Photo Organizing Pricing

 

Investment:

Your photo collection is unique, and your investment in preserving it will be unique as well.

Your collection will likely contain varying sizes and conditions of photos and memorabilia, and we handle those objects with the individual care they deserve. We’ve invested over 10 years in developing our skills and we are continually looking forward to make sure we are creating the best possible result for our clients.

Essentially, this is a craft that requires skill, specialized tools and a passion for preservation. We’ve spent years investing and reinvesting in the technology and the knowledge to set your collection up for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. It’s time to declare: No more messy, moldy, dusty, damp boxes.

We are happy to talk with you about your photo collection or project and discuss a plan. This includes offering training for our clients that prefer a more direct, hands-on approach. Let’s start with a conversation and see if we are a good fit for you.

Photo Organizing Services:

So many photos, so little time. You’ve got the photos and we’ve got the time, so let’s talk about your project and see how we can get this project off your To Do List.

For your digital photos, we can help you consolidate all your devices, hard drives and media, remove duplicates and redundant photos and create a new photo hub for you. We can even remove those screenshots taking up space. Then you can get back to enjoying your photos and you might not need to buy a new phone because you’ve run out of space!

For your printed photos, we take your boxes, bins and albums and create a cohesive collection that will be easy to search and will take up less space in your closets. We’ll organize, curate and place your items in archival storage all around the framework of the Client Planner that we have you complete at the start of our work together. So, yes, you’ll have input into how we organize your collection.

This all sounds easy, right? Well not exactly…but you don’t need to worry about that. We do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Are you ready to turn it over and finally get this project done? Who knew there were people out there that actually like doing this sort of thing, right?

It’s hard to put a price tag on this work as each collection is unique and while there are best practices that are a common thread through all our projects, there is custom work involved. If you’ve got a large project, we’ll complete an inventory and assessment before the real work begins. We know our clients don’t like surprises and neither do we, so this helps us set the right expectations around the overall cost of your project.

Photo Scanning & Digitizing Services:

We can create digital images from your printed photographs, negatives, slides, heritage documents, scrapbook pages, albums, letters, artwork and memorabilia. If you don’t see it on this list, just ask.

We do all digitizing and “scanning” using professional high-resolution cameras and archival techniques  using professional gear. Your photos and other documents will not pass through a scanner with an automated feeder. Even the most fragile of your photos are safe with us. And even more importantly, it all happens right here in our shop. Your items don’t leave this shop unless it’s a specialized project that is outside our wheelhouse, and that wouldn’t happen without a conversation between us first.

Our goal is to provide you with the most future-proof result. We don’t want you to have to go through this process again. Our results provide you the flexibility for enlarging prints and creating those lovely full-bleed pages in your photo albums. If you’re looking for “just a quick scan,” we’re probably not the best fit. We automate with software when possible, but there is a level of human intervention and expertise that is required to produce the very best quality we expect. Our process and methods are not for everyone and that’s okay.

Along with your original images and materials, we will provide your digital images on a hard drive, thumb drive, or agreed upon cloud service. If you like, we can provide additional copies as a backup or for family members.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a family website? We can help with that too.

Additional charges will apply for disassembling and re-assembling albums or storage containers.

Base Archival Package:

Archival Package – $175. This includes our initial setup and the first 50 standard-sized images (photos, slides, negatives).

Printed photos from 51 and on are $1.05/image

Slides & Negatives from 51 and on are $1.50/image

Oversized Images (over 8×10) start at $3.25 each

Custom Photo Book & Family History Books:

This could be the ultimate goal of your photo collection. After we’ve organized and digitized, we can now pull it all together into a custom book that tells the story of your family. Maybe you’re finally ready to put that wedding album together. How about that amazing African safari trip?

Your photos, stories and written word are all individual pieces until you bring it together into a curated book. Let us help you bring it all together in a style that is timeless and beautiful. We can show you sample of our books so you can start to imagine the possibilities.

If you’d like to know more about the book design process, let’s start with a conversation and discuss your vision. We can schedule a Zoom call to get started and then we can show you some of those samples.  Call us now if you like!  443-226-9801