Sharyn established Photo Refuge LLC following a 20-year career in data analysis, project management, and strategic planning. She enjoys partnering with clients to develop plans for digitizing and organizing photographic memories.
Her passion for photos started at a young age, when she enjoyed looking through photo albums from the 1940s to the 1970s. In high school, she took photography classes, started scrapbooking, and spent one summer sorting and labeling family photos from the early 1900s to the 1960s. She continues to enjoy traveling with her husband and creating photo albums, photo books, and slideshows to capture those adventures (national parks are a favorite destination). Her parents and sisters entrusted all of the family photos to her when her parents decided to downsize, which is when she began experimenting with digitization and electronic sharing of photos. Sharyn also has experience organizing 20+ years of photos for a Virginia state agency's digitization efforts.
She relies on her attention to detail, organization skills, and passion for storytelling to partner with clients and identify customized solutions.
Photo Refuge partners with clients to empower them to digitize and organize photographic memories. We are located in Richmond, Virginia, and enjoy working with individuals, families, photographers, and businesses - any entity that desires to preserve a photographic history.
We are passionate not just about digitizing images, but also about sharing, utilizing, and backing up the images so that a variety of individuals can enjoy and benefit from them in the future.
We work with you to identify your photographic memories on various media and determine the optimal approach for your particular collection and desired outcome. A project plan unique to each client is developed, including quantities, vendors to assist you, coaching you on the pieces you wish to handle, and best practices to follow.