in the spotlight – Jaime Ward
We’re introducing you to another one of our Digital Project Life Creative Team members today – Jaime Ward!
Jaime, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?
I’ve been using Project Life consistently ever since it became available in digital form. I also have a physical core kit and sheet protectors, and I have plans for them, but I haven’t used them yet. Digital is so much easier/faster for me, and with five kids my time is limited, so fast is good.
How do you use Project Life?
I use Project Life as my main form of documenting all the photos we take as a family. I work chronologically and I like to work a month at a time. I prefer to wait until a month is through before I start documenting those photos. I like to go through the whole month and plan out my pages. I don’t focus on a photo a day or even a week at a time. If there is one particular event where I took a lot of photos and I can’t narrow it down to just one or two, I’ll just create a page for the entire event. The single, random photos that don’t really share a common theme, other than just being a part of life, get put together on pages.
How often and where do you print your photos?
I’m going to wait until I have an entire year done before I print and then I plan to print as photo books. I have a vision of beautiful photo books for each year lined up on my shelves. One day.
How do you organize your photos and supplies?
I organize my photos by year and then by month. I organize my PL supplies by kit name and love to use the .pdf card reference sheets to make it easier to dig for what I need. I use the Photo Pocket Pages reference sheet the most. It helps me to have all the templates to quickly look through to decide which will work best for my photos.
What are some of your tried and true tips for Project Life success?
My biggest tip for Project Life is not to stress on what the “right” way to use it is. There is not one right way; you just have to do what works for you.
Inspiration from Jaime