“It’s like building a community, with contributions from everyone”

Customer story: Jo Bradford, photographer and mum to Grace

We asked Lifecake enthusiast and photographer, Jo Bradford to tell us about the way she and her family use Lifecake. Jo’s been a pro photographer for 15 years and exhibits across the world, so she knows a thing or two about sharing photos. (You can see her work at www.JoBradford.com and www.GreenIslandStudios.co.uk)

“My daughter Grace was born 10 months ago, in Exeter. We had waited rather a long time for her and so there was great excitement when she finally arrived. Despite our excitement my husband and I decided we wanted to avoid being “over-sharers” and inundating everyone we knew on Facebook with photos of Grace.”

“I use Flickr for many of my commercial photos for Getty Images so it didn’t seem like the right place for more private photos of Grace. When my husband heard about Lifecake we were thrilled. It meant we could share photos privately, even with family and friends abroad in South Africa and Spain.”

“I did a batch upload of photos from my computer to get started using the uploader app. I watched as the photos were dropped into date order and organized in front of my eyes onto my timeline. Then I just added some captions and stories and it was ready to share. I love that I have absolute control over who can see these photos. We’ve invited our parents, best friends and Grace’s godparents to share her Lifecake.”

“We recently had an early Christmas celebration for family home from abroad. Lifecake played a central part in our celebrations because everyone could add the photos they were taking. If one person was left out of a photo there would be a rush to get them into another so they could appear on the Lifecake and so appear in the record of Grace’s first Christmas. It’s great that everyone can contribute both comments and photos. It’s been like building a community with contributions from everyone. “

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