Jean took her first photo at the age of three, of her dad. That photo, special to her at the time, is a treasure to her now as she has come to realize that a snapshot is not just an image, but a priceless memory of a moment in time which can never be recaptured. In a single image, we can travel back to a place, a time, a scent - and be in that moment … a moment that helped shape who we are today.
Jean’s international travels as a trainer and facilitator made her realize the unique power of photos. Throughout her career, she documented every experience with photos and shared her memories through slide shows and videos to colleagues and family members alike.
Jean soon became the de facto “memory keeper” for her extended family, taking, preserving and sharing pictures of those magical moments. Her relatives have come to expect a photo book, slide show or video after a special event!
As digital images replaced physical ones, and she began to have children of her own, Jean noticed that there were fewer and fewer tangible memories being shared. Thus began her quest to get photos out of devices and into our lives. She knew it was time to get serious. She often quotes the TV commercial, “Parents, don’t let your children grow up to be jpegs.” Her passion for the power of photos led her to become a professional photo organizer, dedicated to helping others enjoy the feeling their photos capture.
What’s more, Jean quickly realized that living in the digital world brings with it not only bare walls where photos used to hang, but a whole new set of challenges in how we preserve and protect our photos. We joke about the “shoebox” problem, but Jean knows first hand the havoc a hard drive crash or spilled coffee can wreak on digital images. That’s why her first priority with a new client is to create a fail-proof back-up system.
Jean is inspired daily by bringing others the joy of sharing their images and the peace of mind they feel by protecting and preserving them.