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Jun 182015
Atscott Preschool Future Scholars Graduate by @filemanger

My kids went to Atscott Preschool, so I speak from experience when I say that Alifia and Mafalda are AMAZING, and they really provide a fantastic foundation for kids before they go to junior kindergarten! (And of course, I’m not biased at all πŸ˜‰ )

I have been doing the Atscott Preschool grad photos every spring since 2012 – and I am absolutely convinced that the CUTEST kids go to this school!!! (Again, not biased at all. haha). This year, I asked parents if I could feature some of their children on my blog, and I got a great response!

The Baby Genius program is for kids aged 22 months to 2.5 years. They sing, they play, they learn, and they have fun!
Atscott Preschool Baby Genius Graduate by @filemanger

The Future Scholars program is for kids aged 2.5 – 3.5. They learn letters, shapes, colours, and of course also sing and play and have a great time! It was in this class where my son learned to write his own name!
Atscott Preschool Future Scholars Graduate by @filemanger

This little guy below, was so funny! He posed like that in the first photo for a good 20 seconds. He definitely looks like a scholar or future speaker!
Atscott Preschool Future Scholars Graduate by @filemanger

Atscott Preschool Future Scholars Graduate by @filemanger

Look at this sweet little guy!

And finally, the JK Prep program prepares kids for entering kindergarten.
Atscott Preschool JK Prep Graduate by @filemanger

Congratulations to all the graduates! Between my kids, they attended all of these classes, and I highly recommend Atscott Preschool!

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Apr 282015

As a professional photographer, I’m sometimes asked what I think about “school photos”. You know those companies that come into schools and take headshots of all the kids? Yeah, those.

Well, as a general rule, I find school photos to be awful. At least by my standards of photography & at least TRYING to get the kids to smile…. but that being said, I LOVE school photos. Why? Because they are HILARIOUS! At least, they are to me! My kids always do these weird awkward smiles that I never get, and it literally makes me laugh every single time I get one of those sheets home with their proofs on it.

My son’s photos from last year (JK) are my absolute favourite so far. I think I laughed for a good 30 minutes after I saw this.


I have never seen either of those smiles on my son in his whole life. Hilarious! (The second one reminds me of The Grinch’s smile. haha!)

So this year, with his SK Grad photos, I was hopeful for something awesome. I think this thumbs-up had me laughing the most.

Adorable and awkward, all at the same time!

Adorable and awkward, all at the same time!

Of course, the nicest smile he did was when he wasn’t wearing the graduation cap. What’s a graduation photo without the hat?! Luckily, doing what I do, I fixed it πŸ™‚


So yes, school photos are awful. But they’re also really, really funny.

May 102013

This past Monday & Tuesday I did school photos for Atscott Preschool Academy, where my son matriculates. Their proofs came in today, and they are packaged and ready to give to the parents on Monday!

The kids were all amazing at getting their photos done, I’m really happy with all of them! Oddly enough, there were a couple kids who were afraid of getting their photos taken. They were crying at first, but we got them laughing within only a few minutes. Some of my favourite photos were of those adorable little kids who didn’t want their photos taken in the first place! Funny how that happens!

I don’t want to ruin any surprises for the parents by posting sneak peeks here, so instead you’ll get to see my adorable boy – graduating preschool this year and heading off to kindergarten next year! *sigh*

We did two poses for the older two classes (one was with a book, like in the school’s logo), and one pose for the baby class. Of course MY child alternated between being camera-shy, and being a ham. Silly guy!

Preschool Grad Photo by @filemanager

Preschool Grad Photo by @filemanager

My son has been going to Atscott Preschool for two years now, and we are really happy with the school!! It is a bright, fun, clean, safe environment, and the staff are *incredible*. I’m so happy that Alifia got to be Gregory’s very first teacher. I think Gregory is really well prepared for kindergarten next year, which makes me feel a lot less anxious about September coming up so quickly! (This paragraph was not sponsored by Atscott or anything, just my honest opinion as a parent!) If anyone is looking for a fantastic preschool in the Newmarket area, look no further than Atscott Preschool Academy!

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