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What to wear at Picture Day

Next week my daughter has her Picture Day at school. What to wear? is always the question, right?!

Despite the fact that I’m a photographer, I always like to buy school photos cause I think it’s fun to look back on the changes from year to year.

Plus, the photos tend to be hilarious, which I figure will come in handy for future laughs.

Wondering what your child should wear on their photo/picture day?

I’ve put together a couple quick tips for you below.


Let the kid(s) pick!

  • Kids tend to be more confident and excited on Picture Day when they have a choice in what they’re wearing.
  • When children help pick their outfits, it ensures that images are a true reflection of their unique personality. 


Go for comfort!

  • Everyone smiles more when they’re comfortable, which results in better photos!
  • If kids are wearing stiff or scratchy clothes, they’ll likely spend their photo day thinking about getting out of them.


Avoid logos & cartoons

  • Keep it simple with a plain colour or simple pattern. Logos and/or cartoons on shirts can distract us from focusing on the star of Photo Day – your child!
  • Keep in mind that school photos are typically cropped in to focus on faces – so images on tops tend to get cut off anyway (unless it’s a pattern.)

I hope these quick tips have helped you and your kid(s) to make their Picture Day choice! Now have fun with the hair!

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