2010 Reviews

Reviews and Testimonials from Our Clients – 2010

Here are some of the emails that we received from clients in 2010.  They were very happy with our photo retouching and repair of damaged old photographs, and you will be too!

DISCLAIMER: These testimonials are generally representative of what our clients write, although many or most clients don’t comment either positively or negatively. Just a handful of clients have sent complaints. We did not provide any discounts, freebies or other incentives to the people who sent the praise shown below, and we do not request testimonials from our clients…but we are happy to receive them!

  • From a photo-restoration client: Wow, what a wonderful job !!! I am greatly pleased, I think that you should use this restore and combine as part of your promotion for the services you provide. They are my grandparents…married in May 1910 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada 100 years ago. My sister has that wedding dress. She and my wife have been photographed wearing it. If you want to use my e-mail I would be pleased to confirm your excellent work. [submitted by Wayne Brown, wayne@a1contours.com]
  • From an African-American bride: Thank you so much for the proof.  I am speechless!  Your company does great work!!…My husband and I are so thrilled that I stumbled upon your website.  We can actually have beautiful wedding photos that we are proud of!  This is PERFECT!! I am SO thrilled! I’m going to keep looking through the rest of our photos and will send you some more photos to be retouched next week. Your company is AWESOME!  My husband and I can now send our guests a great photo with our Thank You cards!
  • From the Indian father of the bride: Thank you for your assistance with our photos, we have been very happy with the end results.
  • From the parent of a young man, we removed his dental braces and “cured” his acne: WOW!  That looks great!  It far exceeds my expectations, I really didn’t think someone would be able to do that much with it.
  • From a singer who performs in Japan: WOW. Looks really really good. Thank you. I once requested an estimate of a pic and they made me look cartoonish and plastic. This looks really natural, it’s great. [Later] Thanks for your great service and quick turnaround.
  • From a U.S. client who has used both our restoration and retouching services: Brilliant!  Thank you so much!  I appreciate all of your help. [Later] OMG!  Miles!  It looks fantastic!  I just write quickly to thank you!  I am running to a meeting now… will write again soon!  You, I repeat, are a super star!
  • From a new photo restoration client: The picture looks amazing. Great job.
  • From a client who wanted an old genealogical document restored: Thank you for such a quick response!  I’ve been waiting for days for a response from another editor, but your quote is extremely reasonable. [Later] That is PERFECT!  I am SO excited about what you have done!  Thank you so much!  It looks PHENOMENAL!
  • From a client in the real estate industry: Great work. Thanks for your help!
  • From a client in the northwestern United States: It’s a pleasure and so pleased with service and quality.
  • From a manager who sent some family photos that might be used on Christmas cards: They’re super cute!  I love them.
  • From a couple who sent a favorite vacation photo: Miles, looks great.  We are happy.  We both like your work.
  • From an African-American client: WOW!  Your company truly is awesome!  These are perfect. Please tell your crew that they do a great job!!
  • From a photo-retouching client in Texas: Fantastic!  My wife wants to know if you can make us look like that all the time.  These are great!
  • From a client who sent a wedding photograph: Wow that looks fabulous.  And super quick too!  Please send me the invoice.  I will pay via Paypal.
  • From a professional photographer: Thanks for your (always) wonderful work!! 🙂
  • From a scientist: Got them dowloaded in high resolution.  Thanks for your great work. 
  • From a first-time client who sent a scan of a bad Xerox photocopy of an old photograph: It is beautiful!…I LOVE IT and you’ve done a remarkable job.  I can’t wait to show this to some friends who also have some old photos.
  • From a lady who recently lost her husband: It looks beautiful.  You would never know that it came from a grainy cell phone picture, and that’s what I really hoped for.  Thank you, and the artist who worked on it, very much.
  • From a client who has submitted both retouching and restoratioin work: Many thanks again!  Photo received!  Will be in touch again as concerns new photos!
  • A unique light-hearted comment from a client: Many thanks!  You, my friend, are a gentleman and a scholar!  My congrats to your parents for raising such a super star.
  • From a professional photographer in the UK, using a term that we assume means ‘very good’: brill, thanks!
  • From a happy attorney, after we reduced someone’s age by a couple of decades: Amazing!
  • From a scientist in the United States: They look great.  Send the bill.  Thanks.  More coming.
  • From the photographer of a musical group: APPROVED! Great job!
