That's where the new Seahorse app would have been SUPER helpful. Seahorse is an app that lets you document life together in shared scenes with friends and family. Seahorse lets you create scenes - a trip or vacation, a local event, an ongoing album of your family - and share them with other users.
I downloaded Seahorse and quickly got my account set up by signing in via Facebook (it took 10 seconds tops). There's a purple bubble that follows you around in the app, helping you learn the app's easy navigation, instructing you to invite others, and guiding you as you start sharing. Next, I invited some of my family members to start sharing with me.
The first scene my family created with me was from Chalk the Block. Lots of people from my family went at different times to support my awesome sister-in-law and her chalk art. It was really cool to see all the different stages of her chalk art as we all uploaded our pictures. More Chalk the Block pictures here!
We also created an album about Claire. She's the only niece or nephew so far in our family, so she gets a LOT of attention. Haven't you noticed? ;) I loved this because I got to see a picture that I had never seen before - the very first picture of me with my baby! Sam uploaded it, and I was so surprised! I forgot it had been taken, and it was special to see it, even though you can definitely tell I had been awake for 38 hours and in labor for almost all of those hours haha.
See what I mean? TIRED. But so happy to finally meet my little squish for the first time! I could barely look away from her long enough for this picture.
The bottom line: We loved that all your photos and videos are uploaded in high-resolution (no more weird video-sending problems!). We also loved the co-ownership between all the photos and videos in a scene, and that everyone can add to the scene. We also loved the fast upload and the ample free storage. The only things we didn't love were the purple bubble that follows you around, the multiple emails and the manual friend invitation process. Overall though, it's a fabulous idea. I would love to see how awesome it could be to gather pictures from a blogger event!
You can download Seahorse through your regular app store, or by clicking HERE for iPhones or HERE for Androids. Right now, Seahorse is offering an extra 5GB of storage through October 31, 2014 by using the code CLEVERHORSE in the Redeem section of your app. Happy sharing!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.