Shutterfly Simplifies Photo Sharing

I love to take photos.

I love to grab as many of those fleeting moments of childhood as I can to stash away for the future.

But when I am at an event or out with family and friends, I often hesitate to pick up my camera. Why???

Because as much as I love taking photos of children, I hate even more the guilt of my overloaded hard drives packed with photos I never get distributed.

My life is so busy – and I am such a procrastinator – that I never make up CDs for people. And since the files are too big, I can’t email more than a few shots at a time. Plus, if you knew how behind I am on emails, you would understand that adding more emailing tasks to my life is more than stressful.

I don’t even take the time to print and frame pictures for my own home! The only shots I do have displayed are some random 4x6s I have plastered on my fridge.

I have an abandoned scrapbook table with hundreds of dollars of supplies that I left waiting for me in my basement when I started blogging. I ache to spend hours artfully arranging my children’s memories. But right now that is just not going to happen in my schedule.

If it weren’t for my blog, my precious photos would be completely unappreciated, hidden away in hard drives.

But Shutterfly is doing their best to reform photo hoarders like me!

The new Shutterfly Share Sites combine the best of photo sites, blogs, and social networking in a way that allows customers to easily connect and collaborate with friends and family in a safe and secure environment.

The Share Sites are a fantastic solution for “multiple camera, single event” photo occasions like family reunions, weddings and team sporting events. You can set your Share Site up so that your family and friends can upload their photos, add comments etc.

As well, Shutterfly added the ability for customers to post and share their photo books on their personalized Share Sites. Once a photo book has been added, Share Site members can preview the book, add comments and order their own copy. If customers wish to create their own version of the book, a one-click process allows them to save it to their Shutterfly account and edit accordingly.

Setting up your Share Site is super simple and their new uploading system is quick and easy too. Within minutes, you can have your latest photos up and ready for sharing – and ordering.

With Shutterfly Share Sites, there is hope for even delinquent photo sharers like me!

To get you all in the photo sharing mood, we of course have a little contest fun.

Leave a comment here for a chance to win $50 to spend at Shutterfly.

With $50 bucks – you can have some serious Shutterfly fun! We will announce the winner October 4th. Good Luck and Get Sharing!

PS – I am off to make up a Share Site for Susan so her in laws in Italy can get all her latest photos of Julia and Sophia…

Comments

  1. Michele says

    I love Shutterfly! My fingers are crossed on this one – we were just married and a $50 gc would be awesome for getting some fun photo books!

  2. says

    i’ve made a couple of photo books in the past through shutterfly and was very impressed w/ their quality. i haven’t done one in a couple years, though and would LOVE $50 to get me started again!! i’ll have to check out the new photo share thing . . . w/ a 9 mo. old and our closest family being a 12 hr. drive, i’m sure they’d appreciate it event more!!

  3. says

    Oooh, I love Shutterfly! I love the IDEA of scrapbooking, but not the actual practice of cutting tiny things out, so these online things are perfect for me. Also, I have a trip to Mexico that needs albuming.

  4. says

    I use Shutterfly to make scrapbooks — much quicker and less expensive than the traditional method.

    Of course, now that I’m blogging, I haven’t done a book in 2 years. But a girl can dream.

  5. Rebecca says

    I didn’t realize all of the useful changes shutterfly has made. We just adopted a baby and trying to send out pictures of him through email is a pain. I will have to give shutterfly a try!

  6. says

    I love to take pictures too!! I have SO many on our computer right now, it would be great to organize them online…i’m going right now to sign up for Shutterfly…thanks! (and hey, the $50 wouldn’t hurt either! haha)

  7. Tanya Moyer says

    Ohh… Shutterfly…how cool! They have such great photo products!! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering!
    ~Tanya
    the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

  8. Elizabeth M. says

    I’m just getting going with the digital thing. It took me a long time to give up film. I’m a scrapbooker so I like printing everything. This is something I think that would be invaluable to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. says

    I am an avid shutterfly user, but it does take time! I am very excited to see that that are simpliying things! headed there now! I’d love to win!!!

