With school just around the corner, we wanted to share with you some important tips for the best back to school photos! Remember to book now before spaces are filled up! Whether you attend a traditional brick & mortar school, or are homeschooled, we have some great ideas for you!
Tip #1: Decide if you would like to have your back to school photos taken the traditional style (indoors), or if you would like to have photos done outdoors.
Tip #2: For those with kids just starting school, consider having photos done at the same spot each year so that you can document the changes your child(ren) make through their years of schooling.
Tip #3: Book your photos in advance and plan ahead. Connect with your photographer to decide on a location, date, and time, and start planning accordingly. Don’t wait until the morning of to choose outfits, and aim for a haircut a week before the photo session.
Tip #4: Avoid hats. We want to see your kids’ smiling faces in the photos! If you do want to use a hat for a different look, or to add some personality, you may, but be sure to save it until the end.
Tip #5: Bring along important items such as a comb, hairspray (if necessary), and an outfit change (just in case!)
Idea #1: Some of the best photos are those that involve no pose, but rather capture every day life and the first few days of school. Walking down the street to the bus stop, or engaging with siblings and friends are just a few ways to do so.
Idea #2: Snap a picture of your child and their new teacher.
Idea #3: Have a photo taken of your child outside your house and then have your photographer add information onto the picture such as their Name, Grade, Age, Favourite Activity, Favourite Snack, and Favourite Sport (ask your photographer to do this if you don’t know how)
Idea #4: Purchase a sign (such as a chalkboard) and write on it your child’s Name, Age, and what they want to be when they grow up. Have them pose with the picture in hand.
Idea #5: Grab some sidewalk chalk and write your child’s grade on the ground in chalk. Then let them ‘decorate the scene’ and have them lie down beside their creation while you take a photo from above.
Idea #6: Do a comparison photo. Take a photo on the front step the first day of school, and then take another photo on the front step the last day of school. It’s fun to see how they change throughout the year!