So many of you have told me how much you really do want to get to your photos, but there's always so much else to do. You know what, it's true! There is so much else to do. I get behind on my photos, too, because although they are very important to me, they aren't really urgent. At the conference recently I learned more about online scheduling. This allows you to look at the dates and times I have available on my calendar and pick something that works for you.
There are several different types of sessions available, but the one I want to focus on today is the "Introduction to Captured Memories Call." This is a 20-minute call just for us to talk more about how we can work together.
Here is a link to the scheduling page: Schedule a Photo Chat.
If you get it on your calendar today, it's a lot more likely to happen. This is your chance to make your photo dreams come true.
If we've already worked together on your digital photos and you just need a check-up, I am also offering free 20-minute Digital Checkup session for the next few weeks. These can be scheduled HERE and will be done remotely through Zoom so be sure and pick a time you can be in front of your computer.
Your memories are important ... set a time today to take the next step!
I'm back from our Association of Personal Photo Organizers National Conference in Albuquerque with lots of new ideas.
I made some new friends and saw many from past years. This was my fifth conference to attend (out of seven) and I think it was the best yet. This year my business has grown to the point that I was accepted into the Masterclass! In addition to learning lots and having a plan to meet over the next year, we also bonded over "tattoos". I bet you never thought you'd see that in an email from me!
I'll be adding some new options to my business including online scheduling for appointments and also remote sessions-- perfect for getting your digital photos organized. My favorite vendor was Collectionnaire -- an online index of all your family's memories. After I get my account started, I'll be sharing more about it with you. Have a great weekend!
It's time for our Annual Conference!
I'm leaving Tuesday to go to the Association of Personal Photo Organizers National Conference in Albuquerque and I'm so excited!! We stayed at this resort a few years ago and it's a beautiful place. I'm signed up for a sunrise photo walk to try out Sony's mirrorless camera.
I love seeing my like-minded friends, meeting new people and learning more than my brain can possibly hold in five days. This year my business has grown to the point that I was accepted into the Masterclass! This is an extra couple of days brainstorming with others in my stage of business so I've excited to have this opportunity to learn even more.
When I go to these events, I'm always looking for new techniques and products that I can use to help you enjoy your photos more than ever. Can you send me a quick email back and tell me what is your biggest obstacle when it comes to organizing your photos? I want to be looking for a solution for you!
This week I had a phone call with the facilitator of the Masterclass that I having coming up in March. The purpose of the call was to get acquainted so that she would be ready to work with our small group at the Association of Professional Photo Organizers conference in Albuquerque.
As we chatted about my business and what I hoped to learn at the class, she asked an interesting question -- "What keeps you up at night?" My first thought was the dog, but I knew the answer she was looking for was about my business. After thinking about it a minute, I answered that sometimes I was thinking about my clients' photos. Did we get everything just right? Are they ready to get back to work on an unfinished project? Or have they had a family emergency because I haven't heard from them lately? Your photos matter to me and if I check in with you a little too often, forgive me! But do let me know if I do and when you do want me to check in again. I never want you to say you lost some photos and wish we had worked together sooner.
I know we are all busy, but I hope you'll take a little time this weekend to just enjoy your photos. I'm planning to enjoy mine and next week I'll think about yours again!
Have you seen the new Netflix show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"? Lots of people have been talking about it with the organizing that always happens in the new year. She believes sorting photos is probably the happiest tidying job ever. But it can also be the hardest job because it's easy to get bogged down.
If you have boxes of photos like these, don't give up! Setting aside time regularly will turn this mess into a treasure. For more ideas, visit The Photo Organizers Blog!
While I am doing other things like taking a walk or working around the house, I like to listen to podcasts. Here's a link to one I listened to recently about Weeding Your Garden. She talked about getting rid of things that are filling up your calendar and stealing your peace. She even talks about how that can be your photos! If you have photos filling up your phone that you don't want to keep, could you weed some of those out?
Just by setting aside a few minutes, you can clean out those extra photos and enjoy the ones that do bring you happiness. Try it today and see what you can weed out!
