Amalia’s First School Photos

Like any new mom, I take a lot of pictures of my baby. Because of what I do for a living, I probably take more than average! But never have I seen a series of photos that captures Amalia and her personality so well. The photographer who took her first set of “school” photos caught her in action and on the move without any blur which I’ve learned is nearly impossible based on my millions of tries.

On top of that, I feel like you can really see into the depths of her eyes and her mix of slightly crazy and oddly calm personality traits that meld together into the sweetest little girl who never ever stops moving.

Of course I paid an arm and a leg for all of the digital downloads (In my next life I’m coming back as a photographer for daycare photos because they must be making a killing!), and I’m printing these out for my house and for our families. My mom still has a book full of our school photos from Amalia’s age through high school. It’s so fun to look back and see the changes year after year, and I can’t wait to do the same thing for my daughter.

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Photos by Joopa Shoots Photography.

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  1. Jessica said:

    OMG these are ridiculously artistic and beautiful! I was not a huge fan of our first daycare photos this year but paid for them anyway.

    4.30.18 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I think every mother does, you’re not alone!

      4.30.18 · Reply
  2. Emily said:

    These photos of A are breathtaking! What a great idea – daycare school photos! Our little one starts daycare in two weeks and I plan to ask to see if our daycare does school photos too 🙂

    4.30.18 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Thanks Emily! The school photo day was super intense but I’m so glad we did it!! I know that I’ll cherish these for the rest of my life.

      4.30.18 · Reply
  3. Jeanie said:

    Wow these are the best school photos I’ve ever seen, Looks like an actual photo shoot! Ours have a terrible tan background!

    4.30.18 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I know, right? I was shocked! I assumed they would be awful.

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  4. Kendria said:


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  5. Linda Argenti said:

    Her great aunties LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures of Amalia.

    10.12.18 · Reply