Treasured Photo Collections

 Every photo tells a story

let us help you preserve your family's

 unique story and legacy for years to come.

Saving yesterday's 

moments for tomorrow!

Treasured Photo Collections is a photo collection management service company that specializes in memory preservation and creating a family photo legacy for our clients, through organizing and  improving photo collections. Our goal is to help families save and share their family memories and stories, so they can be passed down from generation to generation. With our services, clients can expect to have their photos expertly curated, designed and arranged in a way that showcases their unique story. We take the hassle out of photo management, giving clients the freedom to enjoy their photos and the memories they hold. Our service is designed to provide peace of mind, knowing that your family memories are preserved and can be easily shared with loved ones. With Treasured Photo Collections, you'll enjoy the benefits of having a beautifully curated and organized photo collection that will be cherished for generations to come.


 We start with organizing your oldest photos first

At Treasured Photo Collections, we understand the value of your family's memories and the importance of preserving them for generations to come. We believe that organizing your printed photos should be a joyful and fulfilling experience, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. Our personalized approach includes expert instruction on the basics of printed photo organization, curation, and selection. From culling to adding descriptions, our team of professionals will ensure your photo collection is well-organized, easily accessible, and ready to be transformed into treasured keepsakes such as photo books and more. And, we'll start with the oldest photos first, identifying individuals and dating them through genealogy knowledge, ages, and clothing styles, while paying attention to visual clues in the background of the photos. Let's preserve your family's history together!

Organizing printed photos involves several stages, including culling, organizing, and adding descriptions. This can be a time-consuming process, especially if you have thousands of photos to sort through. At Treasured Photo Collections, we offer personalized instruction on the basics of printed photo organization, selection, and curation.

Tip #1 for Creating a 

Curated Photo Collection 



Curating, Capturing, Saving and Sharing Memories and Celebrating Relationships

Treasured Photo Collections

1902 Ireland

Treasured Photo Collections

1943 Patricia Bell

Treasured Photo Collections

1984 Family

Treasured Photo Collections

2022 Friends

Our Mission



 of Families

Photos have the power to transport us back in time, allowing us to relive cherished moments and memories as if they were happening all over again. It's a joy like no other to flip through old photos and be transported back to a moment in time, to feel the emotions and sensations of that moment, and to share those memories with loved ones


Photo Restorations and Archived Family History

At Treasured Photo Collections, we understand the importance of preserving family memories for generations to come. One way we achieve this is by offering photo restoration and archiving services, which can help strengthen the connection to your family member in the photo. Restoring an old photo can bring it back to life, and with modern techniques, we can restore even heavily damaged or faded photos to their original quality. Once restored, the original photo can be archived to slow down any further deterioration, ensuring that the memory is preserved for future generations.

Restored photos can also be displayed in new and creative ways. Whether it's a digital display, a printed canvas, or a modern frame, the options are endless and limited only by your imagination. Additionally, our restoration services can include colorization, sepia, or enhancement of the quality of your photo, bringing out details that may have been lost over time.

We offer personalized consultations to help clients determine the best course of action for their old photos, taking into account their unique stories, memories, and personal preferences. By restoring and archiving old photos, clients can enjoy the benefits of reliving cherished memories, strengthening family connections, and preserving their family's legacy for generations to come.

Tip #2 for Creating a Photo Collection

Restore and Archived

Gordon McIntosh

Gordon V. McIntosh

1927 - 2017 Photo Legacy Collection

We understand that every old photo tells a story, and that story is an essential part of our family's history and legacy. That's why we believe in the importance of genealogy and storytelling, especially when it comes to old photos. For example,  these photos are of my dad and uncle wearing their WWII uniforms, these photos represents a significant moment in my family's history. By preserving these photos and telling the story behind them, I'm not only paying tribute to my dad and uncle but also to their generation and the sacrifices they made for our country.

In the case of my Uncle Jimmy, his story is especia​lly poignant, as he tragically lost his life as a prisoner of war. By creating a photo book about his story, I've preserved his memory and his sacrifice for future generations. Similarly, I'm working on my dad's book, and capturing his legacy and the story of his life.

These stories and photos add value to our family history, connecting us to our past and helping us understand where we come from. At Treasured Photo Collections, we believe that every photo has a story to tell, and we're here to help you capture those stories and preserve them for generations to come.

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

Digitize and Convert Old Media 

At Treasured Photo Collections, our number one recommendation for preserving your family's memories is to have all important photos, tapes, and memorabilia digitized. By digitizing these items, you can easily create a searchable system using keywords, event tagging, and even facial recognition technology.

We understand that many family heirlooms hold significant meaning and are an important part of your family's story. That's why we also offer a service to photograph your family's heirlooms and add their story to your digital collection.

Once your collection is digitized, it can be easily saved and backed up, so you don't have to worry about losing your memories due to damage or loss of physical media. You can also easily share your collection with family members all over the globe, ensuring that everyone can access and enjoy these treasured memories.

Tip #3 for Creating a Photo Collection 

Digitization and 

Media Conversion

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

I absolutely believe in the power of photos. As I shared in the story about Uncle Jimmy, photos can be an incredibly powerful way to preserve and share our family's stories and legacies.

Even though Uncle Jimmy passed away before many of his nephews and nieces were born, his story and memory were kept alive through the power of photos. Each family member proudly displayed a photo of him in their homes, and his story was passed down through the generations.

At Treasured Photo Collections, we believe that every family has a unique story to tell, and that photos are an essential part of that story. Our mission is to help families preserve their memories, stories, and legacies through the power of photos.

We understand that someday, our photos will become heritage photos for future generations. By organizing and managing our photos now, we can ensure that they will be treasured and passed down for years to come. Let us help you preserve your family's legacy and ensure that your photos continue to tell your family's story for generations to come.

Coffee is always on at Treasured Photo Collection​!

W​ant to create a Treasured  Photo Collection? Contact us Today and let's get started!

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Treasured Photo Collections

106 - 200 Carnegie Drive

St. Albert, AB T8N 5A7

Serving: Alberta, Calgary, Edm​onton


[email protected]

Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4 PM

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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.