Certified photo organizer helps families preserve memories

Free events online for Save Your Photos Month through Sept. 30
September 2, 2021

After inheriting dozens of boxes of old photos and films, Carrie Koster of Portraits in the Sand decided she wanted to digitize and preserve her family’s pictures to enjoy and pass down to her children, instead of leaving them with a mess.

Koster also realized that many of their clients could use the same assistance, leading her to obtain certification with the Photo Managers. As a photo organizer, she helps give families peace of mind that their photos are safe, accessible, and can be easily shared with family members.

“I enjoy helping clients who want to be involved in organizing and digitizing old family photos. I want to make it easy for people to manage their photos and their memories. We work together to gather and go through their boxes of memories, decide how we will digitize them, and then discuss how they would like to leave their photo legacy to their families,” said Koster. She has also added genealogy research to her services.

Koster is a member of the Photo Managers, the world’s leading educational community in the rapidly growing field of photo management. Founder and CEO Cathi Nelson said, “At the Photo Managers, we educate anyone interested in archiving and storing their photos, and we also train people to become professional photo organizers and managers. September is our month to get the word out that family photos and stories are too important to lose!”

Koster invites community members to join the Photo Managers during its Save Your Photos Month virtual event, where more than 40 mini-courses are available on topics such as Digital Photo Organizing Tools, Photo Album Rescue, and 3 Simple Ways to Create a Photo Legacy. There will be prize giveaways and live sessions with guest experts such as television personality and downsizing expert Matt Paxton.​​

To register for this free event and learn how to participate in Save Your Photos Month, go to

For details on how Carrie Koster can help clients preserve their family memories, go to

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