Save Your Family Photos from the Dangers of Outdated Technologies

The technology you use may seem like a shiny new object today, but it could be dull, obsolete, and hard to manage in the near future. People are looking for permanent storage solutions but they’re not aware of what I’ve found. Look at this 2018 article from The Guardian that a friend brought to my […]

5 Steps to Safeguarding Your Memories with Permanent Storage

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Easter week is here and Mother’s Day is coming up in a few weeks and family gatherings are a great way to begin journaling your family photos. It’s so easy to snap pictures, but it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with how many images are on your smartphone. We naturally think of keeping all of […]

Do More with the Family Photos and Videos You Preserve

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  Family photos pulled from photo albums, old bureau drawers, and boxes in closets are more than one-dimensional images. Photos ignite memories and emotions. They also serve as puzzle pieces that reveal a family’s lineage and help future generations learn about relatives they never knew. How do you get the most from your family photos […]

Help for Researching Family History and Genealogy

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  If you’re wondering how to connect the pieces of your family’s lineage and genealogy, then here are sites to visit and begin your journey. If you need professional help, then that’s available as well. But what do you do with your findings and how do you safely store them? As a photo coach, I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Tip for Researching Family History and Organizing Family Photos

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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 […]

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