4 Tips for Perfect Back-To-School Pictures
The first day of school is such a memorable day for both mom and the kids. Call me crazy, but I cry for every single one of them! I also, need a picture of the kids celebrating their big back-to-school moment! Over the last few years, I have come up with some advice to share to other moms excited to take their back-to-school pictures too!
- Don’t take it on the first day of school. After a summer spent out of routine, getting the kids out of the house on time, dressed, with lunch can be a small feat. That’s why I started taking their back-to-school pictures BEFORE the first day of school. I stage it just like it would look on their first days and it is a lot less stressful!
- Give your kids something to smile about. I’ve found my kids can get so awkward when I ask them to pose. Making jokes, saying something silly or just engaging in a funny conversation has gotten them to loosen up and smile naturally.
- Find the perfect spot to take your pictures. Direct sunlight will have your kids squinting at you. Pick a spot without street signs, house numbers, cars, garbage cans, etc. I like to use a shady tree in our yard as our perfect picture spot.
- Find comfortable, picture perfect outfits. While we all have those ideal back-to-school pictures in our head, sometimes we need to let go a little bit. Remember, the kids are heading off to school and will be playing, sitting at their desk for extended periods and will want to be comfortable.
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