Hi! I'm Anne!
Updated: Jan 24
I actually got my start in scrapbooking.
When I was pregnant with my youngest child, a friend suggested that I make a baby book in the form of a scrapbook. None of my other kids had a baby book and I didn't really think it meant anything, but my friend was persistent.
Several months and several scrapbooks later I could see my children flipping through the books and enjoying the photos and the memories and the stories of themselves and their adventures. Suddenly, photos had so much more meaning in my life. My children enjoyed each new project and I had a fun new hobby.
Before this point, I had never really understood the value of a photograph. I had never really grown up with traditions or memory-keeping. My parents didn't talk much about their past or previous generations and I didn't have grandparents to give that sense of history to me.
Seeing my kids gather together, talking about themselves, their adventures, and our old photographs was as if I was Taking my past and sharing it with my future.
Flash forward twenty-some years and it's a whole new thing. All your photos are digital now
so you can take 100s or 1000s of photos every year. We take 1.4 Trillion (with a T TRILLION) photos every year.
You know how it goes, you snap a photo and it instantly disappears into your phone. Taking up storage space but seldom getting used and shared. You are losing memories from your immediate past as you "live in the moment" taking ever-more photos of the present.
Then the day comes when you want that unique photo. But you spend way too long scrolling through your phone looking for it. But you don't find it. So you look in your laptop. And the cloud.
And you still don't find it. This is taking way too long! This was supposed to be a quick process but it's sucked up the better part of an hour and you've invested too much time now to quit before you find it.
Does this sound like you?
Are you struggling to find your photos for those photo projects?
Are you taking way too long to get your photo projects finished?
Does this overwhelm you?
Do you avoid doing anything with your photos because of the anxiety it brings you?
YOU AREN'T ALONE!
We were never taught the steps to deal with the digital photo explosion
that you have
On this channel, we'll talk about overcoming the chaos of too many photos.
And how to finish photo projects that you can be proud to share with friends and family.
I recently released my 6 Tops Tips on How to Create an Extraordinary Photo Book Quickly.
Then join me back here next Tuesday when we will talk about clearing out the photo clutter on your phone.
Thank you for joining me today, friends. I'll see you next week.