New clothes, new shoes, new backpack, new things everywhere! I remember as a kid being so excited to finally get to wear my amazing new pair of sketchers & brand spankin' new shirt on the first day. I could barely sleep the night before I was so excited. I wouldn't get butterflies until I was finally on my way to school...nervous for the unknown people I'd be meeting & where my new lunch spot was. I think we can all relate, right?!
But as a photographer & mommy I wish I had some amazing photos to look back on & look at the cool new backpack I had in 5th grade! I mean of course I still have the memories but it's amazing to be able to hold that memory in your hand & show your kids. Let's brag about what the crazy, cool thing was back then, right?! Now you can do that for your kiddos with some awesome lifestyle & storytelling photos of your kids this year & the following years to come!
I pulled together a few ideas & a checklist for some must have photos for all the moms that I myself would be taking on the first day of school. With lifestyle & storytelling photos it's all about details. You want to capture photos of little things like their packed lunch, them eating breakfast, walking to the bus, that kind of thing. Not every photo has to be a "Smile & say cheese!!" kind of photo. You want to aim for the more candid shots & tell a story about the excitement & details that make their day special. So here you go!!
I hope you all enjoyed my tips & checklist about capturing your kid's awesome back to school photos! Capture the memories but don't forget to still live in the moment & enjoy it. I would love to see how yours come out & any other ideas you would've added to the list!! Until next time!
Amber Inman Photography