Photo Restoration


Before:  Scratches have marred this priceless family hairloom

     Photography has been an important part of recording family history for since the late 1800s. Everyone has old photographs of family members that have survived the years. Some of them not so well as others. As they have been handed down from generation to generation, gone through countless moves from home to home, their condition has often suffered. Cracks, stains, fading and often scratching mar these old family heirlooms.
     Many of these photos are OK like they are.  But others are significant and critical to telling your family history. Images of your grandparents wedding or a studio portrait taken in the early 1900s of a child that grew up to become your grandfather.  Those images are the ones that should be restored for your kids and future generations.
    Saving those old photos is something that you should do sooner than later. As the years pass, the pictures become more brittle and the chance of losing them to the elements increases.
     At Roy Dressel Photography, we do all our work in-house. We don’t send them out and have the chance that they will become lost or damaged in transit. We talk to you about what you want to be done, how you want the final image to look and all our work is guaranteed. You must be happy with what we do or there is no charge. Roy has worked in B&W for forty years. Both in the days of film and the darkroom and now, digitally, We work with only with professional labs for the finest quality, both visually and in terms of longevity.

Ready to preserve your family memories?


After:  Scratches gone, like new again. 


Restoration Print Prices:

4-wallet photos: .. $3.00

Minimum print order is $20.00

The Process:  

      We never work on your original image. what we do is  first make a digital copy of of your image (included with your restoration) and then work on that file in photoshop. We charge based on the extent of damage and the time we expect the job to take. We will give you a written estimate when you bring your photo in for us to look at. The price will never exceed the amount of the estimate but could be lower. To give you an idea of what the service will cost, we have a minimum charge of $20.00.  An average charge for a restoration along with an 8x10 prints is $45, and an example would be  the restoration on the photo of the man at the top of the page cost $80.00. That included the time to do the work, a new 12x18 print and 8 wallet prints along with the digital file of the finished work.
     Turn around times:  for most restorations it takes about two weeks, this varies with the amount of work involved and can sometimes be a little longer. You will be given a date when the work will be done when you place the order.


The above prices reflect prints made by our professional lab which uses only state of the art equipment, the finest materials and processes run by professional technicians and the prices reflect that. You can choose to make your own prints as you will receive a full resolution digital file with your order.

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