Photography

3 Steps To Organize Digital Photos

posted by Andrea | 12/15/2014 | 21 comments
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Since I get SO many questions about how I store and organize my digital photos, and since most people take a bazillion photos over the holiday season, I figured it was time for a blog post dedicated to digital photo organization.

Today, I’m sharing my relatively quick and simple 3-step process to store, organize, and backup all my digital photos.

Simon @ 9 Months

posted by Andrea | 12/4/2014 | 21 comments
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Maybe it’s the fact that the holiday season is crazy busy, or that Simon is the 2nd child, or that the months are going by SOOO fast — but I honestly almost forgot about today’s 9 month post!

It wasn’t until just a couple days ago that I remembered (while in the shower, of course) that… DUH, my little boy is 9 months old on December 4th.

Simon @ 8 Months

posted by Andrea | 11/4/2014 | 18 comments
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Simon is 8 months old today!

A Few of my Favorite Fall Family Photos

posted by Andrea | 10/16/2014 | 20 comments
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It’s been a while since I shared many “family life” photos here on the blog… so since Fall is my favorite season of the year, I figured it was time to share!

Simon @ 7 Months

posted by Andrea | 10/6/2014 | 9 comments
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Simon hit the 7-month milestone over the weekend — so that means lots of cute baby boy pictures on the blog today!

Our Family Photo Shoot {September 2014}

posted by Andrea | 09/15/2014 | 26 comments
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Come check out our newest family pictures!

Simon @ 6 Months

posted by Andrea | 09/4/2014 | 23 comments
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Simon is 6 months old today!

Simon @ 5 Months

posted by Andrea | 08/4/2014 | 13 comments
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Simon is 5 months old today — come see cute baby boy (and proud big sister) photos :)

Simon @ 4 Months – on 4th of July!

posted by Andrea | 07/4/2014 | 11 comments
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Happy Birthday America… and happy 4 months baby Simon. Be prepared for lots of cute pictures!

Simon @ 3 Months

posted by Andrea | 06/4/2014 | 18 comments
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Simon is 3 months old! He’s rolling over, drooling like crazy, sharing lots of smiles, and sleeping really well! Such a sweet little boy.

Simon @ 2 Months

posted by Andrea | 05/5/2014 | 25 comments
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Guess who had his 2-month “birthday” over the weekend?!?!

Simon @ 1 Month

posted by Andrea | 04/4/2014 | 26 comments
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Simon is a one month old today!

I’ve already shared several “Simon posts” this past month, so I don’t have a ton of new information… but I do have lots of pictures!

Our 2013 Digital Photo Albums + Q&A

posted by Andrea | 01/24/2014 | 43 comments
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They’re here! Our 2013 photo albums are “hot off the press” as of last week — and Nora and I have looked at them at least twice (in their entirety) every single day since then!

Today, I’m answering a bunch of questions I’ve gotten about these books, as well as sharing a bit more about my thoughts on digital books.

A Family Photo-Shoot Gone Wrong

posted by Andrea | 07/4/2013 | 19 comments
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Dave and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this past Sunday, and since I always try to get a picture of us on our anniversary, we asked my sister to take a few quick shots after church.

Nora normally loves the camera and says “cheese” whenever we point the lens her way. But, it was warm, we were hungry, Nora was tired, and well… this is what we ended up with.

My Mission to Get Out From Behind the Camera

posted by Andrea | 05/27/2013 | 21 comments
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Over the past 2 years, I’ve made HUGE strides in my effort to take more pictures. And while I’m thrilled to be taking more pictures, I’ve started to notice one problem… I’m always behind the camera.

I’ve decided that I need to be more proactive about getting in front of the camera — even if it’s not always convenient (or I haven’t done my hair!)

Nora @ 18 Months

posted by Andrea | 05/22/2013 | 29 comments
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There are SO many things I could share about Nora since her 15 month update — I’m not even sure where to begin. Yes, she has grown inches and gained pounds, but it’s simply amazing how much she has learned these past 3 months.

She’s a little girl now — and I love it!

How to Make a Personalized Alphabet Book

posted by Andrea | 04/19/2013 | 41 comments
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A couple weeks ago, I shared a photo collage featuring just a few pages from a personalized alphabet book I made for Nora. And from that day on, I’ve received question after question asking how I created the book.

Today’s post is quite long, but if you’d like to learn how to make your own book (or if you just want to peek at Nora’s book) you’ll definitely want to keep reading!

7 Simple Tips to Take Better Photos

posted by Andrea | 03/4/2013 | 21 comments
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This post is one I NEVER expected to write… because personally, I feel like photography is not one of my strengths.

However, over the past 2-3 years, I have learned A LOT about taking and editing photos; and since I’m frequently asked to write a post about photography, I’m venturing out into uncharted waters today.

Our Digital Photo Albums + How I Manage Photos

posted by Andrea | 01/29/2013 | 53 comments
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I used to be so overwhelmed with all of our photos that I actually stopped taking pictures for a couple years. However, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve come up with a photo management system that works really well for us — at least for now!

Today, I’m sharing how I organize ALL our photos — and how I create our digital photo albums using a free online program.

Merry Christmas… from the Dekkers

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2012 | 36 comments
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As I mentioned yesterday, I’m taking a two-week blogging break to spend time with family — and to enjoy Dave’s extra-long two FULL weeks of Christmas break!

However, I couldn’t just leave for two weeks without wishing you all a VERY Merry Christmas, or without sharing our 2012 Christmas card — and a few cute family pictures!

My 10-Minute Photo Collage

posted by Andrea | 12/6/2012 | 10 comments
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Over the past few months, we’ve noticed that Nora has an obsession with pictures… like whenever there are pictures around, she can’t focus on anything else until she carefully looks at all of them.

So the other day, I took a yardstick and extra clothespins and made her a photo collage for her bedroom wall — in about 10 minutes!

Nora @ 12 Months

posted by Andrea | 11/24/2012 | 11 comments
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Today we’re celebrating Nora’s first birthday with both Dave and my immediate families… so since you all can’t celebrate with us, I figure I’ll just share a bunch of cute pictures and her 12 month updates with you!