15 Fun First-Day-of-School Photo Ideas

Aug 9, 2018 at 6:25 p.m. ET
Taking back-to-school photo
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Wait, wait, wait — it's already August? Where did the time go?! Reality is probably just now setting in: Back-to-school is just around the corner. And if you don't already have an annual tradition of taking first-day photos, this year is the perfect time to start.

First-day-of-school photos are some of the best mementos. Not only do you get to see your kids grow and mature year after year, but these pics are also a great opportunity to show off a bit of the ol' parental creativity. No longer do you have to resort to the typical, basic "have the kid hold up a piece of paper that says the grade they're entering" photo. Instead, why not DIY a border with sidewalk chalk, use balloons order a chalkboard sign from Etsy?

Ahead, we've gathered 15 of our favorite first-day photo ideas. Pin a few, get inspired and kick off the school year in style.

1 /14: Say It With a Balloon

1/14 :Say It With a Balloon

2 /14: Frame It

2/14 :Frame It

3 /14: Balloon Apples

3/14 :Balloon Apples

4 /14: Goodbye Smooches

4/14 :Goodbye Smooches

5 /14: DIY Prop

5/14 :DIY Prop

6 /14: Play Dress-Up

6/14 :Play Dress-Up

7 /14: No Need to Be Serious

7/14 :No Need to Be Serious

8 /14: Simple & Modern

8/14 :Simple & Modern

9 /14: Chalkboard Sign

9/14 :Chalkboard Sign

10 /14: Flowers & Unicorns

10/14 :Flowers & Unicorns

11/14 :Print Some Props

12 /14: First-Day Florals

12/14 :First-Day Florals

13 /14: Use Sidewalk Chalk

13/14 :Use Sidewalk Chalk

14 /14: Don't Forget About the Last Day of School, Though!

14/14 :Don't Forget About the Last Day of School, Though!