Whether your child is starting her first day of kindergarten or moving onto her senior year, the first day of school is usually mixed with a lot of different emotions and parents almost always want to commemorate it with photographs.
If you’re looking to do something different to make those first-day-of-school photos extra special, here are the top four ideas I found on Pinterest:
- When I grow up
Because my oldest son changes his mind about what he wants to be so often – from a baseball player and police man to a ninja – I think it’s a fantastic idea to capture those aspirations in the first-day-of-school photo. Idea and photo courtesy of Simply Kelly Designs:
- Picture in a picture
What a clever idea! I saw this done a couple of different ways on Pinterest. Some parents have their kids hold a photo of their first day of school from the previous year, while others have their seniors hold their first-day-of-kindergarten photo. Idea and photo courtesy of Seven Thirty Three:
- Say it with chalk
Saying it with chalk is a quick way to memorialize the big day, and it can be done in a simple or highly artistic way. Idea and photo courtesy of Blue Cricket Design:
- Stop crying mom
This idea spoke to me, because I know I will be choking back tears on the first day of kindergarten (and probably for the next 12 years). Idea and photo courtesy of Banana Pancakes:
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