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Faded, torn or damaged photograph in need of repair? I can help. Satisfaction guaranteed

Paul Baldassini Photo Restoration was established in 1994 in Boston, MA, and relocated to Middletown, CT in 2005. Paul provides professional photo restoration, retouching and image editing services to Connnecticut, New England, NYC, and nationally. Paul’s mission is the same now as it was then: to restore and preserve precious moments in time.

As a professional fine artist and digital image editor, Paul has been working with graphic images in one form or another for over 40 years. Combining old-fashioned craftsmanship with a background in fine art, photography, digital image editing technology, art history, and a BFA in illustration, Paul has skillfully and carefully repaired, restored and/or retouched thousands of photographs. Paul can resurrect almost any damaged photo, while significantly improving unnoticed or compromised detail inherent in the original, consistently surpassing the quality of the original image. And, for those who simply want their older undamaged original prints or new digital photographs to look better than camera default settings, Paul’s pioneering image editing skills are second to none.

All work is done by Paul in his studio, including custom printing – never subcontracted. Paul’s clients include families and individuals, families seeking to restore estate photographs and collections, private companies, colleges and universities.

Trust your memories to an artist at his craft.

Studio visits by appointment only, in Middletown, CT. Original photographs can be shipped directly to the studio or you can upload digital files for an estimate and phone consultation. Please check out the Complimentary Quote and Placing An Order pages for more information. Most jobs are completed within 3-10 days. All work is 100% guaranteed.

Common problems that can be repaired include:

  • Restoration of original color or grayscale tones with significantly improved contrast and restoration of hidden or lost detail.

  • Fading, darkening or silvering due to age, contact with acidic mounts and adhesives, or exposure to environmental factors.

  • Cracks and tears due to improper handling, folding, rolling, and/or bending.

  • Damage from water spotting, staining, spills, mold & mildew, or paper eating insects.

  • Excessive exposure to UV (sun) light and other damaging atmospheric factors.

  • Missing and/or stuck pieces due to contact with frame or glass condensation.

  • Photos broken into many pieces due to improper storage and handling.

  • Damage from handwriting, pen & ink or other written or printed marks.