  • From a family-history researcher in New Jersey, when he received the proofs of his restored photographs: Nice send me the billing info please
  • From a client who sent a 1954 color photo for restoration: You did an excellent job on restoring this photograph, I am quite pleased with the results. Please send me the invoice so that I can authorize payment.
  • From a client in Ireland: Thank you for the finished photo. And the brilliant service.
  • From a client whose photo of a church had some unsighly power lines and traffic signs, which we removed: Wow!  The picture is beautiful – stunning, really.  I can’t thank you enough!
  • From a repeat client: Hi Miles. I LOVE what you did with the photo of me and President Obama
  • From a client who sent a photo to touch up for a dating site: That looks great. Thank you so much.
  • From a client who sent a damaged b&w photo for restoration: Wow, Miles,it looks great! I will have to go through some of my other old ones to see if any need your services!Thanks so much.
  • From a husband who sent a photo of he and his wife from years back, for restoration: It’s just perfect! 
  • From a photo restoration client who sent scans of two old photographs: The image is beautiful!  Thank you ever so much!!!! I look forward to seeing what magic you can do with the other photo that I included at the beginning.
  • From a repeat client: I’m still looking at an 8×10 blowup of one of the photos you retouched in 2008, which I keep hung on the wall just above my desk.  You do great work!!
  • From the mom of a military-academy grad: You did a great job!
  • From a mom who sent senior photos of her son: This looks good.
  • From a PhD: Go ahead and do the retouching on the [the other photograph]. BTW…the job you guys did on mine was excellent. The photos are up on my website and in my ad materials. You made me look much better and younger than I am!!
  • From a repeat client who scanned a damaged portrait: I am greatly satisfied with the final proof. An excellent job of photo restoration.
  • From a client in the state of Tennessee: I really do appreciate the effort that you put forth in your work, especially in trying satisfy your customers. Not many companies are in the caliber that your company is, in fact can’t think of a single one at the moment.
  • From a patriotic citizen: The photo looks great.  This photo is going to be placed on a “Honor Our Veterans” wall at a local barber shop.
  • From a returning client: You have done incredible work with everything I have sent you.  Also the quick turnaround continues to impress me.
  • From a first-time client who sent in a b&w photo for a little “age-reduction”: What an improvement!!
  • From a client who had a blurry grab-shot of a well-known celeb: Thank you, Miles.  This is a major improvement!
  • From a client who sent in 5 photographs: Thanks.  They look great.
  • From a Florida client: You are one amazing guy!  This is absolutely fantastic ! Thank you – and Miles, it’s SUCH  a pleasure dealing with you.
  • From a client who sent a faded old family photo for restoration: I can’t stop staring at the picture.  For “the first time” I can see them.  The little girl is my grandmother and those are her parents.  She died prematurely, meaning when my Dad was only nine.  So I never got to meet her, and certainly not her parents.
  • From a photo restoration client: What you are doing is creating a kind of virtual encounter between the viewer an the people in the image, between me and them.  It gives me goosebumps.
  • From a California photographer: Thanks.  Both photos look great!
  • From a wife who had an old African safari photo restored for Father’s Day: I love it. Thank you so much. 
  • From a new client: The picture looks great!  Please invoice us at: [email address].  We will pay you right way. Thanks again for the great job!
  • From an Australian businessman: That proof looks fine. Good work!
  • From a Florida businessman: Thanks for the good work and the quick turnaround.  A pleasure doing business with you.
  • From a client with several damaged old photographs: The photo looks great; I am very satisfied!
  • From a new client: [Her friend] said you were a delight to deal with.  Now I understand why.
  • From the mother of a newborn baby in the UK. He was cute to begin with, and we removed flakes from his skin to make him even cuter: They are fantastic! Great! You have done wonders. I am really pleased with what you done to the images.
  • From a Canadian genealogist: Well Done!
  • From another family genealogist: Thanks Miles.  I appreciate your expertise in restoring these family photos. [I have passed the complement on to the photo restoration expert who actually accomplished the transformation.]
  • From the mother of an actor/model: [My son] looks great in both photos.  Thanks for all your work and quick responses.  Glad to hear you’re so busy – that’s good!
  • From an entrepreneur in Massachussets: Looks great
  • From a photo restoration client: What an amazing job it’s fantastic.
  • From a client who had a seriously, seriously deteriorated old family photo to restore: I can’t believe what you were able to do!
