5 Fun Back to School Photo Ideas

5 Fun Back to School Photo Ideas

It’s that time of year again. The store aisles are filled with school supplies and fall wardrobes are being brought out. Summer is almost over and it is Back to School time, which means it is time to dust off your camera so you can capture those first day of school moments. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Graduation T-Shirt

Buy a Graduation T-Shirt like this one in an adult size. Then take a picture of your child in it every year up until High School Graduation. Your kid might not like it too much, but it is fun to watch your child grow into the shirt.

Remember you don’t have to stress about taking photos like this on the morning of their first day of school. We encourage you to take the photos in the afternoon or even the day before school. It will be a lot less stressful for you and your kids this way.

 2. Classroom Photos


Now of course these would be taken at school on the first day, but you can kind of sit back and just let your child do what they need to do. Capture the little details.

3. Back to School Photo Checklist

If you want to go all out and capture all the little details you can download this check list from Simple As That. We love that you can print it out and physically mark things off your list–that way you won’t miss a thing.

4. Chalk Photo

Chalk is traditional, but fun. We love that Becca from Blue Cricket Designs wrote out the grade with chalk and had her daughter pose next to it.

5. First Day of School/Last Day of School

Take a picture of your child holding a sign or note on the first day of school. Then take another photo on the last day of school. Compare the two. This is a great way to see how much your child has grown and changed through the year.

Photo credits: Sarah Halstead, The Quinntessential MommySimple As ThatBlue Cricket Design.

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Sarah lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys photography and blogging about her life as a special needs mom at By Sarah Halstead. You can contact her through email.

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