Photo Organizing & Video Editing Experts
New York City, NY
Rachel Cohen DeSario and Bettina McCall founded Silk Purse Factory in 2009. We were both professional film editors with over 20 years in the business. We’d edited feature films, documentaries, TV shows and commercials, and worked in post-production management and sound editing. Our work experiences were amazingly similar, just separated by the Atlantic. We’ve also each had over 18 years of Mom experience. We realized that the same things that were important to us: keeping our family photo libraries up-to-date and organized, archiving the older materials and having the photos accessible, were something that everyone wants but few have time to do for themselves. Together we bring our professional experience, love of technology, organizational skills and sense of humor to your photos and home videos.
Silk Purse Factory is now collaborating with Done & Done Home, efficiency experts specializing in home organizing, moves and estates. Together, we will help you organize your photos AND your home.
As a mother of four, I have TONS of photographs! The prints sat in a closet and on my desktop. When my oldest daughter was getting Bat Mitzvah'd, I spent hours trying to sort through them. SPF changed everything! They deleted doubles, discarded photos not worth keeping, then scanned the prints and organized my photos in a way I never thought possible. Now it’s all in one library, organized by date and tagged with the kids' names, so I can easily find any photo. We’re now in the "upkeep" stage and they organize it a couple times a year so I never have them pile up. The amazing thing is, they literally get to know your entire family by going through photos! I have loved working with Rachel and Bettina and highly recommend them to help you organize your files.
I have been working with SPF for over 5 years. They have organized my 50,000+ digital photos into beautiful photo books by year. They also make gorgeous photo albums of every vacation, the kids’ camps, and special milestones. They are a pleasure to work with and worth every penny! I recommend them to all of my busy “mom” friends.
I am an organized person but my photo library was an absolute mess! I had more than 30,000 photos and videos— some on my phone, some on my desktop, many of which were duplicates, and none of which were in albums. SPF eliminated all of the duplicates and made albums organized by year, month, major events/vacations, etc. The setup is totally intuitive and it takes me mere seconds to find any photo that comes to mind. My photo library used to be a source of stress and now it’s a treasure that brings me joy. Rachel and Betty work magic and I could not be more delighted with the results!
I have been meaning to write to you for so long and tell you how much my dad loved the 75th Birthday album. It was the best present he has ever received, he said. It looked fantastic and the photo selection and layout were great. Thank you so very much.
We hired Silk Purse Factory for a Holiday Project: making album gifts for family using the best pictures from our son’s first year. Overall, we have been EXTREMELY impressed with the two women whom we have worked with. The quality of their work is great (I cried the first time I saw the book, it is so amazing!), and they are very professional and easy to work with. I wholeheartedly agree - Silk Purse Factory is wonderful for this sort of project.
I love to take pictures. Problem is I like every one I take. Three kids and 11 years of picture taking yielded 60,000 favorites!!! I hired Silk Purse Factory to edit my library to a manageable number. Not only that, they organized photos in groupings so that I could print photos for each of my kids and create several family photo walls. These women were very enthusiastic about my job, very efficient and easy to work with. The product is terrific. Great snapshots that tell a story of 11 great years. Hire them and your family will thank you as they look back on the memories!!
Rachel Cohen DeSario
Bettina (Betty) McCall
Conveniently located in New York City but thanks to modern technology we can edit from wherever you are. Just call or email us. Feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form to the right.