It was mid-morning and my phone rings. It was [Heidi], a client I’d been working with for at least a few weeks organizing her digital photos. “Holly, we were robbed this morning and they took all of our electronics. I’m waiting for the police, but I wanted you to know so you can make sure my photos are safe.”Read More
Recently I took a Mom/Daughter road trip to St. Louis, MO with 2 other Mom/Daughter duos to visit our dear friends that moved there a few years ago. On our last night, we were sitting around (maybe with a glass of Prosecco) and started talking photos. 3 Moms, 3 different photo challenges and perspectives.Read More
Sometimes less is more and if you have ever come home from vacation with 1,000 pics on your phone, you understand why.
It’s not news that we take pictures differently than we used to. With cameras in our pockets 24/7 and ‘free’ digital pictures, we are snapping away at extraordinary rates. And this is just our daily picture taking. When we are on vacation, we amp it up even more because we’re supposed to take pics on vacation, right?
What if…we did it differently this time?Read More
9 years ago today I entered the photo business. A person who became both a friend and mentor invited me in and I can honestly say, I’ve never looked back.Read More
One year ago at this time, I was knee deep in emotion. My middle child, my only boy, was getting ready to graduate from high school. This wasn’t my first rodeo. I’d been through this grad party thing before with my oldest daughter, but like their personalities, it wasn’t the same.Read More
The year was 2005. My husband and I, along with 3 of my in-laws (father, mother and sister) had planned a trip to the Emerald Isle in the hopes of experiencing a little bit of our heritage and the beauty of a country I’ve heard about my whole life.Read More
I will be the first to admit that I am not always camera ready when my mom wants to take a picture of me. My hair is messy, my skin is breaking out, or I didn’t get much sleep the night before. None of those things stop my mom from wanting to take the picture. “It’s for the memories,” she says with a big smile.Read More
Are you Mac or PC? iPhone, Android or flip phone?
With the answers to these questions, you can be on your way to organized digital photo bliss. These days most of us are taking the majority of our photos with our phones, so setting up a process to get them off your phone and into your digital hub will protect your memories, save you space on your device, save you time and ultimately give you peace of mind.Read More
Do things ever just sit in your gut? That one thing that you know you need to do something about, but you put it off and put it off? Then you do it…and you wonder what took you so long? This happens to me all. the. time.Read More
Who doesn't love a good before and after pic? I spent last weekend curating a lifetime of memories...only this time, it was my own. Over 2.5 days, my mom, my sister, my daughter and I organized, rescued and sorted over 40 albums and several boxes of loose photos and memorabilia from my childhood home.Read More
As a professional photo organizer, one question I get asked over and over is "How can you organize OTHER people's photos?"Read More
My middle child is graduating this year. In addition to the mom emotion of it all, I'm not gonna lie, finding and selecting pics to create graduation keepsakes has been rough. I'm comforted, however, by the fact that I can't do this wrong.Read More