Securing your memories

I often hear comments from people exclaiming how many photo's that I take. If you follow any of my social media channels then you will know it's no understatement because there isn't a day that goes by where I don't take half a dozen photo's or so. Whether these images are taken on my phone or DSLR I always have a camera within my reach, ready to catch every ordinary or extraordinary moment. 

Noah is now just 15 months old and I probably have close to 5,000 photo's of him stored on my computer. Some people may think it's a bit excessive or even obsessive but for me photographs are so very important.

I have documented every single moment of pregnancy, babyhood and toddlerhood. I have images and video's of his first smile, first word and first steps so it certainly pays to have your camera within you reach as those memories are then documented forever.

At the moment all my images, videos and sound clips are all stored on my old laptop. It's currently running out of space and sometimes shut's down involuntary too. In the back of my mind I am always worried that my laptop won't turn on in the morning, that the files will corrupt, that I will loose all our documents. The thought of loosing all those memories caught on camera literally makes my mouth dry and my heart miss a beat. The thought terrifys me. 

With this in mind I have been looking at alternative and more secure ways of backing up my data. In the past we have used discs, pen drives and external hardrives but I do find them to be a hassle and I want to use something more efficient. My search brought me to cloud hosting, a place where I would be able to store everything I need online, in one place. There are many benefits from using cloud and it's not just great for personal needs but ideal for business needs too. 

Are you obsessed with taking photo's? How do you backup your files?   



  1. My daughter is a year old and I've got a couple thousand photos of her. I take loads everyday and have managed to capture so many milestones in picture and I'm glad I take so many! I've got all of my photos stored on my laptop, they are also on my husbands 1tb external hardrive and our last backup is Facebook and social media, as I do post quite a lot too! I couldn't imagine loosing any moment I've captured. Never thought about saving in the cloud before, I'm all for making sure I don't lose them though so I'm going to look into that!

    Caraa at babysausages.blogspot.co.uk


  2. I don't think you're obsessive or excessive at all, Jenna, just a normal mummy!

    Being able to store your baby pics privately online where you know they're safe is so important – it takes the stress out of losing your phone or dropping it down the loo (it happens to the best of us)!

    There are a few different services out there that offer free space to securely store photos and videos of your little one. I'm not sure if you'd be interested, but with KatchUp you can also choose exactly what you want to share and who you want to share it with. Your album can evolve as family and friends add their photos too.

    Hope I don't come across too 'salesy', but thought it could be something your readers might be looking for.

    Congrats on the fab blog! Noah is gorgeous!