This post was sponsored by Blurb, however all content and opinions are my own.
As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching I wanted to share with you the gift I’ve been giving my mom for Mother’s Day for the past 8 years. As the photographer in our family I always have the camera in my hand. I am a firm believer in not leaving our pictures to sit on a hard drive for years to come, rather to get them printed for generations to enjoy.
Throughout the year in our family gatherings I make it a point to take pictures. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a birth in the family, a holiday or a trip to the zoo I make it a point to capture the event. I always make sure that I keep these images organized on my computer and hard drive. Here is my simple step by step of organizing my digital files:
- Create a main Photo Folder on your computer or external hard drive
- Within the main folder I have a Folder for the year i.e. 2017
- Next within the year folder I have a folder for each month i.e. January 2017
- Within the month folder I have events that I label with the date and the event i.e. 1.15.17 Dad’s Birthday Party
This helps me keep them all in one place and organized. I know exactly where to go when I need to find a picture!
Over the years my go to company has been Blurb which is an independent, creative book making platform! Not to mention I love using their free book making software, BookWright to create the layouts of the photo album. Using this software that they provide makes it easy and less of a task on me when it comes to designing, which is not my forte. Some feel like making these photo books is a daunting task. I won’t say it’s quick but it can be easier and you can save time by using someone like Blurb who has software and tools set in place to help you. Make the time, you’ll never regret it, I promise!
Each year I have stayed consistent with my size and look of the books. I always use the Landscape 10×8 books with the cover being an image wrap! They have amazing paper options but I always tend to stick with the Standard for my books! You can order their swatch kit, which I highly recommend. This way you can be certain you are getting the feel and look you want before making the investment when ordering your book. You can order it for $7.95 but the best part is they also send you a code, so when you order your book they will apply the cost of your kit to your purchase!
PLUS! you can snag 25% Off by using the code:
SIXTHBLOOM Offer value: 25% off photo books Terms & Conditions: *Offer valid through May 15, 2017(11:59 p.m. local time). Valid only for photo books uploaded to and purchased through your own account. A 25% discount is applied toward your product total with no minimum or maximum order amount. This offer is good for five uses, and cannot be used for digital purchases or combined with volume discounts, custom orders, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.
If you could create a photo book what kind would you create? A Mother’s Day book, travel book, vacation book, a themed book?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST