Restoring and preserving precious moments in time since 1990


Faded, torn or damaged photographs in need of repair?

I can help. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Paul is a rare talent, completely professional and an artist of exceptional ability. I brought him a photo that was practically ruined with age and exposure — he brought it back to portrait quality in a matter of days. He a perfectionist who clearly loves his craft. You will not only be completely satisfied with his work, you will be thrilled with the outcome. Ten stars wouldn’t be enough. — Maureen, East Haddam

This is amazing!  What you have done is incredible! I cried and then showed it to my ex-mother in-law and she cried.  She said it was like you brought him right back to her!  We are very pleased!!  Again, Paul, I have no words for what you have accomplished here. Please know that there is more behind feeling behind the simple words of “thank you”. — Lynn, Vernon

Paul — I just want to thank you again for your beautiful work on our photo album!  My mother really enjoyed going through the restored pictures — they brought back so many memories for her.  I compared yours to the originals again and the difference is just amazing!  Not only are yours beautiful but they really bring all the people and events back to life so vividly, and that is such a precious gift.  I also love the picture you chose for the cover photo.  Happy times!!! All the best. — Marie, West Hartford

“I had a pic from 1980 and it was torn in seven pieces as well as being tossed in the trash. I gathered it out and held on to it in hopes of getting it restored. It really looked hopeless from its condition. Paul put it back together and it is even better than the original. I can now treasure the pic and pass it on to my grandchildren.”   — Donna, Southington

“Overall excellent!! I would highly recommend to anyone. I was amazed by the fast turn-around-time of less than 24 hours and the quality of the picture was excellent. My 20 year wedding photo had lost it’s color and had turned a greenish hue – he was able to bring back all the natural colors and details of the photo. We were very pleased!”  — Nate, Guilford

“I am a digital artist and memory keeper. I work with hundreds of photos at varying degrees of resolution and quality. I trust Paul’s careful eye and technical skills to restore and/or improve all of my photos. He is thorough and pays meticulous attention to photography detail, composition, lighting and color. Specifically, Paul has retouched my photos to improve skin, shadows, wrinkles, eyes, teeth and hair, while removing background distractions.  Paul provides exceptional work and a rapid turnaround, and as an added bonus to my working with Paul, he has taught me a few things along the way. I’ll mention two: Color Space and High Pass Sharpening.”  — Nancy, Darien

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Restoration consultations are always FREE — call 860-638-0890 today!

Paul Baldassini Photo Restoration, located in Middletown, CT, was established in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts. As a professional fine artist and digital image editor, Paul has been working with graphic images in one form or another for over 40 years. Combining consummate craftsmanship with a background in fine art, photography, digital image editing technology, art history, and a BFA in illustration, Since 1990 Paul has skillfully and carefully restored more than 28,000 photographs in need of restoration. Paul can resurrect almost any damaged photograph, while significantly improving unnoticed or compromised detail inherent in the original, consistently surpassing the quality of the original image. And, for those who simply want their older undamaged original prints or new digital photographs to look better than digital camera default settings, Paul’s pioneering image editing skills are second to none.

All work including scanning and custom printing is done by Paul in his studio — never subcontracted. Paul’s clients include families and individuals, colleges and universities, corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Specializing in the restoration, editing and hand-coloring of family or corporate photography collections, albums and archives.

Whether you are seeking to restore  two or two-hundred photographs, Paul can get it done, hand-coloring one of Paul’s specialties. Older albums and collections are often stored using materials and adhesives that contain damaging acids. Many collections are now 50 years or older and degrading at an accelerated rate, going largely unnoticed. Darkening, fading, severe color casts (often orange or red) and silvering of the emulsion is common. Steps taken now to restore and preserve your family photographs will mean that your loved ones will be able to share and enjoy precious family memories for generations to come.

Trust your memories to an artist at his craft.

Studio visits are by appointment only, in Middletown, CT. Original photographs can be shipped directly to the studio or you can upload digital files for an estimate and phone consultation. Please check out the Complimentary Quote and Placing An Order pages for more information. Most jobs are completed within 3-10 days. All work is 100% guaranteed

Common problems that can be repaired and made to look better than new include:

  • Restoration of original color or grayscale tonality with significantly improved contrast and restoration of hidden or lost detail.
  • Fading, darkening or silvering due to age, contact with acidic mounts and adhesives, or exposure to environmental factors.
  • Cracks and tears due to improper handling, folding, rolling, and/or bending.
  • Damage from water spotting, staining, spills, mold & mildew, or paper eating insects.
  • Excessive exposure to UV (sun) light and other damaging atmospheric factors.
  • Missing and/or stuck pieces due to contact with frame or glass condensation.
  • Photos broken into many pieces due to improper storage and handling.
  • Damage from handwriting, pen & ink or other written or printed marks.