Taking back-to-school photos has become more and more commonplace in recent years, with parents donning letter boards or chalkboards to outline their child's first-day-of-school "stats" and others marking the occasion with unique photos or hilarious before-and-afters. However you choose to document your child's first day and week of a new grade is up to you, but we're here to encourage you to do it, even if you're on the fence about staging your kids for a few snaps. It'll be a fun thing to look back on at the end of the school year, when they graduate high school, and even years down the line when they're out in the real world.
Scroll through for some of our best back-to-school photo ideas (and check out these photo ideas for you to star in on the first day of school).
- Additional reporting by Rebecca Gruber