Frequently Asked Questions
Daina takes away that overwhelming feeling you get when you think about the hundreds and thousands of photos you have, but most importantly, she helps make dreams come true – and that’s what she loves to do. She will help your family bring your stories back into your lives so you can enjoy your photos again. Plus, Daina guarantees big smiles, a sense of relief and happiness at the end of the project.
A Certified Photo Organizer is expertly trained in photo management and memory preservation, and uses the most up-to-date techniques and industry best practices when it comes to sorting, storing, and sharing photos. They also enable their clients to take control of their cherished memories, including photos — both print and digital — as well as family movies.
If you have photos in a shoebox, or inherited boxes of family photos, carousels of slides and old albums, or if you have family videos in a box in your closet, a photo organizer is here to help you. If you have hundreds or thousands of digital photos piling up on your devices to the point where you can’t find them anymore, a photo organizer is here to help you. Daina is here to help you gather, categorize and organize your photos so you can bring your stories back into your lives, allowing you to enjoy your photos again.
Absolutely. Phone consultations are complimentary with no obligation. On average, consultations will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Please call or email Daina to set up a time to discuss how she can help make your dreams for your photos come true.
- Organization and protection of digital and print photos.
- Scanning of print photos and slides to preserve your history and family stories.
- Converting home movies to a current format you can enjoy watching again.
- Creating DVD slideshows and Photobooks.
PC and Mac.
No. Daina believes in pure organization that will be stored in your core folder structure. The reason being that all information and editing done in this structure will remain with the photo. Potentially, proprietary software programs may not let you have all the information you want if you move your photos somewhere else. If you wish to use a photo organizing and sharing program afterwards, Daina can help you decide which one will work best for your needs.
Daina will pick up your hard drive and have a consultation regarding key people, places and events. (Note: files on the provided hard drive must be third copies and backed up in two other locations). You will receive back a core file folder structure sorted chronologically by date with all duplicates edited and best series photos selected. Photos will be renamed and tagged for ease of searching. Maintenance packages can also be booked to keep your photos organized going forward.
When it comes to the organization of your print photos, Daina would be happy to work with you in your home. For your collection of digital photos, Daina and her team will do the photo organization offsite and return your photos organized, and ready to share and enjoy.
The Legacy Box is an archival box that protects your photos in their current condition so you won’t have to worry about deterioration. (We do recommend you scan all your favourite photos for further preservation.) This box holds up to 2,400 photos in compartments, which come with dividers that are custom labelled for you. Your photos will be at your fingertips anytime you or your family needs to find a photo. The great thing is that you will be able to find them all in a matter of minutes.
We do all photo scanning locally in-house and we will never mail your photos or slides out to a third party. We understand these are treasured memories that mean the world to you and we treat them as if they were our own. We use the latest technology to provide high quality scans of your precious memories. The high resolution scanned images are saved to an archival quality CD/DVD as JPEG image files.
High resolution scanned images are saved to an archival quality CD/DVD as JPEG image files. Minor retouching, such as red-eye, fade and colour correction, is included. Images will be scanned in the order you choose and saved into separate folders and renamed accordingly.
We pick up and deliver at no extra charge in the Puslinch, Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton areas. The fee for pick-up and delivery outside these local areas is $25 per visit.
Yes. We will transfer them to a DVD, which for most is the most convenient format.
Yes. You choose the program and we make it. You are required to pay for the cost of the book, $75 for the consultation, plus $15 per page which includes two edits. Additional edits are extra and charged by the hour.
Cheques, Bank Transfers and Cash. There will be a $15 service charge for NSF cheques.