Treasured Photo Collections

Sharing Stories and Saving Memories 

Do you have Photo chaos? 

We specialize in taking that chaos and

 creating a photo collection leaving a photo legacy

 for generations to come

create and save an organized pHOTO legacy

We offer a variety of services and products to help you on every step of your journey.  From the first steps of assisting with the gathering of information and photos to delivering the final products.  We are here to help you create a cherished family legacy. We started as photo organizers doing printed photo organizing and scanning and now have become certified photo managers offering a full complement of services and products needed to create a Treasured Photo Collection.

Tip #1 for Creating a Legacy

Bring genealogy, family stories, keepsakes and photos together!!

Treasured Photo Collections
Treasured Photo Collections
Treasured Photo Collections
Treasured Photo Collections

Life is about those we love

sharing stories and creating memories. 


Photos are about tho​se we love

sharing stories and saving memories


Let's Get Your Photos Back In Your Life!


create and save an organized pHOTO legacy

Dedicating one book to each generation with emphasis on your direct family line makes for a natural flow to the stories, photo and genealogy.  If you have family keepsakes they can be photographed or scanned and added to the book for additional interest. If you are short on family stories you can add interest by sharing historical information of world events.

Tip #2 for Creating a Legacy

start with your oldest photos, stories and family keepsakes!

Gordon McIntosh

Gordon V. McIntosh

1927 - 2017

Have you recently inherited

 family photos and memorabilia?  

More and more people are dealing

 with multiple collections. 

Some family heirlooms, photos and memorabilia go back a 100 years

or more. Overwhelmed by all these

 items families are left wondering

 how they can downsize and still

 honour their family's past. 


We are experts in calming that chaos, saving space and returning collections.




WWII James D. McIntosh

James D. McIntosh

1924 - 1944

Training, Certification, and Experience

We are your specialists in creating photo collections

Certified Photo Manager - Karen Murdock

create and save an organized pHOTO legacy

Build an organized foundation by sorting, then curating your photos, stories and keepsakes.  After you have curated move on to creating your books, family photo memory items.  Special items can be created with your family photos such as oven mitts, candles, custom notepad, jewelry box, wine labels, and so much more!

Tip #3 for Creating a Legacy

Reach out to other family members to collect family stories and discover previously unseen photos.

Hilda Elsie Hanson Bell

Headingley, MB

We Love Photo Mysteries!

Do you have vintage photos that are a mystery to you? Let us follow the clues in your multi-generational collection to help you bring your genealogy, family stories, and photos together

 as the ultimate family heirloom.


Every photo has a story waiting to be told. Some of those stories are just waiting to be discovered and will amaze you.


The photo on the left is my grandmother, Hilda Elsie Bell, (nee Hanson)  proudly displaying blooms from her garden. From the background we were able to figure out it was from the time she lived on Dodds Road in Headingley, MB. Thanks to this photo I have a photo to accompany the part of her story.  The house dress she is wearing is very typical of a 1940s dress worn on Sundays. Long sleeves, pockets, belted and hangs to just pass her knees.


 Born in Oslo, Norway on June 10, 1900 she came as a child to Canada and passed away December 30, 1987. Thanks to research I was able to find the apartment where her family lived

 when she was born.   I also have her government approved paper showing she had her vaccines as a baby along with other documents acquired through censuses and vital statistics her story is coming together. Even the scandalous information that she was pregnant with my Uncle Jack when she got married. Something my mother didn't even know until after my Grandma Bell's death. Something that by today's standard is very normal.


I was blessed to have her in my life and she was truly the matriarch or our family. I loved to visit her with my mom on Sundays and I remember her living room library that extended across one wall and was mostly full of Harlequin Romances.


We will bring it all together for you in a beautiful Family History Book or a Family Historical Website. Contact us today to start on your family's journey.


LEAVE A LEGACY not a mess

Karen Murdock

Karen McIntosh Murdock

Certified Photo Manager

Karen Murdock 

Certified Photo Manager

Do you believe, as I do, in the power of photos?  Growing up I knew my "Uncle Jimmy's story" as did all my cousins.  Uncle Jimmy became a prisoner of war captured on D-Day. He was executed two days later on June 8, 1944.  But, his mother, my grandmother,  along with his four brothers (including my dad) and five sisters kept his story alive for us by sharing his story and displaying and sharing his photos.   Every family members home proudly displayed a photo of Uncle Jimmy on the living room wall of their home.  Only 20 years old at the time of his death he has lived on in our hearts because of the power of stories, genealogy and photos. That was the beginning of my passion for helping everyone organize and manage their photos. Remember someday your photos will be

 someone's heritage photos. 

printed PHOTOS

Do Your Printed Photos Need 

* Sorting * Categorizing * Digitizing * Organizing

* Enhancing * Digital Restoration * Archiving * 

digital PHOTOS

Do Your Digital Photos Need

* Sorting * Categorizing * Backup System * Editing* Organizing

* Enhancing * Restoration * File and Folder Structures * Facial Recognition * 

organized PHOTOS

Share Your Photos

​* Photo Books * Family History Books * Dementia Memory Books *

* Cards * Home Decor * Calendar * Family Website *

* Slide Shows * Maintenance Plans *  Scrapbooks

Karen Murdock

2020 - 2021 SuPearlative Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year

The SuPearlative Awards recognize special women for their gifts of integrity, kindness, determination, success and tenacity.

The Owner of Treasured Photo Collections, Karen Murdock, was honoured and humbled to win Entrepreneur of the Year

 at a Gala held on November 13, 2021.

Special thank you to Joanna Starko the Sponsor for my category, Wolfe Cadillac Edmonton SuPearlative Trophy Sponsor, Hillberg & Berk Pearl Sponsor, Gem Gallerie Nominee Gift Pendant Sponsor and

Dr. Haidong Liang, Executive Director for the Westend Senior Activity Centre for the beautiful Flowers.

Coffee is always on!

i w​ant a photo collection!

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Treasured Photo Collections

106 - 200 Carnegie Drive

St. Albert, AB T8N 5A7

Serving: Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton

(780) 996-3583

[email protected]


Senior Solutions Team

Karen Murdock - Co-Founder