Print photos from your computer to your wall
If you’re wondering what to do with your photos from your everyday life or even from your session, Jen (the mom of this cute family) has some print ideas for you (the photos in this post are from Jen’s Day in the Life session with her family). She told me she had just ordered all kinds of things from Shutterfly and I thought all of you would love to hear about what she’s been doing to make sure her photos get off her computer and into her real life. Here’s Jen:
I been using Shutterfly so much as of late.
Sites like Shutterfly are so easy to use when you have a plethora of good pictures (thanks, Davina, for providing me with those).
At times I get overwhelmed at the task of narrowing down a bunch of pictures to favorites before I upload them to Shutterfly, but to that I say: Don’t sort before. Shutterfly offers unlimited photo storage, so you might as well upload those photos to an additional spot for safekeeping. It is okay to sort through them after they are uploaded. I have found that it is so much easier to upload the photos at times when I am not actively working on projects, so none of the photos escape unsaved.
Once the photos are in Shutterfly, it is easy to move them around into different albums, as desired.
Shutterfly offers coupons and freebies all the time—I get mine via email and Facebook posts. I have found that it is easy to take advantage of the time-sensitive freebie offers, if I have have spent time before creating the projects that I would like before the offer appears (they have specific items that they regularly offer for free, so it is easy to make those ahead of time—you only have to pay shipping).
Make sure to print your photos
Enjoy your products once they come. In this digital age, it can be hard to remember to print hard copies of photos.
Shutterfly has a 100% satisfaction guarantee which they stand by.
You might think that I work for Shutterfly or something. I don’t. Their products and service works for me and I love having printed copies of photographic memories.
Fun things to make a Shutterfly
- Each of my kids chose their favorite photos and made a notepad for themselves
- An album
- We made a puzzle from some of our favorite photos from our session. I am not much of a puzzle person, but it was a delight to put this together with the kids. There are so many fun things to make at Shutterfly.
Want to know what Jen said about their Day in the Life?
I feel like Christmas came early. I am in love. I can’t stop watching the slideshow. Thank you for capturing a day in our life.
I am in love. I am so grateful that you were able to capture such precious moments and real life.
There are so many photos that I love.
I love the photo of all of us reading books in Cassius’s room. I love family pictures and this is such a sweet moment.
I love the photo of Cayelle and Ryan looking off into the distance. I want to know what they are looking at. I love their closeness.
There are so many great shots of the kids and me (yes, me, I am finally in the pictures, which is a big deal as the resident family photographer). I love the one of Cayelle and me on the back steps where she is looking up at me. It may not be long before she surpasses me in height and it feels the time she has left to live at home will fly by since the first half has felt like the blink of an eye. I love the photo where Cassius is reading to me downstairs. We are snuggling and reading Star Wars. That is so Cassius and so us. He loves to laugh and snuggle and anything Star Wars.
Thank you, thank you. We love the slideshow.
Cassius lost two teeth over the break. He announced that we would need to do another Day in the Life photo session since he lost his first tooth and that was a big change. It was sweet. I would definitely like to do this again. It is not just his teeth that have changed since then.
Ryan LOVES the photos too. It was such a good experience. Soon after you had sent the slideshow, I found him in his car after work watching it on his phone. Neither of us can get enough of it.”-Jen
See their session slideshow here:
This family is so awesome!
I loved getting to see them interact with each other. Jen laughs a lot and is so playful with her kids. Ryan brings a focused intensity to their world. Together they’ve created a fun environment that also allows room for quiet and the chance to concentrate on projects. Ryan makes amazing fajitas that had my mouth watering while they sizzled in the fading light of the day. I love that both he and Jen lead the way in exploring creativity and doing what it takes to connect with each of their kids.
As a family, they all worked on a Star Wars project for a client that Ryan had the next day, everyone pitching in together to make the idea a reality. They encourage creativity and learning. In the evening they play games together (you have to google the game ‘exploding kittens’ if you’ve not already heard of it) and Ryan sits down and plays the piano while dancing, singing, and tickling ensue. It was amazing to get to be with this fantastic family!
Thank you, Jen and Ryan, for the chance to get to spend a regular day after school with you. It was awesome…and I’m still smelling those amazing fajitas cooking in the backyard!
Davina Fear is a Familyness Adventurer. She loves seeing the good in the world and she wants to photograph your family’s everyday awesome-ness. She specializes in photographing the craziness of everyday life for families. She also knows what Wingardium Leviosa means and wishes her kids could have gone to Hogwarts (but they would come home every night and not stay all term).If you are like this family and love Disneyland or family vacations…and you’d like to remember all the little moments (and that you were there, too), get details and more information by calling or texting Davina at 704-964-5882, you can also reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org