Back in the dinosaur days while getting my psychology degree (a career I retired from in 2010) I was taking a
series of photography classes. The first time in a darkroom when an image popped up in the chemicals I fell
hopelessly in love with the magic. That love affair has continued through the decades and when the digital age arrived it expanded the love and the capabilities a thousand fold. My second love was genealogy so it was
inevitable that those two passions would marry and bear their perfect child: photo restoration! Over the years I have restored thousands of photos, from images that were so damaged it was impossible at first to recognize
the subjects to negatives that had been buried in a box of buttons and paperclips for so many decades. While
each image poses its own unique challenges, it also allows for a very personal journey of discovery and
momentary relationship with the subjects in the picture, because it is impossible to work on an image often
times literally "a pixel at a time", and not get a feel for the people or places in the photo.
Sitting in front of my computer and repairing an image of soemone’s loved one – of bringing life back into an image that has suffered the inevitable impact of time is a connection with the past, with our personal histories and with the generations that make us who we are. It is a way of saying thank you
to those who came before.
My pledge is to produce the very best results on a photograph and provide the kind of customer service that
seems more and more to exist back in that almost forgotten age. If you choose to work with me and share your
treasures I promise you will be completely happy with the results.