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Yep I here you~ I know that even when you arent a photographer having thousands of pictures on your desktop and drives can be stressful and totally overwhelming. I get it.  Hopefully these little steps will help you organize your photos in a better way so you can either print them, or make albums, or give gifts or whatever your heart desires.

As an individual I am not going to lie, I am pretty unorganized . However  when it comes to my photos I am totally opposite.  I guess since I am a photographer I have forced myself to be partly organized. I have designed a system where I can easily find my photos whenever I want to find them.

Lets START by transferring your photos to your computer or hard drive.

* I have a HATE relationship with ITUNES. I dont like ITUNES, I think it takes too much space on my computer and I dont like it! So when I upload my photos from my iphone to my computer I just use  the copy and paste   method and this works for me.  After you have copied your folder to your computer add the date the photos were taken.. I usually just add the month, so I would put JULY2016  you can also put IPHONEJULY2016 . This way you know that all of your iphone photos are in one specific folder.

 

INVEST on an external hard drive or a USB, USBs are super reliable and are actually among the best for not losing your photos. External drives can be iffy as I have had many external drives all of a sudden not work. Among one of the best external drives are  the LaCie brand.

One thing I have learned is never totally trust one specific method  always use two.  (Diversify) Keep an eye for discounts on USBs , they are always going on sale and buy the biggest memory you can afford. The downside of an USB is that it is small and well you might lose it however being small is also a pro because you can easily store it.

Make it a point to back up whatever you have stored on your computer to a USB or external drive, or better yet do it all at the same time. While you are uploading to your computer upload them to your USB/external at the same time.

 

DELETE pictures that are not worthy.

I know.. It is hard to delete pictures of your baby , but not every picture you take needs to be saved, the less photos you have the less time it will take you to upload them. So when you are sitting down bored instead of going to FB , just go ahead and go through your camera roll and delete all of those pics. You will also clear memory from your phone because I know very well how you go ahead to take your photo just so the window of ” Cannot take a picture…”  I know I know… But you really do not need 50 photos of your baby crawling. Pick out the best ones, delete the blurry pictures. Take a deep breathe. Dont bother saving pictures you really dont like. Although I am not going to lie, I get pretty close to my pictures and I hate deleting them. ONE good thing about deleting bad photos is that when I go back to look through my photos I only see good photos which inspires me to take more photos because I already forgot about the bad photos I took.  Why not make it a habit and delete 50 photos every week.:)

 

ORGANIZING

Find  the best way for you where you can find your photos, a thing I do is when I upload my iphone photos to my computer I go to the folder and pick the photos from an event say Christmas and take those photos (make sure you copy NEVER CUT when doing this) and make another folder Christmas2016

 

TECHNOLOGY

Remember the VHS cassettes? Where are they now? Even if you do have them how do watch them? Technology is always evolving ~ Media formats dont last forever, and even if you have your memories saved on a DVD it doesnt really matter if you dont have the technology to view them. Unfortunately there isnt a single solution for this, just keep up with technology and update where you save your photos too. Online storage works pretty good as well, it is pricey but its reliable. I have sued Back blaze in the past and they were good.  Also try Google photos, and of course a good one is Drop Box as you can upload the app on your phone and set it up so you can download your iphone photos to your Drop box account.

Cloud storage that are worth checking out

Google+

ONE DRIVE 

Amazon Cloud storage

Flickr

Box

 

SCHEDULE 

Make  it a point to organize all the photos you want to print or do something with every month. This way you can easily keep up. IF you make time to set up a specific time to upload your photos then it will be less overwhelming. Find what works best for you, try different ways to see what works. You might want to upload your photos every week, or every 3 months.

 

 

What to do with your photos?

So you have spent all this time uploading your photos to storage and what happens next?  You never go back to them?

They stay on your computer?  NOOOOOOOOOOOO   Lets break you from that habit .  Here are 5 things you can do with your photos so they dont just stay on your computer for years.

1. Upload the app Groovebook to your phone~ For 2.99 every month you will receive 100 photos in a 4×6 album~ genious. You download the photos from your phone and each month you will receive a beautiful album.   I mean 2.99????????  my kids love seeing the pictures and going through these little stylish albums. Now  a little warning, the quality isnt spectacular ~ but for what it is its pretty amazing!!! HINT: if you edit the photos by making them brighter before you send them to be printed the photos will come out better as it tends to darken the pictures a bit.

2. IF you can splurge try Artifact uprising their little cool albums are pretty cool.  It is about 70 for a 50 page album. I have ordered this before and I did like it the quality wasnt worth 70. So I was a bit disappointed.

3. Kindred  is a photo book company I want to try, you can purchase 7.95 for a book and you get free shipping.  You get to design the album and put different photos in one page, you only get 24 pages which I think isnt enough but I should see how the quality is. It says it creates an album in 60 seconds which sounds pretty good.

4. Print them out in 4×6 and put them in regular photo albums. Print them in different sizes, make them huge, like 20×24, or 16×24!

5.  If you are wanting to print your instagram photos  Try FOXGRAM ~ its affordable and they are pretty cute! love the magnets and these make cute little gifts.

BONUS: Check out this wonderful printer, which I am drooling over, I SO NEED THIS.. MINI printer

HINT: A great idea is to print out yearly photo albums that are better quality.

