Safeguard Your Memories®

Your Photo Coach

Melody Whitehead

My passion for preserving memories is the cornerstone of Safeguard Your Memories®. From a young age, I understood the irreplaceable value of photographs in holding onto life’s most important moments. This personal connection to memory keeping propelled me to establish a business that not only secures photographic legacies but also touches hearts.

My journey began with a simple yet profound mission: to protect the tangible snapshots of life’s joys, sorrows, and milestones. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to transform boxes of forgotten photographs into treasured family heirlooms, ensuring that every laugh line, spark of adventure, and loving gaze is safeguarded for future generations.

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Owner of Safeguard Your Memories®

Our Mission

Photo Coaching and Photo Resources

At Safeguard Your Memories®, we go beyond mere photo storage. We empower you through personalized photo coaching, guiding you through the process of photo digitization, organization, and creative printing solutions.

We utilize FOREVER Permanent Cloud Storage, Photo Digitization, Print Resources, and more. Truly  a cutting-edge digital sanctuary where your memories are preserved in their original quality, free from the risks of obsolescence or data loss. Our approach is holistic, addressing not just the technical aspects of photo preservation but also the emotional resonance of each image. We’re here to ensure that your photographic legacy is not only preserved but celebrated.

1995

Photo Career Begins

After 13 years working in the Banking Industry, then 2 years as a stay-at-home mom with two young children, it was time for me to help with the family income. I didn’t want to return to the corporate world, so I started my Photo Business. I taught people how to take their favorite printed photos and display them in beautiful, top quality traditional scrapbook albums focusing on their photos and journaling their stories. I also started mentoring others on how to start their own Photo Business.
Young parents with children
Scrapbooks
Melody and the family in 1998
1998

Photo Solutions with Melody

Our family of four became five and I’m so thankful I became an entrepreneur 3 short years ago. I have loved the flexibility and freedom that came with being my own boss and working around my family priorities. I enjoy helping new and existing clients with their precious memories and mentoring others in starting their own photo business. I am passionate about what I do and love it! I had found my purpose and started branding myself, Photo Solutions with Melody.
2005

Introduced Digital Images Organization Software

I purchased my first digital camera in 2005 and took it on our family vacation to Hawaii. I returned home with 700+ digital images. In addition to helping people display their printed photos in traditional scrapbook albums, I now began teaching people how to organize their digital images with a new digital software program.
2006

Introduced Online Digital Photo Books

I added another new product offering digital photo books. Many new and existing clients were not printing their photos because they were using digital cameras. I taught people how to easily use pre-designed templates to create beautiful photo books online.
2007

Introduced Advanced Digital Photo Books & Page Prints Software

I added another product by introducing robust, powerful digital software so clients now had the freedom to digital scrapbook. They could create their photo book pages from scratch and had the ability to move around pre-designed templates plus purchase digital art. In addition, they could create 12×12 page prints that could be adhered to traditional album pages.

2009

Introduced Fast2Fab Album Pages

I added predesigned Fast2Fab album pages to help clients complete their traditional album pages faster. I have clients who continue to print photos and want to display their favorites and write the stories and I also have clients who prefer to drag and drop their digital images into photo books.

2013

Terms of Service

Billions of photos were being captured each year with an upward trend. 810 billion photos were taken in 2014 and over one trillion by 2015, with most of them coming from smartphones. I was being asked about Cloud Storage regularly. The Terms of Services (TOS) for cloud storage companies out there scared me. They are temporary, you lose your digital rights, they compress your images and more, so I did not recommend them. (Please read the TOS where you store your photos.) I started helping client’s back-up their digital images on external hard drives but explained they were susceptible to corruption. They are also temporary because someday they will be outdated. Technology will continue to change.
2015

Introduced Permanent Cloud Storage

I learned about FOREVER® and researched the company and Founder & CEO, Glen Meakem. I knew I had found the solution for not only my own digital assets but for my clients as well. My mission is to educate people about the importance of leaving a legacy through now offering Permanent Storage guaranteed for our lifetime plus 100 years, with a goal of keeping our content safe and available for many generations beyond. This is made possible through the FOREVER® Guarantee Fund.

2016

Introduced Digitization Services

I added Digitization Services to my business. I could now help people with outdated media (VHS tapes, film reels, CDs) and with their printed photos, memorabilia, slides, negatives, etc. in boxes that needed to be digitized so they could enjoy these lost memories again and share them easily with family. In addition, I helped people turn their traditional scrapbook albums into digital photo books, saving shelf space, being lighter to carry to share with people plus printing multiple copies for loved ones.

2019

SAFEGUARD Your Memories®

I introduced my friendly business name, SAFEGUARD Your Memories®, a division under Photo Solutions with Melody, LLC. I was continuing my mission to educate people to be proactive, not reactive when it comes to their precious, most meaningful memories and I continue to mentor others starting their own Photo Business.
2021

Introduced Family Research Services

I introduced Family Research Services to my business, now being able to help people uncover their families past. Our team of genealogy research experts are the heart and soul of our mission, combining their knowledge, dedication, and love for genealogy to help you discover your ancestral roots and preserve your family’s legacy.

4 year old girl 1910
Chart of family ancestry
old photo of young boy
2023

Memories are Treasures

As a grandmother now and almost 30 years in business, I have seen how we take photos change and technology evolve, but my mission hasn’t. I’m still passionate about educating and helping people tell the story of their life through photos, videos, audios and documents safeguarding them from loss. I love showing them how to build their legacy in “One Digital Home” and I enjoy mentoring others how to have their own Photo Business.

Why Choose Us

Your Memories, Our Resources

Choosing to work with us at Safeguard Your Memories® means entrusting your most precious moments to a team that regards them with the same care and reverence as you do. Here, your memories are not just files to be stored; they are the chapters of your life story. We offer a promise of permanence in an impermanent world, a commitment to personal attention, and a guarantee that your memories will be accessible, secure, and beautifully preserved. With Melody’s expertise and our state-of-the-art resources, your photographic journey is in the best hands.

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Preserving Your Photos, Videos, and Other Memories as Unforgettable Gifts for Loved Ones

Preserving Your Photos, Videos, and Other Memories as Unforgettable Gifts for Loved Ones

Digitizing files is a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day and other celebrations and milestones.

Why Digitizing Your Photos, Videos, and More Using FOREVER® is the Best Way to Preserve Memories

Why Digitizing Your Photos, Videos, and More Using FOREVER® is the Best Way to Preserve Memories

Digitizing your hard copy files safeguards them for generations to come.

6 Easy Steps for Researching Your Family Tree and Bringing Older Photos to Life

6 Easy Steps for Researching Your Family Tree and Bringing Older Photos to Life

Professional genealogists who know how to find old records and go back into earlier…

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