Your Organized Picture Legacy
When my son Ian's first birthday arrived, and as the first of 3 boys, I learned really fast that candles and a 1 year old don’t mix. Freaked out by the flame, but totally enthralled by the chocolate gooey homemade frosting, Ian proceeded to make a mask out of chocolate icing. This moment is ever etched into my memory because I had the good sense to take a picture and not to let the moment evaporate. So began the beginning of piles and piles of birthday memorabilia pictures.
I love those pictures. They transport me back in time (that won't return) when my devilish little boys crawled around in diapers -and little else- while discovering carpet fur and snails. Recently, I got a call from Margaret. Her sentiments are typical. “I’ve got at least five years of memories that are stuffed into a giant box that sits on the floor of my home office. It is filled with overwhelming piles of photos that I'm truly terrified to tackle.” Getting these precious memories into a safe and accessible place is not impossible, however, it didn’t get into this pile over night and it wont go away with a wave of a magic wand. It will take commitment and time to conquer and recapture the meaning behind “why we keep what we keep.” The good news is that with a professional photo organizer beside you, the work will get done. The best part is that you don’t have to wait till you’re a grandparent to finally accomplish this. Where to do this and what system you use is as varied as there are photos in your pile, but a photo organizer can come to your rescue and help you determine which one is best suited to your needs.
Organizing your digital images can be transformative with all the tools now available. Photo book programs are cropping up everywhere, and another service an organizer can provide is to help you decide which one is best for you. My middle son Evan’s first cardboard sculpture of the back-to-the-future car, will be ever remembered. This will bring a smile to his face and, hopefully one day, to his own family. Sharing our lives through our picture legacy is one that brings meaning and pleasure into our lives. Hiring a photo organizer can be one of the best investments of your life.