Honour your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are.
Hi, my name is Chantal and I am so glad you have found me. I believe sharing photographs, and the stories that go with them, has the power to connect people. I would love to share some of my photographs and story with you.
My story begins in a valley, surrounded by forests and farmland, at the foot of a Swiss mountain. I grew up in Switzerland – a country renowned for accuracy, discretion and efficiency. I am imbued with these very Swiss qualities and I draw on them every day.
As a child, I loved nothing more than helping my mum organise our home. My childhood dream was to grow up to be just like my patient and practical mum. My dream came true. I trained to be an executive assistant, completed a Bachelor of Business Administration and worked within the Swiss financial sector.
I became a mum myself and, when our children were aged one and three, my husband and I were given the opportunity to relocate our family to Australia. We seized the opportunity and moved to a beautiful, but bushfire prone, area of Melbourne.
Witnessing the devastation of Black Saturday made me realise the importance of protecting family photographs. I was already running a professional organising business, and I was inspired to pursue specialised training in photo organisation.
If you have ever just clicked with someone – or something – you understand my relationship with photo organisation. As soon as I began my training, I knew I had found the perfect fit for me.
I recently returned to Switzerland to organise my mum’s extensive photo collection. My mum told me stories about each photograph and, while we have always been close, sharing her photos connected us even more deeply.
How I can help you
I understand how overwhelming it feels to be drowning in photos. You might be daunted by the technology and worried about losing your photos.
Armed with my extreme level of care and attention to detail, I will bring order to your photographs, take the time to understand you and your reality, and empower you to maintain your photo collection.
When I feel overwhelmed, I follow the advice I give my clients: start today with a small step. I would be honoured if you choose to take a first step by contacting me. Together, we will return your photographs to your life so that you can share them with your family, now and into the future.