Class Group Photo Ideas

Class Group Photo Ideas

Aug 15th 2016

Your elementary school, high school or homeschool yearbook class picture can be as original as your class. The sky is the limit when it comes to themes and designs. Use your imagination.


A class picture is a picture of each elementary school, high school or homeschool class standing together. This is often done in a gym, cafeteria or outdoors where risers can be set up.

Following is a list of things you will have to do in order to make a group picture happen:

• Make arrangements through the school office to reserve the room and have the risers set up.
• Schedule the picture day well in advance.
• Arrange the have the picture taken during school hours or immediately after the last class of the day. This will be the time when most students will be able to get there.
• Make arrangements to have the photographer there.

If you decide to do the class picture this way, you could “personalize” it a bit with a class theme. Get the students involved with making theme decorations. Students in elementary school and homeschool classes can all get involved. High school students can all be involved, too, by letting them vote on the theme. If the high school class is small enough, they could all help by making the decorations and putting them up on picture day.

Don't feel trapped by the traditional school photographer or company contract. Sometimes the best and most personal photos are taken by local photographers, or parent photographers, who understand the need to have some personality infused into the portrait!


You don’t have to pull together a big group picture. A different, less formal idea that you might find more appealing is taking pictures of the students in smaller groups. Depending on the age of the students and how many there are in the class, you could just divide the class into 2, 4 or 6 smaller groups for pictures then arrange the pictures over 2 to 4 pages in the yearbook. For example, if you have a class of 80 students, divide them up into 8 groups of 10 and arrange the pictures over 4 pages.

Your yearbook publisher could be consulted as well. They may have suggestions on the layout. A good yearbook printer has a lot of photo experience and knows the best layouts. Blossom has multiple layouts to choose from for easy drag-and-drop yearbook creation. Multiple pictures of smaller groups will make it easier to get the students together. You can arrange to have the photographer there for the day and simply schedule time slots. It will be much easier to get smaller groups to cooperate, whether they are elementary school or high school age.

Whether you take your individual and class photos through a traditional school photographer, a local photographer, or your yearbook committee, Blossom can help you organize your photos and create a spectacular yearbook design. If you have any questions about taking photos, creating a PSPA cd, or including photos in your yearbook, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our yearbook design specialists. We're happy to help! Feel free to email us at [email protected], call 1-800-893-8902 or live chat anytime!