My name is Robby Lynne Conley.
Have you ever read the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? It's about a cute little mouse. It warns that if you give him a cookie, he'll want milk, then he'll need a straw, next he'll want a mirror to see his milk mustache, and on and on. The basic idea is that one little thing leads to another and another. This book makes me think back to my life’s journey and how I became a Photo Organizer.
Being a Photo Organizer is the greatest job in the world, at least to me. My passions throughout life have been photography, ALL things tech and organizing at the full on max OCD level. Little did I know, the path I took in life, would lead me straight here! Who knew, one day I’d get to work with photos, work with tech and get to organize to my heart’s content. My three favorite things in the world (except my beautiful children, of course).
It’s like God knew 😊
Over the years, even though I didn’t know it, I was learning all the things and experiencing all the experiences that would put me in the perfect position to do just this, a rewarding job I love. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a minor in Marketing. I worked in a fast paced and demanding corporate marketing /sales /management job for 20 years. I opened a successful kids furniture business with my best friend/sister where I did the entrepreneur thing! I moved my family across the country to the great state of Texas on a whim, falling farrrr outside my comfort zone. I learned everything from computer design to computer programming; from customer relations to organization. I found out that I love working with people and hearing their stories. I learned invaluable things at all those jobs and life experiences.
During all this time, for fun, I played around with photography, scrapbooking and put my design skills to the test. I had a loooot of photos, both digital and printed. I had 15 huge scrapbooks and tubs of albums from my parents. I always thought one day I’m get them all organized but just assumed I’d do that later. I was young.
Then, on November 5, 2005, a tornado ripped through our beautiful town, destroying everything in it’s path. That tornado hit one block from our home. That tornado was so bad, I had to show an ID to enter my neighborhood after work each day. That tornado caused devastation like I’ve never seen in my life. It destroyed lives, it changed lives, it took lives.
After the shock of it all subsided, I couldn’t get my mind off all those irreplaceable photos. I set out on a journey and here I am. Knowing how large this project was, I decided to make a plan! I started with my digital photos because I didn’t want to add scanned photos to a big digital mess. Next I scanned all my current photographs. I moved onto my scrapbooks, then I tackled the older photo albums my parents gave me of my childhood and finally the extended family archive I was so proud to own.
I researched as if I was on a clock to cure Covid. I bought the very best of the best equipment! I skilled myself with all the top of the line software programs. When I was finished, no one could believe it. Heck, I almost couldn’t believe it!
What happened after that was pretty cool. Friends started asking me to do the same for them. Their friends started asking and their friends started asking . . . I became so busy, I couldn’t keep up.
Pixel Promises was born out of shear panic you might say. But what a fun and exciting path it took me down. Organizing family photo collections and creating family memories is so much fun for me. What a blessing it was to make it into a wonderful small business for myself and my family. We are a family of four; myself, my husband Mike and our fabulously wonderful daughters Madyson and Jordyn, ages 16 and 21. The world's greatest sister lives next door to us with her husband and three girls (roughly my girls ages) and my mom and dad live in a private apartment on the second story of my house. We are one big happy and close nit family. Although I am the main worker bee in this joint, they help with many behind the scenes type jobs. We've run another family business, for the last 14 years, where we sell beautifully crafted custom kids furniture, but photos are my personal passion. I do think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I'll put every bit of happiness and joy I find in my job into your project too.
Let me help you feel the calm I now feel. I no longer worry about tornados, hurricanes, fire, flood or unseen disasters ruining my beautiful photo collection. I can find any photo I need in seconds and I have a collection of photos my family has so much fun looking at. Best of all, I have a Legacy of photos to pass down to my kids. If this sounds like something you'd like to do for your family, give us a call. We offer a free thirty minute phone consultation and we would be honored to help you create your legacy. I'm actually giddy about all the things we have to offer.
We pixel promise you'll be thrilled with what we can do.