After several decades working with private clients ami archive was founded by Adrian Myers with the sole aim of providing a unique personal service to make sense of family memories.
We offer several services from historical curation of a family’s content to a yearly curation subscription service and production of bespoke handcrafted yearbooks. These showcase the best of your images from an individual year, specific holiday, milestone event such as a 40th birthday or a family wedding.
We also provide photography and videography of your family or private event. With over 30 years of experience our photographers and videographers have covered many family occasions across the globe from quiet intimate occasions to larger even royal weddings.
No client request is ever the same and we provide a truly bespoke, personal and private service.
We offer several services from historical curation of a family’s content to a yearly curation subscription service and production of bespoke handcrafted yearbooks. Yearbooks showcase the best of your images from an individual year, a specific holiday, milestone event such as a 40th birthday or a family wedding.
We also provide photography and videography of your family or private event.
An initial face to face or online meeting to discuss with you what content you have and to further the discussion on what you would like to achieve as an end goal.
This is normally a short 1 to 2 hour meeting where we will capture some initial information to help us start to understand you, your family or organisation. We will show you both digital and more traditional ways to interact with your memories.
A 2nd meeting to work through the content that you would like us to curate. This is the key element to the Discovery process. It allows us to understand how much material you have, the formats it is in and how accessible it is. This can require a home visit or collection of the physical items followed either by a face to face or online meeting.
Having assessed your content through our Discovery process we are then in a far better position to suggest the best way to Curate it. Commonly we find many different types of media and the curation process can involve scanning, retouching and tagging family members and key life moments. Our goal is to bring order to your content so that you can find those important memories easily.
Once we have completed the curation process we are then in a great place to suggest the Creation options which may be as simple as storing your content in a secure place or creating bespoke products to give greater access to your archive.
Having completed both the Discovery and the Curation stages we can advise on the Creation process which gives you access and allows you to interact with your archive. We provide several different options for our clients and generally create a bespoke package depending on which of the elements you would like. We have three levels of bespoke printed books and our own bespoke app designed to give you digital access to your archive and to allow you to send us content on an ongoing basis.
We provide photography and videography of your family or private event. With over 30 years of experience our photographers and videographers have covered many family occasions across the globe from quiet intimate occasions to larger even royal weddings.
It is important to us that we capture the many elements of your event from the smallest design details to the most intimate moments.
OUR BESPOKE IOS APP
Interact with your family archive both past and present. ami allows us access to any new images and video that your family create and upload to the app so that we can Curate on a regular basis.
Our curation process twinned with the app makes your family archive searchable. We Curate your own personal archives of photos and video from your phone and recommend what should be shown in the family archive.
The family archive is a secure and searchable place for family memories in which you can review the content of your current yearbook, order prints and even Create your own albums that reflect the special moments in your family history.
Adrian made his first pinhole camera at the age of 9 and has been "painting with light" ever since. His international reputation as a commercial and private client photographer is founded upon the deep desire to capture unique and intimate images. ami archive encapsulates his belief that every image is an historical record of value, which should be preserved and enjoyed forever across generations.
Adrian Myers | Founder
After a successful teaching career, which included Senior
Leadership in an Outstanding school and taking a school
out of Requires Improvement as a Deputy Headteacher, Nick
joined ami archive in January 2020. Nick is passionate about new
and emerging technologies. When not at work he can be
found building robots, or constructing virtual environments
with his 9 year old son.
Nick Myers | Head of Operations and Technology
Oli is passionate about art and photography. He has a keen interest in historical imagery and preserving memories no matter what format they are in. In his own words “it is an honour to be able to look into family histories and work with precious memories”. When not at work he likes to craft and design beautiful objects, currently he is working on an Ostrich egg lamp.