Do you love looking at your photo collection? I know that I do! It’s fun to look back and remember those special moments from a family trip, a milestone birthday, or a baby shower. There are different ways that photos can be preserved. Photo albums, memory boxes, canvas prints, or other photo art are a great way to preserve memories, but they can be time consuming to create. That's where I can help you!
I was born a creative person.
I am a former marketing professional, a part-time writer, a wife, mother, little sister, and lover of corny jokes and puns. I have always liked being creative and indulge in lots of DIY projects and home decorating.
I discovered a passion for preserving photos and special objects at a young age when I would listen to my grandmother talk about her prized scrapbooks. I loved looking at her newspaper clippings, writings, and pictures. Due to her influence, I began creating memory boxes, scrapbooks, and photo albums of special cards, pictures, and favorite mementos.
When I became engaged, I created my first digital photo album on Shutterfly and really feel in love with the process. From there, I designed our wedding invitations, program, and 'thank you' notes. I created our wedding and honeymoon albums. I received such positive feedback, I began to think that maybe I could create albums for others.
At the beginning of my business, I began working with a client to organize her printed (pre-digital) photos in albums and memory boxes to bring order to her large family photo collection. Additionally, I was honored to be asked to create baby announcements and a digital photo album for a family friend to celebrate the arrival of her twins.
With the love, encouragement, and faith of my family, I launched my business, Jessica’s Photo Albums & Gifts in Jan. 2015. In 2022, I changed my business name to Picture Yourself Archived to fully describe all of the services that I offer to clients.
I live in the beautiful state of Georgia in the city of Smyrna. I live with my husband, our son, and our elderly cat, KitKat. When I am not working with my family's or my client's photos, I spend time reading, crafting, volunteering in the Cobb County community and at Nickajack Elementary School on the PTA, and watching baking competition shows.
Whether you are eager to organize your inherited printed photos from your family, or if you need to bring order to your digital photo files, my desire is to offer you guidance, support, and creative techniques that allow you to display your photos and tell the story of your life.
I am excited to hear from you!