Project Alicia : WW: Back to School Edition

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WW: Back to School Edition

Yes folks, summer is winding down. (Sniff, Sniff.) Temps are dropping and maple trees are starting to turn. There's a scattering of leaves already littering the yard and I even spied some candy corn at the market the other day. School shopping is in full swing. Regardless of how much I may resist it, fall is just around the bend. Time for schedules and after school activities and all that good stuff.

So, I've been working on a back to school collection for my etsy shoppe. I could really use your help. Just tell me which one is your fav.

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Mouse over to see the second version.

To learn how to do this mouse over trick, click here.

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Books were purchased at HalfPrice Books. The photos were taken at Usher's Ferry Historic Village, just outskirts of Cedar Rapids, IA. (The little girl is a period actor who does historical reenactments.)

PHOTOS ARE PROPERTY OF ALICIA ANN PHOTOGRAPHY AND MAY NOT BE REUSED WITHOUT PERMISSION.

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If your kids haven't already started school, here's a couple really cool ideas I found perusing the blogosphere this week.

Back to School Photo Checklist and Photo Tips from Simple as That.

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Printable Back to School Signs from Chickabug Blog.

Fore more inspiration, check out my "Back to School" Pinterest Board. The best thing invented since sliced bread.

If you have been as busy as me you may have missed my freebie collage template- perfect for assembling all those wonderful first day of school photos. Make sure to swing by and snag it. (Instructions are also included in the post.)

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And FYI: As summer comes to a close, we are left with only two weeks of the
Lazy
Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. This Fri, Aug 19th is Blue Skies and Fri, Aug 26th is Sweet Summer Finale- anything that summarizes your summer. You won't want to miss it! Your photo submission enters you into a drawing for an amazing prize pack giveaway with photography and scrapbooking goodies galore. Just enter a photo and you have a chance to win. It's that simple. Mark your calendars now! You could be the lucky winner!

Hey all you Cedar Rapidians: It's time to book your fall photo sessions now. Leave a comment or email me at lish(at)mchsi(dot)com. You can find a sampling and prices here.

That's all I have for now. Thanks so much for stopping by! Link your photo(s) below. And make sure to check out some of these other fab WWs!

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94 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, I ADORE those photos!! Brilliant!!
    And, I cannot help but to see that those are all perfectly sharpened pencil crayons. Teacher will be happy! :)

    Have a great week!

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  2. WOW!! They are gorgeous. I love them all. I don't think I can pick a favorite. Awesome job Alicia!

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  3. For some reason, I am loving the ones with the apples --red or green!

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  4. I love the ones of your daughter against the red building in the Laura Ingalls dress :) Your son is a handsome fellow..

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  5. Beautiful Back to School pics. YOu are amazing!

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  6. I love numbers 7 and 8. Also, where did find that adorable little girl? What a cutie! :)

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  7. wow- I love them ALL!! I think I especially love the coloured pencils all lined up looking straight on and the second version of the one with the apple on top of all the books.

    love em!

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  8. I love the colored pencils! Even more, I love the old books, I'd definitely read them :) I have a couple of turn of the "previous" century titles somewhere in our book collection.

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  9. That mouse roll over option is COOL! Love the photos!

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  10. Awesome photos! I always love visiting your blog!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  11. These are all great - you gave me a few ideas! Love it.

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  12. What a beautiful series! great find at half price books, too.

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  13. I don't think there's any way to pick just one. They are all terrific! I started back to work yesterday~big sigh.

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  14. The pictures are cool but the topic is not. I miss summer!

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2011/08/wordless-wednesday-shes-gone.html

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  15. You make it quite hard to pick from your photos if they are all gorgeous! I love the pencils, books & apples and adore that little girl who looks like she lives in Little House on the Prairie. So cute!

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  16. Awesome pictures as always! I love the Back to School theme!

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  17. I love the second and third picture most. The one that has 'school' spelled out is just awesome!
    Of course, they are all just fabulous- you are so talented...

