Restored Family Vintage Photographs Make Wonderful Gifts for Family Members

Restored Family Vintage Photographs

Make Wonderful Gifts for Family

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Copyright Photographs and Article by
Douglas M. Robertson
Certified Master Photographer in Wichita, Kansas
Phone:  316-393-3684
http://robertsonswarehouse.com/

Years ago before all the current technology as a tool for those who posess the artistic eye and skill to copy and restore old photographs, one member of the family would cling to all the few photographs of great-great grandpa or great-great-great grandma along with other precious old photos.  There was no way to copy or share these valued items with the rest of the family members.  Other members of the family would envy that one family member that seemed to always end up with all the family pictures.  Regretfully, old- photographs are all too often damaged by the ravage of time and more damage and fading occurs with each passing year.    These images tell a significant story, yet can never be replaced but now, thanks to modern technology, these images can be restored and shared.  With modern equipment, software and talented restoration artists, old photographs can be greatly improved with restored color and be healed from the damage caused by time.

Why restore, protect, organize and share your family’s history?

  • Makes wonderful gifts throughout the year – Christmas, Anniversary or Great-Grand-ma’s special Birthday.
  • Can use restored photography for Christmas cards, etc.
  • Can share and watch DVD slide-show at family get-togethers
  • Protect family history for all future generations with quality restoration before damage and fading occurs
  • During the funeral, many families have chosen to play a slide show set to music to celebrate their loved one’s life, for this experience has helped to comfort them

Robertsons’ Warehouse Studio Offers:

  • Thirty-two years of photography experience, expertise, art talent  and skill to  restore and frame many museum pieces
  • Safe and secure place for your valued portrait while being restored
  • Professional guidance and personal service
  • Proper handling, care, and display
  • All superb quality products and over 200 custom mouldings and large selection of mattes
  • Reasonable and competitive prices
  • Each image will be adjusted for color and density to return it to its original beauty
  • Dust spots and scratches will be eliminated
  • Retouching will be performed to reduce blaring blemishes
  • Quality Acid free products (mattes, backer board, conservation glass, etc.)
  • Reliable, quick and timely delivery of your finished piece of  art
Robertsons’ Warehouse Studio
1423 S Handley StreetWichita, KS 67213
Phone:  316-393-3684
 
For more photographs and information see website or e-mail photographer at:
http://robertsonswarehouse.com/
or
robertsons@robertsonsphoto.com

 

 

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PETS ARE PART OF THE FAMILY

PETS

ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY AND

OUR BEST FRIENDS

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Man’s best friend is no longer just the dog
but any animal that becomes a part of the family through
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE”
Copyright Photograph, article, and quote
by Doug Robertson,
Certified Master Photographer in Wichita, Kansas
http://robertsonswarehouse.com
robertsons@robertsonsphoto.com
Phone:  316-393-3684
 

Everyone has heard the quote “A dog is Man’s Best Friend” and it is easy to understand why.  As a child watching the television show called Little House on the Prairie screening the family crossing a raging river as the family dog falls out of the wagon, the father immediately says, “The prairie is no place for a man without a dog.”  The good news is that the dog survives and later shows up at their campsite.  The dog assisted as protector and lookout for the family in isolated areas.  In current times this close friend certainly serves in this way plus has become so much more to the family as the quotes below indicates:

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
-
Josh Billings

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make
a fool of yourself with him and
not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”
- Samuel Butler

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
- Ben Williams

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am”
- author unknown

“I talk to him when I’m lonesome like,
and I’m sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
and gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes,
but I never say naught,
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
but never a friend like that!”
- W. Dayton Wedgefarth 

Why a portrait of my Best Friend?

  • Perfect gift for Christmas and Christmas cards.
  • Right time of the year for nature’s vibrant colors
  • Comfortable and enjoyable weather
  • Perfect outdoor environment to capture that perfect picture
  • Right time to get that portrait of a lifetime of you BEST FRIEND while he/she is happy and healthy.
  • Get that favorite portrait of your animal alone, with you or your entire family
  • Robertson’ Studio has “Indoor Barn Setting” for safety and security for free loving pets.  Photographer is animal owner and lover that has the skill to get the best portraiture for group animal pictures.
by Doug Robertson,
Certified Master Photographer in Wichita, Kansas
http://robertsonswarehouse.com
robertsons@robertsonsphoto.com
Phone:  316-393-3684
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Where do I go for the Best Framing?

Where do I go for the

 Best Framing of my

Portrait, Painting, or Vintage Picture?

