Ever since my eldest daughter started school I have bought the annual school photos. I have all of hers from Reception to Year 6, and all of my son’s too. I have my younger two girls’ ones from Year R up to now (currently Years 4 and 5).
But what has gradually dawned on me over the years is that I don’t actually like these photos!
The standard white or blue background. The false smiles or, in the case of my youngest daughter, the scathing, bored look. The messy hair or stain on their jumpers, because they’ve been taken in the afternoon and they’ve wilted (or spilled their lunch down themselves!).
Its got to the point when I’m literally just buying them because I feel I should.
It turns out though, that I’m not the only one who feels this way!
A conversation with friends made me realise that actually, many of us feel the same way. The reasons I’ve listed above are just a few of the reasons I’ve heard for why people don’t buy school photos, or wish there was an alternative.
And so my alternative school photo sessions were born 🙂
We have so much fun, and I try to capture natural expressions instead of just “Say cheese!”, or telling them to smile. In fact, I tell them not to smile. It works every time!
If you are interested in booking an alternative school photo session, please contact me on the form below. Or drop me a message on my Facebook page.