Cute First Day of School Photo Ideas

A new school year is on the horizon and it's time to plan that first day of school photo. Get your kids excited with these cute and fun ideas!


Create your Own
Add special effects or illustrations to first day of school photos using an App like the Little Nugget: Baby Milestones app ($3.99, iOS), which was used the create the very professional looking photo above. Add cute illustrations and wording. Get ideas from Little Nugget. Download a Canadian version of the App here.

School Crayon Photo Frame
Making a First Day of School Crayon Photo Frame is super easy and looks great in photos. Packed with color, this photo prop is sure to look great. Idea from Modern Mom Life.

Sibling Photos
Print matching signs and keep your photo details consistent each year to show how your kids have grown. Idea from The chickabug Blog.

Bookworm Photo
Capture your child's love of reading in this cute bookworm photo. Stage it with your child's favourite book of course! Idea from Ruffles and Stuff.

Chalkboard Sign
Use a chalkboard to document important details such as the date, grade, and what your child wants to be when they grow up. Have your child wear his or her back to school outfit, backpack, and use school books as a chair for an added touch. Idea from quad city moms blog.

Graduating Class T-Shirt
This idea has your child wearing a "class of .... shirt" on the first day of school, which you can reuse each year right up to their senior year of high school. Of course at that point, the tee will be a lot less huge! Idea from Journey of Parenthood.

First Day of School Photo Prop
Make a special sign! This first day of school photo prop will only take a few minutes to put together, and you can keep it to use year after year! Idea from Fynes Designs.

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