  • From a client whose photo was badly degraded because the camera was facing the sun: Holy Smokes, Miles!  Incredible
  • From a photo-restoration client: Excellent work, this is much, much better than I had anticipated. 
  • From a client who sent some old family photos to be restored: I have looked over all three photos and they look wonderful, been going back and forth between the “old” ones and these.
  • From a restoration client in the UK: I can’t imagine how powerful your software is but you turned an indecipherable 1″ x 1.5″ brown smudge into a great photo. Now I wish I knew which of the men is Charlie… (you don’t have software for that too do you 😉
  • From a new photo-restoration client: Perfecto-mundo!
  • From a client who send a photo for both restoration and retouching:  I absolutely LOVE the way you’ve removed the [flaw] and [another person] without a trace.  Those changes are terrific!
  • From a professional photographer in Sweden: You seem too have a very good eye when it comes to the end result of a portrait. That is good.. Love the skinwork. [by that, we think he means the un-retouched look after retouching]
  • From a client whose photo we improved: Wow, great job! I feel a million times more cofident already. I love your work, especially that you don’t blur everything out and make it look fake like the other guys do.
  • From a client who sent an artistic photograph: Wow that was fast. Your work is awesome — you truly are professionals.
  • From a person who met a famous movie star. The original snapshot of the two of them didn’t turn out very well, and there was no opportunity for re-shooting it: Amazing work, beyond anything I could have exoected. I’ll take it.
  • From the same person a couple of days later, when he sent a photo of a meeting with a famous film director: Thanks again for the incredible job you and your staff did with [the movie star]. I have another one I’d like you to take a look at and quote.
  • From the same person, even later: I appreciate all the great work you and your staff have done.  You continue to impress and amaze me!
  • From a photo restoration client in the UK: That’s fine. It’s a good improvement on the original.
  • From a family genealogist: Yes, this will be wonderful! I am so glad I read the article in Legacy [Legacy News Family Tree, a leading genealogy website] about your company. Looking forward to sending more photos!
  • From a young man who sent a photo of his GF and himself: that photo is fantastic.
  • From a client who sent a family picture: Your suggestions sound great!  I appreciate your eye for detail and resulting suggestions. We did not have a chance to get a professional family picture taken at Christmas, so in light of all the things you can do, now we can have one that we can share with family after all. Yeah!
  • From a client who sent a photo of a couple: Looks good, please send invoice.
  • From an African-American client who sent in many wedding photos: Oh yes, I love love love it!
  • Humorous request from a new client: This 5×7 photo has been torn by my 4yr old.  Please help me put it together before my mother in law notices it missing. [we did, family peace was maintained]
  • From a European client:  I am very impressed, it looks like I will be able to show that photo to my friends afterall now. Thank you for your help, have a great day! [and later: wow, I am so glad that you guys can perform miracles!!! Thank you!!!]
  • From a client who sent a scan of a severely damaged portrait of someone who had been very special in his life: I think its very very nice indeed! Congratulations!And Thx Very much!
  • From a photo restoration client: The picture looks great, I am VERY impressed.
  • From another photo restoration client: Once again, great work!  Thank you very much.  
  • From a client who sent a damaged photograph of his mother for restoration: This is a FIVE STAR JOB! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORK Thx Very much!
  • This client had a framed photograph of her parents, but the glass broke and damaged the photo. She scanned it through the broken glass and sent us the digital image: This is beautiful.  Thank you. 
  • From a client who sent a torn, faded old photograph for restoration: Boy that was fast.
  • From a photo-restoration client in the eastern United States: looks good!
  • From a professional photographer in Florida: Perfect! I told my framer about you and you will hear from them too.
  • From the marketing director of a bank: Looks awesome!
  • From a client who sent a damaged photo of his bride of 40 years: Looks great. email my bill, with provision for PayPal.
  • From a client who requested glitz retouching of a photo: OMG! It looks great! I am so happy I might cry!
  • From a photo restoration client: Great work Miles, I’ll be sure to get out the next colorization project and get that sent to you.
  • From a photo restoration client: That looks fantastic.
  • From another photo restoration client: that is nice.
  • And another: Great Job!
  • African-American client: That’s perfect.
  • From a photo-restoration client: That’s awesome! This photo will make a lot of family happy to see.
  • From a client who sent some wedding photos [she had the copyright to them]: Looks perfect!
