Does the thought of organizing photos stress you out?
Summer is almost upon us. And there’s about to be an onslaught of memory making. Which makes it the perfect time to talk organizing photos with photo coach Leslie Alder.
Leslie is a mom to 4 kids under age 6 who helps overwhelmed moms get their photos and videos off their phone. And into the hands and hearts of their kids.
Highlights from How Organizing Your Photos Reduces Mom Guilt
- Tell me a little about what you do and how you got started? My work organizing photos started after a bout of post-partum depression and anxiety after my second child was born. I realized there were gaps in my memory during this time. And I really had to rely on photos to fill in the gaps for these memories. I realized how important having photos in a consumable format was for helping to solidify my memories. What I do now as a photo coach is to dial in what purpose photos serve in your life. I help you determine what method of photo organizing is needed to make that happen.
- What are some of the words and phrases your clients use when they talk about the guilt they have around their camera roll? I hear things like “I take too many pictures and then I’m not there in the present with my kids”. Some people say “I don’t take enough photos” or “I’m not giving my kids these memories”. I think the guilt we feel over organizing photos can be one of the many things in our mom lives that create unhealthy comparisons and judgment.
- You mentioned that overwhelming photos are a symptom of the bigger, underlying issue that moms feel. Can you explain more about that? Many times when I speak with clients, they don’t have a clear vision of how organizing photos will help them. They have been avoiding the project due to guilt or anxiety. But they don’t know what they want. They just want the negative feelings to go away.
- If someone listening out there is thinking “yeah, that’s totally me”…where do they start overcoming the overwhelm or guilt they are feeling? First, ask yourself “what role are photos currently playing in my life”? And then ask yourself “what role do I want photos to play in my life”? You can also grab my free Declutter Your Phone’s Photo Storage Roadmap to start organizing your photos today.
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Rapid Fire Questions for Leslie
- Are you a morning person or a night owl? Morning person.
- What is your favorite activity to do with your family? Right now I’m spoiled because we live in California and I love going to the beach.
- What is your favorite activity to do without your family? I’m in a learning mode right now so I love to cuddle up in bed with a book.
- Best book you’ve read or listened to recently? We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers
- Tool or hack that makes your mom life or work life easier? Nap time is my time. I have a strict policy of not doing any work for myself or the house while my kids are napping.
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