If you hadn’t already noticed from the banners in every shop window and the overwhelming amount of stationery in the supermarkets, next week is back to school week. This is often a bittersweet time for parents and students alike. After all, there is nothing more exciting, nervewracking and emotional than a first day. This is especially true if your child is starting nursery for the first time, moving up to “proper school” or starting their last ever year of education before moving on to bigger and brighter things. So why not maximise on this time by offering parents a photo shoot.
THE NURSERY STARTER
Nursery school is the start of most children’s educational life and the beginning of what will most likely be a 15-year love/hate relationship (minimum). For a parent, this is a time of mixed feelings. Their minds are filled with excitement for what lies ahead and the prospect of new friends, endearing sports days and adorable nativity plays but also nerves about how their child might cope with the change. Why not capture this exciting time as well as their little personalities before their horizons are broadened at school?
THE “BIG SCHOOL” BEGINNER
A child’s move from nursery school to “proper” school is an exciting time filled with huge amounts of emotion for a parent. For some, this might be the first time their child will do a longer school day and therefore won’t be at home as much, or perhaps it’s the first time they have had to wear a uniform and those new shiny shoes are just too much to handle. This is the perfect opportunity to offer parents a special photo shoot to capture this pivotal age.
THE SCHOOL FINISHER
Your final year at school is challenging for both parent and child. It is often filled with stress and working overtime to achieve exam results and university or apprenticeship placements but is also twinged with that little bit of sadness that this big journey has come to an end. No more school shoes to scuff, no more lunches to pack, no more waves at the school gate. Capture this emotional and monumental moment in a young adults life with a photo shoot or make it into a party by offering photo shoots for groups of friends.
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