About
Capture Your Story

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Meet Our Founder

Ilana Sinclair

Capture Your Story is a boutique memoir-writing agency. Our Life Story books are created by combining your stories, gathered from one-on-one, online interviews, with your treasured photos to create a legacy keepsake book. How did it come about? Well...

Growing up, I was lucky enough to have known all four of my grandparents and seven of my eight great-grandparents. That gift allowed me to learn their stories first-hand, enabling me to know the essence of who they were and understand the experiences that shaped them.

My husband's experience couldn't have been more different than mine. As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, he had grown up knowing precious little about the people who came before him. The loss of his relatives meant that their stories had perished along with them.

The pain and frustration, the wondering, and the unanswered questions that he and our children have experienced have made me want to shout from the rooftops about the importance of capturing your family stories while you can. It has now become my life's mission to help other families capture the stories of their loved ones before it's too late.

That's why at Capture Your Story, we don't just interview your loved ones, but also strive to capture their intonation, expressions, and personality, that bring their words to life. You'll feel the warmth of your father's voice and smell your grandmother's apple strudel, experience the drama of your grandparents’ triumphs and tribulations, and deeply feel the guiding values that they wish to pass down. 

Most of us don't have the time to sit and record our loved ones' stories. At Capture Your Story, we are here to ensure that those stories will live on long after your loved ones have gone.

You, your children, and future generations will be so grateful.