Best ways to care for and store your digital images | Family Photography Savannah, GA

I wish I could say that your digital files will last forever, but they can easily get damaged if not stored properly. Think for a moment about all the different digital mediums we've had over the years- do you still remember floppy disks? Do you know that the lifespan of a CD is only five years until disk corruption begins its ugly process? Those are the times you’ll notice a perfectly unscratched CD or DVD will skip and not play properly in a disk player. There are so many reasons why I feel that your printed items are going to bring you the best value for your investment, but the facts are hard to accept. Digitals are a way of life nowadays, and the best we can do is to get educated on how to store and archive our digital files. Here are a few tips I am going to share with you to help you extend the lifespan of your digital images.


Making Duplicates

When you receive your online gallery or digitals on a USB stick you should have an external hard drive or a CD\DVD available to create a back-up copy of your files. I also recommend storing a copy of your images on your personal computer’s hard drive. Having several duplicate options will prove very useful in transporting your data to share with others without having to worry about damaging your original!


Be careful to plug in your thumb drive o0r even an external hard drive and ensure it is inserted correctly on the first try. Many flash drives and disks get irreparably damaged due to being forced into the computer incorrectly. If the drive doesn't plug in, don't force it; double-check to make sure its positioning is correct. Forcing those mediums will not only damage them, but it can also damage your computer!


When transporting your images, keeping it stored in a safe, secure position, such as in a box will ensure longevity. Improper storage can stress the drive and increase chances of banging, bending, or crushing. When holding a disk, be sure to keep your hands off the shiny part of the disk to avoid oils from your hands transferring on to it.  If you smudge your CD, use warm soapy water and a cotton rag for wiping as paper towels can cause scratches. Household cleaners can damage your disk very easy.


If you have a flash drive, always store it with its protective cap on and in a soft bag or container. Leaving the drive's connector exposed will attract dust and sediments, which will rapidly decrease its functioning ability. It is not recommended to store your mediums in a hot place or direct sunlight; cooler temperatures and dark storage are ideal.

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Family Photographers in savannah ga

We braved the cold in November for a family session. I am so lucky to be one of the family photographers in Savannah GA. We took these portraits in a Richmond Hill neighborhood and oh how I love the muted greens and their outfits. I provide my customers with a session guide including recommendations on outfit choices. Sometimes my clients choose their own outfits instead of the studio wardrobe but most clients follow all recommendations in my session guide. Mom here did an outstanding job picking their timeless outfits.


I always try to sneak a “couple picture” in with just the parents. These two love birds always do so great <3.


Hey Mom,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I love featuring my clients’ images here, and this will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me as your Baby Photographer in Savannah.
If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask or scroll through my blog.  My favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame or an album! You can also see my current work on Instagram (please scroll down).
If you have booked a session with me and are drawn to this session, please feel free to send me this link, so I can see exactly what you are wanting to take away from our time together.
If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Andrea Krey Photography and would like more information, please click here to receive more information. All Investment information is discussed in a personal pre-session consultation.
If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at
Sessions are currently booking well into November 2019, so please inquire when you know you’d like a session.
Due to the custom nature of portrait sessions, I take a limited number of clients each month.
I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!

xoxo Andrea

Spring Sessions | Savannah Family Photographer

Who else is excited that we can finally go to the beach again? I don’t know about you, but I have been there about five times this year already and I can’t wait for it to warm up even more to make memories at Savannah’s beaches and marshes.

Example for marsh location

Example for marsh location

If you are a young Savannah family and want to spend an evening with me at either one of my two favorite locations to make memories to remember for a lifetime, fill out the form below to receive all details about my Savannah family photography sessions. I offer these limited sessions only twice a year - Late Spring and late Fall!, with the locations being different in Fall (but who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind).

The spots are very limited, and on a first come, first serve basis.

Example for beach location

Example for beach location

Outfits for the whole family are included and I have an extra big selection for the smallest ones and mommies! You can conveniently pick them in an online gallery or come for a dress-up appointment to my studio.

I am always up-to-date with tides and weather forecast and have a few make-up dates, if the weather doesn’t play along. But even a little bit of dancing in the rain makes for a great session.