Isn't this how you really want to remember your child? Forget about the traditional mottled backdrops and staid, forced smiles. A Brooklyn photography company is reinventing, revamping and renvisioning the school portrait and we're definitely inspired.
Stomping Ground is after your authentic child and they're able to capture this spirit on film by making kids comfortable, making it fun, asking them to bring a favorite toy or outfit, letting them play and be silly. Whether or not you have any influence on your school's portraits or not, why not try this with your own kids at home? It's a great idea for a rainy day - hang a sheet, round up their favorite toys, put on some music and go for it!
You can see more of Stomping Grounds' work here. If you're NYC-based, you can contact them about your school's portraits or to photography your family.
(All photos by Stomping Ground) (Via The Crafts Dept)