There are many reasons why you feel like your photo is the worst school photos ever. Every year the amount of parents I hear complaining about their child’s bad school photos is immense. Photos are ruined for silly reasons. Hair out of place, crooked ties and unclean faces, missing teeth but let’s be honest it’s not the easiest of times. On a single set day, a photographer who doesn’t even bother to learn your name let alone actually have a conversation with you. Snaps a photo in 90 secs and sends you on your way.
WHY DO THESE PHOTOS FEEL SO STRANGELY POWERFUL, LIKE THEY SAY SOMETHING ESSENTIAL ABOUT HOW WE THINK ABOUT OURSELVES FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES?
The average school photo package sets you back £50-£85, which seems a lot when so far none of school photos of my Jack have actually looked anything like him. (Seriously, I had to do a double take of his last one. I honestly thought they’d given me the wrong kid)
You thought your kid’s school photo was bad… it can’t be as awful as these.
The worst school photos ever for me either show a bad trend at the time or show just how un-relaxed the person was.
I’m not quite sure what this photographer was going for, but this is a bad school picture background.
It’s so hard to get a good group shot because someones always blinking or looking in the wrong direction, or worse still. The class clown decides to have some fun.
Not because they aren’t good. I’m sure they are, but they have up to a 1000 children to get through in one day. They don’t edit the photos and spend about 2 mins per child. Even my photos would be lacking if I spent that much time with each child.
It’s amazing what a good nights sleep and being well hydrated can do for your skin and your expression. No one who’s shattered can smile convincingly.
Get a hair cut about 7-10 days prior to picture day.
If you want to avoid being one of the worst school photos ever, you have plenty of options:
Can’t deal with all that and still worried about having the worst school photos ever then call me, I’ll happily pop over for a mini-shoot and do all the hard work for you. No hassle or quick snaps here.
Learn how to get the most out of your photo session even if you’ve got kids who refuse to sit still or even look at a camera in the first place, with this printable session planner & checklist.