I am eager to help you tackle that photo project!
I’ll be honest, getting photos organized is time-consuming. It’s likely a mess that has been many years in the making. I’ve invested in training and professional tools to streamline the process of organizing and scanning photos. I will treat your photo collection as if it were my own.
Here are the basic steps for any photo organizing project:
- Free consultation (optional).
- Request and return a client agreement.
- Schedule a dropoff time (scanning) and/or a kickoff meeting (scanning and digital organizing).
- Purchase an initial block of prepaid hours (digital organizing only).
All payments will be collected in advance using an online payment method.
Digital photo organizing is priced on an hourly basis. A non-refundable fee of $100 is due as you schedule your kickoff meeting. In that kickoff meeting, we will determine the best way to gather files from your devices and online services. At the conclusion of your kickoff meeting, you will be invoiced for a block of 20 hours. I’ll gather your photos, remove duplicates using software, and will organize the photos in chronological order. I will keep you updated as your project progresses and will invoice you for additional hours as needed.
My hourly rate is $80 per hour, with prepaid blocks of hours discounted at a rate of $70 per hour.
Large scanning projects begin with a brief Zoom kickoff meeting where I gather pertinent information about your project. A deposit of $250 is due when you schedule your scanning kickoff meeting and the balance is due prior to your project being delivered. Projects exceeding $1000 will be invoiced more frequently. For local scanning clients, you will schedule a dropoff and pickup time at my home office. For remote scanning clients, I recommend mailing items to me using UPS with a tracking number and I will return items to you via your preferred carrier.
As my schedule permits, I will take on small scanning projects (roughly 100 items or less) that require a quick turnaround. Please call or email me to check availability.
I perform all scanning in-house using professional equipment. I offer two levels of scanning:
“Only Scan” is $.50 per item* and includes cropping, rotating, and basic color correction with items placed in folders based on how you have organized them previously.
“Scan and Organize” is $1.00 per item* and includes cropping, rotating, and basic color correction. I organize your photos using available information such as dates from photo backs or edges, approximate dates based on items in the photo, and group the same event together. I love jigsaw puzzles and organizing photos is like a giant puzzle! As I organize, I will eliminate duplicate photos as I come across them, only keeping the best scan.
*Item refers to one print, slide, or negative.
I scan album and scrapbook pages in their entirety for $2 per page. I can provide separate files for each image on the page at the per-item cost listed above, based on the level of scanning you desire.
For an additional fee, I can provide a range of items that you may be interested including archival storage boxes, external hard drives, online photo gallery subscriptions, backup hardware and software, and photo management software. Please note that I do not collect any affiliate fees or commissions, so you can choose to purchase items directly.
Additional photo organizing services are available upon request and are billed at $80 per hour.
All pricing is subject to change and sales tax is charged where applicable.
Contact me today to discuss your photo organizing project!