Looking for a fun way to capture back to school shots this year? Take the pressure off of first day of school photos, by taking the kiddos over to the school property one evening, and snapping away. First days are frantic, emotional, rushed. This can make pictures hard to squeeze in. Separating the actual first day from picture day can make things so much easier and more fun too!
I love the idea of doing photo shoots on school property. Images so much more meaningful when school buildings are in the background. We all assume that school buildings will stand in place forever, but they do not. All of the buildings from my school days were flattened a few years ago to make room for new. I so wish I had images of myself as a young student with the buildings standing tall behind me.
Be sure to include the little details of the day as well, such as back packs and favorite shoes. Capturing the small stuff will keep school memories alive for years to come!
And if your kiddo has a very best friend, why not bring friends along as well! Capturing childhood friendships in images is so important.
So grab a bag of apples, pull out the first day of school attire and hit the school with camera ready to go!
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