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LIFE:CAPTURED began in August 2013 when we held our first full-day workshop at RAW Space in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to help people document their stories and create tangible keepsakes to be treasured for generations to come. We offer intensive design, photography, and memory keeping workshops, as well as interactive online classes. We are advocates of honest photography, minimalist design, and memory keeping that's simple, beautiful, and tangible. We are the pioneers of the story book, and we offer flexible templates that enable everybody to tell their story. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. LIFE:CAPTURED was founded by Rhonda Mason (of the Pink Ronnie blog) and Trish Chong (of Tealily Photography).

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The official blog of LIFE:CAPTURED Inc, the modern school of memory keeping. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. We blog about design, photography, and how you can preserve your story with timeless, tangible keepsakes.

Behind the scenes: Six things

Ronnie

Behind the scenes: Six things - A blog post by Rhonda Mason for LIFE:CAPTURED Inc (The modern school of memory keeping)

| Written by Ronnie |

ONE // These last few weeks, I have been doing my best to practise the art of discipline. I've been working on two layouts a week for our family life album (you can read more about my catch-up strategies here), and I've been working on the boys' individual albums every weekend. I've also been keeping on top of my photo organisation, and I've been consciously picking up the camera more often at home even when I feel tired. But perhaps most exciting of all, I've finally completed my personal journal story books for the years 2011-2014. This means that I am making actual progress on my personal projects list for the rest of the year, and I couldn't be happier. I look forward to sharing the story books too (when I get them back from print), as they're very close to my heart. Meanwhile, Trish and her family are back from a recent trip to Canberra visiting the Pobkes, and as far as I can tell, Trish is getting back into the photography swing of things, so do shoot her an email if you're interested in a family session or two. 

TWO // I can hardly believe that we are already in the last week of Session 2 of our online classes for the year. I've had the most wonderful group of students this session. In particular, my Photo Organisation with Lightroom class has been my biggest yet, and from all the activity that's been happening in the class forum, I can tell that everyone is getting the hang of it all. If you've missed out on this session's classes, we've already opened registration for Session 1 of 2016 (commencing Monday 11 January), so you are welcome to sign up now to avoid missing out. (Trish and Joel will be on holidays in January, so Visual Storytelling will not be available.)    

THREE // You may have already seen this on our Instagram account, but we've decided to host one last signature workshop in Sydney before the end of the year on Friday 27 November. For those of you hoping to brush up on some photography skills and add some memory keeping and design know-how to your repertoire before summer holidays are well and truly upon us, you can read all the details about the workshop here. Otherwise, feel free to email us if you have any questions. Personally, I'm pretty excited to be holding our flagship event one more time before the year ends, as there's nothing quite like teaching and interacting with people face-to-face...

FOUR // We've been working on a new blog series called From my memory box, and we're planning to launch it later this week if all goes according to plan. We've also been lining up some amazing creatives for our Storytellers interview series, which is super-exciting. In fact, I've been contemplating bringing someone onto the team to help with co-ordinating and growing this series, as I genuinely believe it has lots of potential. Also, having read all your lovely feedback on this post, I'm planning to add a few more video posts to the mix. So watch this space, friends!

FIVE // Who's on Periscope? I've finally set up an account, and I'm planning to use it to show behind-the-scenes glimpses into my personal memory keeping. I do love writing about my process and my systems on the blog, but there's nothing quite like being able to just show you and being able to actually chat about it. I love the interactive aspect of Periscope and look forward to being able to answer your questions on the go.

SIX // And lastly, I'm thinking of writing an online class on time management. Interested, anyone?  

You can read the other posts in this series here

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