Fran Peters

Fran Peters

Digital Photo Restoration / Photography

Bring your memories back to life.

I grew up loving imagery. Whether it was reading a story and painting the pictures for myself or making the tale come alive for others. Restoring old photos gives me the chance to tell a story for others to enjoy. Taking a photo that is tattered and torn, making it look new again is one of my life’s pleasures. Every family has a story to tell, and being a part of preserving that history is a source of wonder for me. Being naturally nosy helps, I want to learn about each client, their history, what is important for them. To be able to show them that their ancestry is interesting and make it come alive for them.

I worked in photofinishing for many years, learning how to repair a picture so that it looks it’s very best. When I started using Photoshop to fix prints I realized that I had a darkroom at my disposal and that the brush that I needed to paint with would take on any shape I needed it to. I am able to wield my magic and have a print to take pride in.

Along the line I became interested in photography, it gave me a medium to record all the wonderful things I saw. As the years went by I took many courses in photography as well as Photoshop. The two go hand in hand. I found I was able to blend this art with the old photos I was finding, putting it all together so that future generations could see and read about their ancestors.