I am so excited to share with you a mini "staged" photo shoot that my dear friend, Melissa Vossler and I did for a first day of Kindergarten photo. She is a photographer in Orange County, and has the cutest kids in the world, so it was the perfect combo. We tested out my idea for some photos for the first day of school on her precious little ones. First and foremost, please check out her website to see all of the gorgeous photos she takes!
I love taking photos on the first day of school of my students. I use these to hang around the room, to place above each student's name on the writing wall, and to give to the parents. I found this dry erase board at Target that is a jumbo version of the "Hello, my name is...." name tags!
Here is what I will do on the first day of school..
I want to have each child write his/her name on the whiteboard, then they show me their biggest "first day smile" and pose for a picture! Meet Lucas:
And his adorable sister, Olivia...
I can't wait to take these pictures with my students the first day of school! One of my first lessons is on the student's names, this would be so fun to make a class book with the pictures and everyone's names!
We also took pictures with the same frame I used for an end of the year photo booth with my students. I painted an old frame green and taped punch out letters around it to say, "My 1st Day of Kinder!"
Thank you so much Melissa for letting me use your kids and photography skills to practice taking beginning of the year photos for my students! :)