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A step-by-step guide to start your photo organizing business!

Become a Professional Photo Manager

Make money helping people organize and manage their photo and video collections

Have you ever wondered if you could make money helping people manage their photo and video collections?

But don’t have the resources or know-how to actually make money doing it?

The Photo Managers equips you with everything you need to know to create a successful photo managing business from the ground up.

Today, people are taking more than a trillion photos and videos annually. And the photos and videos are stored on all different devices. It’s a digital disaster.

We have a proven system to teach you how to help people manage this mess and make money while doing it.

You’ll walk away knowing how to:

You can become a confident and profitable business owner who brings joy to people by helping them sort, save and share their memories. Start today!

A sneak peek into what you can expect as a Photo Manager

Free 15-Minute Webinar with Cathi Nelson, Founder of The Photo Managers about starting a photo organizing business.

Watch this webinar to learn how you can turn your love of photos into a successful business!

Professional Photo Managing Skills You'll Learn

Is becoming a Photo Manager right for you?
Become a Photo Manager

Do you have a blend of right brain project management and organization know-how with a strong creative style that loves telling stories with pictures?

Are you a bit of detective and love searching older family photos to discover the family history?

Do you love learning and are open to exploring new technology?

Turn Your Love of Photos and Storytelling into a Business

Do you love helping people manage their photo and video collections but have been overwhelmed, unequipped or stuck in how to make money doing this?

We get it.

We used to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to start. We spent countless hours trying to navigate all the ins and outs of being a small business owner. We have also made every mistake possible and had to start over several times.

That’s why we developed a program to help people just like you.

“The value is in the years of experience and education shared by professionals and the community resources.”

Nancy McFarland
SoCal Photo Solutions

“The Photo Manager courses will explain specifically what you need to know, which saves you a huge amount of time. And that’s why they’re worth it. And I think I’ve taken pretty much every course they have!”

Nicole Olds
Enjoy Your Photos

“It’s the only industry that I can think of where they open the doors for you. They show you a path and give you the tools. You can’t go wrong.”

Ana Carvajal
Posterity Pro

What Does a Professional Photo Manager Do?

Organize Images & Documents

Design Photo Books & Slideshows

Digitize Various Types of Analog Media

Set Up Online Backup Systems

Create Online Galleries & Websites

Photo Editing Images & Restoration

Gather & Preserve Family History

Photo Mgmt Education & Instruction

Here's What You Get:

12-Week Business Discovery Course

A week by week guide to starting a photo organizing business and finding your first clients.

Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed

Complimentary copy of best-selling book on organizing your printed and digital photos by CEO Cathi Nelson.

Monthly Training Webinars

Each month we feature guest experts on topics that will improve your business or technology skills. Our 2022 training theme is all about creating systems that streamline your business.

Member pricing for all events

Attend our annual educational conference, in-person or virtually, and our three-day annual profitability workshop at member-only pricing.

Building Blocks of Digital Photo Organizing Course (Annual Only)

Everything you need to know to complete your first professional digital photo organizing project so you can feel like a pro from the start. Course is normally $399, but included if you join as an annual member.

The Photo Managers Professional Certification

The Photo Managers certification course increases your knowledge and understanding of photo management best practices and industry standards. Once certified, you’ll be listed in our “Hire a Pro” directory for clients to find you.

Private Members-Only Facebook Group

This is where the magic of membership happens. No questions are too simple or complex because our community of hundreds of professionals supports and cheers one another every day.

Lightroom Training for Photo Organizers

This series taught by professional photo manager and lightroom expert David Wagner is an excellent introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic for Photo Managers.

Training Vault

Over the years we have developed a rich library of training topics that are archived and searchable.

Virtual Happy Hours & Monthly Member Connection Meetings

We provide monthly opportunities for you to connect with other members, from international community zoom meetings to Friday happy hours. We promise you will not feel alone in this profession.

Up to 40% discounts with our industry partners

Our industry partners are excited to connect with you and offer significant discounts on their products and services.

Complete marketing package for Save Your Photos Month

September is Save Your Photos Month, an annual educational outreach program to the public about the importance of saving and sharing their photos. We provide you with all the marketing tools you need to establish yourself as an expert in your community.

Business Discovery Course

$ 149 one time
  • 12-Week Business Discovery Course
  • BONUS: Photo Organizing Made Easy Book
  • BONUS: Access to member training webinars for 12 weeks
  • BONUS: Member pricing to paid events for 12 weeks

Professional Photo Manager

$ 175 per quarter
  • 12-Week Business Discovery Course
  • Photo Organizing Made Easy Book
  • Monthly Training Webinars
  • Member pricing for all events
  • Building Blocks of Digital Photo Organizing Course ($399 value, annual only)
  • Certification Training Modules
  • Once certified, a listing in our public directory
  • Access to members-only Facebook Group
  • Lightroom Training for Photo Organizers
  • Training Vault
  • Virtual Happy Hours
  • Monthly Member Connection Meetings
  • Up to 40% discounts with our industry partners
  • Ability to schedule coaching calls with TPM team
  • Complete marketing package for Save Your Photos Month
  • Marketing Messaging from The Photo Managers to Hire a Pro

Professional Photo Manager

$ 600 per year
  • 12-Week Business Discovery Course
  • Photo Organizing Made Easy Book
  • Monthly Training Webinars
  • Member pricing for all events
  • Building Blocks of Digital Photo Organizing Course ($399 value, annual only)
  • Certification Training Modules
  • Once certified, a listing in our public directory
  • Access to members-only Facebook Group
  • Lightroom Training for Photo Organizers
  • Training Vault
  • Virtual Happy Hours
  • Monthly Member Connection Meetings
  • Up to 40% discounts with our industry partners
  • Ability to schedule coaching calls with TPM team
  • Complete marketing package for Save Your Photos Month
  • Marketing Messaging from The Photo Managers to Hire a Pro
Save $100

Business Discovery Course

$ 149 one time
  • 12-Week Business Discovery Course
  • BONUS: Photo Organizing Made Easy Book
  • BONUS: Access to member training webinars for 12 weeks
  • BONUS: Member pricing to paid events for 12 weeks

Professional Photo Manager

$ 175 per quarter
  • 12-Week Business Discovery Course
  • Photo Organizing Made Easy Book
  • Monthly Training Webinars
  • Member pricing for all events
  • Building Blocks of Digital Photo Organizing Course
  • Certification Training Modules
  • Once certified, a listing in our public directory
  • Access to members-only Facebook Group
  • Lightroom Training for Photo Organizers
  • Training Vault
  • Virtual Happy Hours
  • Monthly Member Connection Meetings
  • Up to 40% discounts with our industry partners
  • Ability to schedule coaching calls with TPM team
  • Complete marketing package for Save Your Photos Month
  • Marketing Messaging from The Photo Managers to Hire a Pro

About Our Founder

Cathi Nelson is the leader of a global photo organizing movement. A cutting-edge entrepreneur and speaker, in 2009 she founded The Photo Managers, the leading organization serving entrepreneurs through training, a professional certification program, best practices, and a code of ethics that sets high standards for the rapidly growing photo management industry. She’s built a worldwide community and organization around supporting people in creating thriving businesses doing work they love. She’s been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Real Simple Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal about how to organize and preserve the legacy of your family heritage through photos.