Organizing family photos is challenging when you’ve got photos scattered among traditional scrapbook albums, devices like phones, and different social media sites.
I’ve been a photo coach for 27 years, showing clients how to select and preserve the memories that matter the most. You can also contact me and others I work with as professional photo organizers to learn more.
This is a great time for people from all walks of life who want to start a business to help others organize all of their photos and old media files.
You can show families how to develop an organizing and storage strategy to safeguard their most meaningful memories for future generations to enjoy.
Let’s take a quick look at how most of us currently store and organize our photos and why this need exists.
Reason 1 — Older Media is Turning Obsolete
Traditional Scrapbook Albums
Those plastic sleeves still hold plenty of photos that mean a lot and many homes have at least several albums holding their printed photos. It’s fun to thumb through the pages and they can be artfully decorated.
Challenge: If the albums are ever lost or destroyed then the photos are gone forever.
Flash Drives and External Hard Drives
The most ambitious people will transfer photos to portable devices like flash drives and external hard drives. This makes sense, but you can expect technology to change. Look at the many laptops that no longer have DVD drives or limited USB ports for connections.
Challenge: These devices can also get lost or damaged if dropped. And technology is constantly updating so how many drives will be accessible in the coming decades?
Reason 2 — Social Media is Temporary
Social Media Sites
It’s super convenient to upload photos from your phone or tablet to any of your social media profiles. And they’re free, aren’t they?
Not really. Your data is used for marketing purposes and you don’t control your account.
Challenge: You have little control over the future usage of your account whether you’re using it for free or paying a small monthly amount. Have you ever heard of or known someone who had their account blocked or suspended for a day or longer?
Reason 3 — A Permanent Storage Solution Exists
The Most Unique Solution I’ve Found
If you own something, don’t you have more control than if you rent?
FOREVER lets users own their digital space where it’s possible to digitize and upload old media files like VHS tapes, slide shows, 8mm films and documents.
An app makes uploading from your phone quite simple.
Albums can be organized in general categories and then sub-albums, or nested albums, can be added based on your preferences.
You might have a general album titled Holidays. Within that general album you can nest other albums with holiday photos from specific years.
FOREVER will also alert you if you’re uploading duplicate photos.
A Chronicle of Life—Guaranteed to Last
You’re not just uploading photos. FOREVER makes it possible to truly chronicle your family’s life.
In your digital album, there’s space to describe the photos briefly or you can go into detail. Your FOREVER account is guaranteed to last for at least a lifetime plus 100 years or longer.
The company is committed to ongoing research and development so it can handle and store media files of the past, the present, and the future.
Add a special dimension to your photos by researching your family’s history. FOREVER offers professional researchers who can help you with a consultation or ongoing research project.
Want to write your family’s story and have fun learning from others?
Check the Events page on my website for dates and times to join virtually. You’ll meet new people and get great ideas.
Helping Others Relieve the Burden
Showing others how to organize their photos eases the burden of worrying about pictures that could get lost or damaged. Or, what’s usually on our minds is wondering what photos we have and if we’re missing important ones.
Be a professional photo organizer and offer peace of mind. It’s a solution for the issue of digital clutter that will keep happening because we take so many photos and videos in a day.
It’s a business that’s easy to scale thanks to the internet. I work with a wonderful team of people across the U.S. and Canada from my home in Southern California.
This is a great time to become a professional photo organizer and I’ll gladly share my experiences if you’d like to talk about them.
I’m Here to Help
Contact me if you’re feeling overwhelmed with your photos then I can show you a process to help you choose and safeguard the most meaningful pictures while deleting the ones you don’t need.
If you’re interested in the business side of being a photo coach, or photo organizer, then I’ll be happy to talk about mentoring you and sharing my insights.
Get started with FOREVER with 2GB of free storage to see how easy it is to use the platform.
Your photos are important treasures that are uplifting now and can be meaningful well for many decades to come. Safeguard your memories with care.