Picnic Perfect

It's officially May (yay!) and as Minnesotans, we never take any season for granted. Rain or shine, cold or hot, as soon as the season permits, we will be outdoors {plus or minus layers, accordingly}. With picnic season kicking off and Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, you can bet that there will be plenty of opportunities for grammin' + snappin', and we want to make sure you're well equipped for capturing those picture-perfect moments. 

Follow these five steps and you'll be well on your way to an Insta-worthy and truly picnic-perfect outing!

  1. Set the stage. Think of your blanket as the canvas. It sets the tone for everything else. Opt for a washed linen blanket for the perfect french-rustic setting, or use a classic striped blanket for that preppy, Americana style setting.  
  2. Think outside the basket. Picnic baskets are great, but they aren't your only option. A wood crate is a great, sturdy option for getting your goods to the location, plus, it serves as a solid surface for food {or wine!}. 
  3. Go small. Small bites and hand-held foods like baguette sandwiches, fruit and charcuterie plates look pretty in pictures, add variety, and are much easier to eat when sitting on the ground! 
  4. Pack it pretty. Don't forget to add those final touches! Fancify your food with little details such as wrapping your sandwiches up in white paper and bakers twine or adding some fresh herbs to serving plates. And for an easy, yet impactful addition, throw in some fresh cut flowers. 
  5. Just add people. People add movement, interest, and life to images. Capture those candid moments!