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5 Easy Ideas for Back to School Photos

No matter what age your kid is, you don’t have to be a pro to take great photos of your kids on the first day of school! Check out these 5 easy tips on how to take great first day of school pictures.

easy ideas for back to school photos

Do you take Back to school photos?

As Parents, back to school is a right of passage…that we HAVE to document! Soon, our little ones ( and not so little ones) will be headed back to school and it will be our joy and our duty to DOCUMENT it! LOL But if you don’t want to do the cliché “child holding blackboard” photo, check out my alternative

5 Easy Ideas for Back to School Photos!

It's time to go Back To School and we want to takes photos of those memories. Check out these 5 simple back to school photo tips and ideas that will help you get amazing Back to School Photos

1. Back to school shopping

Blurred background of school supplies in a supermarket, back to school concept

One of the best( or worst) parts of back to school is the shopping! Do a photo shoot of your kids shopping for supplies, or surrounded by supplies and books, so getting fitted for uniforms.

2. First day of school outfits/uniforms

The first day of school outfits are classic back to school photos that you will want to look back on year after year. Make sure that you include siblings if the kids have them.

3. If allowed, inside the classroom

back to school photos

Nothing says back to school like a photo of the inside of your child’s classroom. Get a photo of them at their desk, with their teacher, or even with their friends!

4. The school bus!

kid standing in front of school bus in mask .

Nothing says school like a yellow school bus. If your child rides the bus, try to get a photo of them hanging out the window or getting on or off the bus. If your child doesn’t catch the bus, you can still get a photo of your kid with the bus in the background. 🙂

5. Use simple props like apples, books, school supplies and do a stylized photo shoot. 

5 Ideas for Back to School Photos

If you’ve got a child who is nervous or even if YOU are anxious about the first day of school, sometimes a stylized photo shoot in your home is a great idea. You can call it a dry run! Get lots of great props like books, apples, chalkboard and go for it!

So there you have it, my top 5 ideas for back to school photos! I can’t wait to see your photos!



Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Love your ideas for Back To School pictures. My son doesn't allow in the school pictures for sure! We did the uniform picture this year because he switched to a new school but always taken on our front porch :-) Thanks for these ideas!


Monday 10th of August 2015

Love all of these ideas! I think the stylized photo shoot is the only one that would really work for us since our kids probably aren't taking a school bus the first few years and they're pretty particular about cameras in the classroom. But I love that there are tons of back to school printables out there that are perfect for photo shoots these days!


Saturday 8th of August 2015

amazing!!! I especially love the getting the kids photo inside of school, classic memory and so unique!!


Saturday 8th of August 2015

great back to school photos. I love the children school outfit, so adorable! My kids joined summer camps and they actually will have 2 weeks off this month! We're ready for a little road trip


Saturday 8th of August 2015

Aww, these photos are very cute! The first day of school is always an exciting day and one we should capture. I love the picture of the kids in the bus and of course at the desk. Great ideas!