  10. says

    I love Shutterfly and have been using their sharing site ever since my daughter was born…their “new” sharing sites, though, do require upgraded browsers if you have an older version of Safari, like I do.

  11. Lisa Carr says

    Wow. Reading this made me think you were talking about me! I was great keeping up with all the pictures with my first son. Since sons number 2 and 3 have come along, I have gotten worse and worse. I do post pictures on Shutterfly to share with friends and family, though. I try to post them right after an event, to make sure I do it. If I don’t do it right away, forget it! I love Shutterfly. I have been using it for about a year. And you can order pictures online and pick them up at Target. How great is that?

  12. Sharon Heddle says

    My daughter spends a fortune with Shutterfly every year – I would love to win a gift certificate and give it to her.

  13. Susan says

    I can attest to the easiness of the Shutterfly Share site. I *just* set one up last week and it was soooo easy and it looked great! Some family members (the in-laws) thought I spent HOURS making a web page, etc.

  14. Amber says

    I LOVE shutterfly…but it gets pricey. I have a hard time limited myself. I would love to make a new photo book for my little one…so it would be great to win!

  15. Sierra Rendon says

    I, too, have lots of expensive scrapbook materials JUST waiting for me to put them to use! This would help me so much :) Thanks!

  16. Joan says

    I am so glad that I found Shutterfly. My daughter spent a semester in Europe and took over 1000 pictures. Without the sharing option on Shutterfly, I would have had a very difficult, and expensive time trying to stay connected to her. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

  17. Kathy S says

    I have 2 little precious granddaughters. I’ve just bought my first digital camera……Need I say more??? Thanks for a great giveaway!

  18. says

    Shutterfly is the best!
    I ordered a photobook from them…my daughter went to the Jonas Brother’s Concert and did it herself…and it came out amazing!!!! And so easy to use…will do this again and as gifts!
    thanks for entry :)

  19. Marlena U. says

    I love shutterfly! I just made two photo books and a calendar thanks to their awesome promotional codes. And, wow…$50 would go a long way for some awesome Christmas gifts. Thanks for the chance! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  20. Katharine says

    I love SHutterfly. I create photobook and other fun presents for the family to keep the photos of the boys growing up accessable to them.

  21. Pamela Warren says

    What a great way to save special memories. I have used Shutterfly in the past and would love to use it again. Enter me please.

  22. says

    I’ll have to check that site out, thanks! I am the same way when it comes to photo-taking… I don’t want to miss a moment! When we’re with other people, though, I feel guilty because I’m afraid people won’t want their picture taken or afraid they’ll think I’m selfishly obsessed with my child (maybe I am, lol). I could definitely find something delightful to spend that money on at Shutterfly, though! :-)

    Lindsey

  23. Catherine copeland says

    i love shutterfly. i use it for photobooks and photo sharing. where was this site when my kids were young? oh yeah they didn’t have the internet back then

  24. Mike M says

    never tried Shutterfly , but i guess it is pretty good from all the replies here 😉 Sure would love to give it a try !

    thanx

  25. Janet F says

    Thank you for the great information.

    I too have tons of photos that I have not done anything with.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Tari Lawson says

    I love Shutterfly too. I use it to make photo books. With the numerous pictures I take, photo books are a great option to keep them organized and they take up such a small amount of space as compared with standard photo albums.

  27. Tracy says

    I love Shutterfly. Their books and cards are fantastic. The site is easy to use. I wish this would have been out years ago when I got married and had kids. Every year I do a year in review for each of the grandparents at Christmastime. I’d certainly put a G.C. to use ! The share site sounds like an awesome idea also ! It may be the key to our upcoming family reunion.

