On picture day at school, most students endeavor to look their best. Some kids don unique clothing, while others don’t!!!
1. “I told my 9-year-old I didn’t care what he did in his spring school photos. This is what he gave us.”
2. “When you’re super excited to see your kid’s school pictures… and then you find this in the packet.”
3. “My friend’s boyfriend was not happy about his kindergarten picture. His parents still have it framed in their house 20 years later.”
4. “Why YES! My vest was homemade.”
5. “Apparently I didn’t know how to smile in first grade.”
6. “My daughter’s first-ever school photo. She was so excited for days, went in, and got mug shot instead.”
7. “Reagan brought home her school pictures today. Should I ground her or high-five her?”
8. “In case you’ve ever wondered what happens when your kid wears green on picture day….”
9. “School photo circa 1996. Allergies were hitting me hard that day….”
10. “School pictures today. I hope I don’t get a repeat of this gem from 2016.”
Even as an adult, having a camera point at us makes us squirm. So it’s no wonder that the kids start acting unnaturally when you point a camera at them.
When photographing children, you need to be persistent and patient, lifting the camera often enough that the kids get used to it. After a while, they should forget it’s there and you’ll have those candid, natural shots that always look the best.
To be able to always have your camera on you, be sure to keep your photography gear light and minimal – put away your travel tripods and spare lenses, and concentrate on using the bare minimum accessories.