If you have been following along here or on @emilyalder for a while you know how much I love capturing family moments and daily memories. I am terrible at bringing a real camera anywhere, but I am always whipping out my iPhone to snap pictures and videos. Many of which I don’t share socially, but snapshots in time I want to remember. Recently I was scrolling through the 1,400+ photos I have on my phone and realized I’m not really doing anything with all these memories, besides the occasional Instagram post. I usually get a couple printed each year as gifts, but other than that, they just sit on my phone or computer. It was a little shocking to think that all these moments were almost being discarded by me, the person who treasures them so much.

This past February we ventured on a cross-country road trip as a family. We were in Ohio packing up my mother in laws home and driving her car back. I knew that I wanted to do my best to document the trip and would want to share memories from each of the eight states we would be stopping in. Especially our time in  the Grand Canyon, Bandelier State Park, and Santa Fe, NM. These were all places I’ve visited, but Matt and the kids had never been. The trip was an adventure but on the of best vacations we have ever had. The kids loved stopping on random places along the I-40. We ended up seeing so much of our beautiful country. Being on the road with a destination each day we really had to live in the moment. Of course I had hundreds of pictures once we made our way home. I thought back to my previous realization that I wasn’t doing much with these beautiful images and was determined to change that. I had been in touch with Ali from Timeshel, and I knew this would be the perfect way to preserve the memories from our trip.

As someone who doesn’t lug a real camera around the ease of using something connected to my phone is really useful. Timeshel is a subscription and app that allows you to create a 30 picture collection and at the end of the month they send your beautiful prints to your door. Adding to the collection over a month brings a delayed gratification and sitting down with the family looking through them was so special! We even ordered a few to send to family and friends that we saw on our trip! The kids loved that these little snapshots could be theirs to keep, not just glance at on our phones or wall.

We can’t wait to put them all together in a scrapbook so we can remember each snap, memory, and moment. This is making me thirteen year old self squeal like a preteen.

To learn more about Timeshel you can follow along on their Instagram here.

Thank you to Timeshel for partnering with us on our first months subscription!


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