School photos

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!

– Emilie


Comments (9)

November 30, 2011

Ha ha so funny! Can’t wait till my kid goes to school so we can get those pictures : )

Courtney in London
November 30, 2011

That pastel rainbow is hilarious! (Your girls look really cute though!)

Emilie in Paris
November 30, 2011

Thank you 😉 I love the pastel rainbow too, who comes up with that kind of thing?

November 30, 2011

No no no! I can’t stand those generic snaps they try and flog, there’s no personality in them!

November 30, 2011

Last year, Levi looked like an angry pirate, closing one eye and screwing up his mouth like he is saying “arggg”. This year it is the classic full on toothy totally fake smile. Both are classics.

November 30, 2011

oh, man, this is well timed. i opened my son’s school photos and could not stop laughing. it was the most hilarious pirate-looking smile…. there was a slightly normal posed one as well, but i had to buy the pirate one instead!

November 30, 2011

My daughter’s school in Chicago uses a horrible company – the photographer had them all say “stinky pickles”. No wonder they dont smile and look like its torture!

Esther in Amsterdam
December 1, 2011

Classic. And how cool you can get the key rings!!! That’s taking the cheese factor throughout he roof! xxx

December 15, 2011

My key chain broke today. I adore it’s cheesiness and am so bummed.

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