I am eager to help you tackle that photo project!
I’ll be honest, getting your photos organized is time consuming. It’s probably a mess that has been many years in the making. You might not be excited about spending hours on the computer. If you have prints to scan, doing it yourself means buying and learning how to use a scanner. And there are so many programs and websites to pick from but which ones can you trust with your precious photos? What I can offer is my experience in making these types of decisions and my efficiency because I’ve invested in training and tools to streamline the process of organizing photos. It still takes time because all the automation available today is not perfect and a human eye is needed to ensure that your photo collection is handled correctly. I do really like working on computers (love/hate relationship with scanners) and I promise I will treat your photo collection as if it were my own.
I am happy to offer a free initial consultation to talk about your photo project – either a phone call or video call – whichever you prefer. I realize that you need to be comfortable with someone that you are going to trust to handle all of your family memories.
If we are in agreement that I’m the right person to help you with your lifetime of memories, we will begin with a Discovery Session where we will meet (in person or virtually) to look at your collection and talk about your goals. I then will prepare a written plan for your entire collection, identifying the areas that need the most immediate attention and I will often suggest breaking a large project down into phases.
I provide in-home consultations in southeastern Wisconsin and as far west as Madison and the bulk of the organizing work is performed in my home studio. For those that live outside of that area, I can work remotely on your computer and you can mail (I recommend Fedex with signature required) any physical items to me.
I perform all photo scanning in-house using Kodak photo scanners and this service is performed at my hourly rate with no additional per-scan charge. My hourly rate for all photo organizing work is $75 per hour and payment is required in advance in order to reserve time on my schedule. A discounted rate of $60 is available for those that wish to purchase blocks of 10 hours in advance.
For an additional fee, I also can provide a range of items that you may be interested in to protect and enjoy your collection, including archival storage boxes, external hard drives, online photo gallery subscriptions, backup hardware and software, photo management software, and luxury photo albums.
All pricing is subject to change.
Contact me today to discuss your unique photo organizing project!