Get a custom designed photobook made as a special, very personal gift
Many people tell me that they would love to have a photobook of their family history or a book to honour a special family member but do not have the time or all the skills. It may be difficult to decide which stories to tell, how long the book should be, which photos to include, how to digitize your images, what point of view to take, what printer to use, etc.
The reality is, what seems like a simple project can quickly become overwhelming. The good news is that I can help you through the entire process from conception, to choosing photos, scanning, retouching or restoring, writing, editing, design, and printing your heirloom photobook.
It may come as no surprise to know that I spent a lot of time creating a photobook about my mother—too long, really. I got stuck multiple times, mostly because it was hard to be objective because I was too emotional about my subject. But I thoroughly enjoyed the process! It gave me a great excuse to contact relatives and people who knew my mother and ask even more questions than I had previously. I dug into my cousin’s completely disorganized plastic tub of loose photos and rescued a few gems. There were letters and newspaper clippings and her university yearbook. I am so happy that I have preserved her memory and created a family heirloom that is treasured by the whole family and will exist for generations to come.
Making my mother’s photobook was such a therapeutic and fulfilling experience, I realized I wanted to help others create family heirloom photobooks. This is why I started Life and Legacy Photobooks.
Capturing and preserving memories is what I was meant to do.