Photo Organizer for People Who Value Photos and Family Stories

Photos and Memories Everywhere


Throughout your life you’ve taken photos and videos of what you love: your family, your pets, your vacations and more. But there’s no organization and they’re all over the place – on your phone and computer, in boxes and bags, in the basement, in the attic, on the walls, and even on old electronic devices and storage media.


There’ve been times when you needed a photo for an event, or you just wanted to see it again. But whether it’s printed or digital, you can spend hours looking and still not find it.


Much of your children’s childhood is on home movies, video tapes or slides, and you can’t even view those anymore.


You may have even inherited photo memories from your parents or previous generations. As much as you value having them, that just made things worse!


You worry about losing photos to fire, flood or a computer crash. You worry about future downsizing or leaving a mess for your kids to clean up. Heck, you’re not even sure your kids want the photos.


You know you SHOULD do something about it, but you’re not sure where to start, and it all seems so overwhelming.


It doesn’t have to be like this.

You CAN access, enjoy and share your photo memories now as well as create a meaningful collection for future generations.


I believe that photos and memories from our past should enrich the present as well as inspire hope for the future.


I believe your photo and memory collection should bring joy, not stress. After all, you took those pictures for a reason – you knew you wanted to savor those moments later and share them with others.


I believe that all you need are the right tools,  resources and help  to tackle your photo chaos once and for all and keep it under control going forward.

Grandmother and Granddaughter looking at photo album

What Others Are Saying


“I had over 75 linear feet of photos in albums, frames and scrapbooks. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. The task was so daunting I was overwhelmed, and I don’t think I could have done this by myself.”

Jan B photo    Jan B., Retired,


“I found it easy to ask questions, and I didn’t feel intimidated by my lack of certain computer skills. All my photos are now in one digital hub and I can manage them on my own. We recently added a new granddaughter to our family. I had my iPad with me and was able to immediately pull up photos of her mother for comparison. The other grandma still hasn’t located her photos in boxes in the basement.”

Headshot of Mary O for testimonial    Mary O., Medical Doctor

Imagine, for a moment…


Imagine feeling only peace and joy when you think about your photo memory collection.


Imagine finding any photo you are looking for in a minute or two, whether you’ve gone all digital or kept your printed photos.


Imagine having family movie nights, complete with popcorn, and laughing together over old times.


Imagine knowing that all your memories are backed up and stored off site so that they are safe in case of any disaster that might befall your home.


Imagine creating meaningful photo gifts and books, quickly and easily – creating treasures for your treasured ones.

Imagine being able to leave a curated collection for future generations that won’t add clutter to their homes and will pass on your traditions and legacy.

Mature woman thinking

When you join the Family Photo Keeper Community, you’ll get all the photo and memory management help you need…even if you don’t know where to start, or you’ve started and stopped many times before.


Plus you’ll receive my  free Getting Started Checklist



Family Photo Dad and Daughter

Hi!  I’m Fancy


Since 2002 I’ve taught classes and workshops on organizing photos and creating meaningful photo albums. In the beginning it was all based on printed pictures, but as technology advanced, I adapted and taught about digital photo organizing and photo book creation. I loved teaching other family photo keepers how to create something that could be enjoyed in the present as well as be handed down through the generations.

Over time life got busier and I, as well as many of my clients, had less and less time to devote to memory keeping, yet our collections of photos and memories continued to grow. In 2014 my father became ill and I cared for him in his home. Once he passed, I cleaned out his house and brought home at least 10 grocery sacks filled with photos still in the developer envelopes, my own childhood on slides, a few old photo albums, and a collection of digital devices and media that held photos and videos.

Since then I’ve taken what I already knew about photo management and combined it with new learning. I’ve been gradually turning my multi-generational, multi-media mess into a curated collection that I can enjoy now, share with extended family, and leave for my daughter and future generations.


And I Can Help You Do the Same


I’ve got:

  • A background as a teacher – so I know how to explain things in ways that make sense,
  • Membership in The Photo Managers since 2013 so I stay up to date on all the latest research and technology,
  • Almost two decades of helping others manage their varied photo memory collections,
  • My own collection of photo memories that I’m working on as well, so I’m right there beside you, traveling in the same direction,

…and a heart for serving my community (you, dear readers!)

Fancy Ruff-Wagner

Want to know how I can help you along this journey?  Check out the options on my   Services Page.


Want to find out how I can take some of this burden off of you? Schedule a free, no-pressure chat .


“I like how Fancy always comes up with new things.  It has always driven me crazy when teachers never come up with anything new, and they never try to work with people where they are. And I love her integrity.”

       Laurie W., IT Application Developer


“I really appreciate Fancy’s willingness to help me out with anything related to my photos. She is patient and knowledgeable and knows just how to explain this so I can understand (Not an easy task as I am technologically challenged!).

Headshot of Bridget G for testimonial      Bridget G., Speech & Language Pathologist


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I’m here for you!


You CAN do this, and I want to help you get there. If you have any questions or even want to celebrate any photo collection successes with me, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at or find me on Facebook. I can’t wait to get to know you!