Welcome to Treasured Photo Collections​

Treasured Photo Collections by Photo Organizer

By Your Organized Friend

Do you want to have old photos restored?

Not sure of the best method to organize your printed photos?

Looking for a better way to search your Digital photos?

Welcome to Treasured Photo Collections

 where we help you manage all your photo collection problems.

How to start:  Organize old photos

Always start with your oldest photos first.  See if you can identify the individuals in the photos. Dating the photos through knowledge of your genealogy, the age of the individuals, and the styles you see them wearing.  Be sure to look for visual clues in the background of your photo. Printed Photo Organization includes culling, organizing, and adding descriptions. This stage often takes a lot of time as you sort through thousands of photos more once. We offer one to one instruction in the basics of printed photo organization, selection and curating.

Tip #1 for Creating a Photo Collection 

Photo Organization

Not Sure How to Start!

Supplies Needed?                     

Sorting Method?


Storage ?

Sharing Solutions?

Getting started can be overwhelming, as it brings up more questions than answers!   Let us help you get some of​ those questions answered and start you turning your photo chaos into your 

treasured photo collection

Treasured Photo Collections

1902 Ireland

Treasured Photo Collections

1943 Patricia Bell

Treasured Photo Collections

1984 Family

Treasured Photo Collections

2022 Friends

Connection to the Past 

Repurpose the Present!

I was thrilled to be guest on 

The Change Zone

It gave me the opportunity to talk 

about Possessions, Papers, and Photos.

I believe our connections to the past should be saved with stories, family history and of course the photos!   But not all photos

are album worthy!

Life is about those we love,​

sharing stories, and creating memories. 

Photos are about tho​se we love,

sharing stories, and saving memories.



 of Families


gene​ology, stories, and photos. 

Creating searchable

cherished photo collections.

Our Mission ..... oh, and have fun doing it!


Photo Restoration

The restoration of an old photo can strengthen the connection to your family member in the photo.  The original then can be archived to slow down any further deterioration.  This allows you to display the new photo digitally, on canvas, or in a modern frame.  The options are endless and only limited by your imagination. Old photo restoration services can also include colorization, sepia, or enhancement of the  of your photo.  A personal consultation will provide you with all your options.

Tip #2 for Creating a Photo Collection

Restore and Archived

Gordon McIntosh

Gordon V. McIntosh

1927 - 2017 Photo Legacy Collection

Have you recently inherited

 family photos, heirlooms

 and memorabilia?


More and more people are dealing

 with multi-generation collections. 

Often containing family heirlooms, photos, and memorabilia going back

 a 100 years or more. 

Overwhelmed by all these

heritage items many family are left  wondering  how they can downsize and still

 honour their family's past and preserve for the generations to come.

As experts in this field we can take any chaos and return to you a collection that you will find is organized, easily searchable and shareable collection.

WWII James D. McIntosh

James D. McIntosh

1924 - 1944 Photo Legacy Collection

Trained, Certified, and Experienced in Photo Management

Specializing in Multi-Generational Photo Collections

Where you come first
Certified Photo Manager - Karen Murdock

Family Digital Collections

Our number one recommendation is to have all important family's photos, tapes, and memorabilia digitized. We will photograph your family's heirlooms so their story can be added to your collection. This allows you to have an easy to search system using keywords, tagging events, facial recognition.  Saved and backed up you share with family all over the globe. Don't lose your memories because they are stored on all media.

Tip #3 for Creating a Photo Collection 

Digitization and 

Media Conversion

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,

stories, and photos together to create

a family photobook.

Every photo has a story just waiting to be told. You may be amazed at what you will discover. 

The picture 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. Now, thanks to this picture I have a photo to accompany that chapter of her story.  The house dress she is wearing is also very typical of a 1940s dress worn on Sundays. Long sleeves, pockets, belted and hangs just pass her knees. I don't think she changed her hairstyle from the 1920s to the 1980s.

 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

 at the time of her birth.   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 slowly coming   together. When I shared what I was doing with family I heard she was once a flapper!

 Even the scandalous information that she was pregnant with my Uncle Jack when she got married was discovered. Something my mother didn't even know until after my Grandma Bell's death as we were working on her history. Something that by today's standard is very normal at that time would have been scandalous during the 1920s!

I was blessed to have her in my life and she was truly the matriarch or our family. I loved to visit her along 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 Love Photo Mysteries!

Private Collection of Photo Karen

Hilda Elsie Hanson Bell

Headingley, MB

Karen Murdock Certified Photo Manager

Karen McIntosh Murdock

Certified Photo Manager

Karen Murdock 

Certified Photo Organizer and

Professional Photo Collection Manager

The Original

Your Organized Friend

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. My dad's 18th birthday.  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

displaying and sharing his photos.

   Every family members home proudly displayed

a photo of Uncle Jimmy on the living room wall. 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. 

SuPearlative Awards

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, JoStar Interiors, 

 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 to create a photo collection!

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Treasured Photo Collections

106 - 200 Carnegie Drive

St. Albert, AB T8N 5A7

Serving: Alberta, Calgary, Edm​onton

(780) 996-3583

[email protected]

Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4 PM