Rita Norton- How To Organize Your Photos

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Rita Norton to discuss organizing your photos and how to create beautiful photo collections. 

Rita Norton is the mom to two college-age children and was an Oregonian for the past 25+ years. A job transfer for her husband (in the summer of 2016) resulted in a cross country move and she now resides in Boston, MA. The birth of her son 23+ years ago was also the start of her entrepreneurial adventure. Photos have always been at the core of her businesses and continue to inspire and drive her passion to create beautiful keepsake photo collections for her clients.

Key Takeaways to Tune In For

  • [01:35] How Rita got started her career as a professional photo organizer 
  • [04:44] The best ways to organize printed photos
  • [06:25] How to tell what photos to keep and what photos to toss
  • [12:15] At the end of the day, scanning the photos is the ultimate goal
  • [13:20] Tip: save only the best of the best physical photos. Once you scan it, it loses its resolution 
  • [17:00] if you are storing physical photos the storage boxes need to be photo-safe, archival quality, and plastic is not going to keep your photos properly.
  • [21:22] The BEST photo scanner for home use: Epson V600 or Epson FF680 Highspeed Scanner 
  • [30:10] The best ways to discard photos you don’t want
  • [38:15] The 3 best practices to organize digital photos

You can contact Rita at [email protected], www.photovation.com or on Instagram at @ppo_studio

If you need help organizing more than your photos book a coaching call or a Done In A Day Online Declutter session with me and we can start YOUR journey to organization today!


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Products mentioned in the podcast:


External Hard Drives, Seagate & Toshiba are my favorites, always get at least a 2TB drive.

Backblaze is a great way to get all your files backed up automatically. It’s easy. It’s secure. It will even backup your external hard drives (when plugged in). So worth the peace of mind!

Sharing Photos

For sharing my photo in a safe, secure and private setting I recommend SmugMug. With unlimited photo storage and storage for videos up to 20 minutes, SmugMug provides a beautiful viewing experience.

Storage Boxes

Archival Methods, https://www.archivalmethods.com/

Native Archival, https://www.nativearchival.com/

Plastic Archival Small boxes for individual categories  

De-duplication software

PhotoSweeper (mac), https://overmacs.com/

Duplicate Cleaner Pro (pc), https://www.duplicatecleaner.com/


Epson V600 Flatbed Scanner  

Epson FF680 Highspeed Scanner 

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