Memory Designs

At Memory Designs I create custom photobooks, dvd slideshows, invitations, traditional scrapbook pages and more.
Life is busy, we hire people to maintain our cars, clean our houses and run errands for us. Why not hire someone to preserve our memories.

One new and popular way to share your photos is through photobooks. I create all my pages in photoshop which allows for a unique look just for you instead of the templates they provide. Another advantage of photobooks is that you can easily print more than one if desired. These are a great way to showcase photos from your wedding, vacation or life in general.

On the left side you will see samples of a couple of books. On the top is a wedding album. This larger sized album is perfect for showcasing your wedding photographs and includes custom design elements, favorite quotes and more.

Below this is a guest book. What a great way to share your engagement photos while providing white space for your guests to wish you well. Traditional guest books tend to get stored away but a book like this is likely to be enjoyed for years. These books would both make great coffee table books.

I also make custom gifts, DVD's which are perfect for rehearsal dinners, weddings, anniversaries or graduation parties; tradional scrapbook pages; and invitatons. I can also show you how you can scrapbook for yourself.

For more information contact Maureen at or 402-990-5631.

Monday, June 15, 2009

So Where Are Your Pictures....part 1

I started this blog showcasing some of my recent photobooks that I've been doing for M.J.B Photography. I did this because they are a hot item and the brides and grooms are really enjoying the creativeness that this format allows.

Before we can go into more of the creative ideas that can be done with your pictures we need to start at the beginning. Where are they? Are they on your camera, your computer or do you think it's all o.k. because you've burned them to a CD? The fact is that it's still best to have the actual photographs in an archival safe format.

Having them on your camera, or even the media card, is the worst place. What if you lose it, drop it or spill on it. Your pictures could be gone forever. If they are on your computer are they backed up? If not you have all the same concerns that you would if they are on your camera. You must back them up to an external drive and/or CD's.

In my opinion the best option is to have the best pictures printed and displayed or stored and then to have them backed up in an electronic format. If you do that make sure the backup is not at your house. If you have a fire or a flood you could lose the actual photographs and the computer. If the CD's or external drive are at a friends house you still have access to them.

In summary, this would be step number one. Make sure you have your pictures in 2 different places. The best idea is having them printed and backed up. If they are on your computer please make sure they are backed up. It's even better if the backups are in a different location.

There is more to discuss about this topic so stay tuned.....

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