Capturing Memories on Your Honeymoon

Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve

If you're not someone who takes a bunch of photos, but you want to capture memories, it can be hard to know what to capture without having a full on photo session. How do you capture moments in time while still managing to enjoy a day with the person you love?

I'm the memory keeper in my marriage - which is funny because my husband is the better photographer (he took all of these, btw.) For me, photos are a portal back to special moments and days. Just having the pictures makes it so much easier for me to remember what we were doing. Throughout the course of our marriage, Michael and I have been working to find better ways to capture our moments and days together. Some days (like the one represented here) are days when we carry around our DSLR. Other days, we just use our phones. 

Whatever type of camera you're using, here are some of the things we've learned about on-the-go photography that could be very helpful for your honeymoon adventures!

Capture each other in and around shops that you enjoyed

Maybe it's the brunch place you can't stay away from, or the hat display outside of a shop with a hat that keeps calling your name even though you'll never wear it.

Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve

Capture Signs + Buildings That You Both Love

Is there a building that you both admire? What about local signage that represents the place you're visiting? These are great items to snap a photo of because they help set the mood in your photo album and immerse you back into a place.

Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve

Capture the Little Details

Little details are great story items, too! For instance, your rings since you're newly married or the geometric terrariums that one of you wants to fill an entire home with. Or the doorknob that you now want to buy and use for your own home. 

Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve

Capture an Activity

This one can be harder depending on the activity and how involved both of you are with it, but activity photos give momentum to your story. They show you out doing and experiencing together - something that always brings back clearer memories for me. Like how patient Michael always is when I want to stroll through an Anthropologie. ;)

Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve

Take turns carrying the camera

Each of you will notice different things and want to capture them. The most complete stories are told through the eyes of everyone there. Plus, you want to show that both of you were actually there.

Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve
Capturing memories while traveling can be hard. How much is too much? And what do you capture if you're an amateur photographer? Here are some fun tips for capturing memories on your honeymoon. @paperswalloweve

How do you capture memories when you're on the go?

xoxo, Stacia

P.S. All photos in this post were taken earlier this summer in Franklin, TN by my husband, Michael. You can find him on Instagram (@vestedimage)!