It’s already that time of the year again: First-day, back-to-school photos are slowly trickling onto your Instagram feed or Facebook timeline. And it seems every year, the photos get more and more creative. But don’t worry, those who still have time before Day 1 arrives: We have plenty of fun first-day-of-school photo ideas for you to choose from.
Need convincing that the first-day-of-school-photos annual tradition is for you and your kids? For starters, these photos are wonderful keepsakes. Tape them into a photo album and revisit the album year after year to witness your kids grow and mature year after year. These pics are also a great opportunity to show off your creativity. Skip the basic photo of your child holding a piece of paper with their grade scribbled on it. Instead, why not use trendy balloons or order a chalkboard sign from Etsy?
Ahead, we’ve gathered 15 of our favorite first-day-of-school photo ideas . Pin a few, get inspired, and kick off the school year in style.
A version of this article was originally published August 2018.