Hi, my name is Ian Killick and I am the founder and Personal Photo Organiser at Photorganised. I have been successfully organising my own digital photos weekly for the past 10 years and love making photobooks and large framed collages plus other products for myself and my family.
I really enjoy taking photographs and fully rely on them for remembering all of those precious memories from across the years. I appreciate a beautifully composed shot, which has taken time and effort to set up, but also shots that have been grabbed quickly so not to miss the moment. I was the event photographer for a national youth organisation for two years, where my photos were used in newspapers and printed promotional literature. I achieved a Diploma in Professional Photography from the Photography Institute in 2011, which gave me extra skills and knowledge on freelance photography direct from pro photographers themselves. I have been the main and also assistant photographer at numerous weddings over the years, which was a great privilege to help friends and clients capture their wedding day memories to remember them forever.
The one thing I have started to realise over the last few years is that many of my friends and family seem to have time to take photos but tell me that they do not have the time or capability to organise and preserve them afterwards. I wanted to help people and thought I might be doing this alone, until I discovered APPO. APPO is the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, which is a professional membership organization that provides Personal Photo Organisers with training, support, and tools to help communities manage their photos and preserve their lost stories. The founder of APPO understood my passion for photo organising and made me the APPO Ambassador for the UK, to help spread the word over here. I have already benefitted as an APPO member from networking with other members about photo organising issues and from specially organised training courses, all of which I can pass on to my clients.
As well being a keen event photographer and photo organiser, I am a trained cartographer and also Archive Research Manager for a large organisation, which illustrates my creativity, attention to detail and care of precious documents. On a daily basis I am handling amazing historic maps, charts and books which date back as far as the 1600s.
When I am not photo organising or being an archive manager, I love road cycling, watching football and singing in modern choirs. I am an active family man – I am married with two young daughters who I like to spend lots of time with. I am able to take my photo organising gear with me wherever I go and work while the family are busy.
Now that you know lots about me, I look forward to possibly meeting and getting to know you (all part of the personal service!) if you feel you would like to take advantage of my services.
Photorganised was established in 2015 with the aim of helping all of the people who kept telling me they do not have the time or technical expertise to organise their photos and make them into books.
If you would like, I can save you time by sorting your photos for you. There are many online companies out there that allow you organise your photos and design your photobooks/products, but you have to do the work. I can devise a solution tailored to you – not everybody has the same requirements. I can organise all of your digital photos you have taken to date and design a plan for the future. We can meet locally, chat via video conferencing, over the phone or email. Basically wherever you live, be it Somerset / Dorset UK or anywhere in the world, I can help you! I have recently helped a client in Spain organise her photos of her twin baby boys, plus create a photobook to give as a present, all arranged and shared via the internet. The book was printed and mailed to Spain, where it was greatly appreciated by the recipient (see Testimonials page).
At present, I deal with digital photos only, but aim in the future to offer a service for scanning and preserving paper photos also. Please do get in touch if you would like personal help with your photo collection, Ian.
APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers) Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics is a set of principles for Professional Members, such as myself, to provide guidelines in our professional conduct with clients, colleagues, and community. Members of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, agree to conduct business honestly and ethically. APPO constantly strive to improve the quality of services and maintain a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment. As members, we agree to not compromise these principles for short-term advantage, and agree to the following: