Throughout history, storytelling has been key in sharing memories, information, and preserving legacies from one generation to the next. Some styles of storytelling include letters, pictures, videos, articles, interviews, and audio recordings. Although the methods of storytelling have changed over the years, the heart of storytelling has remained the same: people want to be remembered and share their experiences with others
Second weddings are a time of celebration and contain memories that should be preserved and shared. Oftentimes second weddings contain a smaller group of people at an intimate venue which can create a special atmosphere of close loved ones there to celebrate the couple. Some traditions may look different, but making the day a celebration of the couple and the love they share is all that matters!
When our clients make the investment to have us organize their photos, they often wonder what their role is in the organizing process and if they can do anything to prepare their collection. Our most important piece of advice? Send us everything that is important to you. We have a mindful method that will ensure you receive:
- The best version of each photo, video, or piece of memorabilia
- Duplicates that are set aside to be discarded or kept based on your approval
- A complete collection organized by key people, events and timelines
Pieces of art can hold valuable memories. Some pieces may have been won, awarded or gifted. Others may have been created by someone very special to you. Many of these creations took a huge amount of effort to make, and they hold special meaning. While these treasures are precious and sentimental, most people cannot display every piece of art they acquire throughout the years. Picture This Organized can help you preserve both flat and 3-dimensional masterpieces so they are remembered for years to come.
Pieces of memorabilia remind us of special memories from our past. These items may not be something we want to display or access all that often, but we still want to keep them stored away. The challenge many people face, however, is that memorabilia can begin to pile up. After a while, it feels too daunting to sift through it all, decide what is worth keeping, and organize what is left. That is where Picture This Organized steps in.
School picture day can always be a challenge. Smiles are awkward, hair is askew from having just played a sport, children often have food on their face or clothing, and the shots that are captured are the best the photographer could get. When I was in third grade, I had just cut my own hair, so my mom had to scramble the night before picture day to figure out a hairstyle that covered up my handiwork!
Most of us have years of school portraits from our childhood, and many of us have continued the tradition of keeping all of our own children’s portraits. These photos aren’t always the best representation of us at our best, so why do we keep them in the first place? We think we should because they represent interests and academic history during those formative school years. Nevertheless, we don’t know what to do with them and are afraid to do anything, so those photos end up crammed in a storage bin taking up room in our attic or garage. Most people do not look back at those memories because they are cluttered and jumbled…until they find Picture This Organized.
The holiday season is upon us, and schedules can get crazy. With your to-do list growing and the calendar filling up, the chaos becomes an opportunity for hilarious holiday outtakes and epic fails. But, in the midst of it all, remember what’s truly important and roll with whatever the holiday season brings.
Expectations may be high, and while we imagine pulling off the perfect holiday gatherings, those unexpected moments become the memories we cherish the most. Be ready to capture reactions when you forget to defrost the turkey or drop the pie, the tree falls over, guests show up late, or the kids cry in the family photo. How you manage these imperfect moments becomes a priceless story that you and your loved ones will laugh about for years to come. In fact, we believe you should highlight misadventures and embrace real life whenever possible.