Yes! I offer photograph restoration services. Do you have an old photograph that is damaged? water stained? torn? scratched? portions of the image gone?? I can fix that!
I realize some your photographs are your priceless treasures. I treat your image with the utmost care, and strive to produce a faithful restoration that you may enjoy for many more years, using the highest quality archival printing processes.
Even if it is an image that you feel is "unfixable," feel free to contact me and we can talk about it, and line up a time to bring it by my studio, and we can assess what can be done to restore it.
Your original damaged print can be of any size and condition. I use all-digital photo restoration and reproduction techniques and ensure your original image will not be damaged in the process. A new print is made, ensuring the oriignal image is safe and not subject to risks of damage.
Warning: If you ever encounter anyone doing restoration work that actually modifies the original damaged print using any media such as colored pencils, ink, pigments, or paint, you run the risk of further damaging the image. The colors they might add to the print will likely shift in color over time at a different rate than the underlying photograph, meaning it might even look good now, but it 5, 10, or 20 years, it could look terrible.
- "Thank you! I’m still amazed at what an awesome job you did for me. To think that I came into possession of a damaged photo that I never knew existed, and you turned it into what will be a treasured piece of history. You truly are an artist!!! Thanks,
- "I was referred to Kevin to restore some very old and damaged photos - the process was great from the start, he was genuinely interested in the history of the pictures. The end result was absolutely fantastic, the restored photos brought tears to my eyes!" -Violeta Stavrou
- "Kevin did a wonderful (near miraculous) job in restoring very old family photos for me. He presented options and suggestions that helped me make good choices and now I have wonderful restored prints and digital files that my family can enjoy for years to come. Kevin was open and fair about the timeline and cost and I recommend him highly."
- "Kevin was able to restore my late father's Navy photo and bring it back to it's original glory. I couldn't be more grateful for what he's done. It looks amazing." - Anne Blaylock
- "I wanted to tell you how wonderful the photos were. They are superb! Thank you so much! "
- "Thank you so much for restoring my fathers photo that was made in Germany during WWII. Over the years it has become fragile in the frame as well as turned darker and yellowed. Your attention to detail, especially the color of his eyes, has made the photo such a great reminder of the way he looked. My mom will be so surprised! I highly recommend you, Mr. Gourley. You were so careful with the original while removing it from the frame with my assistance. You carefully inspected it for trouble spots that would need correcting and gave me a quote. Over the next few days you emailed me proofs of how it was coming along and asked for details as you perfected it. I was not in a hurry to have this completed but you had it ready very quickly. I am so happy with the end result. The flaws are no longer there, the yellowing is gone, and the true colors on the era are there. Thank you so much! - Sincerely, Mel Pahl"
- "Kevin went to great lengths to restore a heavily damaged family photograph, and the results were spectacular. Just as impressive as his work was his service—he was highly accommodating, kind, understanding, and articulate. I cannot imagine a better customer experience and I highly recommend him."
- "Kevin did a marvelous job restoring a wedding photograph of my grandparents that is well over 80 years old. This photograph had been torn into several pieces. It had folds, missing areas and places in which tape had been placed on the photograph. I did a lengthy amount of research prior to selecting a photographer for this restoration. I selected Kevin because of his attention to detail, desire to maintain the integrity of the original photograph, quality products and processes he uses to restore photographs and his true understanding of the priceless treasure he was working with. I will be bringing other photograph restorations to Kevin and would not hesitate to recommend him not only for photo restoration, but as a photographer as well, he truly is talented as is evidence by the work on the walls of his studio." Karen Wiseman
- "I had an old family photograph that was heavily damaged by water and then was torn when I removed it from the frame. Kevin did an amazing job at restoring the image. I am so grateful I found him."
- "I wanted to let you know that the photo restorations you did were an overwhelming surprise for my family. They are still marveling at your work. As I shared, we didn't have a lot of photos of our parents and the one of us as kids was recalled only by my brother and he was 7 years old, at the time. I wanted to again thank you for your professional services and let you know how much it meant to me and my family. You not only restored photos, but you also restored a big part of the our hearts.
Have a great year and if we find any more family photos...I know where to find you."
Photo Restoration Prices
Contact me to arrange a meeting to assess your photograph's damage so that I can make a better estimate of what is required to restore it.
Image Scanning/Photographing and Restoration
- Prices vary depending on the difficulty of the restoration project. Most typically are in the $150-$300 range. Line up an appointment to get a quote!
Print / Image Pricing
Once your image has been converted to digital format and restored, I can provide the image via email as a JPG file or on CD, or I can provide ultra premium luster prints or beautiful canvas prints at my standard print pricing.
Digitally Restored Image via Web Download: $25/image + tax
Prints or Canvas:
Ultra premium luster prints range from $10 up to $200. Beautiful canvas prints range from $150 and up.
Sales Tax: 8.25% Sales Tax is applied to all Texas (TX) orders.
Shipping: Based on order size.
Prices subject to change without notice.