Prior to having children, I envisioned myself as a working mother. I really enjoyed working and when I became pregnant with my first son, I knew (or thought I knew) that I would have no issues returning to the work following maternity leave. I mean, I’ve seen other parents in the office return from maternity/parental leave. They all seemed to adjust fine; still staying on top of their workload and tasks at home.
I thought I could have it all:
Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary. My hubby has planned a weekend away and we made arrangements with the grandparents to stay with my babies.
I need time away. I truly do.
With how advanced we have become with our phones and the easy access to some pretty awesome camera equipment, we as a society are drowning in endless images. As a professional photographer of Maiden to Mother Photoart, I live and breathe pictures, so I don’t mind.
But here's the thing…
If you don't do anything with your photographs, they are just taking up a whole lot of space and you run the risk of losing the images.
Parents of kids or fur-babies - get the images off your devices and onto your laptop/computer AND a backup source.
Seriously. I back up ALL my photographs!
External Hard Drive or "the Cloud"
External hard-drives can be purchased at just about any electronics store. A quick search on Best Buy Canada and you can buy one for roughly for $70+ for a 1TB drive - that is a lot of space!! If this isn’t an option for you, you can also consider "the cloud" (online storage solutions). TechRadar has compiled the best list of online storage solutions for 2018. Some options are Dropbox (my fave for personal for professional reasons), Google Drive, iCloud, and OneDrive, to name a few.
PRO TIP: Delete Repeat Frames & Categorize Your Pics
Also, categorize them. I’m sitting here on my laptop right now thinking about how it would be best to organize my personal photos and I decided I will do them "by child". It’s not really necessary to organize them by date as that information is already stored in the file and can easily be sorted that way if needed.. You can, however, organize them by year for each child. That may make it easier for you to find them down the road.
Print. Those. Pictures.
It is just not the same to flip through files on a computer as it is to flip through photo books. Believe it or not, they still have those basic photo albums in the store that include slots where you slide your pictures in. If you want to get fancier, places like Costco or Shutterfly have affordable options to create photo books or to just print your pictures.
Enlarge Your Faves
And above all else, your loved ones will appreciate this effort…when they’re older of course ;)
Nikolina, owner of Maiden to Mother Photoart, is an mom to two girls and is based out of Caledon, Ontario. Changing careers a few times, she ended up following her passion for photography by making a business out of it. Whether she is taking pictures of families or women in business, her vision will always be to empower her subjects to shine their brightest and have FUN.
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