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Preserve your memories ​forever and for others.

Helping you create safe, searchable and shareable photo collections.

Sharon Stark, Owner, and Photo Management Specialist

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Why Hire Sharon?

You might be asking yourself this question. That’s okay. I ask the “Why should I hire so-and-so” question myself sometimes. 

Top 10 Benefits of Entrusting Your Photo Collection with Me

  1. ​Successfully scanned thousands of photos and other memorabilia for satisfied clients in the Kansas City area since 2013. I'll do the same for you.
  2. You get a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. Trained and equipped by the Association of Personal Photo Organizers to help you more easily preserve, manage and share your whole photo collection and your life stories.
  3. Receive personal service, not just a service. It's the personal touch that makes the difference!
  4. Get “white glove” service. I care for your printed pictures as if they were my very own. I follow recommended preservation practices to help prevent or eliminate fingerprints or other damage.
  5. I take the time and care to complete your project as it should be because it’s so much more than just a pile of photos. It’s your legacy.
  6. A professional, smoke-free and clean home office environment to protect your photos while they're in my possession.
  7. Service and product offerings that are best suited to your personal goals. I help take the guesswork out of how to best manage your collection.
  8. Master of the “How-To.” I utilize skills I learned in careers as a real estate agent, author, trainer and technical writer to expertly guide, teach, train and consult with those that want to learn the skills to keep their photo collection organized for today and future generations.
  9. Staying abreast of technology trends and changes in the scanning, organizing, software and mobile device industries so you’ll always have options and guidance based on up-to-date and relevant practices and products.
  10. My commitment to creating only plans and practices for you that are easy to understand, implement and maintain. Who needs more confusion and stress?​​

A Little About Me (Just in case you're curious)

I’ve been a real estate agent, a trainer and have written health insurance contracts. I self-published a book for consumers on health insurance, did numerous radio shows, a video interview on health insurance for “Special Reports Television” shown in doctor’s offices throughout the U.S., and was featured in magazines and newspapers such as Entrepreneur, Consumers Digest, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Modern Healthcare, Benefits Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Kansas City Star, Jane Bryant Quinn’s Personal Finance column, and a book by Ralph Nader, Winning the Insurance Game. I also really enjoyed being a technical writer. I created user guides and manuals, instructions, FAQs, How-Tos, web content, marketing copy and banner ads for a large telecommunications company.

In my personal life I enjoy studying the Holy Bible, watching college basketball (go Kansas University Jayhawks!!), spending time with family and friends, visiting wineries, reading, working puzzles and traveling (especially cruises) and watching Hallmark Channel movies. My priorities are God, family and friends and work. Oh, and I do love donuts so when you drop off or pick up your scanning order feel free to bring along a donut or two. I’m just throwing that out there! 

It All Began...

When I searched for a local scanning business to preserve my family's old photos and couldn't find a suitable option. I didn't want to mail my photos. Scanning them myself would have taken too long, plus I knew nothing about it so I was left with no options. I then researched starting my own business to help others in the same way I needed help--scanning, preserving and organizing my family photos. I asked family and friends if they had the same needs. They did. So I studied, learned and practiced. I fell in love with the idea of helping families preserve their history and stories. I launched my business in 2013 and have scanned thousands of photos and helped clients experience the joy of having a well preserved, organized and shareable collection. Irreplaceable memories and family stories are the most important gift you can give yourself and future generations. I love being a part of that.


As the owner of Shoebox Photo Scans, I help people that are overwhelmed by their photo collections create safe, searchable and shareable ones so they can enjoy them more and stress about them less. Memories are created and captured so they can be remembered and enjoyed. I can help you rediscover and keep the "Joy" alive forever!

Less Anxiety. More Enjoyment!