Kyh30FFkDRdHJIkHNA25r2lZ.jpeg:Amazon:photoWe’re excited to bring you another great article from LilSugar, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their 10 Must-Take Back-to-School Pictures. Enjoy!


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The time has come! Back-to-school season is in full swing and both moms and tots are ready for the big day. School supplies are bought, tees and socks are in good supply, and Mama’s even prepared a few special surprises for lil one’s first day at school. Now’s the time to get the cameras ready to capture the special occasion for memory books, grandparents, and (of course) Mom’s Facebook page. Check out these 10 creative ideas to make your back-to-school photo session a memorable one.


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Set the Stage

Set up a mini back-to-school photo session with your tot the weekend before school starts. Use your child’s new school supplies as props and play professional photographer for a day.


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Capture Candid Moments

Posed pictures are great, but candid shots are priceless! Step back and capture your little ones engaging with their peers or siblings.


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Get Goofy

Don’t take the first day back to school too seriously. Capture your kiddos being their silly selves!


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Start a Tradition

Taking the same back-to-school picture every year is a great way to document your child’s growth. A printed sign that includes the grade, the year, the school, and the teacher’s name works well as a prop.


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Take Pictures in the Classroom

Get to school early and snap a few pictures of your tot in their new classroom.


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Snap Pictures of Details

Think about the bigger picture. Snap some detail shots of everything that goes into going back to school – like backpacks and school supplies. They’re part of your tot’s back-to-school story too.


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Meet the Teacher

New school year = new school teacher. Snap a photo of your child meeting his/her teacher on the first day of school.


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Back-To-School Outfit

Do you have a special outfit picked out for the first day of school? Hang it, or place it on the bed, and take a few pictures to capture every detail.


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Capture the Excitement

Back to school is an exciting time for kids. They haven’t seen some of their friends since the last school year. If you can, snap a few pictures of your child with their friends!


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Special Back-To-School Meals

A special breakfast or a little love note in your tot’s lunch box is shutter worthy too!


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