  • From an African-American model: They all look great. Thanks so much for the quick turnaround!
  • From a client who sent photos for retouching and also for restoration: These look great.
  • From a professional photographer: As usual Yes it meet my standards !!! I am ready to PAY
  • From an advertising director: I appreciate the excellent work you guys do!
  • From a skeptical client who send a damaged picture for repair: THE PICTURE LOOKS GREAT, ITS PERFECT DIDN’T EXPECT IT TO LOOK SO PERFECT. TELL ME WHERE TO SEND PAYMENT ( BY VISA ).
  • One-word email from a photo restoration client: Perfect
  • From an African-American client: I love them!!!! Thank you so much Miles! Please send me the invoice. It was lovely working with you again.
  • From a professional portrait photographer: This looks good.  You guys have a good touch. Thanks again.
  • From a person who scanned a dark old Polaroid photo: You are wonderful !!!   The picture looks great — I can even see our faces ( and how young they look !)   I think my friends will be really surprised to get this 38 yr old photo ( shall send on Mother’s Day …)
  • From a person who sent a special picture for restoration: That looks great.
  • From a client who sent 5 photos for cosmetic retouching: I appreciate the way you run your busines
  • From a mother who sent pictures of her newborn: Thanks so much.  Great work!
  • From a new client who sent a photo to be restored for a funeral: The black and white looks great. Can you do one in color?
  • From a male client who needed some muscles added: Wow, absolutely incredible, what a difference.  I still can’t believe the difference, it looks so natural.  
  • From an artist who needed to submit photos of her work in a hurry: Thank you!!!!!! Thanks Soooo Much!
  • From a client who sent a damaged old snapshot of a favorite dog: Amazing!  Thank you very much for the quick turnaround.  This is perfect. Great experience working with you.  We will be back!
  • From a repeat retouching client: Another great image….  It’s perfect
  • From an entrepreneur starting a new business: Perfect!!!!!!!!!  Thank you for everything
  • From a mom who sent a funny snapshot of her two boys: It looks great.  Please forward me an invoice and I’ll pay via credit card.
  • From a photo-restoration client in Australia: Perfect! 
  • From a professional photographer: Please invoice me, they look great!  
  • From a client who sent the last photograph taken of her entire family: This is great. I appreciate it so much.
  • From a photo-restoration client in Florida: I love it!  Please send me an invoice.
  • From a new client: Yes this is great please do the other one too thank you!!
  • From a professional photographer in Australia: Awesome job, thanks, please forward invoice
  • From a returning client: That looks great. Please send me the invoice.  Thanks for all of your help… great work as always.
  • From a photo restoration client: My parents (87 and 91) were amazed. Thanks so much (from the little girl on the right, lol!) PS… can’t believe you captured the plates on the wall so accurately… they’re still hanging in my parents home….Awesome!
  • From a client: Hi yes is perfect thank you!!
  • From a returning client: You have retouched quite a few photos for us in the past and we have been very happy with your work.
  • From a photo-restoration client: Thank you for a great job.
  • From another photo-restoration client: Definitely worth the price.
  • And another photo restoration client: That looks great so let’s go for it
  • We’ve been doing a large number of old-photo restoration projects lately, and our clients love the results: Sweet – we’re excited – my mom will be thrilled! GREAT JOB!
  • From a father who sent a sweet photograph of himself with his young daughter: That looks awesome.
  • From a man writing a family-history book, regarding the restored photograph that he will use on the cover: The photo is great!  Please send invoice and I will pay immediately!  Working on my book now!
  • From a client who sent a photo to gift to a seriously ill friend: This will work just fine. Thank you so much for your prompt attention to this. I am not only impressed by your work – the photograph looks amazing – I am even more impressed by your service and attention to detail. I have already broadcast your site link to my entire email list, bragging about my luck in finding you. Thank you so much.
  • From a first-time photo-restoration client: This is beautiful. Yes, I would like to order the un-watermarked copy.
  • From a client: These look great, you have exceeded my expectations!
  • From a professional photographer who sent some photos for restoration: Miles, those look outstanding! Thank you sooo much!
  • From a French client: They are perfect.
  • From an African-American client: Photo looks great!
  • From a repeat client who sent a scan of a unique document from his old high school (with highly-damaged areas) for restoration: Unbelieveable.  Absolutely remarkable work.
  • From a new photo-restoration client: looks perfect!!  I will be sending many more photo’s in the future.

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