A portable, user assembled apparatus has interlocking parts and no fasteners, or the apparatus is preassembled such that, once assembled, the apparatus holds both a document at a fixed angle and a portable camera- equipped electronic device, at the same and parallel angle, a fixed distance from the document. The apparatus sits on a table or desktop and allows the user to work in the sitting position. The user can make initial adjustments to set the mobile device in a fixed position such that the entire document image is in the viewfinder and in focus. These one-time position settings can be preserved. When the camera shutter is executed, both the document and device do not move. The device of the present invention provides a novel way for mobile device users to quickly and easily capture many document images with optimum image quality and uniform image size.