Category Archives: professional photo organizer

all about dropbox

I have been using Dropbox since THE BEGINNING. Well, maybe not their actual beginning (I looked it up and they’ve been around since 2007) but I’ve had an account with them for more than 12 years! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation? Dropbox is one of the possible results!) I...

all about amazon photos

If you’ve followed me for awhile, it’s no secret that my favorite cloud service is AMAZON PHOTOS! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation?) You receive UNLIMITED full-size photo storage with your Prime Membership. Yes, really! Since photos are fully covered, you only pay for video storage which makes...

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)...

YEAR IN REVIEW [2020]

It’s been a year, hasn’t it?  Nothing looked like the plan I created at the end of last year. As I was writing this post I looked back at the goals I listed in last year’s Year in Review post and I was glad to see I did achieve my #1 goal: take the summer...

holiday photo gift ideas

For years, my favorite place for photo gifts has been Pinhole Press.  I think they have such fun, unique photo gift ideas. And the quality is awesome!   In preparation for the holidays, I’ve pulled together my favorite photo gift ideas… for all ages!  Everything is under $30 and takes only a few minutes to design....

Miss Freddy’s Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping is a little extra challenging this year, right? Usually I’m a proponent of gifting experiences over things, but with travel and many popular experiences limited due to covid, I have another suggestion… gift a gadget to help you organize or enjoy your photos! I put together a holiday gift guide to help. Western...

what is an heic file?

What is an heic file? An HEIC file is a “high efficiency image” format that was created by Apple in 2017. Since then it has become the default format for all photos taken with an iPhone. Heic takes up a fraction of the space of a traditional jpeg file- without losing any resolution! What’s wrong...

Photo Gifts: For Grandparents

Continuing with my Holiday Photo Gifts series this month, I’m back with more Pinhole Press items that are perfect for GRANDPARENTS (or really any adult).  Everything is under $50 and takes only a few minutes to design. 1. Magnetic Photo Calendar I love the simple, traditional look of this magnetic calendar.  It really allows the photos...

Category Archives: professional photo organizer

all about iCloud

Almost every single client I work with pays for iCloud. Except the majority of them don’t have any idea how iCloud even works or are too scared to stop paying for it. (I get it! Apple makes it scary to leave- are you going to lose everything? yikes!) Personally, I just use the free 5GB...

Our Hawaii Trip + Video Tips!

Our trip to Hawaii definitely didn’t look like we expected it to (we booked this in February 2020 with NO idea how the world was about to change)!  Back then, if you told me that in order to fly to Hawaii, the whole family would have to spit in cups- WHILE ON ZOOM with the...

all about dropbox

I have been using Dropbox since THE BEGINNING. Well, maybe not their actual beginning (I looked it up and they’ve been around since 2007) but I’ve had an account with them for more than 12 years! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation? Dropbox is one of the possible results!) I...

all about amazon photos

If you’ve followed me for awhile, it’s no secret that my favorite cloud service is AMAZON PHOTOS! (Have you taken my free quiz to get a personalized cloud service recommendation?) You receive UNLIMITED full-size photo storage with your Prime Membership. Yes, really! Since photos are fully covered, you only pay for video storage which makes...

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)...

how to incorporate video into your family yearbook

Ever wondered how to include VIDEOS in a photo book? This is how I do it! When I discovered the 1 Second Everyday app 5 years ago, I started taking more and more video clips with my iPhone. Gradually I noticed my memory keeping behaviors shifted- the number of photos I took decreased and the...

YEAR IN REVIEW [2020]

It’s been a year, hasn’t it?  Nothing looked like the plan I created at the end of last year. As I was writing this post I looked back at the goals I listed in last year’s Year in Review post and I was glad to see I did achieve my #1 goal: take the summer...

holiday photo gift ideas

For years, my favorite place for photo gifts has been Pinhole Press.  I think they have such fun, unique photo gift ideas. And the quality is awesome!   In preparation for the holidays, I’ve pulled together my favorite photo gift ideas… for all ages!  Everything is under $30 and takes only a few minutes to design....

Miss Freddy’s Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping is a little extra challenging this year, right? Usually I’m a proponent of gifting experiences over things, but with travel and many popular experiences limited due to covid, I have another suggestion… gift a gadget to help you organize or enjoy your photos! I put together a holiday gift guide to help. Western...

turning old scrapbooks into a fresh keepsake album

Ever wondered if you should scan old scrapbooks? Recently I worked on a fun personal project: digitizing four very bulky scrapbooks my mother-in-law made 70 years ago during a road-trip around the USA she took with her parents (look below- they’re almost as tall as my computer!), turning them into a fresh, modern keepsake album....

How to document a trip with VIDEO!

At the start of this year, we went on a family ski trip to Lake Tahoe. I decided to document the trip in a new fashion… with VIDEO (after spending 10 years as a professional photographer, this was new territory for me). The result was SO MUCH FUN. The kids loved it. The Grandmas loved...

what is an heic file?

What is an heic file? An HEIC file is a “high efficiency image” format that was created by Apple in 2017. Since then it has become the default format for all photos taken with an iPhone. Heic takes up a fraction of the space of a traditional jpeg file- without losing any resolution! What’s wrong...

where should you print your softcover photo book?

I’m excited to bring you another photo book comparison post, but this one is a little different- I looked at SOFTCOVER photo books this time! For my last two comparison posts, I was specifically looking for a higher-end hardcover photo book with impressive quality for printing my annual family yearbooks. I only make one copy...

how to scan photos with your phone

As a professional photo organizer who has invested quite a lot of money in scanning equipment, my stance has always been that phone scanning apps can’t achieve the same high quality results of a scanner. But now that phone cameras are pretty decent, I was curious about how the scanning apps would stack up side-by-side....

how to stream videos to your tv

I’m for SURE dating myself with this reference, but I remember the days when we would pop our family home video into the VCR and laugh as we watched the playback. Now, in a digital world, our videos are usually stuck on the small screen of our phone and don’t often see the glory of...

how to restore old photos in adobe photoshop

Last year I took on a special photo restoration project- my parent’s wedding photos. For their 40th wedding anniversary I digitized + color restored their faded photos and turned them into a beautiful new album (you can read more about that project in this post). As I shared about that project on social media, I...

where should you print your photo book? [part 2]

Two years ago I did a photo book comparison where I ordered the exact same book from seven different places to compare quality and value. That post was really popular and I continue to field a lot of questions for my thoughts on ‘xyz’ photo book company that wasn’t in my initial comparison. So I...

our 2019 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many a family yearbook post here on the blog, but this one is a special one for me. Prior to now my posts have always, always been about Project Life + Blurb. It was my ‘system’ and I stuck with it for eight years. And it worked fine until suddenly...

Photo Gifts: Digital Frame

When I was in college, I had a laptop where I set a screensaver that would scroll through ALL of my photos. When friends were hanging out in my dorm room sometimes we’d get sucked into the slideshow and start traveling down memory lane. Now, this was a time before cell phones and social media...

Photo Gifts: For Grandparents

Continuing with my Holiday Photo Gifts series this month, I’m back with more Pinhole Press items that are perfect for GRANDPARENTS (or really any adult).  Everything is under $50 and takes only a few minutes to design. 1. Magnetic Photo Calendar I love the simple, traditional look of this magnetic calendar.  It really allows the photos...

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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