Spoken Portraits are beautifully crafted audio features telling the story of your life in your words, for you and your loved ones to treasure.

Image of a Spoken Portrait presented as a CD in a hand-bound presentation box

In capturing my parents’ voices so beautifully and with such clarity you have created one of the most treasured gifts I will ever receive. An heirloom painted of words … very much like listening to a personal edition of desert island discs.
— Jamie, Kent


We also produce ‘Audio Tributes’. For these, we interview friends, family or colleagues who between them tell the story of a person or couple. Most often, we are asked to produce Audio Tributes as a wedding or retirement gift, or for a special birthday.

Spoken Portrait presentation box in a stack of special edition books
An image showing the set-up when we interview people for a Spoken Portrait

 

We usually base our Spoken Portraits on interviews with people at their home or workplace, which we record using broadcast quality equipment. We can also interview people over the phone or internet: a good technique in these times of social distancing. We then carefully and sensitively edit the recorded material to produce a feature that flows seamlessly and is full of character.

 

A Spoken Portrait comes as an audio CD in a beautiful, hand-bound presentation box. We also provide the audio feature as an MP3 on a USB stick. The box includes a paper insert with a summary of key events and contributors.

The Spoken Portrait of my mother was done as a 90th birthday gift. She absolutely loves it! However, it has in fact been as much a gift to ourselves as to her. We now have this wonderful story of her life, in her own words, to treasure.
— Donna, London

Image showing the removable CD tray inside of a Spoken Portrait Presentation Box, where this is for a double/triple CD project