Photo Organizing and Photo Storage Highlights of 2021

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As 2021 winds down, I wanted to highlight key blog posts from this year, My very first post this year was in March, focusing on my 26th anniversary as a photo coach. Not many people know what a photo coach is or does. In this post, I describe how I didn’t do scrapbooking as my […]

Consider a Photo Coaching Business Part-Time or Full-Time

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If you’re looking for a home-based business to help people with their peace of mind, then consider becoming a photo coach. I’ve been one for 26 years and I’ve seen the need become greater than ever. Why is this a solid business opportunity? Here are some reasons.   Americans take more photos than ever Smartphones […]

Finding Joy Through Family History Photobooks with Photo Coach Kathy Jones

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Kathy Jones’ mother had a special possession that brought her comfort and later inspired Kathy—a Brownie Box camera she bought in 1940. Read on to learn how Kathy combined her interest in family history with organizing and storing photos for future generations. Family History and Photos Family history has been part of Kathy’s personal story. […]

Tips for Taking Smartphone Pictures during the Holidays

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Christmas is about family, music, cookies, and lots of lights. And Hannukah has its own special light tradition with the Menorah. Getting friends and relatives to pose, chaotic surroundings and uneven lighting make snapping the perfect a challenge. Read on for picture taking tips during the holidays.   Set Your Shutter Speeds Do you see […]

5 Important Benefits of Researching Family History and Family Photos

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Digging into our family’s past has special meaning for all generations. Here are benefits of researching our family history and using the stories we uncover to add special dimensions to family photos of bygone eras.   1. Adds Depth to Older Family Pictures You come across a black and white picture from several decades ago. […]

Why Photos Make Meaningful Gifts for the Holidays and All Year Long

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  The most meaningful gifts you can give may be stuffed in forgotten envelopes or albums on a shelf: pictures of you and your family today and in years past.   Photos connect the generations You can read about the men and women who fought in World War Two, or you can share pictures of […]

How Storing Photos Online Connected a Family Across Continents

Old family portrait from Colombia

    Once a month, I’m having my friends share their experience storing photos online in a storage system they own and that’s guaranteed for a lifetime, plus 100 years. The above photo is from Margarita Buitrago, who I’ve known for almost 20 years. The picture is saved and will be accessible for generations to […]

Photo Tips for Taking Thanksgiving Family Pictures

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The time-honored tradition of Thanksgiving often brings mixed emotions. Look at all that Thanksgiving entails: Early U.S. history and lessons of survival An array of traditional American food—or not so American Questions on cooking the food Family blessings Family hurts Awkward conversations Lots of happy talk Wondering how to bring families together Early shopping for […]

A Tip for Researching Family History and Organizing Family Photos

Soldier World War Two

You come across a family photo that was tucked away in a photo album and wonder who’s in the picture. More questions surface and you decide to research your family history. What you learn about relatives from previous generations will help you weave a story of who you are and connect the past to the […]

Why Photo Coaching is a Profitable Business Opportunity to Consider

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Here’s why starting a photo-coaching business makes sense. A need exists because we’re taking more photos than ever. Look at the numbers. Here’s how many pictures were taken on a global scale, according to Rise Above Research, a digital marketing consulting firm: 2019 — 1.41 trillion 2020 — 1.12 trillion (drop due to the Covid […]

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