Everyone has a story to share. We just make it easy.
We don't coach clients on how to improve their writing. Instead, our team DO the writing for you, because it's actually really hard to share your story on your own.
Looking at blank pages. Being unsure what to include, what to leave out, or even where to start!
A gift that touches everyone.
Working with our team impacts everyone.
Our clients have the most amazing experience working with us.
They have the opportunity to share stories that might not have been spoken about for years, or even decades. They have a conversation with someone focused on them, without judgement or interruption. PLUS the added excitement of sharing their life, their whole life with their families in a way they can hold on to forever.
But it's so much MORE for the whole family.
It's the chance for children to learn about who their parents were, long before they became parents! And it's a way for grandchildren to connect with their grandparents in new and special ways.
So what do you actually do?
Clients talk with our Oral Historians to share their story in the most natural way possible - talking!
Every interview is guided by the team to ensure we cover the journey of a lifetime. Interviews take place online, covering questions like:
- Tell me about your first kiss!
- Describe your family home: What did your kitchen smell like? What sort of neighborhood did you grow up in?
- How did you feel when you became a parent? And grandparent?
No preparation in advance is necessary, though we always provide some general guidelines about what we do, and a advice on which pictures we could add to the memoir. After the interview, our team fine tunes the story outline and creates your memoir. We pair it with the photographs provided in a thoughtful and connected way to enhance your story.
We also offer clients opportunity to share their story in their own way and in their own words. Our team works with a film crew where we help clients share their story on film. There is nothing quite so special as knowing you will always have your loved ones telling you their own story in their own voice.
Clients have the opportunity to provide feedback throughout the process before your memoir is all yours, ready to share with family, friends and the world!
What's included in your written memoir!
Your stunning hardcover book provides a cultural context to stories and a level of detail that cannot be matched.
1 Hardcover book of your memoir 6000 - 10,000 words, including
- Dedication Page
- Small moments of family history not necessarily connected to the main memoir
- Written contributions from up to three family members
- A simple family tree
- Opportunity for feedback throughout the process
What is included in your video memoir?
- 2 hour pre-studio audio interview
- 30 minute interview preparation session
- 1 Studio Session
- 2 hour Studio Interview
- High quality edited 15 - 25 minutes
- Personal Photographs thoughtfully included into the film
- 1 USB of your Video memoir
We can't wait to help you share a journey of a lifetime.