My daughter's parents have always done pictures the same way. They set up an account on kodak gallery (then, Ofoto) to upload all their digital pictures and then they share all the albums with me by email.
Benefits to me:
- I get so many pictures.
- I can order extras to give to my mom or my daughter's birthfather.
- I can get larger prints or wallets of my favorites.
- I feel like part of the family.
- I get to see everything.
- no cost
- no difficult choosing
- quick and easy
I really do think this is the greatest way to do pictures in my situation. I get all the pictures so there is no question about what I can handle. In the beginning, I sometimes wondered what the rest of their family thought about having pictures of our visits thrown in, but I don't anymore. I really do feel like part of the family.
Her first year, they sent an album (shared by email) every month. These days, it's more like 4-5 times a year and mostly around vacations, birthdays, and holidays.