Taking pictures today is so easy, you just grab your phone, and in two or three clicks you have a photo you can share, print and view at any time. When I grew up this wasn’t the case. I had to carry my camera, buy film in advance, make sure I had batteries, and think twice before clicking the shutter, as I only had 24 pictures to take. Then I would have to wait a few days to develop the photos and see what actually came out. But the best part was sorting them out in an album, wasn't it?
Returning to nowadays, because it's so simple to take photos, you find yourself taking pictures of everything and everyone, and if you are like me, you don't take just one, you take about 6 or 7 of the same thing, just to be sure all the children have their eyes open, looking at me and not making silly faces. Soon enough, I get the notification saying I ran out of storage space... I end up with loads of pictures on my phone, maybe couple of years’ worth, and to be honest, I don't even remember what they are of any more, as I don't really go back and look at them. Such a shame, isn't it?
So, to the point, my first and most important answer would be BACK THEM UP. And I am writing this in big bold letters as I have met a few ladies who said they’d lost their phones, that it fallen into the toilet,or just broke, with years of photos lost. How devastating is that??? Backing them up could be done on a hard drive or cloud storage, or anywhere – it doesn't really matter as long as you have a safe copy of them all somewhere.
My second answer is, make a photobook! Why, you may ask? It is the perfect way to sort all your photos out. How? Firstly, it will make you go through your photos and delete the ones you don't need. Secondly, the photos will be sorted into themes for every photobook, such as, Summer 2015, My 30th Birthday, Baby's First Year or Christmas 2018. Thirdly, it will be accessible, waiting on the shelf for someone to pick it up, because, if we are honest, when did you last look at your photos from last year's summer holidays? Do you even know where they are? How long it will take you to find them? When you have a photobook your answer will be: “Oh, here it is, do you want to look through them with me? Let me put the kettle on...” A photobook is also a keepsake for future generations. Once your children grow up, and when they have children of their own, you will be able to show your grandchildren all the photos and what their parents were like when they were little. Think about how much you loved looking through photo albums when you were a child! A photobook also makes a thoughtful gift that will be cherished for ever. Everyone will talk about it for days,and even weeks after the occasion.
The final reason to have a photobook is this: Imagine yourself, with your loved ones, sitting comfortably, nice and cosy, looking at a photobook, remembering, having a good laugh, a cry, and living those memories all over again. Wouldn’t it be just wonderful?
If you decide you want a photobook, but don't know where to start, you can find me here: