Photo Restoration

Keeping your Precious Memories Looking Pristine

Don’t Let Your Precious Memories Fade Away.  With every passing day, your old photographs continue to deteriorate due to exposure from sunlight, humidity and pollutants in the air. Now is the time to restore and share them with your children and grandchildren… and relive the sentimental memories that go with your photos. Our photo restoration services are here to bring your old photos back to life.

Even if your photograph is in extremely poor condition, it may still be recoverable, I have the expertise to help you recover your memories!  I combine today’s digital technology with old-fashioned artistry to repair worn, stained, spotted, torn, cracked, bleached and faded photographs to their original luster. 

We take the utmost care when handling your photographs. We do photo restoration work digitally, keeping your originals safe. Your originals are never sent out of our studio either, meaning nothing is at risk of getting lost. Once we have finished the restoration process, you will receive your photo in its original state, as well as digital copies of the restored version.

With the advent of the digital camera, many people have come to treasure having numerous photographs right at their fingertips. Unfortunately, this wasn’t always the way things were, which makes the few photos we may have of grandparents and ancestors even precious. When an old photo has suffered damage like scratches, tearing, or fading there’s often no way to get another copy. Old photo restoration techniques help repair and recover these old photos so that they can continue to be treasured by future generations.

What Kinds of Photo Damage Can Be Restored?

There can be a variety of different kinds of damage depending on the age of your photos and how they’ve been stored over the years. Some is relatively mild and at first glance won’t detract too much from the photo; other damage can be severe and can really compromise the quality of the print.

Using your home computer, a scanner, and maybe a course in Photo restoration or photo editing with other software, you can restore just about any type of damage, including:

  • Fading
  • “Silvering”
  • Scratches
  • Water spots
  • Dust
  • Creases
  • Rips
  • Tears
  • Mold and mildew


Before attempting any repairs to your damaged photos, make a copy. If your photograph is stuck to a glass (or acrylic) surface, scan the photo through the glass. This will ensure that you have a backup in case the photo is damaged further.

Behind the Scenes Photo Restoration

Do NOT trust everything you read on the internet!! There are guides out there in case you want to try repairing your photos on your own. We don’t recommend fixing things on your own, especially without professional consultation. Every photograph has unique characteristics that need to be taken into consideration, such as how it was printed, the type of print it is, and the specific damage done to it.

Photos Stuck On Glass

A photograph stuck to glass may tear if you attempt to remove it. Using solvents on a photo to remove mold may deteriorate the image. Even simple problems such as a few tears require some professional input–the adhesives in some tapes can deteriorate photographs. Photographs require a lot of care to prevent damage in the long run. If you store and mount your photos properly, you can increase their longevity and prevent complications such as mold and stuck photos from occurring.

Trust in Bridgeforth Photographics to help restore the precious memories and restore your photographs for you.