We are busy people. We have places to go and people to see. With our limited free time, we are surrounded by unhealthy distractions every single day. When we aren’t numbing ourselves with the instant gratification of TV, food, or one-click purchases, we’re caught in the infinite scrolling of social media where we solidify just how little we measure up to our “perfect” “friends”. Sometimes it feels like our stories aren’t as exciting as the ones we can so easily see on the screen. But let me tell you something…
Reality TV ain’t got nothin’ on your reality.
It’s time for us to put more emphasis on real-life. You know, the beautiful thing happening every second of every day. If we’re not careful, we are going to miss it in the hustle and bustle of busyness. What a tragedy that would be! Your family’s story is worth savoring. It is something to be grateful for, and something that if reflected on can bring peace and happiness.
Memory-keeping inspires gratitude and encourages us to embrace the present. It centers us on what is most important: our families.
This is a place to get excited about your family’s story, both past and present! We passionately believe that every person has a beautiful story to be told and we are committed to making memory preservation in all of it’s varieties more practical and enjoyable.
Whether you want to do it yourself, or work with us to do it for you, we want to help you tell your story. We are passionate about helping busy families record the sometimes messy, often overlooked, beautifully simple moments that tell life’s story.
You’re not sure about the whole “scrapbook” thing
Many of us have in our heads an image of what a “scrapbooker” should look like. They are those ultra creative grandmas with loads of time and a plethora of stamps and stickers. You don’t have to be a “scrapbooker” to preserve your memories. In fact, we call ourselves modern memory-keepers. This is because there are so many wonderful ways to preserve your memories.
Whether you consider yourself a modern memory-keeper or not, this stuff is important, especially for your children.
Your kids deserve to remember.
If you have ever caught yourself feeling guilty for not being better at memory-keeping, you are not alone. So many parents are right there with you! Your kids deserve to remember things like your wedding day or their childhood. These times that are hugely impactful, while also being incredibly fleeting. If we don’t preserve these memories in a format that is easily accessed by our kids, they fade. Talk about pressure on you as a parent!!
You don’t have time for this.
Many of us have every intention of preserving our memories. But the truth is, we just don’t have the time. And meanwhile, while we’re kidding ourselves that we’ll actually put our pictures in a photo book, for instance, all of our photos sit rotting in the box in the attic or taking up space on our phones.
Sure, there are many wonderful products out there for creative parents who have time to create their own photo books or videos. However, what many parents don’t realize before starting with these products is just how much time and energy it actually takes to create a beautiful book or video. The photo editing, the designing process, and the personalization all takes time! Not to mention the fact that you can’t really customize it exactly how you want it.
It’s ok to recognize that this isn’t for you. It doesn’t make you a bad parent. For some of you, finding time to go through thousands of photos, create a book, or make a video may sound impossible and a lot like torture. So what do you do?
Where we come in.
We help you let go of the guilt! We know just how overwhelming memory-keeping can feel and we want to help! We are experts in taking chaotic messes of memories and transforming them into something shareable and beautiful. We offer a variety of products and services that include custom designed photo books, highlight videos, photo digitization and even one on one consultation time. Click below to see a full list of our current services.
Where do you even start?
Your story is what you choose to remember. We recommend starting with your most important memories and putting them in a format that is sharable. Often this means putting them in a photo book, video montage or digitizing your old photos. Some of these important memories may include:
- Baby Year 1
- Travel Highlights
- School Years
- Wedding Anniversaries
- Family History Compilations
- Old Photo Digitization
What does the Savor Your Story process look like?
Once you decide on which project is most important to you, the process is as follows:
- CONSULTATION: Schedule a free consultation where we will discuss your needs and goals. I understand this is a big decision and I want to help you feel good about it! Based on what we discuss, an initial quote is given via email or text.
- GIVE US YOUR MEMORIES: If you choose to move forward, you send me anything you want me to include in your project. This could be photos, videos, scanned keepsakes, lyrics to a song, music, journal entries, boxes of old photos, you name it!
- YOU APPROVE ALONG THE WAY: You can be as involved in the book or video creation as you’d like. We’re happy to give you pages or video clips to preview and approve in advance to make sure we’re capturing your story the way you want it told. This not only provides you with transparency and the ability to tweak things as we go, but also keeps us moving forward!
- FINAL STEPS: We send you one final rough draft before we print your book or send you your final video. From there, you look through the final draft with a fine toothed comb, and then we print or ship. It usually takes a couple weeks to come in the mail.
Benefits of working with us
No more guilt
Let us take over. Imagine how good it will feel to be DONE with documenting an important moment.
Get your time back
You don’t have to do it! These books and videos can take a long time and most people just don’t have the time!
Trusting us with your memories is not something we take lightly. We use the best quality paper and printing services without additional cost to you. Many authors wanting to self-publish use the same paper and printing services we do. As for our videos, we believe the little details (like proper pacing, music choice, and video editing) mean everything.
We love including little personalized touches to make your book or video special. Anything you send us we can incorporate! Plus, unlike other custom photo book or video companies, you can be an active partner through the entire process. You can be involved in the creation of your keepsake (if you’d like) without having to do it yourself!
We believe that preserving your memories with high quality doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg. We will often times beat out other custom photo book, video, and digitization companies’ prices, and we do it with more personalization and customization. We are passionate about helping you tell your story at an affordable price.
Questions? We’d love to hear them! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form below.
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