Tips for Taking Kids First Day of School Pictures

Creating School Year Memories for your Family

By Christel M Hoydic July 18, 2023

With the first day of school right around the corner, I am sure you are just as busy as I am trying to get all the details ironed out. In all of the hustle and bustle, don't forget to plan for your priceless first day of school photo! I've got a great first day of school photo idea to share with you.

Christel M Hoydic

I wanted to share something I did last year that I just love, and intend to do it again this and every year. Instead of printing out the words "1st Day of Kindergarten" or whatever grade your little Macaroni might be entering, I had my son write his own sign with his name at the bottom the night before. We took the picture on his way to the car holding his sign proudly.

At the end of last year, we took another picture with a new sign that he created on the last day of school. I used a photo app to create a side-by-side picture and had a great photo to hang up and cherish of all the ways he had grown within the year, including his height, facial features, and penmanship! No matter how you do it, I know it will be a photo you will put in the memory books, hang on the wall, or even post online for all to see!