Life Story Video Content Guide
Here is a chronological list of suggested topics with the number of photos to use for each time period. Of course, every person has his/her unique Life Story, so adjust accordingly.
Photo Suggestion List
# of Photos Description
Early Years – growing up, parents, siblings, activities as a child
High School – sports, friends, activities, graduation,
Military Career (if applicable) enlistments and/or discharge papers, awards,
Marriage – dating, wedding, honeymoon, places, friends, events, pre-children
Children/Family – birth, child, family photo, siblings, extended family
Family Activities – holidays, vacations, gatherings, hobbies, places
Career/Job – early years, noteworthy events or achievements, awards
Retirement Years – family, significant events, kids, grandkids, travel, hobbies
Home Video Suggestions
Family: Reunion / Holiday / Gathering
Favorite Activity / Significant Event
Personal Comment by a special family member or friend
Not Sure Which Photos to use for Your
Life Story Video?
Use our Life Story
Video Content Guide!
Selecting a specific number of photos that represent someone’s full life can be challenging. To help, use this guide.
If they are up for it, consider having your senior members participate in the selectionprocess. This can be a wonderful visitation activity.
Use photos that include the individual, alone or with family and friends.
Select photos with warm, fun or memorable stories behind them to elicit a heartwarming reaction.
Don't forget special documents (marriage license, birth certificate, military award, etc.)
Don't overthink the photo selection. One simple photo can bring back a lot of memories.
Take time to learn about the story behind each photo.
Caption: Write a short concise description for each. Names, place, date, activity.