A step-by-step guide to organizing your photos

Imagine having a beautifully organized and backed up collection of memories that includes all of your digital photos from all of the places, your printed photos from the boxes and albums sorted and digitized, and your home movies in a format you can enjoy again.

If you are fed up with your photo mess, tired of scrolling to try to find that one photo, overwhelmed by all of the apps and cloud services out there, and need an easy to follow guide to motivate you and get the job done, this course is for you.

A simple process that will transform your memories

We help you fast-track your photo project by giving you the tools and process in bite-sized segments to help you organize your whole memory collection including your digital photos, your printed photos, your old media, and your memorabilia. We teach you how to organize your digital photos using Apple Photos and how to set up your system well so you can take advantage of the Apple ecosystem in a way that keeps your memories safe and allows you to enjoy your photos in a whole new light.

This course is for you if...

  • organizing your photos has been on your list forever, but you just don't know where to start

  • you're overwhelmed with the number of photos you have, as well as the number of choices there are from cloud services to software to apps

  • you're nervous about losing your memories to technical fails and you'd sleep better if you knew your memories were safe and backed up

  • you need some simple language around technology

  • you don't have time to google it all and need a solution that will help you fast-track the process

  • you want to be able to find your memories again without scrolling all day long

  • you need an easy and straightforward guide to walk you through your project

The Photo Organizing Blueprint includes...

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes of self-paced video training broken down into easy-to-follow segments for organizing each part of your memory collection…digital photos, printed photos, old media and memorabilia.

  • Workbook that includes worksheets, checklists, samples and more

  • Complete checklist for organizing your entire memory collection

  • 2 downloadable photo organizing templates

  • Bonus material with tips, how-tos, forms and photo organizing tools and resources

  • Access to the Photo Organizing Blueprint Private Facebook Group for questions and support

  • Opportunity to access 1-1 coaching sessions to help you get the job done

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1 Introduction and Meet the instructor

    2. 1.2 How The Blueprint works

    3. 1.3 Before you get started...

    4. The Photo Organizing Blueprint Workbook

    5. The Photo Organizing Blueprint Checklist

    1. 2.1 Getting Started

    2. 2.2 Setting Goals

    3. 2.3 Taking Inventory

    4. 2.4 Creating a Photo Organizing Plan

    5. 2.5 Creating a Family Timeline

    6. Photo Organizing Plan Template

    7. Family Photo Timeline Template

    1. 3.1 Digital Photo Organization...why start here?

    2. What is your photo personality?

    3. 3.2 Selecting a Photo Organizing System

    4. 3.3 Choosing your digital hub

    5. 3.4 Setting up your system

    6. 3.5 Consolidating your digital photos

    7. 3.6 Deduplicating your digital photos

    8. 3.7 Organizing and Cleaning up

    9. 3.8 Backing up your Digital Photos

    10. 3.9 Final Clean-up and your Maintenance Checklist

    1. 4.1 Printed Photo Organization...Getting Started

    2. 4.2 Gathering your Printed Photos

    3. 4.3 Preparing your Memories for Sorting

    4. 4.4 Sorting your Printed Photos

    5. 4.5 Scanning your Collection

    6. 4.6 Storing your Collection

    7. 4.7 Backing up your Printed Photos

    1. 5.1 Defining Old Media

    2. 5.2 How to Preserve your Old Media

    3. 5.3 Transfer formats

    1. 6.1 Types of Memorabilia

    2. 6.2 Sorting and Honoring Memorabilia

About this course

  • $347.00

Blueprint Packages

The Photo Organizing Blueprint Course for Mac

Includes The Photo Organizing Blueprint Course (Mac users) + Blueprint Facebook Group

The Tour Package

Includes The Photo Organizing Blueprint Course (Mac users) + Blueprint Facebook Group + Two 1-hour Individual Coaching Sessions

 When a guide is walking with you to share knowledge and help you problem-solve to get you to your destination easier and quicker…

 This package provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance specific to your photo organizing project. It includes two 1-hour individual coaching sessions via Zoom with instructor Holly Corbid.

Are you a PC user?

Then you'll want to check out The Photo Organizing Blueprint for PC


  • How do I know if I can do this myself?

    WIth a good process and the motivation, most people can organize their printed photos themselves and Lesson 4 will walk you through that process. Organizing your digital photos can be a little more challenging because...technology. This course will take you through the process step-by-step. If you know your way around your computer, you should have no problem. Where the technology sometimes gets in the way is during the consolidation phase of the project, but rest assured, if you need support, we're here for you.

  • What kind of support is available if I need help?

    If you need help, all course participants have access to The Photo Organizing Blueprint Facebook Group for questions and feedback. We also offer Individual Coaching sessions. You can purchase these in a package at a discounted rate when you buy the course, or later if you find you need additional help. If you decide you want someone to do all or some of the work for you, you can learn more under Services > Organizing at www.captureyourphotos.com.

  • I see there are bonuses. What are they?

    As my gift to you for purchasing this course, I'm giving you several tools and how-tos that will help you accomplish your photo organizing tasks. They include things like tip sheets for your systems, How to use Google Takeout, an Heirloom Record form, a list of Photo Organizing products and resources, and more.

  • What if I only want to organize my digital photos right now, is this course still for me?

    Yes, you'll find a significant amount of time in the course dedicated to getting your digital photos organized, including 4 of the 7 Lessons. My experience is that once my clients get into their photo projects, they recognize the value of looking at their memory collections as a whole. With that said, a lot of them start digital (which I recommend by the way) then when they are ready, they tackle the other parts of their collection.

  • What if I only want to organize my printed photos right now?

    My experience is that once my clients get into their photo projects, they realize how awesome it would be to see their whole collection in one place, and The Blueprint will help you get there. With that said, if you are just needing some support to get started on sorting your printed photos, Capture Your Photos offers a mini-course dedicated to photo sorting. You can learn more under our mini-courses at: www.captureyourphotos.com/courses

  • What if I buy the course and it isn't working for me?

    I hope that doesn't happen, but if so, please reach out for support. Refunds can be requested within 30 days of purchase.

Endorsed by The Photo Managers

The Blueprint Courses are endorsed by The Photo Managers, the world's leading educational community in the growing field of photo management. To learn more, go to www.thephotomanagers.com.