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  18. oh, so many to like but my fave is the one with the books & globe (the 2nd version of it!)

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  19. Beautiful pics per usual, Alicia. I love the colored pencils and old books...and of course the little gal with the old book. Too cute! I smell the fresh box of crayons now recalling my days of school...

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  20. Love the colored pencils, especially!

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  21. photos are beautiful. i love every one of them.

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  22. Great pics! I love the little model - so cute!

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  23. I love the colored pencils, perhaps because they are perfectly sharpened and that makes me unbelievably happy! LOL

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  24. I like the apples but my fave is the one of the pencils that fade to white.

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  25. Your photos are gorgeous, as usual! Someday I will be as cool as you.

    I can't believe school has started there already. We still have two weeks! I am totally going to go snag that printable sign and collage. It will be my baby's first day of kindergarten... THanks!

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  26. What great shots!!! They are seriously awesome!!! :0) Branson sent me over to say hi and check your blog out, but I follow you and already love your blog ;0)!!

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  27. What a fabulous collection of back to school photos! My favorite is the old books with the green apple.

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  28. Superb photography! Each picture a joy to see. :)

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  29. The first colored pencils photo is GORGEOUS, but I also adore the vintage effect you added to the photo of the books. I love the creativity you put on this theme this week!

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  30. These pictures are all so fantastic! They get me excited about Back to School. This coming from a teacher...

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  31. Lovely back to school photos.. I love the last photo with the sign the most.

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  32. My favorite is the stamps spelling school! Have a great week!

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  33. Great photographs! I like them all, but the first stands out the most because of its wonderful simplicity.

    -:¦:- WW: Annabelle Hydrangea -:¦:-

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  34. Definitely a sniff sniff that summer is almost over... but I LOVE that back to school photo shoot!!! :)

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  35. Your photography is simply stunning!! i want to take such amazing photos like you do when I grow up! :D

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  36. I love the new pencil and crayon look.

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  37. why can't we be neighbors so you can teach me how to take pictures?!

    xoxxoxo

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  38. What a beautiful set! Love the pencils and stamps!

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  39. Not that I dont love having babies in the house but these beautiful pictures made me wish I had someone going to school just so I could shoot them on their first day!

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  40. Oh my goodness I LOVE them all but I will vote on the collage just to be different.

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  41. I think I will drive to Cedar Rapids, IA just so my girls can be period actors and do a photo shoot like this with you! These are FANTASTIC. Love. We are back to school with our 8th grader tomorrow. Ugh.

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  42. LOVE! My favourites are the coloured pencils in a row and the stack of books with the apple :)
    Our school year doesn't start until the end of January but my daughter will be starting kindergarten *sob* so gathering lots of ideas for a photo shoot!

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  43. I can not believe the impact you make with a row of pencils. Wonderful,simply wonderful!

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  44. Those are all amazing! I love the colore pencils but the one with 'school' spelled out in the stamps was so different - that's my favorite. :)

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  45. My favorites are the pencils laying down and the School spelled out in stamps. Honestly, though, they are all great.

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  46. I love the textured shot of the school house collections and the fence and school bus photo.... the collage is beautiful - - definitely a great addition to the etsy shop.

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  47. These are all fantastic. I think I like the second one the best. I like the simplicity and the colors. But they're all so good. Visiting you from BWOMM Wednesday linky.

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  48. Beautiful photos! I love the mouse over trick! Love the collage of the little girl! Love the colored pencil photo. Love them all! So hard to choose my fave.

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  49. I really enjoy the style of all your photos, but my favourites are probably the school bus and the one right after that ....

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  50. Loved your photos, loved the colors and even the little historian - great job!

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  51. Awesome photos! Really makes me miss the excitement of "back to school"

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  52. I love them all - but 3 and 7 are my favorites!!

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  53. Nice pictures. Smooth texture and great color in this beautiful series with excellent approaches, a sweet combination.

