Hello! My name is Gretchen Bender. I’m a wife, mother of two and owner of Legacy Photo Solutions. In 2012, I began my business, formerly Creative Spaces Organizing, in order to use my love of organizing to help families clear the clutter. Overtime, I began noticing that many of my clients had large collections of photos and videos that were completely unorganized and scattered throughout their homes. Most of them had not looked at their photos in years and had no idea how or where to begin tackling such a daunting project. As my family’s Chief Photo Organizer and Legacy Curator, I’m a detective at heart and I love the methodical and technical elements that photo organizing entails so it was a perfect addition to my business. As of January 2019, I made the decision to stop residential organizing altogether, change my business name and focus my efforts entirely on helping others create their family photo legacies.
I believe that our family legacy is built by sharing our family photos and the stories they tell – I have found that those are indeed the things that are valued most of all. I’m so very grateful that my children and grandchildren will have access to our family’s photos and stories to connect with family members who are gone or perhaps some they never even met. I feel extremely blessed that my clients are entrusting me with the task of inspiring them to reconnect with their photos, rediscover lost memories and share their stories just as I have done with my own family.
As a Certified Photo Organizer and member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers), I understand how important it is to protect and preserve your photo and video memories. I’m continually investing in the training and tools to help you do so. While I specialize in Apple MAC Photos and iCloud system, I also work with Windows PC clients. My goal is to help my clients curate a photo collection that is easy to manage, properly preserved and securely protected so that their treasured memories can be easily accessed and shared for generations to come.
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals
- Member 2013-2019
- Member of St. Louis Chapter 2013-2019
- St. Louis Chapter Marketing Director 2013-2014
- Member of Virtual Chapter 2016-2019
- Member of Photo Organizers Special Interest Group 2016-2019
- Attended National NAPO Conference 2018
Association of Personal Photo Organizers
- Member since 2015
- Completed APPO Certification in 2015
- Attended National APPO Conference 2016, 2017, 2018
- My Workflow Studio Digital Photo Organizing 2016
- My Workflow Studio Platinum Level II Digital Photo Organizing 2016
- APPO Photo Organizing Using Mac Photos and iCloud Photo Library 2017
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