Back to School Photo Ideas

The first day of school – the anticipation is in the air. Parents are probably feeling excited, yet emotional at the thought of their little ones starting another year of school, or maybe their first year! Just the thought of my daughter going to pre-school soon makes me want to cry. I have seen so many fun ideas to take memorable back to school photos. Some are from professional photographers, but most are taken by “momtographers” like myself, right in the comfort of their homes before their child heads out the door for school. I am so inspired by these. I am definitely going to start a fun back to school photo tradition with my daughter when she starts pre-school. I hope to keep it up and take a new photo each year to compare. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
PROPS! 
Books, apples, backpacks, etc make for great props for fun back to school photos
Photo credit: Reverie
CHALK! 
Write captions, age, year, grade, quotes, milestones, etc. It’s a real way to capture details about their personality from that year. 

Photo Credit: Pretty in Chaos
Photo Credit: The Little Style File

ON LOCATION!
Take photos in front of the school prior to school starting, maybe a couple days before. You’ll have the place to yourself and will be able to get some great shots. 

Photo Credit: Ruffles and Stuff
NOTEBOOK!
Write the details about the grade, school year, etc on a notebook and use as a prop. 

Photo Credit: Me and My Insanity
CONVERSATION BUBBLES!
Ok, where can I get these? LOVE this idea! “Stop crying Mom” will be the perfect caption for me. 

Photo Credit: makeandtakes.com

DIGITAL EDITING!
Take a picture with an open background and add in details on your photo editing or collage app/software. Interview them, ask them their likes, dislikes, etc. It will be so fun to compare each year and see how they have changed. 

DIY FRAME!
I just love pics with a frame held over the face. What a fun idea. It could say “First Day of School” or be more specific about which grade. 

Photo Credit: Mom Always Finds Out
CHALK BOARDS!
The perfect prop for back to school! Use a little one to just write in the grade, or get a big one and write in more stats. 

Photo Credit: Captures Photography

Photo Credit: Thrifty Decor Chic

Photo Credit: Sugar Bee Crafts
STYLE!
Are you looking for the perfect outfit for your child to wear on the first day of school? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Back to School Sale!!!
Many of your Taylor Joelle favorites are on sale at discounts up to 70% off. 

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