If your a mom like me….you’re probably documenting all those important milestones in your kids lives. From the first day of school to the first driving lesson. If your like me…you probably whip out your cell phone very inconspicuously to get a genuine teenage moment. It’s handy and small. I love it! Documenting day to day life has never been easier. What’s the importance of backing up phones anyhow?
I have known the importance of backing up my images taken with my camera for many years now. Those babies go through a quintuple- back up…cloud, computer, hard drive, cards and print. But….when iCloud storage came into play, I was against it because I didn’t feel comfortable with my “personal” family information out there on a massive black cloud. But, it’s time to face the music. There is no way to escape it, every time we post on social media our info is out there.
Any how, we took our kids to an amazing vacation in Hawaii because our oldest graduated high school and we wanted to give the kids a special gift to remember. Two weeks on the island of Kauai and it was pure bliss! Bottom line…stolen phone…with Hawaii vacation pictures. Even though I got a new iPhone 6 plus in rose gold just like I wanted, I had all those silly pictures I got of my kids on our vacation to Hawaii! It’s not like we go to Hawaii every year! We just went on that trip!
The upside? You know, since I’m a photographer, I did have all my beautiful camera gear with me. I did come back with a couple thousand images. I captured the kids running out of the water at the North Shore and the amazing Hawaiian Tahiti Dance Competition. As soon as I got home, I went through my drill. Cull and print. Found my favorites and printed them on heirloom canvases and prints. I have a medium heirloom 20×30 canvas of my youngest boogie boarding displayed in my living room along with other large images gracing my entrance hallway. It was pretty nice because I also captured video during our secret lava bed excursion on my main camera. If I wouldn’t have had my camera I would have been miserable. I do miss those little snaps shots I took with my phone though.