Back to School Picture Ideas

As an Austin family photographer, I know how important it is to find cute back to school picture ideas.

The first day of school is such a big deal for any parent. Therefore, a day that should be captured, not only for yourself and the grandparents but for your kids too. Especially now with everything going on, things may look different. However, you want your kids to still feel special during this time in their lives.

Below are some ideas that you can use to make your child’s first day of school photos fun, memorable, and unique.

Back to School picture ideas showing books
What books are they reading now at this stage? Capture them!

Back to school picture ideas:

  1. Get a shot of the outfit. You’ve spent the time choosing the perfect outfit for this day. So, why not hang it up somewhere and get a shot of it before they get dressed? Lay the outfit out on your child’s bed and take a shot from above. Or, place it on a cute hanger and hang it against the door. Even if that outfit is their pajamas and they are staying at home for homeschool, capture it! These are days you’ll never get back.
  2. Use a chalkboard. Incorporate a blackboard or chalkboard with a frame into the photos. Fill the board with information such as the date, their age or even what they want to be when they grow up. Easels also work really well for this and will give you more space to be creative. Get your child to draw themselves on their first day of school and include this in your photo.
  3. Show their progress. While taking a picture on the first day of school is a must, make a point of taking a photo on the last day of the school year too. You’ll be amazed at how much your child has changed when you compare the two photos. Another idea is to get your kid to pose with their first day of school photo from the previous year to show their progress.
Austin Family Photographer Back to School Picture Ideas with your mask
This family in Lake Travis wanted to show a sign of the times.

As shown above by having fun and making this moment a big deal for your children, you will instill confidence in them. In addition, prepare them for the day and year ahead. Let me know if you have any other ideas! I’d love to hear from you.

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