Tuesday, August 14, 2012

First Day of School Photo Opportunities

To continue on with our Back to School series I thought I'd share various first day of school photo shoot ideas.  It was super fun to find all these ideas, but I have way more ideas than I do kids going to school. 

To start I thought I'd share with you what I've done each year for our first day of school.  We have used the same sign every year.  I just print out a new grade and date and then change it.  My boys would be MORTIFIED if they knew I was putting this picture on here.  For the life of me I couldn't find their last years pictures.  So here is the 5th grade one.

OK I found it.  As you can see they were less than thrilled about picture time and insisted that they were too old to hold a sign since they were in 7th grade.

Here are my gorgeous granddaughters.
 Sydnee & Addyson


Don't you think they'd make good models.  :)

You can't have Back to School Pictures without your handy photo checklist.

You can download it at Simple as that Blog

{I rounded up several sites that had lots of 
photo opportunities & tips}

10 Must take Back to School Pictures
Creative Ideas For Back-To-School Pictures
You can find them  here:

Good Ol' Chalk, you can't go wrong with that.
I LOVE this picture because I think this little girl looks just like my Sydnee!

She uses a chalkboard sign.  
He looks excited!

I think this one is great, but you have to start at K to make it impactful!


Look at all the details one picture holds.

This picture is too cute.  She takes a picture of her daughter on the first day of school, then has her hold it on her last day of school to compare the two.

She shows you how to use props to set up your photo shoot.

Smile and Wave

I love to see the growth of the child in this photo.  Great for grad parties.
Child's photos, on the first day of school every year
Photos through the years

Crafting Chicks has lots of information in this post.  Definitely worth checking it out.

I Should Be Mopping the Floor has some fun printables for each grade that you can personalize.

First Day of School Free Printables: Preschool through Twelfth Grade High Res Prints {Perfect for your kiddo's first day photos}

First Day of School printables

First Day of School Printables

Make your own Back to School Photo Frame

Make your own Chalkboard Bubble


Tell the story

I hope I've given you some ideas to make your Back to School a success!  We set the tone for how school goes that's why it's so important to be prepared.

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Cheerios and Lattes said...

Thanks for sharing this on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back again this week with some more great ideas!

Debt Free Mommy said...

These were really cute! I love the one with all the info crammed into a chalkboard. I may do something like that at Christmas. Thanks so much for linking up with Making Space Mondays! Please come back and link up again soon--the current linky party will be open all through September to give us more moving time. Feel free to link up as many posts as you want about making your spaces better. Thanks again. -Tabitha

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