Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Back to School Photo Session




A “back-to-school” photo shoot always sounds like more fun than it actually is. 

Lots of ideas this momma wants to try out + four kids who have other ideas = a stressful morning of hair curling, clothes matching, fit throwing, prop finding, and smile prompting to get just the right pictures.  In the end, I resorted to a shameful use of bribery – leftover birthday cake and ice cream for any child found to be participating and following directions.  Worked like a charm…

Welcome Back to School!

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20 comments:

Sara said...

OMG these are adorable!!!!!!!!! Can I steal your idea for,likes and dislikes...so fun!!!! Seriously Iove these pictures!!

Sarah said...

Thanks Sara. Of corse - steal away! (The idea isn't my original...shhh...don't tell.) Are you doing back to school pics?

Jenny K said...

It's not a bribe, it's a reward! How you frame things is everything!

Beautiful pictures! :)

Jennifer said...

I love your pictures! Those are wonderful!

Four Little Penguins said...

Awesome pictures and adorable kids!

Mary Prather said...

Your photos are astounding... I am so glad I stopped by your blog tonight!!! Your students are beautiful. :-)

Joleen said...

Beautiful, Just wonderful! Better than any prepaid studio!

Joleen said...

So beautiful! Better than any pre-paid studio. Your children are fortunate to have you as their mother. Creativity and smiles reign supreme!

Amy said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! Tell me you do this for more than a hobby! First time to you your blog...your littlest sounds a lot like my little girl, and I love your older girl's favorite things...sleeping beauty, some day my prince will come...how sweet =)

Jamie @ The Unlikely Homeschool said...

Well, it looks like the bribery was WELL worth it! Great pics!

Holly Murphy said...

Ok, I am officially inspired! But now I only have a week to find props!

Heidi said...

SOOO cute! These pictures are great! Hopefully you can just remember the positives when looking back at them and not the whining, right? ;)

Brandy said...

Love your pictures and I am impressed you were able to get so many. Your children are very adorable.

Side note - I received the comment you left on my blog but somehow I accidentally deleted it when I was trying to reply back to you. I am sorry. If you visited again, I didn't want you to think I purposely didn't publish your comment. Thanks for taking the time to leave one.

Have a great year!

Anjanette said...

uh-dorable!! love love love them - mind if I pin one on pinterest?

Heather Cook said...

Great pics! I love your creativity, and your kids are darling! :)

Lindsay said...

ohh these pictures turned out adorable!!

Marsha said...

Your children are amazing models and you're a fantastic photographer! Thanks for sharing your pics.

Sarah Avila said...

What awesome pictures and beautiful children; I love the little interview attached to their pics!!

Hope you have a great year!

Nikki Brewer said...

What a stinkin cute photo shoot!!

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Cute, Cute! Great pics! We've been back to school for three weeks now & I still haven't taken their first day of school pics. Hopefully your photos inspire me to get clicking.