School bells are ringing! Whether your little one is starting kindergarten this year or they're simply getting back into the swing of things, we believe the first day of school is something to be celebrated.
Be sure to grab your camera or phone to get some snap shots of the kids. Make the photos special! Get out your chalkboard and create a sign that includes:
- Your child's grade
- The year
Then have your child decorate the borders of the sign. If they're old enough, of course, they can create their own signs!
Don't have a chalkboard or dry-erase board? Have your child create a custom sign with construction paper and markers.
If your school offers an orientation, I highly recommend taking photos then AND on the first day of school. This will ensure that you get a good shot and your little one will be less nervous. This also allows you to get some fun shots at the playground and around school without a time constraint.
Click here for more tips on ensuring you get great first day of school photos.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PHOTO TIPS
If you bump into school friends while taking first day of school photos, be sure to grab em and include them too.
I'd highly recommend also taking LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL photos. It is fun to share these photos side by side in the spring! Please use your best judgement when sharing first day of school photos online.*
Featured Above: Melissa & Doug Magnetic Chalkboard and Dry-Erase Board
As I look over our collection of first day of school photos from throughout the years, I can't help but think of this quote:
The days are long, but the years are short.
― Gretchen Rubin
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate capture childhood!
P.S. Do you have any other special family traditions for celebrating the back to school season? Be sure to check out these quick, easy and adorable ideas for setting a festive back-to-school table over on Peanut Blossom, including an simple trick for painting little red apple place mats.
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Safety Note: Please use your best judgement when sharing first day of school photos online. If you're sharing your photos on Facebook, we recommend omitting your child's teacher's name on their board.You might also consider avoiding things such as bus number or school name. Click here for info on how to check your share settings and modify your Facebook privacy.
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