Is low resolution holding you back?

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Low resolution photos holding you back from creating the album your family will treasure?

Frequently I hear the comment, ”I can’t use the photos I have in an album because they aren’t high resolution”.  Maybe you took them with your phone or maybe they were from the pre-digital age & were scanned.  I’m currently working on an album with photos from the 1950’s and as you may suspect, they are low resolution.

So let me say it now, don’t leave these memories behind just because they might be low resolution! The oldest photos can be the most precious and worth saving.  When you find a shoebox full of your grandparent’s photos in the attic, you don’t think how faded they are.  You are transported to a time when they were young and all the stories you have heard come to life with a window back to that time.

See my album page? One photo is low res and one is blurry, but it is the memory and the connection to dad that I won’t let be forgotten.  It is why I am in the business of preserving these little moments . .. and making big memories.

Another reason print matters.

“Where to Begin?”

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The biggest question I get asked is “where to begin?”

I have worked with busy clients that have little free time. They know they want to preserve their precious family moments and that they will appreciate having a way to look back on these moments down the road from now.  They hand over their family photos and get back to the job of keeping the household running, content in knowing that a beautiful keepsake is in the works and that when it is delivered they will get to browse through all those memorable moments that meant enough for them to take a quick pic.

I have also worked with clients that know just what they want their album to look like.  They like thinking of all their precious moments framed or unframed, embellished or simply formatted. They spend the time with me to work through the details. They like being given the options without having to learn software and publishing.

Either way, once it is printed they have a keepsake that is just their style.

This October,  schedule a free consultation and you’ll not only have begun, but will be well on your way to holding your album in your hands.

What photos are you passing on to your kids?

Julia Nix-16Look. I get it. Our generation is taking more photos than any other generation before. So many photos. Thousands and thousands of photos. And we keep taking more making the so-called problem even bigger and bigger.  I am with you on this, I have thousands of photos that I store and manage. My goal is to get your photos to live as they were intended – wonderful memories you can hold on to.

We’re taking photos. And that is a step ahead of the generation before us. We have the tools to photograph the stories of our lives and we are doing that. So let’s give ourselves a break. We have enough to overwhelm and guilt us. Our photos shouldn’t add to that.  They should make us feel joy.

Keep taking photos and enjoy the process.  Remember why you are taking them in the first place. Cut yourself some slack and get rid of the guilt. Have fun capturing those moments.

Deep breath. Now take that first step. Let’s meet to find out what those could look like when I put them all together in print.

Your kids will thank you someday. Maybe even sooner than you thought.

Getting it done.

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My to-do list is always long, but turning your photos into an everlasting keepsake is my passion. I believe it is worth it for something that will last forever. That’s what keeps me going. We all have a ton of to-dos, some on paper some not, but don’t let time fly by without saving a few of those precious memories. You know one day you’ll look back and wish you had captured a few more of them. If rounding up your photos, finding album software and designing your own book sounds overwhelming, don’t put it off, pass it on.  And check it off YOUR list.

Little Moments Big Memories

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I love getting a thumb drive full of photos! Your kids growing up fast, your childhood pics that your parents passed on – pictures then and now, even combining two generations. Here I added my husband’s baby picture in his cute bouncy chair, then history repeated itself when we were visiting and my daughter found herself in the same chair.  And at about two years old, they both thought it was hysterical to put bowls on their heads! Then and now, these little moments make BIG memories.

Find those photos and hand them over. I can’t wait to turn them into a keepsake that you will enjoy on your coffee table now, pass down to your kids in the future, and reminisce about for decades to come.