Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Home School Portraits 2012-1013

If anything can get me excited, it's playing with my cameras!  My children are well aware that I have a passion for photography.  They can blame themselves for that.  They're my favorite subjects.

I've already shown one first day of school photo when I showed our homeschool room.  But I'll give you another glimpse.  Pretty typical.  Clothed children.  Daddy insists that the kids get dressed for school (pajama days happen in the summer!) and we are happy to keep that schedule. 

Plus, I can show a couple more individual shots.  They just keep getting bigger! 

*sniff*  They really do grow up fast, don't they?

We just recently took "school portraits."  Recently would mean yesterday (at the writing of this post).  I stayed up past my bedtime last night to download these shots and get this post somewhat ready.  *Yawn.* 

The beauty of doing school portraits at home is that we can have multiple outfit changes, multiple backgrounds, multiple expressions, and even some props (a cape, a hat, and a bear?  Yep, we did all that.).  And school portraits at home can take as little time as you want or you can spend a long time getting the perfect shot.  (I spent 20 minutes doing this and that included set-up and background changes.)

If you're unsure how to attempt school portraits at home, I wrote up a little ditty on how to DIY Traditional School Portraits at home on my photography blog.  It doesn't matter whether you have a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or a camera can get some photos of your students.  I'm just a passionate hobby photographer, in case you didn't know.  I love photography.  And I love my babies.  Photography and my babies go well together.

How about you?  Have you captured the first day of school or taken some school portraits?  Or do your kids have their portraits done at school or a photography studio?  I'd just encourage you to quickly capture the memory with a photo, then put the camera down and just make memories.

If you're visiting from the iHomeschoolNetwork blog hop, thanks so much for stopping by.  It means so much to me that you discovered my tiny little part in this great big world wide web.  If you leave a comment, I'll do my best to stop by your part of the web. 

Once again, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!  Now I'm off to get ready for another fun-filled day of school!  It's our short day of lessons and then we head to the playground and then the library to read to the dogs (with our security cameras on!).  And so injuries this week.  On our first week of homeschool my son managed to injure his wrist during our PE time.  Thankfully it wasn't broken and he only has to wear a brace until he feels better.  That kid...and my other...they keep me on my toes.


  1. Here from the blog hop! I love your kids homeschool portraits. :)

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! Glad you stopped by!

  2. They look great! I took simple photos of my kids in our classroom but your photos inspire me to do something more fun! Maybe once it cools down we will head outside for some fun photos with props! I'm thinking moustaches?

    1. Thanks! Oh...mustaches sound like so much fun, I'd love to see those!


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