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  54. I love all of them!! I miss my school days so much and you paid such a fine tribute to them!! <3

    Hope you come by my WW post as well and link up!

    the perfect line

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  55. Adore these photo Alicia. Adore them! x

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  56. Wow, these are amazing. My favorite was the pencils laying down in a row, but I love them all. Thanks for sharing so many. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  57. Such colorful and iconic photos that represent "back to school."

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  58. Wow, I love the photos of the pencils. You are so talented!

    xoxo
    Verena

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  59. I love love and love your shots:)

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  60. You really do take the most incredibly beautiful pictures. You can make even the most simple subject like pencils look extraordinary!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  61. Very cool photos. Perfectly executed. :)

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  62. Those are all amazing (of course!) :) I think my favorite is the mouse over effect one...though every single one of them are stunning! :)

    WW: The (New) Adventure Begins

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  63. Your excellent photos would make anyone look forward to going back to school. I love the perfectly sharpened colored pencils. Excellent photos as always. I hope you stop by and link up. Check out our shark attack! Have a great Wednesday!

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  64. Love them all, but like the pencils and the first apple picture the most!

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  65. The colored pencils are perfect. I love them.

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  66. I like all of the photos, but probably #6 is my favorite one.

    Happy WW!

    ~EdT.

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  67. Really awesome photos. I love them all. But if I had to choose I'd say the blurry bus, the books with green apple and globe and the little school grl with a chalkboard.

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  68. There are too many I love to pick just one...I am leaning towards the one with the typeset keys spelling school...that and the second version of the one with the books and apple that has the antiquing around it.

    So sad I missed on the Summer Photo Challenge. I'll have to try and participate the last 2 weeks :)

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  69. The pictures are gorgeous. I love the 2nd picture of the books and globe with the texture. Thanks for all the tips and tricks you share here. It's not cooling off much here yet. Hopefully we'll get more than a few seconds of fall.

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  70. I love the old school house photos. Such a wonderful idea. Thanks for hosting.

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  71. Oh my goodness, I love these. I need a new camera, my iphone isnt cutting it!

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  72. What perfect shots Alicia- completely embody what I remember about back to school time. I think I have that same Black Beauty book still- it was my moms. Such a classic.

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  73. All those shots are marvelous back to school shots!! I really love the 5th shot with all of the colored pencils lined up! Gorgeous!

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  74. Wow!! what beautiful and wonderful shots! they are all so beautiful and fun to have! I love the book shot!!:)

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  75. Great shots!!!!!!!!
    (I did one just like that with Crayons the other day, for Broxton's room... Should post it up here soon!)

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  76. Wow those images are awesome!! LOVE the pencils and the school blocks

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  77. I love them ALL - really can't pick just one!!

    WM

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  78. I am constantly amazed by your photography skills. I am so jealous! I love the colored pencil shot!

    Thanks for linking up with me.

    Andie
    www.GoodbyeDisposableHelloCloth.com

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  79. Woman, your talent is amazing! I love these shots. :) How beautiful. Happy WW!

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  80. Absolutely love the 2nd and third one and the one of the school bus through the fence! They are all awesome!

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  81. Beautiful pictures! I love the one of the little girl holding the back to school sign...

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  82. Wow those are all so very beautiful! Loving the mouse over everyone is doing these days!

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  83. My favorite is the school bus! I cant get over ow talented you are. i think I tell you that every week, though!

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  84. I love these photos Alicia, especially that last collage... gorgeous!

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  85. GORGEOUS photos Alicia! Love them all!

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  86. WOW all those photos are amazing...I could see a use for all of them, though I love the period shots..very precious!

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  87. As always, simply spectacular. You never fail to leave me in awe of the photos you capture...even something as simple as colored pencils.

    ~Mimi

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  88. Wow... what a talent. Thank you so much for dropping by, I am happy I found this blog!!! I will make sure I come back every week.

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  89. These are beautiful photos..Just became a new follower stopping by from the perfect line hop.
    Minta

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  90. I love all the pictures. Really great! Making all this things is awesome. You did a good job.

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