First day of school pictures are so special.

by Carla

I’ll never forget that first day back to school, posing for my mom with my new backpack and special outfit, waiting for the bus.

​And I cherish the chance to capture all of that first day excitement with my own kids. That’s why we are sharing these adorable ideas for first day of school pictures! From basic tips to free printables, this year your first day pictures are going to be extra adorable!


These free printable grade signs are a great way to capture that first day.

I love this idea of the holding a photo from last year by Seven Thirty Three — kids change so much!

How cute is this chalkboard background for photos?! via Jonesing to Create

Little chalkboards with the grades written on them like these from Simple Little Home make for a super cute first day shot.

Have a few kids? Lining them up by height makes for a great photo.

This adorable handmade sign from Fynes Designs can be used year after year.

Draw your child’s grade on the ground with sidewalk chalk for an adorable way to pose.

How about dressing your kids in the same thing for the first and last day of school? I love this idea by Buzzmills.

Add cute letters to a balloon for a different take on the back-to-school sign! via Design Improved

Use a photo editing app to add special details about your little one like this one from Kids Stuff World.

Chalkboard bubbles are another way to get your kiddos interests in the photo.

How about catching some candid shots at school? Simple as That has tons of great tips for professional quality first day photos.

Ha! Add some humor to your first day of school photoshoot with this cute sign. via Adventures in Bradysitting

I Heart Nap Time has a great set of free printable grade signs.

Add a book and an apple for an adorable back-to-school pose. via Marci Anne Photography

I also love these free printable signs by Carrie Elle.

A classic chalkboard is the perfect way to make a sign. via Life With Fingerprints

How adorable is this frame made from sidewalk chalk?! via eHow

Writing out the grade in sidewalk chalk makes for a very cute photo like this one by School Time Snippets.

Want to make sure you’ve got all the special back to school moments? Check out this photo checklist by Simple as That.

Vintage children’s books make such a fun photo! via Ritzy Bee

Once those photos are printed how about an adorable chalkboard frame?

Of maybe make a frame your kid can pose with like this one by Mom Always Finds Out.

How about using those pics in a super cute school bus craft like this one for No Time For Flash Cards?

With these great ideas I just know your first day of school photos are going to be extra special!

Looking for more back to school inspiration? Check out Over 30 Great Back to School Printables!

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The pictures looks so natural. They are so cute. 2 years later, my son will come to school first time. I need to prepare for that day



Totally doing the balloon idea!!!!!!!!



I wish I had had this when my kids were little!!! ADORABLE.



These are adorable! I love the sidewalk chalk idea!