There is nothing that appeals more to my cheesy side than annual school photos. They are always so funny, from the cheesy backgrounds (check out the pastel rainbow concoction Violette and Coco where photographed against) to the startled look that all kids sport. I love the totally un-natural smile, it has become such a classic — kids have now been doing this for generations and it is great that some things never change (I looked exactly like that too on my school photos).
A few years ago one of our teachers tried to get a stylish photographer (we live in Paris after all) to take the school photos and it was a total disaster. All the kids looked like their favourite toy had been taken away, the photos were only in black and white and without the crazy background that belongs to a classic school photos; it just did not look right!
Long may the tradition of the cheesy photo continue. This year our photos came with one of those great plastic keyrings that you can stick the little photos in — it just does not get much better than that!