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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:

    1. Free consultation (optional).
    2. Request and return a client agreement.
    3. Schedule a dropoff time (scanning) and/or a kickoff meeting (scanning and digital organizing).
    4. 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.

For local scanning clients, we 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 am happy to return items to you via your preferred carrier. Scanning projects begin with a brief Zoom kickoff meeting where I gather pertinent information about your project. A deposit of $250 (project minimum) is due when you schedule your scanning kickoff meeting and the balance is due prior to your project being delivered. Projects exceeding $1000 may be invoiced more frequently.

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 also scan album and scrapbook pages in their entirety for $2 per page. I can also 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 also 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 I am just as happy to have you 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 charges where applicable.

Contact me today to discuss your photo organizing project!

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