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I Heart Faces – Back to School




Nathan was such a booger about pictures on his first day of Kindergarten.  He didn’t leave me with much to choose from.  Out of the slim pickings that I do have, this one is my favorite.  I love it because there are so many emotions in play.


I took this photo right before walking Nathan into the school.  Nathan was nervous and very reluctant to go inside.  At the same time, he was also excited (thus the smile).  Nathan was so proud of his backpack and being a big 5 (“almost” 6) year old.  Oh, and he was also annoyed with his mom for taking picture after picture of him.


I love this little guy and have not quite come to terms with my baby being in school.


Join in on the fun and enter your back-to-school picture at I ♥ Faces!

  • Billykidd - you captured all his emotions perfectly. You can see the excitement in his face, and his nervousness in his hands. SO great!ReplyCancel

  • Bridgette - What a cute picture. LOVE it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Vines - Fantastic!!! I adore this picture!ReplyCancel

  • jen@odbt - What a sweet picture. So many emotions in one shot for both your son and you. I know I'll be feeling that way tomorrow when school starts.ReplyCancel

  • Pam D - Give him a couple of years and he'll have the same expression as my boy. ;<) Naw, probably not, if he keeps getting cool teachers who do fireworks with milk! That's a really, really lovely shot…ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I love how excited he is…and for school too. :-) That is the best. Love the emotion you captured and as always, I love HOW you captured it…beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • SKELLER - Drew,
    I LOVE this image. LOVE it! Your processing is perfect, and his expression is precious beyond words. Kudos!ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - I saw this last night right after I got in bed on my phone, and cross my heart and hope to LIVE, I started crying. You are doing so well thru this transition. Such a trooper. And such a fantastic mom. He looks adorably sweet. I hope that Kindergarten is enchanting for him and creates a lifelong love of learning.ReplyCancel

  • Foursons - Awww…your description put me right there with this "big" guy! My poor kids got sick of the camera too. HA! Don't they know we have to enter their photo in IheartFaces?ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Absolutely stunning picture! You really captured the moment perfectly!


  • Emily Joy - Hello! I was wondering how you got your header to be the exact length you needed. I use the same layout you do and I am having trouble with my header :( Thanks!

    ~Emily JoyReplyCancel

  • way outnumbered - Yes…so hard to let them babies go…luckily you still have baby girl that isn't going anytime soon. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Heath - Love how you captured that "nervous/excited" smile.ReplyCancel

  • Annette - Fabulous shot. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I'm still struggling with the school thing although the days with just two little ones is kinda nice :)

    I love the expression on his face!ReplyCancel

  • Becca - What an amazing shot! I love the emotion you captured – it looks beautiful in black and white! :-) Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dot O - Drew, this is a precious photo. You did capture all of those emotions in just one snap!

    This is the first moment of a 17-year career of schooling! I hope he had a good day!ReplyCancel

  • wenderful - You captured such a sweet moment on a highly chaotic day. Awesome. :) I will be in your shoes next year as my baby goes to kindergarten. I caved and kept him home one more year. (don't tell)ReplyCancel

  • Suki - This is exactly how I feel when I am meeting some new people. Excited but shy too. I totally can understand and this picture is just so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine at Matters of the Heart) - That was so precious. We start Monday wonder what kind of photo mood my kids will be in.ReplyCancel

  • JanMary - Thanks so much for visiting and letting me know I came 2nd this week.

    It was 5.30 am and I could not sleep so I checked my email and got your message!

    Love your photo – and my kids did not give me many to choose from either :)ReplyCancel

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