Copyright Photographs and Article by
Douglas M. Robertson, Certified Master Photographer in Wichita, Kansas
http://robertsonswarehouse.com 

r_frames2 There are a number of things to consider when framing that favorite portrait, painting, vintage picture or any form of art.  Preservation of the art depends on the right handling/cleaning, glass, backer board and matting in which it has been framed. The right frame and/or mat enhances the piece of art and considering that your art piece will most often be around much longer than much of your furniture, a wise investment with the right framer is important.  

Important Points for Custom framing:

  • Custom framing reflects your personal taste and protects your piece.  (Choose a frame that compliments your image and doesn’t distract from your subject.)
  • Can be chosen to fit your current décor but fit in even when you make changes.
  • Can choose matting to enhance your artwork. (Window-cut” material placed around an image within a frame, adds color to pop colors in the art, makes overall size of finished piece larger and to give it presence within its surroundings.)
  • Is Considered a Wise Investment. (Archival, acid-free materials protects the artworks from exposure to contaminants that would cause staining or deterioration. Get quotes; often professional framing can be cheaper than volume geared framing stores.)

 What to Ask the Framer for your Art Piece?

  • Is the discount off a true sale or your standard price? (Many times a professional photographer/framer can be quite reasonable and competitive to volume framing hobby shop.)
  • What is your quality of frames?  (Often volume framing hobby store frames are designed for crafts; however, mouldings that a professional photographer carries are of higher quality and made for photographs and portraits as well as frames suitable for paintings etc.)
  • What is your experience in framing and displaying of art? (Professional photographers/framers have an artistic eye that is superior in quality and guidance than your average hobby store.)
  • Do you have a large variety of frames/mattes and is the mattes acid free?
  • Is all the products used acid free including the backer boards? (Using all archival, acid-free materials such as mounting and mat boards, tapes and adhesives protects the artworks from exposure to contaminants that would cause staining or deterioration.)
  • What choices do you have for the glass used? (UV glass (or UV plexi) filters out light rays that can damage photographs.)
  • Who and how is the art handled and how is it cleaned? (Improper handling can cause wrinkles, tears and fingerprints leaving debris and oil on your art among other damaging results.)
  • How soon will I get the art back? (Professional photographer/framers have a reputation to protect and you have complete attention of the artist when serving you and are usually more reliable.)

 Robertsons’ Warehouse Studio Offers:

  • Reasonable and competitive prices and can result in lower price than hobby stores
  • All superb quality products
  • Quality Acid free products (mattes, backer board, conservation glass, etc.)
  • Thirty-two years of experience and has framed many museum pieces
  • Over 200 custom mouldings and large selection of mattes
  • Professional guidance and personal service
  • Proper handling, care, and display
  • Reliable, quick and timely delivery of your finished piece of  art
  • Restoration of vintage photographs
Robertsons’ Warehouse Studio
1423 S Handley Street
Wichita, KS 67213
Phone:  316-393-3684 

For more photographs and information see website or e-mail photographer at:

http://robertsonswarehouse.com/ or robertsons@robertsonsphoto.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FALL “A Season for Photography”

 FALL

A Season for Photography”

 Personal, Family, Children, Pets and Couple Portraits

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Copyright Photographs and Article by
Douglas M. Robertson, Certified Master Photographer in Wichita, Kansas
1423 S Handley Street
Wichita, KS 67213
Phone:  316-393-3684  http://robertsonswarehouse.com/

As a well-known quote says, “There is a season for everything.”  Leaves changing in the fall is the season for Photography with all the vibrant varying colors of orange, yellow and red enhanced with the colors of evergreens and varying shades of  brown of bark and fallen leaves.  This is the time for visits to the Farmers Market with all the colors and shapes of pumpkins, veggies and fruits.  The special light and quality of fall and the sunrise and sunset along with the mild temperatures and climate of this time of the year brings out the mood and joy for photography that is a dream for photographer lovers to make their best portraiture of the year.

Why a Fall portrait?

  • Perfect gift for Christmas and Christmas cards.
  • Right time of the year for nature’s vibrant colors
  • Comfortable and enjoyable weather
  • Perfect outdoor environment to capture that perfect picture of pet(s) and children
  • Right time of the year for family and extended family gatherings to get group pictures while everyone is happy and healthy (grand-parents and senior family members).  Can break down into smaller groups for that perfect shot

What should I wear on photography day?

  • Proper clothing coordination (critical for a successful family portrait)
  • No more than three coordinating colors (two is best – see picture above)
  • Darker colors slenderize and lighter colors add weight
  • Slacks or jeans is the best choice for fall portraits
  • Long sleeves are always the right choice
  • Communicate with all members of the group the colors that have been chosen
  • Coordinating fall colors work well (shades of orange, yellow, green and brown).

For more photographs and information see website or e-mail photographer at website or e-mail: 

http://robertsonswarehouse.com

robertsons@robertsonsphoto.com 

 

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