To Edit or Not to Edit Your Photos: What Difference Does it Make or Matter?
Recently I saw a post on social media that really bugged me. Maybe it shouldn’t have, but it did. The poster was advising memory-keepers...
Our memories are special moments that tell stories, and when those stories are paired with our photos, something truly extraordinary happens...
our memories come to life.
But, are your most cherished photos and memorabilia hidden away in boxes, bins and digital files? Are the stories and memories they hold slowly fading away?
Hi I’m Stacey, the Owner of Let the Memories Begin Again.
Throughout the years I have held many titles, but Curator of Moments and Memories is one that has instinctively been a part of my life both personally and professionally. I've always been the one taking the photos, keeping and organizing "all the things", and creating personalized photo books and gifts for family, friends, and colleagues.
By combining my skills, experience, and my innate love of photos, photography, and memory-keeping, I now have the pleasure and honor to able to help others to rediscover and revive their cherished memories and keep them from fading away.
Why? Because I believe that…
Photos, stories, and memorabilia are magical and powerful especially when woven together.
Capturing life’s moments through images and videos is important, but curating them into beautifully-designed photo books, framed prints, and other tangible keepsakes allows us to revisit, remember and share the memories and stories of special people, places, and experiences. Moments, whether big or small deserve to be saved, shared and celebrated!
Seeking out and celebrating even the smallest of life’s moments makes our lives more enjoyable and fulfilling.
I also happen to be a pretty big Disney fan! And I truly get "it"... that Disney magic that's hard to put into words; the value of all those magical memories made, unexpected pixie-dusted moments, and wanting to be able to somehow capture it all forever. That is why I LOVE helping fellow Disney Guests to curate and preserve their adventures and experiences into a collection that is "ear-marked" just for them!
While there are reasons and advantages to using digital technology when it comes to memory-keeping, for me there is (and will always be) just something different and special about sitting down with a photo book that can't be replaced by viewing images on a screen.
Being able to add captions and longer stories, turn physical pages, linger on photos (of various sizes) to notice the little details, and not needing to worry about power, battery life, internet/wifi, or remembering passwords are just a few reasons that come to mind.
Photo books are also a great way to collect, curate, and share all those "trivial tidbits" about a memory that might otherwise be lost with time or never known to begin with...you know the ones... like that the table in the background was Great-grandma's from the "Old Country"; a random, cool fact a tour guide shared about the historic hotel you stayed in; or the hilarious story about why a spontaneous decision to ride on the monorail made you late for a family dinner (true story). These tidbits are far from trivial! They add context, energy and life to images that no caption alone can do.
Let's work together to magically revive your favorite memories
into custom-designed photo books, memorable gifts, and more!
We’re so thankful for our honeymoon photo book made by the talented Stacey Sherman of Let the Memories Begin Again! It was so fun going through this with our family today [Thanksgiving day]! Great quality and looks even better in person than online [proof]. This is going to be something we cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much!
CLARK & JUNE