HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY STUDIO!
My Name is Claudia D'Souza, I am the Photo Alchemist. and my mission in life is to restore, enhance and colourise old photos in order to ensure the people in them represented, live on and their stories are passed on to generations to come.
Below is a list of my services:
Colourisation of black and white and sepia photos
Dust and scratch removal
Rip, tear and crease removal
Stain, mould, dirt spots and water damage removal
Pen, paint and biro removal
Correction of colour casts
Repairing faded photographs
Removal of objects, people and backgrounds
Combining people from multiple photographs onto one photograph
Air brushing faces
Rebuilding missing sections of damaged photographs
I ONLY work with digital COPIES, which you email to me, so your originals are ALWAYS safe and never leave your home.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET YOUR PHOTO "RESTORED OR COLOURISED"!
Claudia did a wonderful restoration on a picture of my great grandmother and grandfather on their wedding day. Family fell in love with her work. She completes her work in a timely fashion and is great with communication. Highly recommend her. I will be using her again for sure.
Kath & Bob
Incredible results on several of my old family photos. Faces long gone given a whole new life for the next generation. Claudia you made their eyes twinkle. Thank you.
Ann Marie Jones
Claudia’s restoration and colourisation of my Dad’s military RAF photo was amazing! I am so pleased! All of her emails and messages were prompt and friendly.
Thank you Claudia very much indeed
HOW TO GET YOUR PHOTO RESTORED OR COLOURISED
STEP 1 - send me a digital copy of your photo telling me what you would like done, by getting a quote. If you are unsure of what to have done and/or are just looking for some advice, you can still complete the quote form or if you prefer you can email me by clicking here.
STEP 2 - I analyse the photo and let you know how much it will cost and how long it will take. Sometimes the photos are too damaged or too low resolution and not able to be restored to a good standard. If that happens to be the case, I shall let you know and if possible offer some suggestions.
STEP 3 - Once you give me the go ahead, I will ask you to email me the best version you have of the photo and send you an invoice for a 50% deposit to start the work. Payments are via PayPal for buyer and seller protection. If you don't have PayPal, you can still pay the invoice as a PayPal guest by choosing to pay using your debit or credit card. If neither of these work for you, I can also call you (free of charge) and collect payments by phone if you prefer.
STEP 4 - Once I complete the restoration/colourisation, I will send you a proof for you to approve. At this point you can make any additional requests or tweaking and I will send you Proofs until you are completely happy with the result.
STEP 5 - When you are happy, you pay the remaining 50% and I will email you the finished photo.