back-to-school-photos-in-ottawa Back to School Sessions with Sara McConnell Photography

All summer long my husband referred to whatever month we were in as the “third month of May”.  The cold temperatures, grey skies, and rain of Spring were unrelenting and with Back to School just around the corner it feels like summer started and ended at nearly the same time.

As much as I’d like to hide under a rock and pretend that summer holidays will last forever, the Back to school ads on the radio keep reminding me that it’s time for Back to School whether I like it or not.

Back to school photos are a tradition for many families.  Twenty to thirty years ago those photos were on display in your home (and likely your grandparents homes) but it’s rare today to see framed school photos on display, even if families have them taken every year.   I started offering Back to School sessions because not only do I want them to be a fun and relaxed experience for my clients but I want families to have photos they are proud to hang on the walls of their home.


Here’s why I’d love to see you and your family this September for your Back to School photos!

  1. You can be there to make any last minute hair or clothing adjustments
  2. You will be excited to display the photos on the walls of your home
  3. You don’t have to pay extra for retouching or worry about whether you’ll need re-takes
  4. You can take advantage of the most beautiful backdrop: the great outdoors
  5. You can have individual photos or choose instead to have photos of your children together
  6. You get digital files and prints
  7. You have input into your child’s poses
  8. You can incorporate your own props or mementos
  9. You get your digital files a week after your session takes place
  10. You get photos of your child’s true personality and spirit (no ‘cheese’ smiles here!)

If you’d like tips on capturing Back to school memories on the “big day” I was on CTV Morning Live today sharing some ideas about photographing your kids on their first day of school.

Book your session online!