Restoring a Favorite Photo -
Is It Worth It?

We take photos to document our life and the lives of our loved ones - and to remember the happy moments with our favorite people!  

We treasure our photos because:

     - we are reminded (or learn) of our family history from photos taken before we were born

     - we are reminded of events that we participated in during our lifetime

     - we learn about events that our family and friends have participated in that have significant importance to them

Most of us have plenty of albums, boxes, walls, and tables covered with photos of family, friends, and our favorite events.  Over time, photos will fade, become sun or water damaged, or get damaged from being thrown in a drawer or box with other momentos.  

If you have a favorite photo that has been hanging on the wall or sitting on the table for more than 5 years, chances are it is showing signs of damage, and the longer it has been exposed, the more damage has been done.  The damage done to photos hanging on the wall or sitting on the table is generally so slight that it may take years for us to realize that it no longer looks the same as it once did. 

If you have duplicates of ALL your most treasured photos safely stored away, than damaged photos is not a problem...however, most of us only have one copy of our photos, and it can be heart-wrenching when one of our most favorite photos is damaged, and we think, unrepairable. 

With all the time, money and history invested in our family photos, it would be a travesty to have them fade or rot away when there are techniques to retouch, repair, and restore them to their (almost) original condition, for you and your family to enjoy them once more!

I can bring ‘new life’ into your old or damaged photos with a variety of tools & techniques that I have spent years perfecting!  I can:

  • "restore" the color from faded photos  
  • "remove" red-eye, blemishes, and dust (and people) 
  • "repair" rips, tears, and scratches   
  • "replace" the background, or missing / damaged areas

"OK, you've convinced me to get my damaged photos repaired/restored, but  what can I do with them when I get them back?"

  A repaired or restored photo is the perfect gift:

  • for that special event, such as a surprise birthday or 50th anniversary
  • for the person who is hard to buy for
  • for the person who has everything
  • for the person who enjoys something unique  
  • for the person who loves something done from the heart
  • for the person who loves family history

For me, and my clients, *yes*, it is worth it to fix your favorite and treasured photos!

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