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

  • Imagine being able to find any photo memory you wanted in a quick moment;
  • Imagine knowing that your memories are preserved, protected, and no longer at risk for damage or loss;
  • Imagine filling your living space with memories that matter while knowing that your values and traditions will be passed down to future generations;
  • Imagine finding it easier to downsize, if and when that time comes.
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That’s totally possible for you. And how do I know?

Because those are real-life results my clients have gotten once they learned how to organize photos in accordance with best practices and their goals.

I’ve been helping people learn how to organize photos and preserve them meaningfully since 2002. In the beginning it was all about printed photos, but as technology changed, I helped people with their digital photos as well. No matter what was in the collection originally, the goal was always to get them into a condition where they could be enjoyed in the present as well as left, as a meaningful collection, for future generations.


No more trying to figure it all out on your own and second guessing yourself.

No more endless Googling and Pinning to try to find the answers.

No more signing up for a mish mash of freebies and other random stuff.

Sound like what you need so you can finally get all your photo memories organized?

Then I have just the thing for you!


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 family photo memories in a variety of formats. 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 grown children.

It’s where you can learn how to organize photos and 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.


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  • How to organize and catalog both your printed and digital photo memories so you can find any photo, video or family document quickly when you need to
  • How to preserve your memories and update old formats so they are no longer at risk for loss from time or natural disaster
  • How to celebrate your memories by getting them back into your life in the form of displays, photo books and more
  • How to share your photo memories easily with family and friends, as well as create a curated family archive for your children and beyond

Don’t JUST Take My Word for It…

“I believe I have achieved more than I imagined possible since signing up to The Academy. I have achieved more in the last 6 months (being guided and encouraged by Fancy) than I managed to do in the last six years “flying solo” being overwhelmed and procrastinating.”
Philippa M.
Teacher, Retired
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Hi There! I’m Fancy.

Since 2002 I’ve taught classes and workshops on organizing photos and creating meaningful photo albums filled with family stories. I have 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. I noticed that a lot of people 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 learn how to organize photos. It turns out that what they wanted and needed was on-going support and accountability, easy access to get questions answered, 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 would meet these needs much better than any one-off teaching I could do.

What else?

Your Membership in The Family Photo Keeper Academy Includes:

  • Monthly Q&A Office Hour sessions ask your questions and get the answers live (or submit in advance and watch the recording). (Value – $80)
  • The option to book a monthly 30-minute 1:1 call with me. (Value – $45)
  • Free attendance at the monthly co-working workrooms. (Value – $10)
  • The option to receive and reply to weekly accountability emails and receive personalized responses from me. (Value – $120)
  • A dedicated members-only Facebook Group that offers community and accountability, as well as an organized Learning Center (most of what’s in the Learning Center is also stored in Google Drive for those not on Facebook). (Value – $100)
  • A 10% discount on any of my Done-For-You Services and Gift Certificates/FPK Credit. (Value – tens to hundreds of $$)
  • Free access to all the digital products and trainings I create to help people manage their photo memory collections. (Value – currently $81, but will increase as I create more)

Ready to Preserve your Family History In a Meaningful way?

Join The Family Photo Keeper Academy and learn how to organize photos so you can preserve, celebrate and share your memories.

The Family Photo Keeper Academy is perfect for you if…

  • You don’t even know where to start or you’ve started and stopped many times before.
  • You want to learn how to organize photos as well as the required tech skills.
  • You want to get rid of the boxes and bins of disorganized photos (or your kids have told you that they don’t want them!)
  • You want to enjoy your photo memories again as well as leave a meaningful collection for future generations.

On the other hand, you might want to skip this if…

  • You’ve already organized all your photo memories and don’t need to learn how to organize photos anymore.
  • You have no desire to organize your photo memories.
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More Nice Words

“I have found the Academy worth every penny. I am making so much more progress this way than when I was trying to do it on my own. I highly recommend Fancy Ruff-Wagner as a Photo Organizing Teacher and her Family Photo Keeper Academy.”
Karen J.
Teacher, Retired

Ready to Create a Meaningful Family Photo Memory Collection?

Join The Family Photo Keeper Academy and learn the best way for YOU that will create a collection that can be treasured by future generations

Frequently Asked Questions

You probably could find all this information on the internet. Let me ask you – do you have the time to do that? Has it helped you make progress so far? A key component of the Academy is the community support and the accountability, neither of which Google offers. Not to mention access to a professional photo manager.

My superpower is teaching non-techy people how to use the computer without making them feel dumb. It’s the one thing I hear the most from my clients. Maybe it was all those years teaching preschool, I don’t know. I’m very patient. I’m willing to help you master any tech you need to know to meet your photo management goals.

Let me ask you – have you implemented what you learned so far? Have you made great progress on your photo management goals? If so, then the membership may not offer you anything more that you need. However, a key component of the Academy is the community support and the accountability, neither of which a course or book can offer you. Not to mention access to a professional photo manager.

No, it is not tied to any particular product or vendor. I do have affiliate relationships with many different products and vendors in the photo management field, but I usually only recommend products that I’ve used and believe in. And, if I do make a recommendation for a product that I haven’t used, I will state that. I also often recommend products I have NO affiliate relationship with. My goal is to help YOU meet YOUR photo management goals. So any product recommendations I make will be tailored to your needs, not mine. I win by helping you win.

There is no minimum required time to join. If you choose to pay monthly, it’s month to month, and you can cancel at any time. If you choose to pay annually, you can cancel before it renews, switch to monthly, or sign up for another year. If you aren’t sure this will work for you, I encourage you to sign up monthly and give it a month or two to decide. You will get out of it what you put into it.

That’s, of course, your decision, and if you have absolutely no time to spare for getting ready to tackle your photo memory collection, you probably should wait. If, however, you want to get started on the smaller tasks now on the weekends, or you like to plan ahead, you may want to join before you retire.

If you join the Academy Facebook Group, you will have daily access to me. And even if you don’t, I’m always accessible by email, and I prioritize Academy Members over others who contact me.

As long as you remain a member, your monthly rate will stay the same. If you find you need to stop the membership for a little while, then when you come back, you will pay the rate that is being offered at that time. You will need to figure out which option is best for you at that time.

I make the times work for the people who attend on a regular basis, so if you live in a time zone where the current times do not work, please reach out so we can adjust at least some of the events.

Contact me and I’ll get back to you with the answer. Or click that pink chat button in the lower right-hand corner.

Ready to Learn How to Organize Photos and Finally Get This Important Project Done?

Join The Family Photo Keeper Academy and learn everything you need to finally make progress on this huge project – and to get it done!