A new school year is just around the corner, and we can think of no better way to capture this annual event than through a series of photos documenting what local families are doing to prepare for that first day.

Whether you’re taking the kids out to be fitted for those new sneakers,  raiding the local office supply store for supplies or visiting the local barber shop or salon for a fresh new style, we would love local families to share their photos of those experiences with our readers.

E-mail high resolution images to news@villagesoup.com, with the full names of people appearing in the photos (and who’s who), a brief description of what is happening and any other relevant details.

Also, please indicate in the subject line that the message contains back to school photographs.