School photos have and always will be a thing -- but what doesn't have to be a thing is the pressure that comes with it.
The pressure to buy photos you don't love
The pressure to put a cheesy, awkward 8x10 photo up in your home and stuff the rest of a package in a drawer for the rest of time.
The pressure for kids to perform and be something they're not.
The pressure to keep going with that same old royal blue backdrop and glued together prop of chapter books that looks unnatural as heck for anyone holding it.