Every mom wants to get good pictures of their kids on their first day of school.  Whether you’re a paparazzi mom or a single photo snapper, the Crafting Chicks BEGINNING OF SCHOOL photo segment will get the gears primed and ready for that magical first day of school that every kid remembers…ok every girl remembers. AS EVERY MOTHER KNOWS, THERE ARE A HANDFUL OF MEMORABLE MOMENTS TO CAPTURE THAT FIRST DAY, OR LEADING UP TO IT: First Day of School Photo Ideas:

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BUCKET LIST:

#1 Back to school night photos=pressure free

#2 Beforehand photos-individual pics, back pack pics, sibs, friends

#3 Bus stop/Carpool-friends, coming and going

#4 Senior photos-anything goes!

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FUN PHOTO OPP #1. back to school night=pressure free

Back to school night is a great pressure-free place to take photos. Take a photo of your child next to mom or dad. This shows their size at the time and is usually just an all-around cute photo:  This is my son and my hubby at Back to School Night.  It’s fun to see how he’s grown since last year.

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FUN PHOTO OPP #2 beforehand pics

…individuals

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…Backpacks.  Backpack choice is one of the biggest choices you make as a kid on their way to school

wouldn’t you agree?

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…Gotta have a SIBS picture.  These are always fun.

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FUN PHOTO OPP #3. bus stop or carpool

Bus stops are a great place to capture a bunch of memories.  I love the lighting opps in the morning.  This little series of pictures was fun because it shows some of their friends that they went to school with that year.  The two boys at the front are mine.  Mine WOULD be the one with the really really random PJs, sending off his brother at the bus stop, in a photo shoot.  I LOVE it though.  It’s really telling of how random we are at times.  The funny face picture, those are always fun.  I never get sick of the silly face pictures.

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…friends

…more friends

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…getting on the bus

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…Whether you are jumping for joy or shedding tears, the good-bye photo always makes for a good keepsake.

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FUN PHOTO OPP #3 Coming Home


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ONE LAST FUN PHOTO OPP SECTION

Senior Pics.  Photography & Design by Kirsten

I had to share this album with you all…this is a pure tribute to Carli Bahm a.k.a. “BAHMSHELL”, one of my favorite buddies. I made this for her a couple of years ago for her graduation present. Senior pictures are so fun because you get the chance to put all the sass, attitude, and *POP* into the photos and design.  Options with seniors are ENDLESS!!  LOVE the age group!


Ha ha ha I made her pose for this one…we were trying to perfect the hair commercial hair flip.


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*BUCKET LIST RECAP*

#1 Back to school night photos=pressure free

#2 Beforehand photos-individual pics, back pack pics, sibs, friends

#3 Bus stop/Carpool-friends, coming and going

#4 Senior photos-anything goes!


Thanks for stopping by our photo segment of the Back to School Brainstorm. I’m not going to lie, I almost poked my eyeballs out with a spoon uploading all these pics so use these tricks so my work wasn’t in vain ha ha ha 😉

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Comment and share YOUR fun photo traditions, can’t wait to see what YOU do with your kiddos!

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Comments

  1. These are such AMAZING ideas!! I can’t wait to use them. I have one of my son from last year as he’s getting on the bus…you only see his backside on the stairs – but it’s my favorite for sure….
    Makes me a little sad, let’s be honest (he’s only 3)…. :)

    • Ok so it’s all worth it when I read fun comments from awesome readers. My other little boy is starting this year and I just might be a little sad to send him off, he’s a sweet little thing.

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  3. What a great idea to post these lists. I loved all of the ideas. I always love the picture with the child holding a sign that says “I’m in the Second Grade.” or “My first day of Pre-K” Those are the best memories.

    • I love that idea. I will have to try that this year. I think it’s always fun to have signs that instantly tell you how old they are.

  4. Very good ideas! I always love the picture my mom would take of me standing in front of the teacher’s name and room number outside the classroom door. Also, good reminder to get pictures of Dad and kids at the school at back to school night- it doesn’t happen as often.

  5. Great post – thanks for all the inspiration.

  6. Rachelle Says: August 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    In addition to by the front door with the new backpack and by the classroom door with the new teacher I take pictures of their new shoes. I have loved having these over the years!!

  7. Thanks so much! My back to school pictures were so blah this year! I remember that view of the Salt Lake Temple! When I went to LDSBC I the dorm I lived on was on that street, so every morning when I crossed the street to get to class I would see the temple. Ahhh, the memories! : )

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