Fancy Ruff-Wagner

Professional Photo Manager

You love your family and your life, and one way you demonstrate that is by taking photos of people and events important to you.  The problem is that you have photos everywhere:  in boxes and bags, on computers and phones, on CDs and hard drives.  You may have even inherited photos from your parents and/or previous generations.  You just wish someone could come along and organize them so you can find what you're looking for, preserve them so they are safe for future generations, and get them back into your life so you can celebrate those memories again.  That's exactly what I do.

Call me.  We'll figure out how I can help.


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I had over 75 linear feet of photos in albums, frames and scrapbooks.  Fancy scanned and saved everything to a secure website that I can now access from my computer.  Fancy was always prompt and very knowledgeable about the process. There might be newer technologies as that field changes very fast, but I think Fancy stays on top of trends and will implement them when they have a track record.

I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. The task was so daunting I was overwhelmed. I don’t think I could have done this by myself. Fancy is reasonably priced, committed, and I found her easy to converse with. I have recommended her services to my friends in the area and the TPM web site directory to family and friends in other areas.

Jan B.

Retired

I approached Fancy’s Photo Solutions because I had hundreds of family photos of all sizes that I wanted scanned so that I could organize them and pass them down to my children and grandchildren.    I also had photos on my computer and phone that I wanted to be able to organize as well.  At first, I was a little hesitant because Fancy’s expertise was with PCs, not Apple products, but we got through that, and I was very pleased with the results.  I found it easy to ask questions, and I didn't feel intimidated by my lack of certain computer skills.  All my photos are now in one digital hub and I can manage them on my own.  

We recently added a new granddaughter to our family.  I had my iPad with me and was able to immediately pull up photos of her mother for comparison.  The other grandma still hasn’t located her photos in boxes in the basement.  I highly recommend Fancy’s Photo Solutions, and, in fact, I plan to pass out her cards at work.

Mary O.

Medical Doctor

I didn't know how a Remote Digital Session would work nor what to expect, but I found it was easy to use and an efficient process. Fancy showed me how to set up a digital photo hub, and I learned how to upload and copy photos that were stored on CDs and in other places on my computer. She's very patient - we practiced several times and she made sure I understood the process. She shared resources that will help me in my photo management project and software I would need to back up my files. And she saved me a ton of time that would have been eaten up trying to learn all the new technology, tools, and apps on my own.

Fancy is a great teacher and I get the sense that she really enjoys helping others manage their photo collections. Even if you don't know where to start or what questions to ask, she can help you with a plan to make the project less overwhelming. She is easy to work with, has a sense of humor, and will help you tackle your photo mess.

Shelia M.

Client Services Manager
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 (no-pressure) Discovery Call to find out more.
I do all almost all the work myself, including scanning photos and slides.  For home movie (film & video) conversion, I use a family owned and operated business that has been providing high quality, professional scanning and digital conversion services to commercial and municipal clients for over 25 years. I use them because they provide digital files, vs a DVD with  (although you can order those), and 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 also available to do this for you. 
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

Professional Photo Manager

About Me

You love your family and your life, and one way you demonstrate that is by taking photos of people and events important to you.  The problem is that you have photos everywhere:  in boxes and bags, on computers and phones, on CDs and hard drives.  You may have even inherited photos from your parents and/or previous generations.  You just wish someone could come along and organize them so you can find what you're looking for, preserve them so they are safe for future generations, and get them back into your life so you can celebrate those memories again.  That's exactly what I do.

Call me.  We'll figure out how I can help.


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I had over 75 linear feet of photos in albums, frames and scrapbooks.  Fancy scanned and saved everything to a secure website that I can now access from my computer.  Fancy was always prompt and very knowledgeable about the process. There might be newer technologies as that field changes very fast, but I think Fancy stays on top of trends and will implement them when they have a track record.

I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. The task was so daunting I was overwhelmed. I don’t think I could have done this by myself. Fancy is reasonably priced, committed, and I found her easy to converse with. I have recommended her services to my friends in the area and the TPM web site directory to family and friends in other areas.

Jan B.

Retired

I approached Fancy’s Photo Solutions because I had hundreds of family photos of all sizes that I wanted scanned so that I could organize them and pass them down to my children and grandchildren.    I also had photos on my computer and phone that I wanted to be able to organize as well.  At first, I was a little hesitant because Fancy’s expertise was with PCs, not Apple products, but we got through that, and I was very pleased with the results.  I found it easy to ask questions, and I didn't feel intimidated by my lack of certain computer skills.  All my photos are now in one digital hub and I can manage them on my own.  

We recently added a new granddaughter to our family.  I had my iPad with me and was able to immediately pull up photos of her mother for comparison.  The other grandma still hasn’t located her photos in boxes in the basement.  I highly recommend Fancy’s Photo Solutions, and, in fact, I plan to pass out her cards at work.

Mary O.

Medical Doctor

I didn't know how a Remote Digital Session would work nor what to expect, but I found it was easy to use and an efficient process. Fancy showed me how to set up a digital photo hub, and I learned how to upload and copy photos that were stored on CDs and in other places on my computer. She's very patient - we practiced several times and she made sure I understood the process. She shared resources that will help me in my photo management project and software I would need to back up my files. And she saved me a ton of time that would have been eaten up trying to learn all the new technology, tools, and apps on my own.

Fancy is a great teacher and I get the sense that she really enjoys helping others manage their photo collections. Even if you don't know where to start or what questions to ask, she can help you with a plan to make the project less overwhelming. She is easy to work with, has a sense of humor, and will help you tackle your photo mess.

Shelia M.

Client Services Manager

FAQ

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 (no-pressure) Discovery Call to find out more.
I do all almost all the work myself, including scanning photos and slides.  For home movie (film & video) conversion, I use a family owned and operated business that has been providing high quality, professional scanning and digital conversion services to commercial and municipal clients for over 25 years. I use them because they provide digital files, vs a DVD with  (although you can order those), and 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 also available to do this for you. 
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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