Have you ever wished for someone to teach you how to organize photos?
The Family Photo Keeper Academy will give you the step-by-step guidance you need so you can finally tackle your 30+ years of photo memories
Everyone needs a little help sometimes
Does any of this sound familiar?
- You have a lifetime of memories – old family photos, slides, movies and memorabilia – in boxes and bins, and you don’t know where to start.
- Twenty years of digital photos are scattered on a variety of computers, phones and electronic storage media, and you have no way to keep track of them all.
- Your kids have either hinted at, or told you outright, that they don’t want all your stuff, including those precious photos.
- The road ahead is shorter than the road behind, and you know you absolutely must deal with it, but it’s all so overwhelming.
You’ve ignored it for so long that all kinds of crazy thoughts start running through your mind:
Is it even worth the hassle?
If I do something with it, will my kids want it then? Or will they toss it out anyway?
If you’ve ever felt like throwing in the towel, you’re not alone!
It’s no surprise that most family photo keepers with 30 years of photos struggle with getting it all into a condition where they can both enjoy their photos and create a meaningful collection for their kids.
Here are some common beliefs that are keeping many people stuck.
I should Know How to Organize Photos
Photo organization isn’t rocket science or algebra, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Simple, yes. Easy, no. Unless you have some kind of librarian training, the task of coming up with an organizational system that suits both your brain and your particular collection is formidable. Especially when you are dealing with thousands of photos, many likely loose and jumbled, that you can’t look at all at once. And there are so many…. And there are feelings…. And slides and home movies…. It’s actually quite a complicated project, and not acknowledging that can create paralysis.
Because it should be easy, it won’t take much time
If that were true, you could whip it out in a weekend. But you haven’t. Because it likely isn’t possible. It took years for your collection to get into its current state. It won’t take years to get it out, but it will take more than a weekend. And deep down, you know that. And that might be what’s holding you back.
My kids can just deal with it
When you are gone they may take the boxes or albums, but then again, they may not. It’s a sad fact that photos are thrown away every single day. If not thrown away, they are often donated to thrift stores or sold on eBay or other online shopping platforms.
The truth of the matter is that your kids will be grieving your loss while adding dealing with your property to their lives. They may not have the emotional bandwidth to deal with disorganized or unlabeled memories. In addition, it’s well documented that in their stage of life, nostalgia, a natural human emotion, is weaker than it will be when they get to be your age. Continuing to ignore your photo memories is a disservice to your kin. Preparing them for your demise is an act of love.
If you’ve ever thought “I wish someone would just walk me through this,” you’re in the right place.
Introducing The Family Photo Keeper Academy
The Family Photo Keeper Academy is a subscription-based, membership learning community. It’s filled with people just like you, family photo keepers with a lifetime of old family photos containing precious memories. The Academy will take you from photo memory chaos in boxes and bins to an organized collection that will bring you peace and joy and is more likely to be welcomed by your children.
It’s where you can learn how to manage your memories, at your own pace, in a like-minded community. No more trying to figure this out on your own, or thinking you already should know how to do it.
In the Academy, you’ll learn how to manage all your memories – no matter the format – with easy-to-follow tutorials, proven systems and expert advice. Plus, you’ll have access to professional support whenever you’re stuck.
WHAT THE FAMILY PHOTO KEEPER ACADEMY WILL TEACH YOU TO DO
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE FAMILY PHOTO KEEPER ACADEMY?
access to Expertise
Tap into my 20 years of experience as a photo manager, as well as the continuing education I receive in my professional organization, The Photo Managers.
I’m on the journey with you. You’ll get to look over my shoulder as I manage my own 3-generation collection for future handoff.
In our Family Photo Keeping Academy Community, everyone inspires, helps and supports one another. You do not have to do this alone.
My Goal is Your Success
My only goal is to help you get your photo memory collection under control so you can both enjoy your memories now as well as leave a meaningful collection for future generations.
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET IN THE FAMILY PHOTO KEEPER ACADEMY
Nice Things People Say
This Sounds Awesome, But Why Should I Listen to You?
Since 2002 I’ve taught classes and workshops on organizing photos and creating meaningful photo albums. In the beginning it was all based on printed pictures, but as technology advanced, I adapted and taught about digital photo organizing and photo book creation. I loved teaching other family photo keepers how to create something that could be enjoyed in the present as well as be handed down through the generations.
In 2015 I started offering scanning and other done-for-you services to help people get their photo memory collections in order. But I noticed that there was a large group of people who wanted to organize their own photos, but didn’t know where to start, or who started and stopped many times over the years. I tried to support them through my blog articles and email tutorials, yet I often felt I wasn’t having the impact I wanted. I wasn’t really helping them get it done.
I created the Family Photo Keeper Academy after surveying my community how I could best help them meet their photo management goals. It turned out that what they wanted and needed was on-going support and accountability, easy access to get questions answered, short mini-trainings on parts of the process, and checklists and homework to keep them going. When I saw these survey results, I realized right away that an ongoing membership of sorts would meet these needs much better than any one-off teaching I could do.
More Nice Things People Say
IMAGINE HOW GREAT IT WOULD FEEL…
- To be able to find any photo memory you wanted in a quick moment.
- To know that your memories are preserved, protected, and no longer at risk for damage or loss.
- To be able to enjoy surrounding yourself with memories that matter.
- To have your collection in a format that future generations are likely to look forward to viewing and receiving.
- To know that your values and traditions will be passed down to future generations.
- To find it easier to downsize (if and when that time ever comes).
How fabulous it would be to go from the chaos of photos and memories everywhere to an organized and curated collection that brings you only peace and joy.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE YOU READY TO commit to your photo memory collection?
Now you know how the Family Photo Keeper Academy can help you meet your goals for your photo memory collection. Ask yourself how much of a difference it will make to finally have this huge project off your someday list so you can really enjoy your memories again and leave a meaningful collection for future generations.
I love hearing how much people’s lives change when they finally commit to getting this done. I’ve had more than one client say to me that it was life changing, that it felt a weight had been lifted. I’d love it if you got to experience that, too.
You can make progress, one step at a time, one month at a time. All you need is a regular commitment and accountability, some guidance, and a supportive community.
Click the button below to sign up as a Founding Member for the low price of $12 per month. There’s no minimum number of months you must join, so it’s affordable enough to give it a try and see how it can help you with your photo organizing project.