FAQs

What does a photo manager do?

A photo manager is a professional that helps individuals, families and businesses manage, share and preserve their life stories and visual records. Photo managers provide a wide range of services including:

  • Printed and digital photo organization
  • Scanning of photos and documents
  • Memorabilia organization
  • Photo book design
  • Photo gift planning
  • Video slideshow production
  • Photo management planning
  • Photo back up
  • Media conversion, and more

What kind of backgrounds do photo managers have?

Photo managers have a variety of educational backgrounds and skill levels, as well as a common passion for everything related to preserving family stories, photos and the technology attached to them.

Is there a photo management certification?

An international certification program is offered by The Photo Managers (TPM), a professional organization founded in 2009 in the United States and formerly known as the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO).

TPM is a global community dedicated to improving the photo management industry worldwide through dissemination of best practice industry standards.

What does the photo organizing process include?

The process starts with an interview during which the photo manager discusses your organizing goals and motivations, learns about your organizing style and assesses the condition and size of your photo collection. During the assessment the photo manager gathers all assets that need to be organized, i.e. printed and digital photos, and any memorabilia. This will help the photo manager determine the project scope and draft an action plan.

Photo managers can provide in-home or remote services with updates by email, text or video call depending on the type of project. We access material online or pick it up from your home if you are in the Edmonton metropolitan area.

The process that follows the initial assessment depends on your goals and type of project, and this can include:

  • Sorting, organizing and digitizing print photos
  • Copying images from devices such as memory cards, computers, flash drives, and CDs/DVDs to a central location, and backing them up
  • Consolidating digitized and digital images and creating a customized organizing system

Can you help Apple and non-Apple users?

Yes. We work with all users.

How much time will it take to get my photos organized?

It depends on the project and the type and amount of photo assets (printed or digital) that need to be organized. A thorough assessment will give you a time estimate.

How much does it cost to hire a photo manager?

The cost of photo management services depends on many variables such as the type, amount and condition of your photo assets, as well as delivery time and other personal needs.

Do you pick up and deliver?

Yes. We can pick up photo assets and deliver your organized system within the Edmonton metropolitan area.

Can I get my photos restored for a photo book?

We offer basic colour enhancement with our scanning services, and additional photo restoration services.

Can you put my life stories, recipes and old photos into a book?

Yes, you can supply your stories, recipes and images for us to produce a legacy book. We can also gather your stories through interviews, help you select photos and recipes, and photograph any memorabilia that you would like to include in your book.

Can you create a video/slide show to mark a special occasion?

Yes. We are certainly able to produce video/slide shows.

Do you provide coaching?

Yes. While we are able to do all the work following your direction, we can also guide you through the process, so that you can work at your own speed.

How do I get the process started?

Start today by contacting info@foreverneat.ca in order to find out more about our services!