Endless Photos

Something I’ve let slide: organizing photos of my daughter (and photos in general over the last five years or so) and getting them into albums and frames. It seems that the easier it is to take a photo (or five hundred), the more they pile up, the more daunting it becomes to sort through them all. We also have a sluggish desktop computer that makes the process exceptionally slow. I think this is one of those projects that’s just a matter of 1.) carving out time and 2.) sitting down to do it. I also know that perfection is the enemy of done, and that’s definitely part of my problem.

I’m wondering if any of you have strategies. Is this something people tackle seasonally, annually? Are there favorite apps or websites you use? Do you have a brilliant system for cataloguing the photos on your computer? I would love any tips, hints, advice.

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Another Thing About Holidays: 66/365

There was a popular article circulating on social media a few years ago, before I was a mom, called The Mom Stays in the Picture. I couldn’t relate to it back then, but it left a strong enough impression that it surfaced from memory this morning.

Somehow I am always behind the lens, never in front of it. The article is written from a postpartum perspective, and I can relate to dodging the camera during those puffy-faced, leaky-boob days.

Now I no longer dodge the camera, I just forget to include myself. In the swirl of distraction, I remember to take a few photos of my daughter with her grandparents and with her dad, but I always forget to ask someone to take a photo with me in it.

This year I will remember to get in front of the lens, maybe even before I snap the photos of everyone else.