Restoring old photos has been a service we have provided since the first day. Nerses Semerjian opened the Studio in 1966. The most important factor in restorations is keeping the integrity of the photo intact. We were commissioned by the City of St.Catharines to restore all the City Council group photos dating back to 1977. No job is too big or too small and we recently restored a 4ft x 5ft Maid of the Mist photo for Hornblower in Niagara Falls.
Our policy is to duplicate your image and then work on the duplicate to ensure that your original stays safe. We’ve worked on photos stuck to glass, we’ve removed or inserted people into photos, prepared images for mausoleum photos and digitized old slides, along with repairing rips, bends and tears. Bring your photo in and you’ll get a quote on the spot.
Quotes for photo restoration are delivered following an assessment of the image; which can be done in person or via email. Pricing varies depending on the level of difficulty and the time required to restore the image. Issues such as damage to a face or excessive fading can be time consuming to repair and will increase the cost. Finishing options such as mounting and laminating, framing, etc. are also available.
If time allows, we recommend scanning the image first, in order to provide the most accurate cost at the time of appraisal. Once an image is scanned, often times hidden issues can emerge.
Restorations typically begin around the $50 mark, but this varies from image to image as each photo offers its own unique challenges.