Managing Your Photo Collections

photos in a boxMost of you, like me have either acquired your parents photo collections or perhaps taken many digital photos of your own children.

Where do You Keep your Old Printed Photos

Perhaps your parents kept them in numerous boxes or even a sticky back album. What about photo frames or those old vintage photo frames, my husband has many of them. Inheriting them can give you an emotional rush of memories so truly what do you do with these.


  1. One thing you can do is to pack them up into archival boxes for storage some where in your home where it is not prone to floods for water leakage;
  2. Another thing is to sort them into occasions or years and choose only special ones that tell a story to create a photo book/album or a photo slideshow with music.

Where do You Store your Digital Photos

Wow…you have entered the digital age in photography. Do you have a growing number of digital photos? These photos taken of your children, holidays or many others, where do you keep them? Are they still in your SD cards or are they still in your digital camera? Or have you downloaded them onto several computers in your home? Are they still living in your iPhone or iPads? It is time to get them off your phone and into your life.


  1. Gather all your digital photos and keep them in one computer;
  2. Download photos from your smart phones, iPads or tablets, SD cards and digital cameras on a fortnightly or monthly basis;
  3. Sort your photos into folders either by occasions or monthly order, in this way you can use them for future keepsake memories as gifts.

The Importance of an Organised Photo Collection

These photos are recorded events in your parents life, your life and your children’s life. They tell your precious story.

Photos are permanent records of your life stories. Do not lose them in a box or in your old photo albums in your garage or hidden in various files on your computer. Instead give them the life they so deserve.

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Recognising your Life Achievements through your Photos

When you EXPLORE your photo memories, it shows your journey through life and you reignite the excitement you felt as seen in your photos, when you took them.

Slowly, you begin to DISCOVER forgotten memories, treasures from your past and unexpected achievements.

You learn to HONOUR life, you begin to respect others and their journey too.

How to Organise your Photo Collections and Bring it to Life

I take 15 minutes a day to organise my photos. My printed photo collection are sorted into special occasions, tagged for easy finding and retrieved when ever I want to create a Photo Slideshow with music or even create a Photo Book/Album to give my children or for our family to review and take pride in our achievements and relive our adventures. I have the most important ones that tell a story scanned and backed up in a cloud system online.

More importantly, we celebrate our life because it brings us joy as a family get together and tell each other our stories and why it meant so much to us. These are memory keepers of our story.

You are truly blessed to live in a digital age where family photo stories can be easily shared. Please spend some time this weekend to look over your photo life and sort them to remember the joys of why you took these photos, in the first place.

A 5 minute look through and I guarantee it will be the most enriching moments to lift your day. Don’t forget your cup of tea or coffee!

Click here to learn more about our photo organising services or call us on 07 3103 9438 to learn how we can help you organise your photos.


About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".