Back to school is just days away! I’m sure both parents and kids are excited to get back to the routine that the school year brings. The start of a school year marks the start of a new beginning and a milestone. And why not capture that milestone to have for years to come. Below I will list 5 tips to help parents capture their children on their first day back to school.
1. Capture the details.
All of us can remember back to school shopping as kids whether we enjoyed it or dreaded it. It’s a memory that has stuck with me. This is a chance to capture the details. Details like these give us feelings of nostalgia as our kids are wearing trends we use to as kids. This is a great chance to photograph new shoes, new hair bows, the backpack, etc.
2. Create a headshot.
Headshots aren’t just for adults in the workforce. I think this is a great way to capture how your kids grow and change every year. Keep it simple, and it the same location year after year. 3. Add friends
Do you have neighbors that your kids always ride the bus with ask them to join in! The people that help make school year memories should be captured and remembers too!
4. Is your kiddo camera shy?
Let’s face it, it can be hard as adults to sit still AND be comfortable in front of a camera. So imagine being an excited and nervous kid on the first day of school. So make it easy on yourself and them by capturing candids. You’ll probably get a few of them looking at the camera and they will be natural.
Here are a few scenes to capture candids:
– Catch them walking to the bus
– Packing their backpack
5. Get yourself in the frame!
As the parent it’s great to have images of kids, you probably have tons in your phone already. But why not also create an image they will want to cherish when they get older, as something to look back on. My favorite images are ones that feature they ones I love, not just me by myself.