 

Best Photo organizing APPS

1. UTIFUL  lets you organize neatly what you want to keep , it also makes it a time saver because it actually delete the photos from your camera roll.  This is a must if you want to organize your photo collection.

2. PicJoy  Another great app that makes it easy for you to organize your photos. From time to time you can find this app for free, but its usually .99 a deal if you ask me for all the headaches you will save having this. This app also deletes the photo from your camera roll, which is a problem a lot of people face.

3. Photo file  Organize your photos before you even take pictures.

4. MyPics You can also edit with this app which makes it pretty practical.

 

What are your favorite tools for organizing your photos? Any tips you have?

 

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ITs SUMMERRRRRR!!!!!  and I know the last thing you want to think of is Senior pictures :0

BUT I promise this is good news~

I AM LOOKING for a SQUAD of girls that will be the face for my Senior Campaign!

Natasha Cuevas Photography is a hip and modern photography studio who is all about style and fashion and I know

the pictures you are wanting are not the cheesy posed ones you often see. If you are wanting magazine looking photos

I am your photographer! This is your year~ SO ROCK IT with a photoshoot that will photograph you how you want to be photographed~ we have you covered with makeup artists and stylish locations.

So fill out the questionnaire on here  ~ oh and JUNIORS!! dont think I have forgotten about you, go and fill out the APP as well as I have some great free stuff for you too:)

and I will send you all the details on this wonderful 2017 Senior Campaign where you will get a free PHOTOSHOOT~!!! YAY!!

So go go go and fill it out to see if you are eligible for this great opportunity:)

APPLICATION  HERE

 

 

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Here is the scoop on these SUMMER mini sessions.
Get your beautiful little family together~throw on some cute outfits together, tell your husband it will be easy and only 20-30 minutes out of his day.
Let’s have some fun and take some awesome photos of your family!
 Kids grow up sooooo fast schedule a session and capture how they are now.
I will only book a VERY limited amount of mini sessions. When they are gone, they are gone. Like literally GONE.  So book now if you are wanting a session

What is a Mini Session?

Mini Sessions are condensed 20- 30 min portrait sessions and are perfect for:

  • Smaller families (less than 6 people) who just want some updated portraits  or yearly family photography
  • Updated photos of young children moving through their stages
  • Engaged couples who want just a few great portraits for Save the Dates
  • Expectant moms who just want a few maternity portraits
  • Those needed a few updated head shots or social media avatars
  • Simplified high school senior portraits
  • Those who are on a budget
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Session was in historic downtown Fort Myers~ love the old buildings and colorful walls. When doing sessions here I like to walk all around.

Love meeting new people and capturing sweet moments of their family~ check out these awesome coordinating outfits! sooooo CUTE!

 

 

 

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Are you struggling to decide what to wear for your upcoming photoshoot?
In this post I will be helping you decide how you can pick an outfit that will make your photographs pop and look like they belong in a magazine.
READY for my secrets?

BE ready to coordinate and not match~ this is where a lot of people can get it wrong, they think that everyone wearing the same color will be perfect for photos, this is not the case..

“But what if there is a big group and I want to wear white shirts with jeans?” you might ask
THEN lets think about this.. for a big group of more than 6 people, this can be a good choice, that way noone will stick out if they are wearing the brightest color~ usually for big groups I suggest wearing similie matchy stuff.. BUT dont be afraid to not match either. A big group can totally pull it off if they are coordinating outfits and not matching their outfits. Challenging but it can be done.

When it comes to families the rule of not matching applies to you. You can start by choosing a dress (we can call this the KEY PIECE) for the kids or for mom and then choose colors that match that dress. If it has pinks and blues, choose your next outfit accordingly with this. BUT you cant select another pattern, your choices will have to be pretty simple and plain. When you have different patterns the photos will not look good. Choose colors that you know look good with your skin tone. However there are patterns that look great together. If you are doing a photo shoot with me I always guide you step by step in this process, I have clients who are out shopping and text me pictures to see what I think.:)

Places like
TARGET
OLD NAVY
THE GAP

Have a great selection of great colors!~

Accessories look great in pictures, big chunky necklaces, bracelets, hats, flowers in your hair. However be sure not to overdo it so the accessories dont over power the photos. Layering also works great because it can help with making the photos look different and give you different looks.
When taking newborn photos make sure not to over do the accessories, or put a huge flower on their head~ we want to be able to capture them as they really are and not have the flower be the center of attention.

ONE KEY item I love when taking photos is texture~ clothes with texture add dimension to photographs, especially in babies and children. ITs amazing what a sweater with texture will do to a photograph, it will have a timeless feel.

Avoid the color red, unless its Christmas photos~ Red tends to add a color cast and doesnt photograph really well.

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This will give you great ideas on color choices and how you can add different types of accessories to your outfit~ genious .. before pinterest, this was it!
Feeling creative? You can do your design your own collaboration and make your own outfits~ so much fun! So if you have something in your head and want to see how it looks all put together give this a try.

A fun app StyleIt helps you select outfits based on your favorite items.This is like having your personal assitant at your finger tips.. genious!!:)

Do you have any styling clothing favorite apps you use?

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