10 Tips to Prepare for Photo Scanning

We’re going to jump right to the assumption that your photos are organized and now you’re ready to drop them off or ship them to a professional scanning company for digitizing. My first recommendation is to do some research before shipping your photos to a scanning company. You only want to do this one time…. Read more »

Don’t Make My Regrets Yours

We all have a moment or 2 when we wish we could go back and get a redo. Ok, some of us have more than one or 2. Time escapes us and one day bleeds into another, and it can’t be more glaring than during this last year. Many folks took the opportunity to dig… Read more »

5 Tips to Lighten the Load of Your Photo Collection

Here in this year of 2020 (I refuse to use the word “unprecedented”), we’ve been forced to slow down, consider what’s most important to us and adopt new puppies. What the H-E-double-toothpicks was I thinking? But I digress. Connection—that’s what we are all missing right now. Believe it or not, organizing your photo collection can… Read more »

Are You Ready to Launch into 2020?

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2020! It really snuck up on me. Unbelievable changes will occur this decade. My boys will learn to drive (don’t tell Paul, he’s in denial on that one), they will graduate from high school, they’ll take their first steps into adulting. How did this happen? Enough on the… Read more »

One Step You Can Take Today to Protect Your Pictures

This post seems so obvious and for that I apologize, but I often hear people say things like “I really need to backup my computer some day soon.” Are you one of those folks who has you been procrastinating implementing a backup solution? Are you telling yourself you’ll get organized first? If getting your pictures… Read more »

How to Crush the Selfie

I’ve always resisted embracing the selfie. They’ll junk up my photo library, and mine never look good. You’ll rarely see one of me posted anywhere unless it’s to document a moment with a friend or family member. In my world of keeping the photo collection under control, the selfie is not my friend. If you’ve… Read more »

My Job Stinks But I Love It – Part 1

I love my job. I love the people with whom I get to work and I love the variety that comes with the territory of family photos, but sometimes my job really stinks. The people that hire someone like me to help them organize their lifetime of photos and memorabilia are rarely unfriendly or unlikeable…. Read more »

Choosing the Photo Book to Tell Your Family Stories

One of my favorite things to create for both my clients and myself is the photo book. A photo book or scrapbook full of family photos and stories is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your family. There are many options out there available to the consumer, and it can be hard… Read more »