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Alternatives to Typical School Photos

Alternatives to Typical School Photos

This is it. The last hurrah before the kids go back to school. The Labour Day weekend is almost upon us and many are scurrying around shopping for storage, supplies and new sneakers before heading off to the cottage for a few more days of summer fun and campfires.

For some, this will be a first experience with putting the kids on a school bus or making the daily drop-off at the front entrance, and yet for others it will be the last `first day of school` before heading off to university. It seems that no matter what stage of the game you are at, there is always a camera handy to document the faces and how they have changed and grown from the previous year. The images you make create priceless family keepsakes that capture the essence and spirit of the very children we nurture, needle, nudge (and sometimes want to throttle) into adulthood.

By this time next week you will have received a note from your child`s school indicating when school photos will happen. Do not fret – you have options other than the stiff, uncomfortable, snarly looking one pose with one eye closed photo offered in most areas. Find yourself a local photographer. There are tons of them on Facebook and I`m sure you can ask a friend for a recommendation. They can, and will, be creative with poses, locations and appointment times. They will talk to you and ask questions about your child`s likes and dislikes. They will ask about sports and hobbies. They will ask what you have in mind for a photo session and often invite you to send them a few samples of poses and styles you have found online so they can tailor your session.

Here are a few alternative ideas to the traditional. I`m pretty sure Wicker Emporium can hook you up with a frame or two to put the finishing touch on some creative posing and a fun afternoon, too!
two girls by a barn

teens by a tree

leaning on a truck

doing a flip

Vanessa Lentz

About Vanessa Lentz

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Vanessa graduated from the Holland College Centre of Creative Arts and has been working with photography ever since. She has photographed adults, children and babies all over Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. On her travels around the world she was captivated by architecture. After taking a marketing course Vanessa began to fully understand the ultimate strength and messaging power of strong imagery. She has combined her photography skills with a love of all things delicious and beautiful to help business people market and advertise their wares and services.

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