Summer Instagram Picture and Photo Ideas + Tips

I once took a quiz to find out what Starbucks drink I was (#basic) and one of the questions asked if I ate my food right when I got it or if I proceeded to take 20 minutes to take an Instagram picture of it…

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Floating

fort goals

Games in the sand

Lemonade

picnic

Pool party

Put lights on the volleyball net so you can play in the dark love this idea

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Skateboarding

Suitcase

Trampoline camping

yellow water bottle

awesome summer instagram photo ideas

awesome summer instagram photo ideas

awesome summer instagram photo ideas

awesome summer instagram photo ideas

awesome summer instagram photo ideas

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summer instagram photo ideas

summer instagram photo ideas

summer instagram photo ideas

Summer Instagram Picture Ideas + Tips

I once took a quiz to find out what Starbucks drink I was (#basic) and one of the questions asked if I ate my food right when I got it or if I proceeded to take 20 minutes to take an Instagram picture of it……..

…….I’ll let you decide which answer I selected.

summer instagram picture ideas, tumblr inspired

It’s no secret that I love Instagram. I love taking pictures, I love editing them all to match each other, and I love meeting new gal pals on the app.

Around summer time I get really pumped for summer Instagram themes and bright, colorful pictures because – hello – don’t have to take pictures of me studying anymore! It’s a time to channel your inner Tumblr girl and make your pictures as fun as Instagram’s new logo.

Not sure what to post or how to get amazing photos that will boost engagement? Let’s chat.

Oh and a quick note – Not all photos in this post are mine, but a few of my favorite Instagram gals gave me permission to use their summer snaps! Be sure to check them out.

Love this gorgeous picture from @toriparmer ! (And you can visit her blog here.)

Give in to the summer antics

If the swan pool float is on sale then why not do it for the gram? I’m not saying you need to go on a shopping spree for 3 Triangl bikinis and pineapple print everything, but if it’s in your budget to go grab something from Michael’s that’s cutesy and serves a great summer purpose (a pool float, beach towel, drink koozie, etc.) then it’s a win-win situation. Your summer Instagram feed will be on point and you’ll have a total treat yourself moment.

Summer Instagram Picture Ideas + Tips

I once took a quiz to find out what Starbucks drink I was (#basic) and one of the questions asked if I ate my food right when I got it or if I proceeded to take 20 minutes to take an Instagram picture of it……..

…….I’ll let you decide which answer I selected.

summer instagram picture ideas, tumblr inspired

It’s no secret that I love Instagram. I love taking pictures, I love editing them all to match each other, and I love meeting new gal pals on the app.

Around summer time I get really pumped for summer Instagram themes and bright, colorful pictures because – hello – don’t have to take pictures of me studying anymore! It’s a time to channel your inner Tumblr girl and make your pictures as fun as Instagram’s new logo.

Not sure what to post or how to get amazing photos that will boost engagement? Let’s chat.

Oh and a quick note – Not all photos in this post are mine, but a few of my favorite Instagram gals gave me permission to use their summer snaps! Be sure to check them out.

summer instagram photo ideas

Love this gorgeous picture from @toriparmer ! (And you can visit her blog here.)

Give in to the summer antics

If the swan pool float is on sale then why not do it for the gram? I’m not saying you need to go on a shopping spree for 3 Triangl bikinis and pineapple print everything, but if it’s in your budget to go grab something from Michael’s that’s cutesy and serves a great summer purpose (a pool float, beach towel, drink koozie, etc.) then it’s a win-win situation. Your summer Instagram feed will be on point and you’ll have a total treat yourself moment.

summer instagram picture, tumblr inspired summer instagram pictures

Grab inspiration and use it as a guide

There are tons of posts out there on how to create a beautiful Instagram feed, and most of them will advise you to peruse Pinterest and Tumblr for inspiration. This totally helps me get photo ideas, but I think what really pushes me to capture the right shot is when I save the images on my phone so I can refer to them as I take a photo. The cute summer sandals in the air shot is harder than it looks! I had to stare at a Tumblr image while sprawled out on the floor to direct me just how to angle it.

Sounds like a lot of work, but hey, do it for the – ok….I really need to stop saying “do it for the gram.” I’m embarrassing.