  28. stephanie says

    thanks! this would be perfect for me to FINALLY put together a wedding album (which was THREE YEARS ago!!! procrastinate much?? )

  29. says

    I just discovered Shutterfly Share. I set up one for my 20 year Class Reunion and that has been wonderful! All of the classmates are submitting the photos they took and leaving comments. SO much fun.

    Now, I’m working on setting up a Share site for my homeschool group so we can all share pictures from events.

    Oh yes, I could SO spend that $50!

  30. kris hickey says

    I made a book for my mother’s birthday during my first visit to Shutterfly. I’d love to make another! Thanks for the contest.

  31. says

    I love the Share Site idea! At every family event we have a bunch of people with digital cameras and this would be nice to share everything with each other. We only have 1 aunt who uses a regular film camera anymore – she doesn’t even have a computer – but she visits the rest of us enough that we can show her when she visits.

    I also blogged about the giveaway here:
    http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaways-win-more-great-prizes.html

    Thanks!

  32. says

    Oh yeah, with $50 I’d make the next installment in my son’s baby book series! I have 3 already up through 9 months, but it would be really nice to complete the first year!

  33. says

    great giveaway – it’s been more than forever since I’ve actually printed a pic, so winning would definitely help me get caught up! Thanks much!

  34. israel y says

    i have ordered some photobooks from shutterfly and they are awesome! hope i win the 50 bucks to use there, its a great site! thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Heather Turner says

    This would be great to win and use for my kids’ scrapbooks! I need to get started on them but I need to make copies of their pictures first. I never have time to go to the store to do it so it would be a perfect opportunity to get it done!

  36. Karla Franklin says

    I love Shutterfly! Their pictures are top quality–way better than what you get from your local store. I also love scrapbooking. Even though I am on a limited budget, I still find scrapbooking supplies at places like the Dollar Tree and that makes me very happy!

  37. Jessica Pastell says

    I love shutterfly, their calenders are really cute and easy to make, i would proably us this to buy stuff there

  38. Cathy says

    I have promised calendars to all the grandparents, aunts and uncles this holiday season … $50 from shutterfly would be a real help in these tough times!!

  39. Bonnie Pennypacker says

    I discovered Shutterfly last year and everyone absolutely loved our book. We’d like to try to make one every year to record that year’s most special moments and events!

  40. beth shepherd says

    Thank you for having this! I would love to win this as I am guilty of taking pictures and just leaving them on my computer. So, this would be fantastic to win to finally get them printed so I can show off my 3 wonderful children and my wonderful husband. Thank you for offering this!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  41. jackie says

    The only thing I love more than taking photos of my family is sharing those photos with the whole family! And shutterfly has great photo books too.

  42. Karen Bonner says

    I love Shutterfly and wish I had used it instead of printing out hundreds of baby photos! I would love to win the $50!

  43. says

    I would very much love this prize. I have 5 years of photos sitting undeveloped on my hard drive. And the reason I never get started is because of the cost involved with printing *so many* photos. A head start with a $50 prize would surely get me well on my way!

    Also, thanks for the info about the share sites. Definitely something I’ll be looking into more!

  44. Kerrie says

    I’ve known about Shutterfly, but I’ve yet to actually try it out. I too don’t use my camera as often as I would like because I just end up with a ton of pictures that I never look at again. But maybe winning this would convert me!

  45. Erica G says

    I have soo many photos that I need hard copies of. I would love to have this. I am working on an album for my Mom of her first grandchild!

  46. Zipporah Sandler says

    What would we do without Shutterfly? Between photos of the kids, photos of our travel & I don’t know…PHOTOS…we’d be lost without using Shutterfly for our printing needs.

  47. Jacqueline in Atlanta says

    I love Shutterfly. I made a couple of their books for Cmas gifts last year and everyone just loved them.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  48. Steve Scott says

    My wife has made two Shutterfly books. I would love to have her make one for our fall foliage trip that we are leaving on today.

