Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
I’m a mom, and that means I have SO many photos of my daughter on my phone and on my computer! I wanted to share today how I organize our personal photos that causes no stress or confusion! My favorite part of the year is when I get to go back through all of my images and pick out my favorite ones for the scrapbook! 🙂
Like this photo. How stinkin’ cute is she?! She does this stuff ALL ON HER OWN, and I just can’t get enough.
Anyway, back to organizing. On our hard drive, we have a drive that’s titled “Our Pictures.” Within that drive, we organize by folders. We have folders for:
Since I am a photographer, I do shoot in raw, and then edit the photos I want to keep. So within each monthly folder, there’s a RAW folder and a JPEG folder.
That’s it! It’s a pretty simple system and once you start to set it up, it’s super easy to stick with! Whenever I import photos onto my computer I import directly into the monthly folder it belongs in!
Now, what about all those photos on my phone?! I have them set to back up automatically to google photos, and when it comes time to order photos for the scrapbook, I pop into my google photos folder online, and pull out the photos I want and add them to my scrapbook folder! You can also use an app (like Chatbooks) where you can create awesome little books of photos from your phone or Instagram (you can even have them automatically created)!
Easy peasy 🙂 Printing photos is SO important to me, and having this system in place for organizing them makes it incredibly easy for me to actually follow through with printing them!
If you aren’t into making scrapbooks, Artifact Uprising has beautiful options for photo books! I plan to use them for all of Lily’s “A Day In the Life” sessions, and I can’t wait 🙂
Do you have any other tips that work well for organizing your photos? Share them in the comments if you do!
Linda is a Maine-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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