Fancy Ruff-Wagner

Personal Photo Organizer

I love to help busy people reconnect with the important stories and memories they have locked away in photos, slides, home movies and more.  I make sure your memories are organized, safeguarded, and easily enjoyed and shareable.  I can work with you in-person or remotely, as the situation requires.


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Yes!  I offer three levels of service:  Do It For You, Do it With You, and Teach You.  Contact me or set up a Free Consultation to find out more.
Yes!  Physical items to be digitized will need to be shipped to me, and we can do all else through the internet.  Contact me or set up a Free Consultation to find out more.
I do all almost all the work myself, including scanning photos and slides.  For home movie (film) conversion, I use a company in Burbank that has been serving the film industry and families since 1971.  For videotape conversion I use another Photo Organizer in California who specializes in video conversion and does all the work himself.  I use both of these companies because they provide me with digital files, not just a DVD, they have all the right equipment and extensive experience dealing with damaged and broken film and tapes.
Every local service I have spoken with only provides the end product on DVD.  While DVDs make great watching options (for now), they do not make great permanent storage options.  They are breakable and as technology progresses, they will become obsolete.  In addition, the files are compressed and it is difficult to make good copies, let alone do any editing.  I want to provide my clients with digital files that can be edited, copied, and backed up.  I also provide DVDs for easy watching options.
The answer depends on your end goal.  If you just want an organized collection of printed photos to hand over to the next generation, then I suggest a high-quality archival box.  I sell one, and you can also find them online at companies that provide archival supplies to photographers.  The boxes you find at craft stores are generally not archival quality and will degrade your photos over time.  I am available to organize those photos for you, with you, or teach you to do it.

If you want your printed photos to be more accessible and shareable, then I suggest a high quality photo album or scrapbook.  I know of several places these are available (and it's not your local craft store).   I am available to do it for you, with your, or to teach you to do it, if interested.  
I have some concerns about free cloud storage.  Please watch my YouTube video about cloud storage for more information.  https://youtu.be/tig9aVVYADw

Fancy Ruff-Wagner

Personal Photo Organizer

About Me

I love to help busy people reconnect with the important stories and memories they have locked away in photos, slides, home movies and more.  I make sure your memories are organized, safeguarded, and easily enjoyed and shareable.  I can work with you in-person or remotely, as the situation requires.


Back to Home Page

Find me on Pinterest

Join my Community of Memory Keepers on Facebook, Celebrating Memories Your Way

Call Me for Free!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes!  I offer three levels of service:  Do It For You, Do it With You, and Teach You.  Contact me or set up a Free Consultation to find out more.
Yes!  Physical items to be digitized will need to be shipped to me, and we can do all else through the internet.  Contact me or set up a Free Consultation to find out more.
I do all almost all the work myself, including scanning photos and slides.  For home movie (film) conversion, I use a company in Burbank that has been serving the film industry and families since 1971.  For videotape conversion I use another Photo Organizer in California who specializes in video conversion and does all the work himself.  I use both of these companies because they provide me with digital files, not just a DVD, they have all the right equipment and extensive experience dealing with damaged and broken film and tapes.
Every local service I have spoken with only provides the end product on DVD.  While DVDs make great watching options (for now), they do not make great permanent storage options.  They are breakable and as technology progresses, they will become obsolete.  In addition, the files are compressed and it is difficult to make good copies, let alone do any editing.  I want to provide my clients with digital files that can be edited, copied, and backed up.  I also provide DVDs for easy watching options.
The answer depends on your end goal.  If you just want an organized collection of printed photos to hand over to the next generation, then I suggest a high-quality archival box.  I sell one, and you can also find them online at companies that provide archival supplies to photographers.  The boxes you find at craft stores are generally not archival quality and will degrade your photos over time.  I am available to organize those photos for you, with you, or teach you to do it.

If you want your printed photos to be more accessible and shareable, then I suggest a high quality photo album or scrapbook.  I know of several places these are available (and it's not your local craft store).   I am available to do it for you, with your, or to teach you to do it, if interested.  
I have some concerns about free cloud storage.  Please watch my YouTube video about cloud storage for more information.  https://youtu.be/tig9aVVYADw

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