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Washington D.C. Family Photographer : Screen-Free Summer Fun

The Dog Days of Summer

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As a Washington, D.C. family and newborn photographer, I spend lots of time with children. My own three kids are grown now, but summer was always a savored season, a time to slow all the way down and enjoy the little things.

Screen-Free Activities

In reminiscing on those days, I’ve come up with a list of favorite screen free activities to do with your kids this summer. While I can’t promise to stop time, I do promise that this list will help you and your busy family to slow down and savor the season.

The list!

  • Stay up late, catch fireflies and watch them glow
  • Jump in puddles after a storm
  • Life is short, so do a backwards dinner and EAT DESSERT FIRST!
  • Take a nap after a pool day. No pool? No problem! Here’s a list of the DC area’s public pool spaces to consider. 
  • Hit the Zoo early in the day (psst…that’s when the animals are most active!)
  • Find an ice cream truck and grab some treats – you, too, Mom
  • Let your kids create a recipe. It might not be edible, but oh, the fun!
  • Make flower crowns with dandelions (also a great way to get rid of weeds!)
  • Go to your local library storytime (local favorites are here, here and here!)
  • On a rainy day, stay in your pjs and play board games and do puzzles

Summer goes by quickly. There is something about good, old-fashioned, screen free and low-cost fun that really helps you savor these special, school-free months and make memories you’ll always remember fondly. 

There are a few more lists of summer fun in Washington D.C. and its surrounding suburbs that are worth an honorable mention there, as well. 

Bucket List for Families from DC Moms

U-Pick Produce and Farms from DC Moms

Best DC Playgrounds from DC Moms

Enjoy the sweet summertime! And if you want to add an in-home photo session to your list of summer fun, I know just the photographer for that!

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meet natasha

I'm DC photographer, Natasha Sewell. I'm all about capturing those unscripted, full-of-personality moments in the comfort of your home.

As a mom of three and a former elementary school teacher turned in-home newborn and family photographer, I know how to get your littles to cooperate and have FUN!

Let’s get to preserving your family's real-life moments in the place you’re most comfortable – your home.

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