3 Ways to Use Your Summer Photos

We’re hanging on hard to summer around here, but the reality is that Summer is quickly coming to a close. I’ve been taking lots of summer photos in an attempt to capture all of our summer adventures. School starts in just a matter of a weeks and I’m starting to run through the mental list of all the things I need to do to get us ready to start the school year.

I’ve also got a camera roll full of photos from all of our summer adventures that I want to do something with before summer ends! If you took part in our Summer Photo Challenge then hopefully you have some great Summer photos that tell your summer story.

Now that Summer is coming to a close are you wondering what to do with your photos? I’m a huge believer in not letting your photos just sit on your camera or phone and actually doing something with them! So here are a few of my favorite ways to use and display your photos of Summer:

3 ways to use your summer photos: from prints to wall art

Photo Book.

The options for making photo books using your summer photos abound! Here are two of my favorite. Mpix. This site offers high quality prints and photo products including photo books that are perfect for your summer photos. Sizes range from 5×5 to panoramic 11×8 ½.  Project Life. This ap is available for iphone, ipad and android and has been an absolute life saver for me when it comes to doing something with my photos. Design 8×8 or 12×12 pages that can either be printed separately and inserted in an album OR can be printed as a bound photo book. Best part is, it’s all done from your phone!

summer photos photo book


I know this one may seem a little obvious, but when was the last time your ordered prints? So many of us let our photos live on our phones and never take the time to print them. And really it’s never been easier to print photos. Here are a few of my favorites for gorgeous, high quality prints:

  1. Mpix. I mentioned them before for photobooks, but Mpix also offers a huge range of print sizes that start at just 19ċ a print this is an affordable way to get prints made. summer photo prints
  2. Persnickety Prints. While a lot of places now offer square prints that are perfect for all those Instagram photos, Persnickety Prints was one of the first that I found years ago. And the thing I love? You can sync your Instagram account directly with persnickety prints and simply select the photos you want to print- no need to upload your photos to their site! Choose from 3 different prints sizes (3×3,4×4 or 5×5) and several different paper options for these gorgeous press printed photos. summer photos prints

Wall Art.

Your summer photos should be displayed and enjoyed and one of the best ways to do that is to use them as wall art! There are a lot of ways you can turn your photos into wall art from framing prints to having a canvas made. My absolute favorite way to use your summer photos as wall art though are these insta posters from persnickety prints. Can’t decide on your favorite summer photo to display? These collages make it so you don’t have to pick just one.

So are you ready to DO something with those summer photos? You’re summer has been filled with fun memories, don’t let them just live on your phone, camera or computer. Get them printed and displayed so that they can be enjoyed. These photos tell your story and it’s a story worth telling.