Our Approach

Our vision is simple. We go further to help preserve our client’s memories into the future. We work to make our employees passionate about their work and to make families more connected to their past, present and future.

Our Story

     We started this business to help people preserve their precious family memories and it started with my own family’s photographs. I started scanning my family photos because I wanted to be able to share them on social media with my family and friends. I also wanted to organize these pictures some way so that I could easily find what I was looking for. Well, one thing led to another and a friend heard about what I was doing, then another and pretty soon, I had my first paying customer. But more importantly, I had a new friend.
In the process of helping my friend document her dad’s career, she decided to digitize all her family photos and share them with her sisters and parents. Everyone got into the act and pretty soon, Scan South was scanning over 10,000 photos for this family. What turned out to be a small project has morphed into a new career for me and my employees and a priceless legacy for a family to pass down to the next generation. When we started, we just scanned photos. Now we do slides, negatives, videos, Super 8 and 8mm film and audio cassettes.

Meet the Team
Laurie McCarthy,
owner and business development

I am finishing my MBA at Millsaps College and am looking forward to graduation in May, one week before my youngest daughter graduates from Ole Miss.


Pat McCarthy

Number 1

Pat is my number 1, my husband and my greatest supporter. He also helps get media scanned when he isn’t being the number 1 vehicle salesperson at Rogers Dabbs Chevrolet in Brandon. He is also a devoted model railroader and can be found in his man room modeling scale buildings and HO scale rail cars and engines.


Barbara West

Chief Slide Scanner

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Barbara moved to Mississippi to be near her family.
She is a DEVOTED Philadelphia Eagles fan and a retired PhD Behavioral Psychologist.


Next Steps…

If you are interested in talking about how Scan South can help you stop the aging process on your photographic memories, videos, films and cassettes, please call 601-238-3322 or email me: laurie@scansouth.net.

We want to help you preserve your precious family memories.