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  • Bloom Schools has a new approach to school photography. At Bloom Schools you can expect a fun fresh approach to school picture day. No more boring backgrounds and photographers that don't care. We are committed to making your picture day a success and that each family has images they actually want to buy! We even have an awesome Giving Back program that helps put revenue right back into your school or center.

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How to teach your kids to pose for picture day | Denver School Photographer

Some kids are just born to pose. Others need a just a little help. That is where we come in. As photographers, we specialize in making everyone look great in your photos. Here are a few tips we use when trying to get our subjects to loosen up and let the real them shine through.

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1. Shake it out. This is a great way to get a child to loosen up and get a bit silly. Shaking out the nerves is a great way to start any session.

2. Make them say a funny word. “Boogawooga” “Chicken fart” anything with bodily functions will sure to make them smile easy peasy.

3. Tell them not to laugh. Reverse psychology works every time.

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4. Hands on the hips. This is an easy way to get some attitude asap.

5. Arms crossed. One of my favorite and go to poses, but it can be a bit tricky for everyone!

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6. The cool guy or gal. Now they are relaxed and getting them into a legs crossed, leaning pose will have them model ready by the end of their turn!

Have your child practice and you adjust all the poses. Remember with all of these tips, practice makes perfect. The more practice, the more comfortable they will be in front of the camera!

How do you get your child ready for school picture day? Do you have a ham or a shy guy?  Share with us in the comments below. If these tips helped you out, let us know and don’t forget to share!

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The Best Accessories for your School Picture Day | Denver School Photographer

Accessories can make or break an outfit! On school picture day you want your child to stand out and feel their best! Accessories can do that! Here are a few of our favorites!

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1. Hats and hair accessories. No baseball hats. But stylish hats. Fedoras, boys and girls can use them. For the girls, bows or headbands or even head wraps!

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2. Watches and bracelets. I love when kids love something so much they just have to wear it at all times. THAT is them. Let them be them and wear that favorite watch or pile of bracelets! It will be a great reminder of what they loved when you look back on your school portraits.

3. Necklaces. If it is a macaroni one or a big shine one. Either way, it will show who your child is!

4. Ties & bowties. I love when little boys dress up for school picture day, only because you don’t see it so much anymore. Plus looking like a little man is complete adorable! Let them pick a tie or bowtie that has a funky color or pattern to let their personality shine through.

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The take away for accessories? Letting your child be a part of the decisions and letting their personality shine through! Would you let your child help pick out their accessories for school picture day? What are your favorites to let them wear? Share them in the comments below. And if this helped you share it with other parents that might need some tips too!

 

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Why you let them be BOLD on picture day | Denver School Photographer

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School picture day comes once a year. Sometimes twice. Why you should let your children be bold on school picture day? Because this is the one day where everyone dresses to the nines. This is the one day where they can shine and you can capture that. It is the one day to build confidence in your child. Confidence is key. Let’s grow that confidence together.

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How to let their Personality SHINE on Picture Day | Denver School Photographer

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This is simple. Let them be them. Each little on or big one out there, has their own personality, style and character. As a photographer, that is what we wan to capture most. We want to see the real happy kid shine through. That is what we are here to capture. Something that they and you can look back on and say yes, that is who I was in that moment.

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1. Let them choose their outfit.

2. Let them choose their accessories.

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3. Don’t make them smile.

4. Help them feel comfortable in front of the camera, by practicing posing.

That is it. Just let them be them. We will take care of the rest.

In what ways do you let your child shine? Share with us in the comments below. If this article helped you, share it with other parents as well. We look forward to capturing those special personalities on school picture day.

 

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How School Pictures have Changed in the last 20 Years |Denver School Photographer

1997. Do you remember that year? Can it possibly be TWENTY years ago? Titanic sunk the box offices. Nintendo 64 sucked all of our time and Tiger Woods made everyone care about golf for a minute.

What about the fashion? Can you look back at school pictures from then and not cringe? Anyone else in full on Spice Girl mode? Guys were you trying to emulate the Backstreet Boys? Yes, we all went through a period in our fashion past that we might not be to proud of now. But guess what? What goes around comes around.

Chokers? They are back. Overalls? All the rage. And who doesn’t love a bold color to brighten up the office?

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At Bloom Schools Photography we want to capture the times in a fun and fresh way. Something you can look back on and marvel more about the photography than what you were wearing. Though it is fun to laugh at what we were wearing.

Trust Bloom Schools Photography to capture timeless photos, not matter the fashion.

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