Testimonials left on Yell.com November 2021
“Wow. You’ve done an amazing job there! I can’t believe how well he’s come up! You’re a genius.” Richard has brought back to life some old 19th century Japanese glass negatives as well as old family photos- tough restoration jobs. He listens to what I need and then draws upon his own artistic experience to make it even better.
Katie B Reigate
Fantastic work on some very old and deteriorated photos. Not only were they restored to a really high standard well beyond our expectations, but the frames were cleaned and mounts added to provide beautiful pictures which now adorn our walls. Highly recommended.
Glenys Easton Plumpton Green
Richard Haines somehow managed to transform a badly damaged photograph of my maternal grandfather into a full image – even though the poor digital copy I sent him was covered with very noticeable lines & creases.
How Richard did it is a mystery for which both I and my grandfather are immensely grateful. Richard’s work, and that of his company Photographs Forever, is of a high professional standard and I would personally recommend him to those who, like me, have old photos of family members or ancestors which could do with some care and attention.
David Rivers – Professional Genealogist – Wiltshire UK
Amazing restoration ! Once again, I’m gob-smacked!
Frank Arlington Birmingham
Absolutely brilliant. I’m so very pleased by your service and correspondence. The photo is excellent quality who would have known this could be done. At last I meet my grandma and granddad.
Tracey Rogers Berwick-Upon-Tweed
I think you have done a remarkable job with my photographs. Please accept my wholehearted thanks for a job extremely well done. I shall certainly be recommending you to all my friends.
Ron Perkins Gosport
Hello Richard, just to let you know I have just received the photo, and may I say you have done a WONDERFUL!! job, congrtatulations to you, seeing that the original photo was in such a bad state I’m very happy with the restored one, now im going to buy a nice frame for it. I will be in touch again soon as my wife has some of her family photos to be restored. Again Richard thank you very much.
Colin Elvins Bristol
Richard has done a brilliant and professional job, I was pleased he didn’t expect any payment until I was happy with the restoration work, as soon as I saw what he had been able to do with photographs approx one hundred years old, I was very impressed and put in an order for some prints, these arrived promptly and professionally packaged. I am very pleased to have noticed this advertisement and hopefully other Ancestry members will make use of his services.
June Barham Somerset
Hi Richard, thank you I have received the pic and am over the moon with it.
Andy Morgan – Hereford
Hello Richard, thank you so much for the photos. They are absolutely stunning! I’m delighted. My partner didn’t know what I was up to and it actually brought tears to his eyes when he saw them!
Debra Ward – Torfaen
One word – WOW!
Isobel Parker – Peterborough
The photograph arrived today and I am absolutely delighted with the restoration. Thank you very much, the photograph is beautiful and I am sure will bring enormous pleasure to my mum. I can’t wait for her to open her present , she will really love it.
Julie Bridgewater – Bromsgrove
You’ve done it yet again – I can’t believe the clarity, particularly with the restored photograph from the faded coloured photograph that was stuck in the frame.
Janice Armitage – Headley Down
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the super restoration of my mothers picture. I am sure she will love it! I’ll be in touch in the new year for the next project.
Sally Lands – Sidcup
Hi Richard, I only have total respect for you sir, well done my dear friend. Who is going to have a loving wife at Christmas, you guessed it, little old me!
Robin Boyes – Cheltenham
That looks brilliant! A good idea to go with the black and white option – much more detail now. I think she will really enjoy that. Once again, thanks for that, it really does look great.
Adam Spokes – Luton
I thought this wonderful photograph of my husband and daughter was lost forever. Many thanks Richard.
The restored photo is brilliant, I could not have hoped for a better result. Once again thank you for all your help.
Stuart Light Bradford Yorkshire
Richard, these pictures are wonderful, they are stunning and I was taken aback at the rush of excitement they gave me. Many thanks for the time and attention. I have been getting the monthly magazine for Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) since 2008, every one interesting and full of useful information. I am sending some material to them this weekend and will take the opportunity to mention you and how pleased I am with your work, especially with damaged photos.
