McDaniels Kitchen and Bath kicked off our fun and informative Partners in Design series, where we partner with local businesses to showcase their expertise and knowledge. This series is open to anyone and is a great opportunity to learn about everything from photography restoration to charcuterie boards, all while supporting and getting to know local businesses. Events are held in our Lansing, MI kitchen and bathroom design showroom.

Our first Partners in Design Event for 2022 was held on May 17, and featured Joe Yarbrough from Photography Restorations at Light and Shadows Photography in East Lansing. Joe has decades of experience working in fine arts photography, as well as photography restoration. His keen eye and expertise can breathe new life into family heirloom photographs and documents that have lost their lustre.

Photography Restorations

Joe offered an amazing and informative presentation. He explained the entire photography restoration process and provided examples so attendees could see the results first-hand.

  • Here is an overview of his restoration process:
  • The originals are scanned & returned unchanged.
  • Scans are high resolution usually 800dpi.
  • Large originals are scanned in parts and digitally reassembled.
  • Work is done in Lightroom, Photoshop and NIK Software to ‘restore’ the digital image.
  • Once complete, the restored image is sent via email for proofing by the client.
  • Once approved the image is printed on standard photographic paper or canvas.
  • An up to an 8 x 10 standard print is included with each restoration
Photography Restorations

Several attendees at the event brought along photos and are working with him to restore their precious photos. One visitor said her husband would be ecstatic as he is writing his family’s history and did not think his photos would be able to be included.  Another visitor said, “what an amazing process, so informative!”

Partners in Design event

Learn more about this local treasure by visiting their website and find out about the photography restoration process in this slide show. Check out their gallery of before and after images to see first hand the amazing impact of photography restoration.

McDaniels has a fun calendar of Partners in Design events coming up.  Here are a few of the Partners we will be welcoming to our Lansing, MI showroom over the coming months:

  • June 21 – Danielle Mayes – Amayesing Graze Charcuterie boards
  • July 19 – Lisa Bashline – Van Atta’s Greenhouse
  • August 30 – Dave Burgdorf – Burgdorf’s Winery

Follow us on Facebook to see our latest calendar of Partners in Design events. We look forward to welcoming you to our design showroom and to sharing the expertise of these wonderful local businesses.