I was raised in a large family, and we spent much of our time celebrating life events – birthdays, holy communions, graduations, weddings, and grandkids. Cameras were used at every gathering and some of the photos found their way into frames and albums, but most ended up in old shoeboxes stored in closets, basements, or attics. Back then, sharing those photos was hard, and the memories were eventually forgotten.
Then along came digital technology. I had inherited my mom’s photo album and one weekend decided to have the photos scanned and preserved. As I browsed through the images on my computer, looking at many of them for the first time, memories of my childhood came rushing back into my life.
This led me to helping others preserve their cherished pictures. I made photo books of family ancestors, helped create memory books for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, and scanned and restored aging photo albums.
Two years ago I discovered the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (www.APPO.org) and decided it was time to trade in my corporate life for this new career.
I am fortunate to have 25 years experience in photography and computer technology, giving me an eye for the image and a brain to figure out how to navigate the digital landscape. Now I spend every day helping people organize their photos and bringing their memories back to life.
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