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Top 5 Ideas for 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

Top 5 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

5 Ideas for Back to School Photos

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 photos that you will want to look back on year to year. Include siblings if the kids have them.

3. If allowed, inside the classroom

5 Ideas for 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!

5 Ideas for Back to School Photos

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! Tag your back to school photos #Fabtopfive on Instagram and twitter and Facebook! Can’t wait to see your little ones go back to school!



Check out the rest of the ladies here:

Kita @ Kokoa Magazine with Top 5 Non Sandwich school lunches

MJ @ Fab Haute Mama with Top 5 tips Pinterest Boards for Tot Homeschool

Bernetta  @ Bernetty Style for Top 5 Things that Change at Home when school starts

Mimi @ Lipgloss and Binky with Top 5 Back To School Teacher Gifts


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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
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    Megan Elford
    August 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

    We do the school bus photo every year (although my high schooler won’t let us do it for him anymore, lol!). I love the idea of doing your own school photos. The ones that they do for the kids at the school always look so generic and are never very flattering.

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    August 7, 2015 at 8:23 am

    What great back to school photos and smiles that brightened my day! I always use to get excited about going back to school, even though it was always sad to send summer fun and outdoor activities on their way! I love the idea of using props to make your children less anxious!

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    August 7, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I am not messing with that school bus one at all lol. I love to do the first day of school pictures. I normally make mine take their pictures the evening before the first day so I can create the perfect look but we didn’t have time this year.

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    August 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

    This is a great post! I see this A LOT, being a 2nd grade teacher 😉 Moms are always present on the first day of school, cameras (or camera-phones) in hand! 🙂 A lot of moms take a picture of me with their child! 🙂

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    August 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Great tips! I’ll be getting up early making sure to get those back to school pics of the girls.

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    August 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I remember taking pictures every year on the first day of school in my new outfit and new shoes. I have kept the tradition alive with doing the same for my son. I like the idea of taking a picture of him in his classroom on the first day as well.

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    August 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Oh gosh the cuteness. I look forward to back to school pics every year. I think I will do one for the start of our homeschool journey. I am sure you will have a fab one when your baby heads back to school.

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    August 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    These are surely must-have ideas for back to school. I applaud parents who have the time to shop for things necessary for school since most people now especially in busy countries depend on helpers or school services to provide complete supplies and stuff for students. Pens and notebooks that look cute can encourage them to study harder.

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    August 7, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    great back to school photos. I love the children school outfit, so adorable

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    Sage @ Sage & Simple
    August 8, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Wow, I’m not in Kansas anymore! Actually I’m in Denmark, and back to school has much less fanfare here than in the US. They really only do first day of school photos when the child goes to Kindergarten. My stepson is already going back on Tuesday, their summer breaks are so short…I’m glad I didn’t grow up in Denmark : -)

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    August 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    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!

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    August 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    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

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    August 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

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

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    August 10, 2015 at 10:29 am

    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!

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    August 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    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!

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