Although we do not want to discourage you from just collecting all of your stray photos any way you want and getting them to us so that we can get you started, there are some optional things that will help us in completing your order in a timely fashion.
One more thing: many times people get stuck trying to decide which photos to scan. People frequently contact us inquiring about our service saying that they are going through their photographs and will get back to us when they make their choices of which photos to scan. Unfortunately, this is sometimes as far as they get because of the amount of time and psychic burden they encounter when making choices about photos from long ago.
After having seen this a lot of times, we have the following suggestion: Don't try to scan all of your photos at once. Isolate a partial batch of your entire collection, decide which ones you want to scan, bring them over, pick up your results.
Once you see the results of your first batch of scans, you will know the joy of seeing quality scans of your memories and will become enthusiastic to tackle another portion of your collection.