  49. eleanor greenly says

    would lvoe this ad i could get updated pictures of my sweethearts..7 grandsons and i darling little grandaughter

    thanks
    el

  50. Becky Grayson says

    I have always loved Shutterfly but I hadn’t been on there for awhile so after reading this I went and checked it out. WOW Now thanks to you I will be up all night playing LOL.

    Thanks for the contest.

  51. Debra F says

    This is such a great giveaway. I’d love to be able to get some prints of some of my favorite digital photos. Hope to win.

  52. Gary Emes says

    Again, with all I do with pictures on my computer, this prize would be excellant especially with Christmas approaching.

  53. K. Cleaver says

    I’m the same way. I hate to take MORE pictures because I already have a ton on my computer I’ve not done anything with. I’m behind on my scrapbooking, but I don’t have time right now.

    Hope everyone is backing up their pictures!

  54. Rebecca says

    I would love to spend the $50 on pictures of our new baby! She is 4 months old and her whole life is documented on my computer instead of in photo albums. Help me remedy this!

  55. Sandra says

    Shutterfly is such a great way to share vacation photos. I make an album for myself to buy and then I share the project with friends and relatives.

  56. Nancy C says

    I’m always running out of photo printer ink so this would be great! I used Shutterfly after a vacation and I love the different sizes

  57. Terry C says

    I love Shutterfly! I have done several books. They have the best designs compared to some of the other sites. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  58. Ann says

    Shutterfly is the best thing since white bread! Love that site! I have thousands of pictures that if anyone wants to see them they have to look online, I would love to be able to print them out in a photobook, calendar, coffee mug, etc… so we can enjoy them whenever we want. Thank you for the chance :)

  59. Constance Swearingen says

    Shutterfly is my newest addiction. I love that I can create digital scrapbooking pages and upload them and have shutterfly create a wonderful book from them.

    I am drooling to think what I could create with $50 credit!

    thank you.

  60. Kasey P says

    I confess I’m one of those delinquent photo sharers. This would a much needed help and I wouldn’t have any excuses anymore.

  61. Danielle Formella says

    I have used Shutterfly for years. It is a wonderful site. I have used it to make photobooks, calanders, and photo mugs. The prints are always nice and come quickly.

  62. Kathy S says

    I’d really love to win this! I just got my first digital camera, and all the lovely pictures of my little granddaughters are still in the camera!

  63. K Usher says

    I would like to try Shutterfly. I have TOOO many unprinted pics. They really need an albulm and with a $50 gc I would be able to accomplish that. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  64. Patrick M. says

    Thanks for the cool giveaway I’m going to have to check out the new photo sharing service for all my other half’s photos.

  65. Rebecca Wetzel says

    I used shutterfly for the first time last year and LOVED it. The quality is superb! I would love to win this to use as a holiday project for a gift. Thanks

  66. Wendy says

    My family and I used shutterfly for the first time about three weeks ago. We had so much fun together creating our summer photo album. My children said they can’t wait to create another one!

  67. Angela C says

    I love to take pictures, this would be much needed at our house. All of my pictures always stay on the computer, I need to get some printed out! THANKS!

  68. Judith T says

    We love shutterfly, Mom turned 90 in August and we did a photo book on look who loves you! This time I’d love to win because now we have a wonderful new baby that we can’t get enough photo’s of.

  69. Julianne says

    I have never yet used Shutterfly, but maybe someday! I would love to win this to check it out. Thanks for the opportunity.

  70. Sarah S. says

    Wow – I even procrastinated leaving this comment, so you can imagine how many pics I have to catch up on!! Help me Shutterfly…

  71. CATHY says

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    I love SHUTTERFLY! I’ve used it before and have made two books already. I think it’s very fun and easy. You can be very creative and the end product is such a lovely keepsake or a wonderful gift to someone you love. These books bring tears of joy to your eyes!

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  72. Peggy Gorman says

    Love Shutterfly and I have been using their photo service for a couple of years. The pictures and products ,like photo books are beautiful and very well done. Count me in to win this fabulous contest

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