Interview with Summer Schantz

Hi all! Just wanted to let you know about the new “Interview” page on my blog! From now on, I hope to conduct interviews with inspirational people and was lucky enough to talk to Summer Schantz, the Instagram sensation, as my first interviewee πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

Summer Schantz


I want to give a big thank you to Summer for agreeing to do an email interview with me and for being my first interviewee on this blog.

Although Summer is only fourteen, she already has 78,000+ followers on Instagram. I began following her account (oh_snap_its_summer) about six months ago and am still amazed by how artsy, deep, and inspirational her photos are. She even has her own Facebook page, where you can view more of her talent and beautiful photos.


If you’re interested in learning more about her, she also has an account, where she answers questions that are asked anonymously. I love how mature her answers are and how well she handles answering certain questions.

Not only does she have the coolest name ever, but she’s from sunny North Florida; I’ve become a bit of a fan girl over the past couple months! I think one of the main things we can learn from Summer is that we are never too young, or too old, to try new things, as she mentions in her interview. She also shows us how nice having a positive attitude and great sense of humor are!

Below is our interview:

1. What are some of your favorite ways to help other people? To inspire them? How come?

My favorite way to help people is to be there for them. It’s what I find so awesome, when someone’s there for me, and I always want to be that person for other people.

My favorite way to inspire people is through my photos. I try to unlock certain emotions with each of my images so that people can have a different relationship with each one!

2. What would you tell someone who wants to pursue his or her dreams, but says he or she is afraid of being too young right now? Why?

You’re never too young. You may not be able to do everything you want to because of your age but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. ALWAYS try.

3. What are some things that bring you happiness in life?







Hot tea



Twinkle lights




4. If you could cross one location off your bucket list (anywhere in the world) to take your idea of the perfect photo in that location, where would it be and why?

A sunflower field! I don’t know if you can notice but fields are my most favorite things in this world, especially flower fields, and sunflowers are my favorite.

5. Β If you could cross one thing off the top of your bucket list, what would it be and why?

Swim in Jell-O; it’s a lifelong dream.

6. Anything you would like to add?

Just don’t let anyone stop you from doing anything. Β Ever.


So what do you guys think? If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow Summer on Instagram and recommend her account to friends as well! Do you know/know of any other inspirational young people like Summer? I’d love to hear your stories!

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73 Responses to Interview with Summer Schantz

  1. Joe says:

    This is a wonderful idea and a great interview!

  2. optimisticgladness says:

    Swim in jello-o. Yeah, I think I’d like to do that too. That would be so much fun.

  3. What a fantastic idea! It’s always inspiring to hear other people’s stories. People are amazing.

  4. amyhartline says:

    That was great, but my favorite part came at the end “Don’t let anyone stop you from doing anything Ever.” She’s wise for being so young.
    I LOVE the idea of this series and cannot wait for more of these interviews!!

  5. Nice! I love reading interviews. This is a great idea.

  6. rommel says:

    some simple things can bring real happiness in our lives. πŸ™‚

  7. savioni says:

    In response to Schantz’s perfect photo idea, here is a link to a video I made including fragments from my 12′ x 6′ painting “Sunflowers at Night,” where I wrote the words and music, then played the instruments and recorded it:

  8. what a wonderful interview – going to find her on instagram. make that 78,000+1 followers πŸ™‚

  9. Sophie Milan says:

    thanks for the links! I’m getting more writing inspiration from her photos πŸ˜€

  10. So…Jell-O is what we in England called jelly, and your jelly is our jam right? Duh…so confusing…

  11. timmyschaf says:

    Thanks for the follow!

  12. moreatforty says:

    Thanks for introducing me to a wonderfully talented young person! I had not seen her Instagram page, but am now a follower. She has an amazing eye and seems really well-grounded.

  13. kristensehn says:

    Wow she is amazing! So inspiring πŸ™‚ Definitely going to be following her on Instagram!

  14. What a talented young woman!

  15. What a charming interview!

  16. poohbauer says:

    This is a great idea! i hope to see more interviews like this too! I like her mentality – ‘you’re never too young’ It’s great to see younger people taking that limitation of being too young and tossing it in the garbage when it comes to chasing dreams.

  17. GoldyGal says:

    Wow. I’m glad you came up with this idea of interviewing interesting people ! I now know this really creative and beautiful girl and I’m sure, this way, I’ll discover many more amazing people! So thanks for this πŸ˜€

  18. You did a really great job for your first interview! This young girl is very inspiring, and has a glowing personality that shines through her pictures. You are doing something good here. Good for you!

    Also, I have noticed that you have read a few of my blogs, and I thank you for taking the time to do so. All the best!

  19. Todd Pate says:

    Keep it up, I wish you a fantastic journey through amazing people. I look forward to it!

  20. Fantastic interview, and what a great idea to interview inspirational people and spread the word! What an amazing sounding young woman!

    Keep up the good work and I wish you a lot of success with this series, good luck with this! Really!

  21. khandoitnow says:

    I love the top photo, and interviews are a great idea! I LOVE IT!
    You too cool!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  22. Frances D says:

    What an enchanting young woman. I am definitely following her on Instagram. It will be interesting to see where she’s at in five years. Looking forward to more interviews.

  23. blissfulbri13 says:

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please read my recent post to get the details. XoXo, Briana

  24. Paul J. Stam says:

    Great interview. Both you and Summer are an inspiration. I want to thank you for following me on I can only hope that some of the things I write will be as inspirational as you two are. – Aloha – pjs,

  25. topa says:

    I love interviews and I really got inspired by this one. Great little girl, cool pics! πŸ™‚

  26. RaisingDragonBoy says:

    Thanks for this interview. Very refreshing! : ) Mom of Dragon Boy

  27. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Love the questions you chose to ask Summer. Intriguing! And her happiness list has inspired me to add a new section to my blessings journal. What I’ve recorded there are mostly one-time events that stand out from the ordinary. But a happiness list could include those things that i enjoy regularly, even every day. God is good–all the time! Thank you for the inspiration. And, thank you also for becoming a follower of From the Inside Out. I’m delighted you find the posts meaningful.

  28. Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon says:

    WOW! Loved this Interview, and such a Great Idea!! Your just SO KIND! That is why I have NOMINATED YOU & YOUR BLOG for *THE INNER PEACE AWARD*….Your Blog INSPIRES me so much! If you chose to pass on the LUV to other Blogs that Inspire you, the Simple Details, and your Blog is listed on my Blog, listed on post *Another Fabulous Award* *CONGRATS! and have a Great Weekend! *Author, Catherine Lyon*

  29. Donna Cowden says:

    I enjoyed this interview! I’m on the “old” side of things and believe it or not older people can be just as afraid if not more than young people to try new things and move out of their comfort zones…great interview. I wasn’t aware of Summer before your post, but her photos are quite inspirational.

  30. Awesome interview! I loved reading it and your idea of posting interviews is so great! I honestly didn’t know about Summer before but she’s really quite an inspirations, especially because of her young age.

  31. Violet Wave says:

    Haio my friend ΠΎ(ΠΆοΌžβ–½οΌœ)ο½™ β˜† I have nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award wish you luck o (β—‘β€Ώβ—‘βœΏ)

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  32. Something very simple and sincere about this post. Don’t know if it is the interviewer, the interviewee, the things discussed, or all of it.! Really neat one.!

  33. ambermoments says:

    What gorgeous photographs! Thanks for another great post (:

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