Geremy Gartside Cumbria
I would just like to say how pleased I was to find the Photographs Forever restoration service. I contacted Richard Haines about 2 very special, but damaged photos of my long lost father and he was very helpful. I sent the photos off to him and within a few days they were restored. He kept in constant contact by email and let me see proofs before any decision about buying the restored jpegs or prints had to be made. I found him to be most helpful and professional. The prices are fair considering the amount of time it can take to alter a photo. Also you don’t have to buy the finished product if your are not happy with it. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone.
Denise Fleming Maidenhead
I keep meaning to have a thorough rummage through our old photos – hopefully I’ll get the time in the New Year. Your restoration work is second to none!
John Deacon Hurstpierpoint
I’m sure I have a few more photos that would benefit from an ‘overhaul’ so my new year resolution is to look them out and do something about them! The photo you restored is now professionally framed and wrapped as a Christmas present – it looks beautiful!
Helen Tiffney Larkhall
Wow, she looks amazing in the restored photograph. I felt very emotional looking at her – for the first time really, you have done an incredible job.
Beverley Davis Tonbridge
Thank you so much for the restored photograph which arrived yesterday. I am delighted with it. I have sent one copy to my sister in Wales and I know she will also be pleased with it. I won’t hesitate to call on you in the future.Very many thanks again.
Edna Holmes Farnham
It’s amazing how much detail you have been able to uncover. Very impressive. Thank you once again for your work, I am very pleased with the result. I can now show the image to some military experts to see what they can make of the details which have been uncovered.
Greg Davies Murrumbeena Australia
That’s a really excellent result – well done! I’m very impressed.
James Holdcroft Reading
Many thanks for your prompt service. Received the restored jpeg you have just sent – opened and download with no problems at all. Looks really good and I will be posting the picture on my Facebook pages, along with a recommendation for my friends and family to get in touch with your website for any of their photos/negatives they need sorting out. Also thank you for the receipted invoice and I will definitely send a message to the Ancestry support team about the excellent service I have received from you, with an almost impossible project to sort out for me and the great results you have provided. No doubt I will be back in touch with you again Richard, regarding more photo restoration, but for now thanks again and all best wishes for the future.
Dennis Cox Isle of Man
I would just like to say how impressed I am with the photo you restored for me. I would recommend your services to others and if I have any other photos that need restoring, I will be sending them to you.
Alan Whitehead Dorking
Fantastic! Brought lump to my throat seeing my gran properly after all these years
Pat Powell Stoke-On-Trent
Oh what a delight, I wish I had ‘done something’ about the picture before!
Sharron Murfin Chelwood Gate
The task was demanding, but Photographs Forever response was great. Quick, constructive, helpful and at very reasonable cost (with “NO SATISFACTION NO CHARGE”). Richard helped me though the technicalities of transferring large files on-line,and despite my enquiry only being to try to repair and enhance one of the images, Richard suggested how the better parts of each could be edited into a better composite and repaired , so that the end result was more than I had hoped for, and a fitting memoir for my family record. I can definitely commend Photographs Forever to other Ancestry.co.uk members.
Lawrie Stiles Farnham
Discovered this business at a very useful time and have not been disappointed. An old family album that could not be split was beautifully restored and enabled all the family to be able to share it. I would strongly recommend them for all photographic work – old and new!
Pennie Burton Balcombe
The enlargements are brilliant. I’m really pleased with them and very grateful to you for what you have been able to do with the original.
John Morris County Dublin
Wow! Is your middle name “genius” ? The restored photos are brill.Many, many thanks Richard.
Margaret Smith Barnsley
To be honest I was not looking for someone to ‘repair’ a photograph that I had of my wife as a young women, but purely by accident I saw your advertisement in a family history Mag. and the lay-out took my eye. From there I went onto your website it was easy to get around, but the thing that struck me most were the examples of before and after pictures. They convinced me that you were the company for me. However I did have a problem with my printer at home and telephoned you about this . I was met with professionalism and courtesy, quite a rarity nowadays. This along with the examples from the website convinced me to go ahead. I was delighted with end product as were my wife and family. The cost (about £30) I thought was great value for money, considering the ‘renovation work’ that had to be done. I was delighted by the fact that you let me see the finished item before I was committed to payment. All in all a first rate service. They say that word of mouth is the best form of publicity and I have already told my postman about your service. Good luck and regards
Gordon Sharples Manchester
Your service was very good in every way. To speak personally on the issues is good, reassuring when sending precious items to the unknown.
