We head to the beach every summer (thankyoubabyjesus) and during our week-long stay, I’m hellbent on getting that PERFECT family picture. Only problem is I overthink it every year and we’ve yet to get THE ONE.

I’ve since realized posing my kids isn’t going to capture the essence of them. I mean, how often are kids sitting still smiling perfectly?! NEVER! I’ve decided to follow these tips for taking vacation pics from now on, and I’m confident I’ll get a frame-worthy shot!