to style an event.
These little cards first made traction with mums wanting to document the early days and developmental milestones of their newborns. Although they are most popular for documenting pregnancy and family life, there does seem to be a milestone card for everything. Taking a photograph using a milestone card is a great way to remember life’s ups and downs - even if it’s only to laugh about it later on!
Together at the table
One of the most often shared photos on Instagram are table top snaps captured while enjoying a meal with friends and family. Although many might not appreciate being a part of this type of image at the time (or more likely having to wait to eat their food after it is served!) it is a wonderful way to remember that special night out or home cooked meal with your loved ones. Push those plates together, get some hands in the frame for some human interaction and snap from above. Pro tip here is to be organised and quick to capture this shot ensuring your friends will be happy to be involved and your food stays hot!