Cathi Nelson PhotoSimplified - Connecticut Personal Photo Organizer

Contact Information
Name: Cathi Nelson
Phone: (860) 561-4297
Location: West Hartford, CT

How I can help: Do you find yourself feeling guilty and confused that you haven't had the time to manage all your photos? You are not alone!

My goal is to eliminate the stress and guilt that is caused by having 1000's of images in boxes and drawers as well as on your computer and memory cards.

We will work together to analyze your unique situation and come up with solutions that will meet your needs and budget. Whether you need help organizing printed photos, digital photos or family movies, creating a photo album, slide show or memory book, I am here to help.

Please give me a call and let me help you begin the process of telling your important family stories and organizing your photo memories.

Services Offered
Organize Traditional Printed Photos into photo safe storage boxes : Do you have boxes and bags full of family photos? I will come and sit side by side with you and help you decide which photos to keep and which you can discard. In just a few hours we can organize over a 1000 photos!

Organize Digital Photos from your CD's, memory cards and flash drives : I will come to your home and sit by your side and help you manage all the digital images that are slowing your computer down or still on your memory card.

Computer Help - Install software to manage digital images or an external hard drive as a backup for digital images : I love teaching people the basic computer skills you need to manage your digital photos.

Create Traditional Scrapbooks/Photo Albums : Once we organize your photos I can turn them into keepsake photo albums to be enjoyed for generations

Scan and Enhance Photos and Slides : If you have a lifetime of photos and slides one of the best ways to back them up is to scan them. That can be a tedious job but I will do it for you and restore your old photos for a price you can afford.

Create Custom Photo Gifts such as mugs, calendars, mouse pads and more : Anniversary, Graduation, Retirement, Milestone Birthdays, Special Occasions, Weddings, Coaches Gifts and Holiday Gifts. I can create unique, one of a kind gifts for the people you love.

Create Greeting Cards, Invitations and Thank You Notes : Unique personalized greeting cards, holiday cards, thank you notes. I can work with you and create a gift that is unique to you.

Create Digital Memory Books for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, graduations, vacations, birthdays, etc. : Coffee style digital photo books are beautiful ways to display your photos. I can create a book for you that can be enjoyed for generations. We don't even have to live near one another; I can upload the book in progress for you to review, suggest changes and when done, have it shipped right to your door.

Convert Family Movies onto DVD : Do you have home movies on 8 mm tapes, VCR tapes or older formats? I will come to your home, pick up your movies and have them converted to DVD for you.

Create posters - for special events, as a gift or to celebrate a life at a funeral : n the event of a loss everyone wants photos to remember the person they love. I can create a beautiful poster to display at the funeral home.

Create Special Products for Fund Raisers : I offer gift certificates of my time which can be used at silent auctions or I can work with you and create recipe books or year books and donate a percentage of the sales back to the charity of your choice.

Teach Workshops on using your digital camera and taking better photos : Do you need help understanding how to use your digital camera? Would you like to learn to take better photos? Four times a year I hold a workshop in conjunction with a professional organizer to teach you these skills.

Speak to Groups and provide tips on how to organize photos : Need a speaker for a group? Sample topics include Got Photos, Need Help? Got Digital Photos, Need Help? Creating Lifebooks for Adoptive Children Got Paper, Got Clutter, Got Photos, now a professional organizer can help.

My Portfolio:
College Graduation Gift
Disney Book
Unified Sports Book
Bobby's High School Graduation Book

On-Line Photo Gallery

About me: I have been helping people organize their photos and tell their family stories for over 15 years. For many of those years I taught people to make their own albums but in 2008 I found that more and more people do not have the time to do it themselves. Thus I created my business, Personal Photo Organizer by Cathi to address the growing needs I found my customers experiencing. I love working with people and their photos and believe it is significant meaningful work.

I have a B.A. in Communications Science from University of Connecticut, an MA from Wesleyan University and a graduate certificate in Women’s Leadership from Hartford Seminary. I am a mom of two children, both in their teen years and have taken hundreds of photos over the years.

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75th Birthday Book:

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Jennifer B - Darien, CT

The work you did for our family digital scrapbooks was incredible.The ... read more
Bridget - West Hartford, CT

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Fun Way to Share Photos
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Why Do You Take Photos?
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