I Had Over 75 Linear Feet of Photos in Albums, Frames and Scrapbooks
That headline is a direct quote from my client, Jan B. She hired me to digitize her entire physical collection so that she would be able to share everything with members of her family and preserve her family’s stories and history. Maybe you haven’t measured your collection, like Jan did, but you know you really should do something about it. Do any of these sound familiar?
- You’ve got a million photos, but you can’t find the one you need for that event coming up.
- You captured your offsprings’ childhood on video – or film, or slides – and you can’t watch any of it anymore.
- You’d love to downsize your collection and be able to easily share memories with others.
- Your kids send you lots of photos and videos of their lives or of the grandkids, but it’s all scattered across emails, texts, and Facebook.
- All your printed photos are in boxes and you never look at them anymore, and all your digital photos are scattered across CDs, memory cards and devices and you never look at them either.
The Way Things Are Now
You’ve had a full life, and now you have a life full of photos and memories… and you’re still taking pictures! The problem is that as technology has changed, so have all the storage methods. You have photos in boxes and bags, albums and scrapbooks, phones and computers, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, slide trays and more.
You’ve either got it all in one place, where it takes up a lot of room (maybe the whole spare room), or you’ve got it tucked away – in a closet here, under a bed there – throughout your house. Either way, it’s a big mess and you really know you should do something about it. And then, when you see people on TV digging through the wreckage of fire or some natural disaster looking for their photos and memorabilia – things the insurance money can’t replace – you worry about your own collection should something happen to your home.
Your kids are out of the house, or nearly so, and you know you should finally get around to going through it all, sorting, tossing, scanning…. Your kids don’t want the physical stuff, and you aren’t going to live forever. But you don’t even know where to begin, the best way to do it, or what equipment and supplies you might need. Just thinking about it is emotionally draining. So you put it off to decide later.
It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way
What if you could:
- Find any photo or video you are looking for, quickly and easily
- Watch your old home movies and even share them with others
- Know that the next time you move, if ever, you won’t be lugging boxes of photo memories with you
- Share your life easily with younger generations who can’t imagine life without cell phones
- Feel secure that your precious memories are safe, no matter what happens to your house.
Luckily, I created several different services to help you conquer that photo chaos in your life. Whether you just want someone to hold your hand while you do it yourself, you want to outsource certain parts of the process but keep control of others, or you just want someone to hand it all over to who will get it done, I have what you need.
Hi! I’m Fancy
I’ve been helping people manage their photo memories since 2002, both locally and long distance. My superpower is the ability to teach people how to use today’s photo tech without them feeling lost, stupid or hopeless. No matter the state or condition of your photo memories, together we can create a plan that gets them in order so that you can enjoy, share, and even celebrate them.
Choose one or more of my professional photo management services below. If you still aren’t sure what you need, book a free, no-pressure Discovery Call with me. A Discovery Call is your opportunity to get your questions answered about the process of working with a Professional Photo Manager. There will be no obligation or pressure to decide anything on the call; just a candid conversation to help you make the best decision for you and your photo collection.
Photo Management Consulting Services
You’re inspired, you’re motivated, you are ready to manage your photo and memory collection. The only problem is that you don’t know where to start, or you want an idea of the best workflow, or maybe you just have a question or two about software that you’d like answered before you begin. Here you can book a phone call, a video call, or even a remote session so I can help you get the information you need to proceed. You can also book me to be a Photo Manager in Your Pocket.
You want to get organized, but you want to do some of it yourself and outsource some of it, especially the parts using specialized equipment or knowledge. Scanning, photo restoration, media digitization, remote digital photo organizing and more can be ordered individually on a time-available basis.
VIP Photo Management Services
You’ve got digital photos, printed photos, maybe some slides and home movies, along with kids’ artwork, awards and other memorabilia. You want to get rid of the chaos and be able to revisit your memories – maybe in albums or slideshows, but you don’t have the time or energy to figure it out on your own. Let me take care of all that for you. Together we’ll create a customized plan to get the results you want. I’ll do all the work and you’ll enjoy all the results.
Gift Certificates & Pre-Purchase Options
You’re looking for the perfect gift, but the recipient needs to be involved in the execution of it. Or maybe you have a big project in mind but need to save up for it. Or there’s a sale right now that you want to take advantage of, even though you aren’t ready with your photos yet. A Fancy’s Photo Solutions Gift Certificate is the answer. They never expire and come in two varieties – Conversion Projects and All Other Services – so you can give the gift of memories to someone you care about , or even to yourself!
Still not sure? Want to know more about any of the services? Book a free Discovery Call. There will be no obligation or pressure to decide anything on the call; just a candid conversation to help you make the best decision for you and your photo collection.
Need a Speaker?
I’ll take my passion and years of photo organizing experience and combine it into a fun, digestible event for your service club, mom’s group or other small organization.
Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than were taken in the entire 1800s. Our photos tell the stories of our lives, and those stories tie us to people, places, and emotions. They are our precious memories, and they are at risk of loss or degradation.
I would be more than happy to provide your group with tips and tricks to organize and preserve their memories so they can continue to enjoy and celebrate them for many years to come.
What Others Are Saying
“Fancy’s Photo Solutions provides me with the perfect motivation and direction to accomplish my photo organization needs. 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!). Without Fancy’s Photo Solutions, my photos would just be sitting on my computer hard drive. Instead, my most precious memories are right in front of me bringing me joy.”
“I approached Fancy’s Photo Solutions because I had hundreds of family photos of all sizes that I wanted scanned so that I could organize them and pass them down to my children and grandchildren. I also had photos on my computer and phone that I wanted to be able to organize as well. At first I was a little hesitant because Fancy’s expertise was with PCs, not Apple products, but we got through that, and I was very pleased with the results. 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. I highly recommend Fancy’s Photo Solutions, and, in fact, I plan to pass out her cards at work.”
Mary O., Medical Doctor