A Minor Photo-Scanning Mistake Leads to a Heart-Warming Discovery

a heart-warming discovery

A young Melissa, ready to take some photos


When ScanMyPhoto’s customer Melissa Mayberry’s mother found out she was terminally ill, she began to sort through all her things to give her most valuable possessions to her children. As the oldest, Melissa was placed in charge of the boxes of photos her mother had stored in her home.


“After receiving the boxes, I looked through them briefly. Sometimes I wasn’t even sure who the people were in the photos, but I knew I had to keep them safe for my mom. What if there was a fire or flood? I had to do something and the reality is: no one has the time to sit down and scan in thousands of photos.”


So wanting to avoid the lengthy photo-scanning process she had attempted in the past, Melissa found ScanMyPhotos online and purchased a Pre-Paid Photo Scanning Box

“When someone close to you dies, you get more attached to material items—specifically, photos. So with my mom’s photos, I was concerned about getting them back safely once I shipped them to ScanMyPhotos. But it was very easy, and very good across the board.”


There was, however, one slight hiccup in Melissa’s ScanMyPhotos experience—and it was one of those things that definitely happened for a reason.

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5 Tricks to Taking Brilliant Night Sky Photos

Night Sky PhotosA few weeks ago, we experienced a rare night-sky phenomena: a full blood moon lunar eclipse.


All over the world, people ventured outside to watch as the Earth cast its shadow over the moon, shrouding it in darkness. As the crowds watched, they also—attempted—to take photos of the eclipse. The result? Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were filled with blurry pictures of a tiny, obscure dot drowning in a sea blackness.


While it’s true that photographing the night sky with your smartphone can be tricky, we’re here to let you know it’s not impossible. If you want to snap a pic of the Milky Way on a crisp autumn night, capture a few shooting stars streaking across the sky, or would like to take a photo of the moon in all its glory, then we have a few tricks just for you.


First things first…

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