It can be really simple to jump into iCloud Photos land. You may have done so already, without thinking, if you got a new iPhone. Before rushing in, I recommend importing pictures to Photos on your Mac manually first. This will speed up the process of getting in sync.
Let me know if you need help navigating this process. I’m happy to dispel your fears and hold your hand as we walk through.
Today, watch the next round of product and service introductions in Apple’s event, “It’s show time,” at 10 am Pacific Time. (If you’re unable to watch live, expect a recording to be available later in the day.)