Help for the Overshooting Photographer!

Is this just me?
I take like twenty pictures of a cute thing going on. And I can’t bear to delete any of the pictures. And worse, I can’t not print them ALL. So then I have like… a couple thousand pictures of each kid printed per year. Which is a stuffed full scrapbook or sometimes two scrapbooks for one year for one kid.

It’s really bad. Guys, I have a problem. I’m not the most decisive person and I love taking pictures and I love pictures of my kids. SOOOO, I finally figured out how to have my cake and eat it, too!!

Lots and lots of 4x6s with multiple images! The cheater’s way of printing pictures. I can have four pictures in one. I can have three vertical images on a horizontal 4×6 (I prefer to print all my images horizontal for project life) and I can even switch it up and arrange a mix. All on 4x6s so that it’s cheaper and I have less to place in albums!

These photos are from Tuesday, when Everett turned 12 weeks old. (12 weeks old!!! Almost THREE months old!!)  photo 212eresized_zps9b4ebe6c.jpg

I’m guessing most people would have no problem only picking one of the images here. Or even none (gasp) but not me! I want to print them all!
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I still print single images in addition to these storyboard type ones. So for this layout in Everett’s scrapbook I’ll have just one full page full rather than two or three! I ALWAYS print too many baby photos. I have the hardest time with baby photos. Even when Brooklyn was a baby and I used a film SLR, I have three albums from her first year! haha!  photo 205e2resized_zpsea28aa66.jpg

5 thoughts on “Help for the Overshooting Photographer!

  • Your children are all beautiful, and the pictures you post of them are wonderful. I just have to say, when it comes to baby pictures, I'm right there with you. It is so amazing with each shot they have a completely different look on their face, as they notice something, or hear something. Moments we never want to miss, or forget, for that matter. So, I say keep on snapping away, and keeping all of those prints! (I also use the ability to put several pictures on one print – especially with all of the pictures my son Joey took when he was in the Disney College Program. It makes it much more economical to do so!) 🙂

  • Thank you, Chevonne. I've never heard of the Disney College Program, that sounds awesome.

    Anonymous, it's something I do in photoshop using canvas size. I increase the canvas size of one of the images and copy and paste three more onto it. It's kind of hard to explain but really easy to do if you have photoshop.

    Becky, thanks! I'm sure your photos aren't that bad, your profile picture is beautiful!

  • I am the SAME way!!! I keep trying this project 365 thing…and end up with 100's of pictures each day! That's crazy! How can I pick just one to share?!? I can't!! Then I get all overwhelmed and give up! lol. I've currently got 100's of pictures sitting in my photobucket from January just waiting to be blogged, and THOUSANDS of pictures in my Lightroom waiting to be sorted and ready to upload for blogging. I hate the way I do this to myself!! I can't just keep it simple. I have tried. I really tried. I just love taking pictures and always take too many of any and everything! lol. At least I know I'm not the only one! 🙂 I love looking at all of your pictures though, so just keep on snapping sister!! 🙂

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