Top 10 Back to School Photos

It’s back to school time! And all I can think about is this commercial…

Anybody else out there celebrating with me? Just because I’m happy they are heading back doesn’t mean that I don’t want to document this special time of year! So here are my top 10 back to school photo ops!

  1. The absolute, must have around here is the front porch shot. One of each child, ready and waiting to start the day. 
  2. Next I like to snag a siblings shot. Especially if they are getting along!
  3. I also love to get myself or my husband in the pic. And if we are really lucky a neighbor will offer to take one of the whole fam!
  4. Once I’ve gotten the old standards I like to take some more contextual shots. I especially love highlighting their backpacks.
  5. In my neighborhood we’ve got quite a crew at our bus stop. I love snagging pics of the whole group sometime during the first week!
  6. Of course I have to capture them getting on the bus that first day!
  7. And I love having a photo of them walking through the front doors! (psst, this one was taken on meet the teacher night! It all counts!)
  8. I also love getting photos of my boys in their classrooms. Sometimes I follow them up to school on the first day (yep I’m that Mom) but sometimes I take advantage of meet the teacher night to grab this favorite photo!
  9. My heart melts when I look at the photos of them getting off the bus at the end of that first day! Look at those smiles just for me!
  10. And I always take advantage of their fancy clothes to capture a few portrait shots. Some years we get it together enough to get these done in the morning. This year I took them after dinner. Either way I love having a few classic portrait photos of my boys!

What photos are on your “must take” list for back to school?


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  1. Posted August 31, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Your boys are too cute! I have hopped on the “signs” trend for back to school pictures. Here are my pictures:

    By the way, I am loving your PL pages. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Posted September 21, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    wow…awesome….you got cute sons really amazing i hope that really u enjoying ur life……..


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