Helen Ashton Cirencester
Excellent restoration of old 35mm slides and conversion to digital format. I loaded them on to my iPod and took them to a 30 year reunion. My old uni friends were amazed by the quality and also how young we looked once.
Peter Robinson Lingfield
Many thanks, they have come up much better than I though they would.
Patrick Ryan Uckfield
Just seen the restored photographs Richard – they are truly incredible. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.
Stephanie Peskett Kingston Upon Thames
What a fantastic thing you are doing! The improvements in images are remarkable!
Lucy Rawlins Bristol
I not sure if the original is worth having back seeing as you have done such a great job in restoring it. Thanks for doing this I really appreciate it.
Steve Maskell London
Yes I was very impressed. Considering the amount of work involved the costs are reasonable and good value for money
Tim Bailey Tunbridge Wells
Richard – What a fantastic restoration! Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Keith Birchell Chelwood Gate
We have been completely satisfied with your service and went ahead because your web site was the best of three we looked at. We are 110% pleased with the photograph especially as it is nearly seventy years old, also we thought your price was good value for the results achieved.
Peter Bonas Farnham
I was so impressed with the work carried out by Richard. I didn’t think it was possible to restore such an old, tatty photograph to such a high standard. I would highly recommend Photographs Forever if you are looking to have your precious photos restored, so they can continue to be handed down generation after generation. Excellent, prompt service but not at a sacrifice to the quality.
Katherine Thomas Chelwood Gate
Superb service and attention to detail. Highly recommended.
John Elms Oxted
I was absolutely delighted with the photograph that Photographs Forever restored for me. It was one of only a few photos that remained of my late mother, and she was partly obscured in the picture, which was itself 30 years old and of fairly indifferent quality. I now have a lovely full-sized portrait of my mother which does her memory justice, in time to remember her on the 30th anniversary of her untimely passing. I prefer not to upload the picture itself as it is quite a personal thing, but please be assured that Photographs Forever did a wonderful job. Although this is less important to me, the work was also carried out extremely quickly, but most importantly, I was consulted all the way to make sure I was happy with the work as it progressed, and I also felt that they appreciated the significance and sensitivity of the task.
Julian Marks East Grinstead
Brilliant job well done. I wouldn’t have believed such restoration would be possible if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Great service and value for money.
K Barrance Suffolk
Photographs Forever have exceeded all expectation as to the quality of work they provided , the colour and detail in the restoration was superb, as was the service and communication between myself and Richard. An excellent high quality ,speedy service, that I cannot recommend highly enough , excellent service , excellent value , excellent quality. Lorraine M Lincoln
“I was so glad I found Richards web site after using a few not so good services on line. After making a few enquiries with Richard I felt confident enough to send him the original of my precious photograph that I needed restoring. Richard cares about your needs and your photographs. I was amazed when I sent a very creased original to Richard and he restored it back to the standard of when it was first printed. Outstanding and unbelievable. It was a picture of my 83 year old dad when he was 21yrs young. Richard even managed to keep the original watermark on the photograph. This original was only a small photograph, but upon my request Richard enlarged this photograph and wow! it looked fantastic and so very clear. I gave my dad this enlarged photograph in a lovely frame to my wonderful dad on father’s day. It was so special seeing the look on my dad’s face when he received it. Thank you Richard for your caring” Nicola Cavanagh Prescot
You are, as has been said, a genius! Karen C Ickenham
I would highly recommend Richard’s expertise and professionalism. He restored an extremely damaged photograph to an excellent standard. I was delighted with the finished print and have included it in my autobiography. Richard’s communication throughout the process was first class and I can’t thank him enough. If you have precious photographs that you would like restored, entrust them to him: you will be amazed by what he can do. Irene Boocock Todmorden
As you know I hope, I was amazed at what you did with the photos I sent, as I didn’t think it was really possible to take out so much and yet not change the essential image itself. I also felt I was getting a very personal service with consultations at each step. Jill Clifford Telscombe Cliffs
“I was delighted with the restored photos,that, Photographs Forever,did for me,and dealing with Richard,was straightforward and friendly,so much so,that I placed another order.” Maurice Ashcroft Blackburn