Photo Restoration: Bring Your Past Back to Life

By Lori Lafferty

Do you have a photo that means a lot to you? Picture it -- now, imagine that photo being damaged or destroyed.

Several weeks ago, my photo client, who also happens to be a co-worker, approached me with a unique request. She had an old photo of her parents in a casual setting on a grassy field. The photo held a special place in her heart as both her parents had passed away, and it was one of the rare pictures she had of them from their dating years.

The original image, prior to restoration.

Unfortunately, the photo had deteriorated over the years and had some missing details on their faces and other areas. Determined to bring the photo back to life, she sent it to FOREVER to be digitized and, hopefully, restored to its former glory. Alas, the timing wasn’t right. Due to changes in staffing, the restoration couldn’t be tackled.

Undeterred, she sought another option and had a friend attempt to restore the photo. To her disappointment, the outcome didn't do it justice.

Then, about a week ago, she received an email from FOREVER, announcing their ability to offer restoration services once again (and better than ever). She was apprehensive, unsure if the outcome would be any different from her last try at restoration. However, I encouraged her to give it another shot, hoping for the best.

They say good things come to those who wait. Well, yesterday, her restored photo was uploaded to her FOREVER account, and the result was nothing short of magical. As she saw her parents' faces looking back at her, she was overwhelmed with emotion. The restoration team at FOREVER had done a fabulous job, breathing new life into this cherished memory.

The restored, digitized image.

She was so thrilled with the outcome that she called me into her office to share the moment. With a beaming smile, she showed me the restored photo and said, "Look at my parents! Just look at this photo!"

It's moments like these that make me grateful for the work I do and the impact it can have on people's lives. Seeing her happiness and the significance this restored photo holds for her is incredibly rewarding. It reminded me how important restoring and preserving memories is.

If you have any cherished photos that need restoration, I highly recommend considering FOREVER's services. From my personal experience, they have proven to be an exceptional choice, and I'm thrilled to see the positive impact their work can have on someone's life.

To try FOREVER Photo Restoration, you can include your images in your FOREVER Box to be digitized along with the rest of your order as an “Add On” service, or you can send your digital photos to us directly using our Digital Delivery service — including photos already in your FOREVER account.

If you opt for Digital Delivery, choose from the links below:

If you have any questions, contact your FOREVER Ambassador or reach out to our Client Care Team at

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