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Travel Polaroids

archiving process

Our Approach

Every image evokes feelings and memories of loved ones.

Ambrosia Archiving helps tell your stories and offers a holistic archiving approach to digitizing your media collection. 


We treat every image as our own knowing how important and irreplaceable these one-of-a-kind items are and how digitizing them is preserving your family legacy forever. 


With our keen eye for time periods based on years of archiving work with historical societies as well as curating personal collections, we carefully sort and organize your photos chronologically so you can find

what you're looking for easily when they are returned digitized.


Our services leverage archival best practices to handle your delicate items with gloves and include tagging your photos with information written on the back or scanning that information so you have the author's handwriting which is so special when loved ones are gone. We provide color restoration editing and will upload images to a cloud account.

1. Initial Consultation

2. Sort and Organize

Let's talk about your project! Tell us what you have - photos, photo albums, letters, cards/postcards, children's art, slides, video or audio tapes, film reels? And guess-estimate the quantity of each category? Write these down.

3. Digitization

All images are removed from albums, frames, and boxes. We'll sort and organize your entire collection into a chronological catalog system to house everything from photos to slides. Once the catalog system folders are created, additional phases of items can be rolled into them - even subfolders for special trips, like Hawaii, Europe, weddings, etc.

In the true fashion of professional archiving, images are hand-scanned with protective gloves, tagged with information, and placed into appropriate folders. They'll then go through editing to improve imperfections and restore original colors.

5. Storage Solutions

4. Upload Images

Upon completion of the digitizing process, images are uploaded to a cloud account or onto a thumb drive. Originals can be returned or disposed of. Additional thumb drives can be distributed as gifts to relatives or siblings settling the estates of loved ones. And special projects can be created like photo books or cards.

If digitization isn't in the cards for you presently, we can preserve your photos in their present state. Your entire collection will be curated by implementing traditional archiving best practices and curb the deterioration of your items. Physical images will be placed in acid-free boxes and sleeves and placed in temperate spaces for storage, free of humidity, direct light, and heat fluctuations.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation WITH US

We love digging into projects of all sizes and enjoy getting to know your family history!

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