We preview a list of interview questions and discuss which stories, poems, letters, and other memorabilia to include in your book and DocYOUmentary. This session will spark ideas and guide you through selecting the details you want to share about your life before our interview session.


You will receive a package to help you to choose the best photos and memorabilia for your Momentos book.  The package  highlights each sections,  making it easy to keep organized ( e.g. Childhood, Travel, Marriage, etc.).  The package also contains a list of interview tips to help prepare for your interview. This process typically takes one hour of your time.





This truly is my favorite part--when I get to know you more. A couple of weeks after our initial meeting, once you have gone through your photos and have a clear idea of what you’d like to share, I will return to take you step-by-step through the story of your life.


The interview process takes about three hours.  It is best to conduct our conversation in the comfort of your own home--if you make the tea, I’ll bring the biscuits. Consider this a one-on-one chat to get to know each other better.  If you choose "The Complete Momentos" video package, following the interview my videographer will shoot additional footage to include in the video.  This is a fun process, and I look forward to learning more about you and your life.


At this point, I will take back the completed photo and memorabilia package to convert into high-resolution digital files. This is a wonderful way to preserve your old photographs. I assure you that they will be handled with the utmost care. In addition to their inclusion in the book, you will receive a digital copy of each image at no additional charge.


Over the next few weeks, we will transcribe your lovely interview, size the images, design pages, burn the audio recording, and convert your photographs to digital format. The final design then goes for printing and binding. Should you choose the complete Momentos package, my videographer and I will assemble your DocYOUmentary. Your video will be a collection of highlights from the interview, all edited together with photographs, memorabilia, and cutaways. Momentos is a true labour of love. Once completed, your Momentos will be delivered to you in person. Have some tissue ready to read through your new treasure. You deserve this!  

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I love these 'ole photos of my mother, Susan Visser.