Last weekend there was a special historical event in Amarillo that I thought would be fun to attend. The event was held at a science museum to commemorate the opening of a time capsule that was sealed 50 years ago. It was part of a helium plant, and along with the time capsule contents being displayed, they were also collecting artifacts from the helium plant. People who had worked there brought photos, time cards and other documents and the Texas Historical Commission was there scanning and collecting stories.
The time capsule was sealed in 1968, the year I was born. So my family planned an early birthday celebration for me! Those of you with adult kids know how busy everyone's schedules can be. They knew that more than anything getting us all together would be the best gift of all. I tried to gather everyone together for a photo, but I didn't know that a professional photographer was waiting for us in the botanical garden nearby. I'll have those photos to share soon.
It was a perfect birthday weekend for me since I'm all about photos and family, especially mine!
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Happy Saturday to you on this rainy afternoon!
A couple of weeks ago I started a new project for CoNetrix. They had a huge scrapbook that was created with great care, but 20 years of page turning left this 20-inch X 25-inch book in pieces. We decided that recreating the book in a digital book in a 12 x 12 size would be more manageable. When I got ready to take the book, one of the longtime employees commented that all their memories were in there. I assured them that I would take good care of them and we should take a photo of the handoff.
This made me think about how often people are handing off precious memories to me. We talk about their desires for the project, who is going to receive it, or if we need multiple copies. Then either we work together or they hand it off to me. Because of my story about why I started my business, I know how precious these photos are to people. All those pieces of a family's story or a business history are put together into something new that lets those memories live on.
If you have memories that you'd like to recreate into something new, let's talk. I promise to take the best care of them.
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Mark your Calendar for the
Refresh Your Life Educational Expo
Saturday, September 8 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Groves Branch Library
Fall is coming and it's time for new beginnings. Whether you need to get organized, improve your health, decorate your home, raise healthy kids or plan for the future, you can learn about all these topics at the Refresh Your Life Educational Expo.
Six local experts will be speaking at this event. Each presentation will be 30 minutes, followed by a time for questions and a 15-minute break. The schedule is as follows:
10:00 am - Minimize Then Organize presents "Getting your Home Ready for the Fall"
11:00 am - Captured Memories presents "How to Save Your Photos for Today and the Future"
12:00 pm - Healthy Opportunities presents "Food Prep Can be Fun and Easy!"
1:00 pm - Beautiful Spaces presents "Update Your Space for the Holidays"
2:00 pm - New York Life presents "Long Term Care Solutions"
3:00 pm - Dr. Julie Bates presents "Raising Emotionally Smart Kids, Naturally"
You are invited to attend as many of these presentations as you would like. It will be a fun and informative day as we learn more about how to refresh ourselves and our family for the fall season.
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Here's an August update Forever Friends!
I had a couple of changes to let you know about, so here's an extra update!
I discovered something new about the Thursday evening Forever training webinars. If you sign up once, you'll get an email each week with that week's topic. This is a great way to make the most of your Forever account. Here's the link: Forever Webinar. This is a live training every Thursday evening at 8 central time. You can also view Forever training on my YouTube Channel. Subscribe so you don't miss any new additions!
Forever VIDEO is here! If you have videos you want to preserve, log into your Forever account and click on the VIDEO tab at the top to learn more!
The Forever Club- It's like a Christmas Club for your Photos! Set aside as little as $25 a month in your Forever account so that when you are ready to order you already have money to spend. There are bonuses for joining a well including free permanent storage added to your Forever account every three months, and exclusive sales. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Our Friday Photo Club is a great time to come work on your photos alongside others and get your questions answered. This month we will be meeting at Jacque's home (4524 64th St.) on August 17. On August 31st we will meet at Market street on 19th and Quaker in the cafe in front of the fireplace. Come and go from 9 am-noon.
If you are on Facebook, be sure and join the Forever Friends Photo Club to keep up to date with events, training, and special offers. You can also email me about a personal Two Hour Training session if you need in-depth assistance.
Want to share Forever with a friend? Sign in to your Forever account and then click on your name at the top right side. In the drop-down menu, click on Refer a Friend. When you share this link, your friend gets a 2 GB account and $10 coupon. You get a $5 coupon. I hope you'll share Forever today! You can combine coupons on a single order.
August Specials! Sign into your account and click on DEALS. Don't have an account? Click HERE
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