We Love People
(and we love stories)

Pictures capture a moment in time and make it accessible forever. Our albums form a collection of these moments that transcends time and takes one on a journey of memory.

Who Are We?
we just wanted to survive...

We began as D&R Photo back in 1981. A few years ago, we realized survival as a photo lab required change. That was the start of the journey to lifethreads albums...

Why Us?
because you matter

We believe in success - YOURS.  We want to see print-based photographic business thriving in this all-digital world. Connecting people with their photos physically creates success. That's where we fit in.

hand made with care & expert craftsmanship

your memories deserve the best

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key values

QUALITY
sell what you'd buy

If we wouldn't buy it, we won't sell it. Period. Everything we make is hand made, checked by an actual human with care and attention to detail.

SPEED
quality shouldn't take 6 weeks

A quality flush mount album shouldn't take 6 weeks to make. Most of our orders are ready to ship in 7-10 business days.

TRUST
it really is foundational

We value our relationship with you. Our customers are more than numbers on a spreadsheet - we know you by name and we work hard to earn your trust.

LOCAL
Canadian made for everyone

Everything we do is proudly hand made in Canada. Available? Everywhere of course.

meet the team behind lifethreads

Ross Funk
Business Owner / Production & Product Development
business manager
Russell Otterbein
Business Manager / co-founder lifethreads albums