Well, it’s that time of year! The summer festivities are winding down, you’ve been shopping for both new school wardrobes and supplies, and you will be sending your kiddos back to school any day now, if not already. This is a great time of year to make a tradition out of getting your children’s portraits taken. Yes, they will be getting pictures from a school photographer soon, but those don’t even come close to capturing your child’s personality as they embark on another year of their journey to adulthood. I’ve noticed many photographers offering Back to School Mini Sessions, so I thought a post featuring a nostalgic take on back to school portraits would be helpful.
I wanted to give this wardrobe a throwback “old school” vibe, and the Children’s Place had some great classic looks already put together! I noticed many stores had already-assembled outfits for you to browse, and that can be a great resource if you are short on time or sleep-deprived from caring for a newborn per se. :) Both outfits have a great mix of textures and layers, and as we’ve shown time and time again, you can never go wrong with blues. If this isn’t your style, the sky is the limit. This is really about capturing your child at this specific moment, so let their personality dictate what direction you go. I’m sure you already have some great options available from your back to school shopping.
You can create a really cute styled session around this theme using some great vintage finds. The antique school desk below was purchased at an auction by the owner for $5. If you aren’t up for perusing auctions, garage sales, or antique stores, Ebay had a surprising number of these for sale, just be prepared to pay hefty shipping costs. Of course, Etsy is a great place to shop for all things vintage and shabby chic – that’s where I found the great globe, chalkboards, and books. The seller of the books actually sells different sets arranged by color scheme, so you could really go crazy coordinating! Apples a-plenty can be found at your local grocer. :)
Are you planning some fun back to school pics for your kiddos? Head on over and share them on our Facebook Page, we’d love to see what you came up with!
Boys outfit – Children’s Place
Girls outfit – Children’s Place