That difficult second album


Where I have two or three albums full of my son’s baby photos, all lovingly compiled and correctly captioned, my daughter is lucky to even have a photo printed out and stuck to the fridge door.

It isn’t that I don’t have any – I take hundreds – it’s just that I’ve never managed to find the time to make them into a keepsake like I did with her brother’s.

Reading this week how by not printing our photos out we risk losing them forever has reminded me that I really should get going on the baby gal photo albums.

Google vice-president Vint Cerf is warning us that by storing our photos on hard drives, we may end up losing them as computer hardware becomes out of date and obsolete.

I can easily imagine that happening, as I have so many photos that I’d hate to lose stored on my phone and iPad. I’m definitely going to add making my daughter an album to my to do list.

To help remind me, I’m sharing one of my favourite photos of her as a baby. I love it because she is being held by her dad, who was in hospital at the time but allowed home for the afternoon for some much-needed family time.

Have you got round to making albums for your children? Or do you rely on storing images on the computer? I’d love to know – I need some second album-making inspiration!

X Julia

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    Mini Travellers
    February 19, 2015 at 6:11 am

    What a good point, we have loads of Lily and none of the twins! Some on the wall recently but none in actual albums! Must sort! thanks. #mycapturedmoment
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    Lorna Davis
    February 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Yes, I must admit, its one of the things that seems to always be at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list. Must make an effort to print a load out now. I can’t remember the last time I had photos printed actually- oh dear! We were the same with videoing. The first child has disc after disc of footage, whilst the second has hardly any :/ The more children that come along, the more hectic life seems to get and the conscious recording of events seems to get missed.

    That is a lovely photo of your little one. She even seems to be looking at camera. Precious x
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    February 19, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Awwww look at that picture! Cute. I haven’t got any in albums as they take up too much room – however a few of the very precious ones is a good idea. Jess xx #mycapturedmoment
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    sarah christie
    February 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

    What a lovely photo Julia, I have the hugest fear of loosing all my previous memories so i have then all on my I cloud, on my mac and also back up to snap fish just in case x
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    Potty Mouthed Mummy
    February 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Cute! I get a photobook printed at the end of each year so I have copies of h’s photos always xx
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    February 19, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Eek! Julia you’ve scared me now. My photos are my prized possessions and I couldn’t bear to lose them. However I have SO many that going through them and getting them printed will be a huge job. Thanks for the info, much appreciated and well done for getting a piccie of your second! xx
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    Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    February 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I worry about this too, all our photos are electronic and although we have multiple copies, the media becoming obsolete is a worry. I guess that we just need to keep backing up on to each new type of storage 🙂 And actually printing some out! #mycapturedmoment
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    Everything Mummy
    February 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    ahh that pictures is just adorable i haven’t printed photos out in ages! i put them all on memory sticks but it still lovely to s look at them all in an album isn’t it x
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    February 19, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Oh my gosh how gorgeous. But yes I know exactly what you mean, finding the time to do things like that when you have more than one child is nigh on impossible. x
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    Not A Frumpy Mum
    February 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Such a sweet photo, I love how she is looking up to her dad.

    I’m rubbish at printing out photos, but have uploaded them all to photo box so if a hard drive went anywhere I would still have access to the photos, I really need to get them made into a photo book!

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    Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    February 19, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Great post and SO true!! We create Photobox books with all our favourite pics! We’ve got 7 or 8 of them now — 3 or 4 of festival weekends and a few from holidays. Starting to build up a little library!

    As yet, we haven’t compiled albums for the boys, but we’ll get around to it this year.

    They’re such good quality too. We always buy the A4 hardback ones and they’re fab! Easy to make and as they’re fully printed, it means that you don’t have to worry about your photos falling out!! X #MyCapturedMoment

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    February 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I rely far too much on technology. We were getting photobooks made each month but have fallen behind by a few months. Must get back on that.

    Gorgeous photo, hope Rog is feeling better soon.


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    February 20, 2015 at 6:23 am

    The Mother says – I LOVE photos and I am dreadful for nipping into the photo shop and printing them off and them framing them and hanging them everywhere around the house. No room escapes! My OH reckons it’s a way out of getting out of decorating! At last count I had 150+ framed photos downstairs alone. I love having them all to look at :0 #mycapturedmoment
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    February 20, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Lovely picture! Thanks for reminding me!! I’ve got lots of nice albums for my daughter but nothing formy son!! Must get on with that! And yes you never know what will happen to all those pics that are stored on computers… Xx

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    February 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

    My fist daughters album is full to the brim, my second daughters however is not even half full. I have lots on disks and stored on my computer. Its one of those things I keep meaning to do – but don’t get the time.
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    Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)
    February 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    A sweet moment captured. I am storing some of my photos on a drive and some are in cloud. Hopefully before the drive becomes obsolete I can transfer them to a more modern storage disk. #mysundayphoto / #mycapturedmoment
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    Gemma stevens
    February 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    This reminded me that i really need to back up my photos on my hard drive. I would be devastated to lose them. Lovely photo of your daughter.
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    Kelly Donald-Pattullo
    February 23, 2015 at 12:19 am

    I’m really glad you brought this up, I hadn’t ever really thought about it but you’re right everything could be lost. I have thousands of photos of my soson but they’re all on my phone/computer/extetnal hardrive. I maybe have half a dozen printed. I need to bump this up to the top of my ‘to do’ list. #mysundayphoto

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    Kim Carberry
    February 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Aww! That is so sweet! Such a lovely photo x
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    February 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Very sweet photo, we are trying to print more out but most are stored on hardrives everywhere

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    February 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Oh my goodness that’s so true! I have a beautiful album of Lili’s first year but poor Poppy’s still not done (and she’s now two). This is a beautiful photo and a very special moment to treasure.
    Thank you so much for joining in xxx
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    February 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Lovely photo 🙂
    This is something I keep thinking about at the moment, I have photo albums for my eldest daughter but I haven’t got round to printing photos since having my youngest, I store everything on my phone and computer and my partner (who works in I.T) keeps telling me to back everything up! Really need to get round to doing this and printing some photos off, always lovely to look through photo albums too! 🙂 x

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    February 25, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I do Project Life, google it it is great!! I print off photos all the time- not just the best ones but also selfies etc… and they go in one album. It works in chronological order so not just an album for this and an album for that. xx
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    Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life
    March 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    I am so guilty of taken thousands of photos of my children and then never printing them off. Are family keep complaining they have no photos of my little ones. Then two weeks ago my iphone broke and all my sons newborn photos were on and they were not backed up anywhere, i was in tears. Luckily we managed to get them off onto the laptop and i have since printed them all out . xx
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