Who is Voices and Images:
Chip and Kathleen formed Voices and Images to help people accomplish their goal of having a written life/personal history. Voices refers to the future when our descendents can listen to us tell our stories written and preserved. Images mean saving and digitizing our family photos that provide a window into our past. Voices and Images makes it possible to share your life with all of your descendants.
Charles (Chip) Hughes,
After earning his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and his Master of Arts (MA) degrees in history from Brigham Young University, Chip attended Arizona State University studying for his PhD in American History, completing all his classes and comprehensive written and oral exams before work and family issues prevented him from completing his dissertation.
Chip focused on providing professional history services to clients throughout the United States primarily in the Family and Personal History field. Helping individuals and families prepare a well-written history enabling future generations the joy of knowing more about their own family. Helping to do this brings tremendous satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment to him.
He has worked as a professional historian where he consulted with clients writing family history and conducting oral and video personal interviews (life stories). Professional genealogical research is a field that he is very well acquainted with, having worked as a professional genealogists for a number of years. He has owned and operated professional historical and genealogical consulting firms since 1987.
He feels very strongly that an individual life and family history can be a vital link to our past and an important connection to our future generations. It is through that past where keen and valuable insights are gained into our past, shared by our ancestors.
Chip has written a number of books and articles focusing on this unique connection to history. He is member of the Western History Association, the Oral History Association, and the Public History Association, as well as other more specialized professional organizations.
Kathleen M. Hughes,
Kathleen has been involved in the family history field for over 30 years both as a researcher and photo restoration/renovation expert. She earned an Associate degree (AA) from LDS Business College in Salt Lake City studying graphic design and visual communication.
She has focused her skills toward assisting people in gaining a better understanding of their past through book design and photographic restoration. Kathleen feels that one way in which hearts can be turned to the past is by preserving the photographic record of our families. Through the use of skilled photo restoration, old damaged family photographic heirlooms can not only be saved from further destruction but can now be shared by all family members.
Creating a beautiful family history is another way that a family’s legacy can be shared. By turning an ordinary family history manuscript into a hardbound book that can last for hundreds of years is truly a thing to be shared among many generations. Kathleen has created many books and restored hundreds of family photos back to their original beauty.