A year ago, my 17 year old son had a serious snowboarding accident, which resulted in a c-6 burst fracture. 90% of people with this accident die or are paralized from the neck down, but my son had a full recovery with no lasting issues. Nothing but a miracle. I wanted to celebrate his recovery by having Melisa take my son's x-ray of his broken vertabrae and add a silouette of a snowboarder jumping off his broken c-6. I wanted it as a graphic to put on a t-shrit. It wasn't an easy job and I had a very specific idea in my head. Melissa would send me a draft; I'd advise; she'd tweak some more and so on several times until it was just right. My son LOVED it (and he is very picky) and the shirts are being printed as I type this. I tried working with 2 other graphic artists and Melissa is the one who got it done and got it done RIGHT.
For a Christmas present for my parents, I wanted to put together a picture with all the grandkids. However, our family lives in several different states, so the only way to get all the grandchildren in one picture would be through photo editing. MWphotorestoration did an absolutely amazing job compiling 3 different photos of the grandkids into one photo with all of them together. This was especially impressive as the photos ended up being of varying quality and lighting. The project was also completed in a very timely manner. My parents were deeply touched by the project and could not tell the picture had been edited. MWphotorestoration is an excellent choice for those looking for someone to edit or restore their photos with a high level of skill, timely work, and exceptional service.
Sep 25, 2015
Melissa did a great job restoring the photo of my late dad fishing. Thank you!!
We entrusted to Melissa's care an old photo we'd found of our grandfather as a youth, in a family portrait with his parents and siblings. Her sensitive restoration of it was so well done that it triggered a drive to update our family history, which has now become a multi-year multi-book project. That restored photo has given hundreds of our relatives a great deal of pleasure, and a large framed version of it now sits in pride of place on the lounge wall of our 93yr old Mother. Of course we have subsequently given more of our precious archived photos to Melissa and she has done a fabulous job with everyone. I recommend her highly.
Melissa Worthen is one amazing talented girl. I had an old print that was a copy of a picture that had hung in my grand-mother's home for many years. The print that I had was terribly faded and all the color of the dog, a little doll, the rug, had all turned just grey. Melissa changed this faded print into a master-piece of perfect color. Nothing was set until she had my approval that it was like the original color that I remembered. You would have to see the beautiful results to believe it. I have never seen such amazing restoration of old prints/pictures that she changes into master pieces. She is the best and has an amazing talent to accomplish the incredible finished work that she does.
Jan 3, 2015
Melissa was wonderful! I had a picture I needed restored for my grandpas funeral and she was able to quickly restore it for us and it looks great! She was very friendly and understanding of our situation. I would highly recommend her, in fact I have another project she is doing for me.
Thank you! Thank You!! Thank You!!!
I just can't describe in words how much this means to me to have a picture of Baby Michael without the hospital bed, tubes and constant reminder of what he went through. I finally get to see just my sweet baby.
You are a very talented young lady and the talent that you have developed will be a blessing to many families, as it is to us.
Sep 8, 2014
I highly recommend Melissa. Her attentiveness to detail, timeliness, and quality work was far above my expectations. She was able to restore an 1918 photo of WWI servicemen that had been rolled up for years and had many cracks and tears. Looks absolutely perfect. Thanks Melissa!
I have had in my possession several black and white, box brownie photographs of my family for a long time. I had given up hope of ever "merging" some of them to give us a complete photo of our entire family, which we did not have. We had lost our Father, Mother and our sister, so I began to research what could be done, never imagining it was possible, as other attempts had been just awful. I heard of Melissa through a friend of mine also from New Zealand, and the story unfolds. How Melissa was able to achieve the many stages to get to the finished product, is utterly amazing, taking black and white photos, one colored house, that had been removed from the original site and was rather the worse for wear, add in a photo of our Mother, and a separate one of a little brother to give us a "together at last" photograph of our family, was very emotional. I am thrilled to be able to travel back to New Zealand with this work of art, to see the expressions of my siblings as they receive this gift of a lifetime,. Working with Melissa through this process showed me what an artist she is. I am just so delighted with "Melissa's Magic" that I highly recommend those of us who long for that "together at last" moment. Since this amazing work I have found other little treasures that she is now working on, who knew such talent was out there.. Thank you is not enough, our family will be so grateful to you Melissa, I thank you, and I thank you for giving us such a cherished memory.
Jun 16, 2014
Melissa was tasked with restoring my badly faded work ID badge. Although there wasn't much she could do to restore the fading done (due to the type of fade), she was a consummate professional; very responsive and seemed to have a knowledge of her craft.
Apr 9, 2014
Even though I didn't use Melissa's services, she was able to refer me to a local business who offered services closer to my needs. I really appreciated her help and professionalism. I will keep her information on file for future reference.
Feb 20, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
I took my baby portrait to Melissa to be restored because it was stuck to the glass in the frame. Melissa did a nice job removing the damage and giving me my cherished picture back. I liked how she let me see what she was doing along the way and made sure that I liked the changes. I recommend her to anyone who has damaged pictures that should be restored to preserve them for the future.
I have had Melissa Worthen do several photo restorations for me and was impressed with her outstanding quality of work. She has repaired physical damage (tears, splotches, etc) and reversed age/sun damage (both faded b/w and color). She has an incredible artistic eye. She also had me review her work along the way for my suggestions and preferences, so I knew I was getting what I wanted, and not just what she wanted. She has a quick turnaround time and provides excellent customer service. I will use her talents again. I highly recommend her!
Jul 26, 2013
I have been using Melissa Worthens services for the past few months as Ive been having her restore a number of very old photos in black and white and sepia tones.
I am thrilled with the quality of the restored work and plan to use her services and more old photos are sent to me.
There was one family group photo taken in 1912 at a family picnic and its a treasured classic photo. The original was in sepia with some color added to the trees in the background which looked very fake. I asked Melissa if she would restore the photo then color it but it would need to look authentic. I think she researched the clothing of that era because the end result is excellent. She has done a wonderful job of colorizing the clothing to make it look very authentic for that era. It looks like it is a real colored photograph and it will be a treasure to our family. When I took the photo to have it printed up for enlarging and framing the printer commented on the excellent quality of the print and color. Also the framer commented on what a beautiful picture it is. I was delighted as the printed version is even better than it looks on the computer. I am very excited to see the finished work when it is finished at the framers next week.
I would recommend Melissa highly.
My sister Jan Molloy brought with her on her
latest trip to New Zealandthe photo you
restored for her.
That photo, almost exactly 100 years old,
included our great grandfather and great grandmother, whom none of us had never
met - with the sole exception of our 91 year old Mother.
It also included our very beloved
grandfather, whom we knew very well, albeit far too breifly, along with his
brothers and sisters.
It has enormous sentimental value for us, as
we treasure our heritage and legacy greatly.
We found the original tucked away in the
home of a somewhat difficult relative.
I had a small portable document scanner with
me and took the best image I could of what was a small black and white photo.
The photo was then whisked away and is in
all probability inaccessible to us for some time, perhaps forever.
So to see the miracle you had wrought from
such a poor platform was a stunning surprise.
It was the prize exhibit at our family
reunion a week or so back, when almost 100 descendants of the grand old man in
the photo gathered to celebrate family and Christmas.
And that beautifully framed copy now sits on
the wall in our darling Mothers home. I get a thrill every time I see it.
The quality of your craftwork is
I have no hesitation in recommending you to
any future clients.
Feel free to quote me in your advertising,
on your website, wherever.
Thank you from the very depths of our