Those moments that are caught in time that bring back so many memories when looking through those precious memories on print. So often I ask myself what would I save in the midst of a disaster? Beside the obvious of my family and pets, the next thing would be my photos. The few I have from my wedding day, the early years of our marriage and kids. Those cherished memories are one of my most valued possessions.
Unfortunately, I understand what it means to lose these most valued possessions.
We bought our first digital camera when my daughter was born. We took lots and lots of pictures. I knew those moments were fleeting and I wanted to be sure to capture these moments. We took videos and so many pictures. Not only did we use the camera, but also our phones as well. With this camera that was always accessible it became so easy to document those precious moments of my little girl. Her first bath, first smile, first time she crawled… So many firsts.
Then the unimaginable happened.
First, my phone ended up breaking. Without backing up my phone correctly, everything was unrecoverable. Second, our hard drives crashed. Again, unrecoverable. Luke tried and tried and because of my tears and relentless pursuing, he tried again. It was useless. Everything was gone. I was devastated. Losing pictures is hard and frustrating. Losing pictures of some of the most important moments of your life is crushing. Life goes by so quickly and my daughter has grown so much. Trying to remember those sweet little details gets harder and harder as she gets older. Those moments I will never get back. If you want to avoid my mistake you can check out our free extensive step by step guide here to avoid this mistake! Click Here!
As we ventured into photography we quickly learned that backing up our images were a number one priority. We never wanted to find ourselves in the situation of losing someone’s wedding photos. We created a workflow that ensured not only a seamless process of importing and organizing our images but also ensuring our clients photos were being backed up on more than one platform.
As much as you might love and trust technology you can guarantee that something will fail.
We thought that backing up and creating a workflow for importing and organizing your photo library was industry standard. We thought that all photographers did this. However, we soon realized that this is not true. There is so much research out there on how to pose, how to market, how to write a blog and more. Yet there is little information out there on digital media workflow. In my mind I think this is a foundation that must be taught and understood before you can move on. If you can not ensure that your images are properly backed up and can be retrieved at any time than you might be doing your clients a disservice.
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If you are making these mistakes it is okay! We all make mistakes! We just want to encourage you to go back, fix it, and build a strong foundation in your business so that you can continue to move forward.
We take for granted all those pictures on our phones and we never think about making sure it is backed up completely until it is too late. Don’t make the mistake I did by loosing all those valuable photos.
We have put together a extensive guide on how to backup your smart phone so that you can have access to all those important and cherished memories that you took the time to document. This guide is simple and easy to understand and something that you can print out for future reference. Don’t let your fear of tech stop you from preserving your memories! We are here to help you get back on track and stand on a solid foundation in your business.