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Capturing History Anew: Memory Tree’s Photo Restoration Artistry

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 2:31 pm

Edwards photo after

Edwards photo before

LACIE SILVA – Editor

A local business owner and Army Veteran, Dianne Glenn, is reshaping time by preserving cherished memories in the digital age.

Glenn served in the Armed Forces from 1968-1972 and was stationed in Texas and then New York. She was trained as a paramedic during the Vietnam War but just before deployment her orders were pulled and she was instead sent to West Point Military Academy. After the military she worked in the medical field for 49 years before retiring and settling in Jasper, TN to establish her own business in 2010.

With a rich background in photography and extensive knowledge in Photoshop, Glenn continues to stay at the forefront of her field, consistently pursuing self-education, including online courses and participating as an Adobe tester. Furthermore, she annually attends seminars to remain current with industry trends and technologies. Her dedication to keeping pace with the ever-evolving world of photography extends to sharing her expertise as a guest lecturer in Photography classes at Texas University, ensuring the next generation of photographers benefit from her wealth of experience and knowledge.

Memory Tree’s services include restoring old photographs and negatives, bringing faded family relics back to life. But that’s not all; Glenn accepts boxes of family photos and works her magic to transform them into beautifully crafted photo books and captivating slideshows. She also offers the convenience of converting these memories into MP4 files, making them easily accessible on DVDs or a USB Flash Drive. Whether it’s for family celebrations or the solemnity of funeral services, this business is the go-to place for preserving precious moments.

Glenn recommends getting two copies of the precious memories, one for the safe or safety deposit box and the second to share with family, ensuring that nothing is lost to time. Moreover, Glenn specializes in crafting exquisite photo collages suitable for various media, adding an artistic touch to treasured memories. For those looking for specialty works, Glenn also collaborates with third-party printers to offer a wide array of customized prints. New customers can enjoy a generous 10% discount on their first order.

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In her well-deserved retirement, Glenn has discovered immense fulfillment in the art of restoring cherished memories for families. A hallmark of her service is a commitment to client satisfaction, as she reassures all customers that payment is only due when they leave her shop with their heartwarming, meticulously restored keepsakes. Her decision to run the store during her retirement is a deeply personal one, driven by her own sense of joy and the guidance she believes she receives from the Lord. Her daily motivation, “Be still and know,” prominently displayed in her shop, reflects her unwavering dedication to this labor of love. While she acknowledges that retirement could have come much earlier, Glenn remains steadfast in her mission, driven by a strong desire to continue giving back to her cherished community.

Glenn’s remarkable expertise in photo restoration shone brilliantly when she recently salvaged a WWII picture booklet, nearly lost to water damage from Hurricane Harvey, restoring it to almost 90% of its original glory. Her impressive portfolio of restored images stands as a testament to her unwavering commitment to her craft. Even the most ravaged, faded, and antiquated photographs can be rejuvenated through her skill, preserving the essence of the cherished memories they hold. Notable examples pictured here include restoring photographs of the Thomas children and local resident Paul Edwards, serving as shining examples of technological magic. Glenn’s work has the profound ability to transport fragments of history into the present, ensuring their safekeeping for generations to come. Her personal touch, brimming with love and dedication, guarantees that families receive the utmost care for their treasured memories.

As Glenn gears up for her busiest time of the year over the next two months, she extends a warm invitation to all seeking to restore pictures for holiday gifts to take action promptly. While the time and duration of her work are project-dependent and contingent on the influx of new clients, her unwavering commitment to assisting everyone shines through. With Memory Tree, you can prepare for the upcoming holiday season by revitalizing old and damaged memories to give to loved ones. Don’t hesitate; act swiftly to secure your spot.

You can conveniently drop off and pick up your precious memories in person at 3565 Main St, Jasper TN, located across the street from the hardware store in a space rented from the building owned by Macro Steel. The business operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and offers Saturday evening appointments by request, while remaining closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Marion Tribune – October 12, 2023