organize your photos
In January, start a folder on your desktop, or even an album on your phone. Label it January 2018. All the photos from that month go into that folder. At the end of the month, print those photos. 4x6 is a great size, and there are now prints sized 4x4 which are super cute for a magnet board or fridge, or even an album. There are plastic page protectors in these sizes, such as these and these that you can add your photos to and put them in a notebook or album!
preserve your memories
When your photos arrive, add them to your album, and you've done it! Do this each month, and at the end of the year, your family album will already by done! One more thing you may want to do is, when the photos arrive, before you slip them into the sleeves, do a little quick journaling on the back. Write the date or an important fact such as "Ashley's 9th birthday. Mom, Dad, Lauren, and Grandma. College Station, TX". Many years later, you'll be so glad you took a little time to write this down! It only takes a few minutes, you can do it while you watch TV one night.
professional photos each year
Now that you've got an easy plan for your everyday memories, don't forget about professional family photos. These are a simple way to create art for your homes, and preserve memories for generations. Professional photos are large files with a high resolution, and most of all.. everyone can be in the photo. Make sure to book a session and try to do it every year! Any time of the year is a good time here in College Station. The weather is temperate year round, and in the summer when it's pretty hot, maybe consider a lifestyle photo session in your home! Sessions with me are low stress and I try to keep it fun for the kids! We will meet up and the kids can play, families snuggle up, and we get those photos done!