Visual Recollection is owned and operated by professional photographers and designers whose formal visual arts training was founded on the principle of producing quality work. Our primary objective is always to meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, by producing quality results and providing the best possible service tailored to your specific needs.
Missing Christmas

Missing Christmas

A client brought  us this holiday photo of her and the family on Christmas morning. Somewhere along the way, the photo became attached to the back of another photo ,causing Lil’ johnny to almost disappear from the family.  Bringing Johnny back was to big a job for even Santa,  so...
Salute

Salute

Saluting all veterans on this day.  From generations past to present,  we at Visual Recollection thank you for your service to our country.
Broken Glass

Broken Glass

This was a tough restoration.  Our client had a photograph of their grandparents that had broken glass stuck to it.  What made this so difficult, aside from the water stains, was the broken glass happened to be stuck to very detailed parts of the photograph…i.e. grandma’s shirt pattern and necklace....
Me and My Dog George

Me and My Dog George

A client contacted us about 170 WWII photos that he had from his father’s tour of duty.  He is in the process of writing a book titled “Me and My Dog George”  based off the caption from one of the photos.  It was our job to restore the photo that...
Southern Restoration

Southern Restoration

A young woman stopped by our studio a few weeks ago originally from New Orleans.  With her, she brought a wonderful 11×14 hand colored photograph of her grandmother.  She told us how she  wanted to try and have it restored because during Hurricane Katrina the photograph ended up being completely...
Black and White Restoration

Black and White Restoration

After we scanned the materials, we then proceeded with the restoration of the new digital image, without altering the original. Our restoration specialists can repair almost any kind of damage and will work to restore your photographs to their former grandeur. With extreme care we address a variety of issues...
Maybe The Bride of Frankenstein

Maybe The Bride of Frankenstein

It was a dark and stormy night…Ok maybe not, but that would be a fitting scenario for this awesome design project that we got the privilege of working on. Our client came to us in hopes to have custom table number cards and seating cards designed for her wedding.  Typically...
Artist / Illustrator

Artist / Illustrator

Nate Osborne is a skilled artist / Illustrator and also a very talented tattoo artist.  He hired us to design a logo and business card for his freelance illustration business.  Nate wanted an art deco influenced bat for his logo, resulting in the image below. Coupled with letter press printing...
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Restoring Family History

Restoring Family History

Pictures are often tossed inside of a box, envelope, album or worse, free floating in a drawer or in a pile up in the attic. Usually resulting in a faded, worn and torn piece of your family’s history. Visual Recollection can help you restore that special moment in time, back into a centerpiece of conversation...
Portrait in Charcoal

Portrait in Charcoal

A client came to us with two mid 1800′s charcoal portraits of members his family.  Obviously the hands of time had gotten a hold of the paper and done some serious damage to the original drawings.  Because of the delicate nature of these particular prints, we used digital capture as opposed to scanning to minimize...
Polish Fotograficzny

Polish Fotograficzny

A client brought us this cabinet card from Poland of her Grandmother to get restored. The Cabinet card was the style of photograph which was universally adopted for photographic portraiture in 1870. It consisted of a thin photograph that was generally mounted on cards measuring 4¼ by 6½ inches.  Our client was not sure of the...
Old Saratoga

Old Saratoga

Things change over time, this is nothing new.  Saratoga Springs as we know it now, used to look a whole lot different then.  I  was really surprised to see just how different it was when retouching this photograph. Who could envision that just a few blocks off of thriving Broadway would be large pieces of...
Tore up

Tore up

” Tore up from the floor up” is a saying used to describe how much of a good time you had, which usually involves alcohol.  These fellas were obviously celebrating and rightfully so, but i can’t say if they got tore up or not. What I can say is, the picture that was brought to...
Color Retouching

Color Retouching

As you can probably tell by looking at the photograph below, the color  has obviously faded over time.  This is one of the problems with pictures in general, as time goes on, your photos, unless archived properly will fade and deteriorate.  Light, sunlight especially will fade and eventually ruin your photographs and documents. The solution...
Restoring a Ripped Photo

Restoring a Ripped Photo

We encounter all types of issues when dealing with photo restoration.  As photographs age, they like many other things, begin to break down over time and become very delicate and brittle, usually resulting in rips, cracks and tears.  One of the biggest causes of torn photos is clients trying to remove their photos from old...
Max London's

Max London’s

Max London’s is a restaurant and bar committed to a high standard of food and drink, where using what is local and seasonal affects all of their menu choices.  Providing people with real food from real farms in the community is their passion.  They strive to create an atmosphere that is sophisticated yet comfortable, where...
Color Balance and Retouching

Color Balance and Retouching

This was the only photography taken of this couples wedding.  Color restoration, saturation, levels and contrast were all issues to be addressed.  After some time we were able to retouch this photo back to its former grandeur, allowing our client to share it with the rest of the family that had never seen it.
Badger Creek Ranch

Badger Creek Ranch

We got to fly to Colorado to shoot photos for Badger Creek Ranch’s website, business cards and promotional packages.  As they say a picture is worth a thousand words, possibly more in the case of Badger Creek Ranch. Visit Badger Creek Ranch for more info, pricing and info.  www.badgercreekranch.com Badger Creek Ranch is a working...
Trés Jolie Cakes

Trés Jolie Cakes

Sweets and baked goods have always held a warm spot in my heart, or better yet a large area located inside my stomach.  Whisk the creative, fun and talent of Emily Parker – Petersen in a large, steel bowl and you have a sugar coated, edible delight that might just take your breath away before...