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our 2020 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many family yearbook posts here on the blog and it’s time to reveal my latest album! It looks a little different than prior years because I tried a fabric cover- I wanted something fancier to display on our living room table. It’s a 10×10 photo book from Printique (my favorite)...

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how to convert VHS tapes

In order to convert video into digital formats, you’ll need 3 things:  – a computer– a video capture device– a video player that can play the format of tape/reel you want to convert For most types of video tapes, it’s very difficult (and expensive!) to get your hands on a playing device.  Even VCRs, a...

how to organize videos

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is ‘how do you organize your videos?’  I think it’s because my title, Professional Photo Organizer, makes it sound like I just organize Photos and completely ignore that Videos exist (that’s definitely not the case).   Here’s the answer:  I organize photos + videos together, in the...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Photos App Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Photos App! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE PHOTOS TRICKS 1. Filter by Media Type Feel like your Camera Roll is full of junk and clutter, but...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Camera Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the iPhone Camera! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE CAMERA TRICKS 1. GRIDLINES Gridlines displayed on the camera screen are really useful! I use them when I’m...

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our 2020 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many family yearbook posts here on the blog and it’s time to reveal my latest album! It looks a little different than prior years because I tried a fabric cover- I wanted something fancier to display on our living room table. It’s a 10×10 photo book from Printique (my favorite)...

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  • KatMcFebruary 10, 2021 - 9:09 am

    You are inspiring but also tool giving. I can’t wait to start seeing finished projects. 
    Also did you buy two 2020 books one with the fabric and one with the photo wrap? 
    I like both but may lean toward photo wrap and the larger family photo on the cover. ReplyCancel

    • missfreddyFebruary 10, 2021 - 9:50 am

      Yes, I did actually print a photo wrap cover that matches all our previous years and THEN a fabric one to test it out!  I love the look of the fabric one but I also love our photo wraps.  The kids seem more drawn to the photo wrap cover.ReplyCancel

  • LisaFebruary 10, 2021 - 11:58 am

    It’s so interesting to see how covid lockdowns and school openings are managed differently by state, thanks for sharing your story! Your book is gorgeous, and the Christmas photos of your kiddos are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • KatieFebruary 10, 2021 - 3:36 pm

    I would love to see the pages of your kids picture school along with their own hand writing. I love this idea! And the year In review ReplyCancel

  • LeeAnneFebruary 16, 2021 - 6:05 am

    I have 2 kids and often wonder if I should get 2 copies of a family yearbook, for them each to have one some day. What are your thoughts on that?  

    I’m slowly making my way through your course and consolidating all of our photos from different digital sources. Your course is so I easy to follow and keeps me on track-thank you! ReplyCancel

  • GlennaFebruary 16, 2021 - 8:50 am

    Hi. 
    Regarding those screenshots-do they fit easily or do you have to re-size on another app or software? ReplyCancel

    • missfreddyFebruary 16, 2021 - 11:11 am

      I don’t usually resize them, no. When I use AlbumStomp to design my pages sometimes it gives an error that the file is too small so I’ll shift it into a smaller section in the collage until the error goes away.ReplyCancel

  • MoniqueFebruary 17, 2021 - 2:35 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring!  I’ve been wanting to make a book for my mom.  The problem is that what I can afford to do for her (cover, lay-flat, size) is not something my siblings can do for themselves, yet they want to purchase a copy of the book I create for Mom.  It makes complete sense, but I don’t have an answer (so have procrastinated the project).  Do you know of a company where I can create the book, and family members can purchase less expensive versions?ReplyCancel

    • missfreddyFebruary 17, 2021 - 3:35 pm

      If you use the AlbumStomp program (the one I use) to design the book, you can upload the pages to print anywhere. So you could purchase a fancier copy for yourself. Then upload the pages somewhere else where books are less expensive for your siblings to purchase- like Chatbooks or Shutterfly. You could even do a softcover to save more money as well.ReplyCancel

  • SarahFebruary 18, 2021 - 12:52 pm

    Your book was 74 pages; do you know how many total photos/images you included? And is 74 pages pretty typical for you and your yearbooks? Thank you! ReplyCancel

  • HillaryMarch 2, 2021 - 3:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I love to see how you incorporate things like google calendar screenshots to compliment the other memories. Such a beautiful book!ReplyCancel

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how to convert VHS tapes

In order to convert video into digital formats, you’ll need 3 things:  – a computer– a video capture device– a video player that can play the format of tape/reel you want to convert For most types of video tapes, it’s very difficult (and expensive!) to get your hands on a playing device.  Even VCRs, a...

how to create an annual video reel in iMovie

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how to organize videos

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MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Photos App Features

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I have been printing my family’s Project Life albums through Blurb for 6 years (I’ve printed 6 family yearbooks + 2 baby books with Blurb) and, through it all, I’ve never had an issue.  But when Becky Higgins launched the new photobook functionality within the app last year, I became curious.  I knew the ordering...

HI, I’M MISS FREDDY.

 

Actually, my name is Casey. As a newborn I resembled Fred Flintstone so my parents nicknamed me Freddy and it stuck. I am a professional photo organizer (yes, that's a thing!) who helps people all over the world make sense of their photo mess through organizing services and self-paced online courses.

 

I want to help you ENJOY your photos again!

 

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