Photo Preservation Specialist
your memories and heritage to your loved ones;
Not boxes, cd's, flash drives or camera
of unidentified photographs
filled with forgotten memories.
Worse yet, don't lose your precious memories
in a crashed computer, flash drive or phone.
Scrapbooking is the creative process of mounting photos, memorabilia, and journaling onto photo-safe paper, highlighting or embellishing them with accents. It's keeping a recordkeeping of family stories, memories and special times.
A custom designed scrapbook album, page or project is created and designed specifically around your photo, your event, your memorabilia, your color choices or theme that showcases and enhances your photos while preserving your memories.
Distance is not a problem. I have international clients, stateside and local to me. When outside of mountain time zone, it's best to use email, though you're more than welcome to call and discuss your ideas or just see how things are moving along. I regularly send updates, via email with photos of pages I have completed so that you can let me know if something is not in the right place, or if I need to change something. Before I start your project I complete a photo inventory that lets you know how many photos you sent and how many pages it could take. This also gives a more accurate estimate of your total cost since I adjust the fees based on how many photos on the page and how many embellishments will be needed.
I use supplies such as cardstock for either matting photos or as a base to the page, patterned paper to match the theme of the album, photos or event. All materials are considered acid free, lignin free from top manufacturers, which is considered safe for photographs. I use a dry adhesive made for photo safety, and liquid glues for adhering paper to paper (not used on photos).
Just about anything you have for those photos. I have used event tickets, party invitations, newspapers (I spray with archival mist to slow the yellowing in some newspapers), post cards and I've even added pockets that hold baby teeth, 1st haircut, and small rocks or sand picked up on vacations. If it's too large to add to the actual page, I can add a page protector just for the item--such as playbill, event books, etc. Items that will add too much bulk is better showcased in a shadowbox.
A PAGE is one side of whatever sized album you've
chosen to have your
photos designed on. My fees are based per page so you'll know
exactly how many pages are needed and the total cost. This is a
sample of a PAGE➾
A LAYOUT is a single page, a 2-pg spread is two facing layouts that
creates the flow of the album. It gives more space for more photos
of the same to be used and grouped together. This is a
Smaller page protectors can be added between a 2-page spread (layout) to accommodate even more photos without creating more designed layouts. The part pages helps reduce the number of designed pages and albums you'll need, and helps reduce the cost of additional designed pages, yet still includes all the photos you've sent. Fees are based on the size needed.
Yes, I will use whatever photos you send me. If you're
uncomfortable with sending me your only copy, take it to your local
developer and have a duplicate made. My advise has always been to
eliminate the boxes, developer envelopes and unsafe albums, so I use
originals. I take great care in all photos as if they where the
only printed copy available with no way of printing another. They
are safer in a custom designed safe album than they are in the closets,
attics or drawers.
I crop photos only when necessary to remove damage from prior storage, distracting background but I feel the background is sometimes important too.
I have listed above the most common questions I have received over
the years of designing. If you have any other questions, send me
an email or give me a call.
Thank you for visiting my site.
I'm looking forward to helping you preserve your family photographs and memories.