When was the last time you printed your pictures? Today I want to emphasize the importance of printing pictures and give you some tips to make it happen.
There this photo of my daughter at Age 3. It was taken on an ordinary day, outside of our house, on a hot summer afternoon.
She’s running through a spray of water from the hose, hands in the air, carefree and squealing with delight.
My husband is working in the yard — weeding, mowing the grass, watering our plants.
And I’m snapping away with the camera bottling up the magic of toddlerhood and the simple pleasures of being a kid.
Every time I see that image on the cover of our family photo album, I can’t help but smile.
I remember the moment so vividly because it was photographed.
I cherish the moment so fondly because it was printed.
More and more I’m hearing the stories of moms from around the world that want so badly to organize, print, and preserve all the photos they take. But they’re not quite sure where to begin.
Perhaps you’re know this story all to well.
You love taking photos — capturing each milestone moment of you child’s life. But maybe you love taking the photos so much that now you have thousands of images from over the years and can’t seem to find the time to print them all.
The Importance of Printing Pictures
If you’re overwhelmed by your digital files, short on time, and not sure where to begin with printing your pictures — here’s my 3 best tips for not only getting started but finishing your next printing project.
1) Start small
When you’re behind with printing you may think that you need to ‘catch up’ by working on bigger projects that span long periods of time like baby’s first year or an annual family year book. But why not show yourself that you CAN get started and finish a smaller project first. Work on filling frames you bought last year or print that mini book for grandma so she can show your kiddos off to all her friends. By completing a smaller fun project you’ll engage positive feelings that will carry over to bigger projects down the road.
2) Make photo selection into a ‘treasure hunt’
Instead of thinking of selecting photos as a chore, think of it as a beautiful trip down memory lane. What treasures will you find along the way? What hidden gems have you forgotten about as time marches on? My guess is once you get going you’ll enjoy getting lost in the digital files and reliving that memories you’ve created with your kids and family.
3) Find an accountability partner or group
The printing process can overwhelming, so finding buddies to help you stay on track as you make the commitment to print more is key. Send a quick text and work simultaneously on album projects in quick 20 minute bursts. Get together for a girls night of dessert and photo organization. Or join up with a virtual group!
I’ve created my own support network and you’ve invited. Join me for the completely FREE Embrace 3 Day Photo Printing Challenge. We’ll work together to get one simple project off your device and into your life for good. Because in the end perfect pictures are printed ones.
Beryl Ayn Young believes that there is magic hidden inside your camera, and she’s here to help you love your photos and your life. Recapture your passion for photography and join a community of other supportive, caring, and creative moms by registering for the completely FREE Embrace 3 Day Photo Printing Challenge HERE. Because it’s finally time to get a simple project off your device and into your life for good.