A rule on organizing and saving photos: save your most meaningful memories

You see the photos and videos piling up and wonder, “How will I save all of these memories?”

As a photo coach for almost 30 years, I tell my clients this simple truth, “Don’t try and save everything.”

Save your most meaningful moments in one safe, secure place. I use FOREVER® because it’s guaranteed to last well beyond my lifetime, into the next century, and beyond.

I’ll show you how it works on a virtual tour you can take with me. Scroll to the end of this post to contact me.

Here are several photos from my dad’s life to highlight how you don’t have to save everything.

Saving photos and looking back on them is lots of fun, isn’t it?

Think of this … you’re not just saving photos and videos for yourself or your kids. You’re saving the photos for the great-grandchildren of your children.

Mind-bending, right?

A Legacy in Photos

Young boy in 1929
Jack Hamm, Melody Whitehead’s father



I’ll show you how it works.

Here’s a photo of my dad who was born in 1929.










In my dad’s neighborhood, there was a man who earned money by bringing a pony around for kids to sit on and get their pictures taken. Here he was at the age of 10.








At the end of World War II in 1945, Dad was 16 years old and looking like the “typical” American high school boy.

These are three photos, but can you see how just those few images give you a sense of someone’s life?






In the 1920s to 1940s, families didn’t take many photos. Home movies and slide shows became popular after World War II and my dad enjoyed using those mediums to capture memories.

Black and white photo of children going to church Easter Sunday 1964
Me, Melody, with my siblings before church on Easter Sunday, 1964

As the 1960s dawned, Dad had grown into a family man and he and my mom took this picture on an Easter morning in 1964 before we went to St. Elizabeth’s for mass.


This also gives you a peek at how images are stored and organized on FOREVER®.

Man in suit with girl on lap, 1967
Me with my dad, Jack, in 1967.

Just a few years later, Dad took this pic with just me in 1967. Can you see how his life is unfolding?


Here’s how FOREVER® is so powerful. You can:

  • Try FOREVER® with 2 free GB of storage space to see how you upload photos and more
  • Digitize all your old memories that are stored in different formats
  • Store photos from 100 years ago in the same place as the photos that your family will take 100 years from now
  • Give family and friends from around the world access to the albums you’d like them to see
  • Turn your digital images into photo books and meaningful gifts
  • Interested in family research? Consult with FORERVER® family researchers to lay out a plan to get you started or use them to find information if you hit roadblocks.

Here’s what’s nice. You can own your FOREVER® account outright so you’re not renting space. I’ll share with you on the tour why this is so valuable for your peace of mind.

We’re going to skip a few decades and fast forward into the future.

Elderly man, young woman in middle, elderly woman
Melody’s youngest daughter with Melody’s father, left, and mother, right, in 2019



Well, the future happened several years ago as you can see in this pic with my dad, mom, and daughter when we brought the generations together for this pic.









Having your most meaningful memories organized is so important, especially for our most senior family members.

The photo books gave my dad a lot of joy when he needed care and he was in a facility that had to lock down when COVID-19 hit and before Dad passed in 2021.

Man leafing through photo book
Photo books boosted my Dad’s spirits during COVID shutdowns.









Thanks to FOREVER®, the photos of Dad and Mom, along with the photos, videos, and other memories I helped them store will be available for my grandchildren, and their children, and their children (and their children) to access.


And you can see how just several photos show how we live our lives.

I’m blessed by my Dad and Mom’s lives and I’m thankful that future family members I’ll never meet will be able to learn from them.


Take the Tour

Give me 30 minutes and I’ll show you how to capture many lifetimes of memories on a virtual tour of FOREVER®.

Contact me via my website’s contact form or via my email:


I enjoy sharing FOREVER® because it’s the safest way I know of to preserve the legacies of our loved ones.

Enjoy FOREVER with 2 free GB of storage space. You’ll see how to upload photos, videos, and more from your phone or other electronic devices like your laptop.

Just a few photos, some videos, and other files like handwritten letters will give you and your family to come a good understanding of your loved one’s legacy.


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