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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Hang Your Photos!



5 Easy Steps To Organizing Your Photo Mess!

How to Declutter & Sort Photos

Sorting through old photographs can feel overwhelming, but these tips can make the process easier.


  • Don’t be afraid TO trash!

Multiple shots of the same scenery or event don’t always add more value to the story. A good guideline is to keep only 20% of the photos for albums and eliminate the rest.







  • Organize by theme & date.

Organizing photos by theme and date is often most effective for making creating folders and identifying specific photos easier.







  • Pace yourself

Limit yourself to two seconds per photo when deciding whether to keep, toss or organize. Sorting a lifetime of photos is time-consuming. Be sure to take occasional breaks.






  • Be emotionally Prepared

Going through your photos can be a journey of healing. Allow yourself to feel these emotions as you go through your memories.








  • Digitize for long-term preservation + safety

Choose a trusted, local expert to help preserve your family history. Once digitized, the files can be stored in a safe online location, making accessing the images easier for family members around the world.







  • Store THE ORIGINALS safely

If you choose to keep the original photographs, be sure to store them properly. Keep them in a location with average temperatures and low humidity. Use acid-free containers designed for photo preservation. Avoid basements and attics.







Keep your memories safe and local!

We never recommend shipping away family archives, treasured photos and irreplaceable home video movies. It’s too risky. We’ve been professionally preserving memories for decades and will treat your memorabilia with the utmost care. Stop in or schedule a consultation with one of our archiving experts!

Custom Framing + Wall Décor Pro Tips

Complement Your Wall Décor with the Perfect Frame!

Selecting the perfect picture frame can be overwhelming. With diverse finishes, materials, and display styles, it’s challenging to determine what will complement your home decor. Fortunately, we’re here to help. We’ve analyzed various photo frame types, highlighting their unique qualities and suggesting creative ways to showcase them. Your walls will be well taken care of.



Gallery Frame

Enhances your photography and creates a sophisticated and polished aesthetic. When designing a gallery wall, use more frames for an impactful look that ties the room together.








Floating Frame

Clear glass or acrylic frames give your print the illusion of floating on the wall. No need to add them to your photo collage. These styles of prints are statement pieces that are strong enough to stand on their own.







Framed Canvas Print

The slight float between the canvas and deep frame makes for a unique visual effect for portraits you’ll want to pass down for generations. Add to the center of any gallery wall and make it the main focal point.







Tabletop Frames

Infuse personality and special moments into your space using tabletop frames. Stagger these versatile pieces throughout your shelving or stand them side-by-side as a mini table display.






How To Take Epic Mobile Photos

The built-in cameras in today’s mobile phones can take stunning photos and turn average shots into professional-looking images with the tap of a finger. Enjoy these quick tips for enhancing your mobile photography skills.

These tips specifically reference the iPhone built-in camera app. The Android camera app has similar features.


Bring the background closer to you.

Zoom in on while stepping back. The background will appear closer to the subject in the image.

Change your iPhone camera settings-

Turn on ‘Most Compatible‘ to reduce the file compression of your images, which will keep them sharper and crisper.


Turn on ‘HDR‘. This will ensure everything in your photo is evenly exposed, allowing you to see everything in your image.


Capture movement and find the perfect shot by using burst mode. 

Press the shutter button and drag it to the left. This will activate burst mode. Once you capture all the movement, you will go in your camera roll > find the burst> and scroll through until you find your favorite shot.


Copy + Paste a subject out of an iPhone photo and into a message.

Simply hold your finger down on the subject you want to copy out > press copy > then paste in any message.


Remember to print!

Today’s mobile photos have very high image quality – meaning they make great-looking prints. Recent phone model cameras can produce print sizes 16×20″ and larger!

Why You Should Consider Safety When Digitizing Memories

Why You Should Consider Safety When Digitizing Memories



Digitizing memories have become increasingly popular, with many converting old family photos, home movies, and other precious memorabilia into digital formats. While this process can provide several benefits, such as making it easier to preserve and share memories, it is important to consider safety when digitizing memories.

Memories are precious, and the loss or damage of physical copies can be devastating. Digitizing memories can help protect against these risks, but it is important to ensure that your originals are kept safe during the process. Some companies will have you box up and ship out your photographs and heirlooms. Shipping originals can carry several risks, including; loss or damage, inaccurate handling, and delays. Older photos and memorabilia can be dry and brittle. Attempting to pack these into a box can cause damage to your originals. Packages travel through many locations and environments. The box can get wet or crushed, risking damage or loss of your precious memories.


You can avoid these risks by working with a local expert. We’re right here in your neighborhood, making it easy to drop off and pick up your memorabilia. This eliminates the hassle of packing and shipping your originals and worrying about loss or damage in transit. We will handle your precious memories with care and store them in a safe and secure environment during the scanning process.

Our lab is owned and operated by individuals who are passionate about photography and knowledgeable about scanning and archiving. We use professional equipment to ensure the highest quality scans from your originals. Our team has experience working with all types of photographs, negatives, slides, and documents. We know how to safely handle each type of material and achieve the best possible scan. Because you’re working directly with our team, we can handle any special requests, answer questions and offer guidance on your project. You can also avoid transit times and shipping delays, speeding up the overall turn-around time.

Once your memories are scanned, you’ll also want to ensure that the digital copies are kept safe. This may include making backup copies of files and storing them in a secure location, such as on an external hard drive or in cloud storage. Just ask for a second copy of your files on a USB or hard drive at the time of scanning to store separately or share with family or friends.

Get started digitizing your precious memories before they fade or become damaged. Our team is ready to help with personalized service, high-quality results, and peace of mind knowing that your originals are in good hands.