Have a box full of old photos that are cracked, faded, torn, and/or water damaged? Want them restored back to their original beauty? Look no further-photo restoration has been a specialty at Charles Photography for over 40 years. We work with the general public as well museums & historical societies. We repair minor or severely damaged pictures, whether faded, stained, torn, missing pieces, bad color, or water damaged. Your originals stay on premises at all times. They are digitally copied and all restoration work is done on the digital copy.

     Old pictures fade and degrade with time which is why it is important to fix your old and damaged photos before it is too late. Let us restore and enhance your vintage photographs into works of art to be enjoyed and preserved for generations.

     The photo restoration techniques we utilize allow us to return nearly any photo to a near original state, whether they have faded from age or if they were damaged by fire, light, water, or mold. We can also recreate missing pieces, add backgrounds and colorize black and white photos.

     While it's true that most of our restoration work is on heirloom photos that have somehow been damaged over time we can also "improve" an image, upon request. We can whiten teeth, remove a skin blemish, remove a person from a photo, or even place a new person into the photo. The sky is really the limit; simply tell us what you'd like and we'll let you know if it can be done.  We can even improve your photographs that are not damaged, but were never that good to begin with. Such photos might be too dark, too light, too far away, grainy or a little out of focus. Although we cannot make them perfect, we can usually double the current quality to make them look better. We can also just copy photographs that donít need restoration.

After the restoration or improvements are done on the digital copy, we can either provide you with a digital copy on a disk or download, or make new prints on Kodak photographic paper. The new prints we make for you will be on archival quality papers guaranteed not to fade, discolor, or mold for 100 years. We offer very reasonable prices and quick turnarounds. Free estimates gladly given.