First day of school pictures are such a great way to see the changes in your child each year! For the first few years that my kids were in school, I used signs, and they worked out really well. But as my kids get older, I want to remember a little more about who they are now– it will be so fun to look back at in the future.
This kills two birds with one stone for me, because not only is it a great memory keeper, but it also makes for a smoother morning. I can just take some basic pics of my kids and then I can add all the info later when they’re off and running.
I used an app called Photofy. It is available on both the iOS and Android platforms (I have used it on both my iPhone and iPad.) The app is free, but I have paid for the Photofy logo removal add on (within the app.) I think that runs around $1.99. There are also additional stickers you can purchase, but everything I have used here is free.
Open up Photofy and add your picture (I am using a stock photo for this example, hence the blurriness– regular, high-res photos will be much more clear.)
By default, Photofy squares off your picture. You can change this by going to Edit Photo — Layout Tools — Crop.
The first thing I do is add my child’s name. Go to Add Text & Overlays — Text. Type their name and hit apply. You can change fonts on the font tab, and on the Format tab, you can change the text color in the first option, Fill. Hit apply.
Once you hit apply, you can drag the text wherever you want it on the picture.
I do the same for “Loves,” in which I ask the kids three things they love right now. I also ask them what they want to be when they grow up, and add that beneath their loves. I always choose an easy to read font here, and drag it to where I want it to go.
One thing I love about Photofy is the sticker library. Go to Add Text & Overlays – Stickers. Here you can search for a First Day Sticker.
I also choose a year sticker to mark the date, and it’s complete! Share with your family and enjoy looking back at these for years to come!
Disclaimer: Image of student is courtesy of stockimages at freedigitalphotos.net.