Geraldine Baum

My name is Geraldine Baum.  I’ve organized major photography collections and will bring my expertise to you to create an organized, beautiful and shareable family archive.  

I founded THE PHOTO TAMERS when I realized that after years of working as a professional photography archivist my own personal archive was far from organized. Following the passing of all four of our parents and inheriting their large archives of photos, tapes and papers, I realized we were living with thousands of photos in dozens of boxes and albums and on countless drives - and that information was at risk of being lost forever.  I wanted everything to be organized and not overwhelming. I also wanted beautifully preserved memories and family history to pass onto my daughter.  In addition to my own family archive, I began organizing the personal archives of the photographers I work for as well as friends - and found this aspect of photo organizing extremely interesting and rewarding. I joined an amazing organization, the Association of Personal Photo Organizers - and I felt as if I found my tribe. Their support, resources and professional development have given me the path to create and grow a sustainable business - and THE PHOTO TAMERS was born.

We are based in Pasadena, CA and work in person throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Click the button below to answer a few questions to get started.  We look forward to working with you and thank you for reading our story!

Geraldine Baum

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Call me on (323) 578-5353
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View my profile on APPO – Association of Personal Picture Organizers