"Elyn, the dictionary describes an artist as 'one who practices an art; artistic quality of effort and workmanship'. These words do not convey the depth of your talent. Your skills and compassion have enabled me to keep the valued memories of my husband forever. The photos are superb and the people who ooh and aah when they view your work are amazed at your ability. I am forever grateful for the day I first spoke with you. I will always cherish the memories you created. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Renee Dichner, Lauderdale Lakes, FL
"As a professional digital designer for years I've had the opportunity to work with many talented individuals. Elyn's technical skill, eye for detail, and ability to recreate missing reality makes her, by far, the best talent in her field. In addition to her technical competence, she values the people and memories she helps to bring back to life. Every photo is a story; every finished project is a work to be cherished."
Kim Beers, Digital Designer, Tampa, FL
"From a professional standpoint as a publisher of magazines for more than a decade as well as from a consumer's vantage point and client, she is not only great to work with, she is extremely talented. Treasure your treasures. Call Elyn."
Jenae' Rubin, President, Sales Powerhouse, Inc.
"Elyn’s gift is finding the essence of a photo and bringing it to life by enhancing and illuminating the image until it is art."
Rivka Maidan, Boca Raton, Fl
"Elyn Zerfas is a Photoshop Professional and an artist with the rare ability to make her subjects come to life. Although she has photographed babies, religious leaders, and people from all walks of life, none is more indicative of her talent than the picture she took of Barack Obama in October, 2008. We have never seen a picture that better captures the essence of our President. She is multi-talented - her photo restorations are incredible. Elyn can make an old, tattered picture look as vital as the day it was taken. Her work enables families to enjoy photos of loved ones that would otherwise vanish with time."
Lynn and Les Berger, Educator and Attorney, Hollywood, FL
"My store, the Art & Frame Shop, has existed since 1966 and has been in my family since 1975. In all of these years, we have never permitted a brochure from any other industry in the shop, nor have we endorsed anyone else's work. This changed dramatically when we saw the photographic talent of Elyn Zerfas.
We were immediately impressed when we saw her restoration work. The attention to detail is exacting, and her ability to take what was once a ruined photograph and return it to perfection is nothing less than miraculous. Not only have I used Elyn's talents for many personal projects, I wholeheartedly endorse her to my customers, many of whom have used her services and have been delighted with the results.
I now make sure that Elyn's brochures are displayed prominently on my front counter, and I will sing her praises to anyone who has a photographic project. In addition, her Fine Art Photography pieces are unique and compelling, and I have some of those in my shop as well."
Lisa Skrecz, owner
Art & Frame Shop1513 E. Commercial Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
"I was thrilled with the restoration and design project Elyn did honoring my parents - it is precious. I also have a beautiful framed photograph of hers that lights up my living room with its magic."
Irene Y, Customer Development Manager, Miami, FL
"We had a photo of my grandmother and her younger sister that was torn, faded and yellowed. The photo was over 85 years old. Elyn did a fantastic job of restoring the photo. There was no evidence of the tear or the yellowing. The tone was wonderfully restored to the beautiful black and white of the early 1920s. My family and I were overjoyed with the finished result."
Joanne Weisenberger, Exec. Assistant, Oakland Park, FL
"Elyn is a genius with her photography-- the way she brings images to life is truly beautiful. Her photo restoration is beyond compare. Her attention to detail makes your old photos and documents works of art that you will always treasure. You will be more than pleased with her expertise and the care that goes into each restoration that she does."
Shirley Lomika, Receptionist, Lauderhill, FL
"It was very important to me to work with a person, not a company, and that's exactly the kind of personal service I received. After having my wedding photo lost by a previous restoration service, I was reluctant to use another retouching company. I met with Elyn - she listened and understood my concern and she assured me that my photo would not leave her hands. In less than one week my photo was restored and looked even better than the day it was taken. My husband and I were so happy with the result that I brought other photos to her and they were all retouched just as beautifully and quickly."
Kathy, R.N., Ft Lauderdale, FL
"The results were fantastic! Elyn took one faded 64 year old photo and two small scratched photos that I had been carrying around in my wallet for 20 years and she made them look brand new. The results were amazing. Everyone who saw the originals and the new photos were in awe."
Richard Winter, Purchasing Agent, Lake Worth, FL
"Elyn's photo restoration talent brought a smile and happy memories back to me. We take photos to preserve special events in our lives and her work brings those memories back. I'm a very satisfied customer."
Denise Castro, Patient Services Coordinator, Plantation, FL
"I have been honored to share in the joy of the most incredible work Elyn has created. Her fine art photography tantalizes all my senses. She seeks out and finds the beauty in nature, animals, objects and buildings and has the ability to create extraordinary works of art out of ordinary things. She is a true master of art, design, color, texture and beauty. I proudly display her photographic creations in my home".
Donna Levine, Realtor, Davie, FL
"At my 70th birthday party a picture of me with some dear friends was taken with a throw away camera. Elyn took the picture and turned it into a work of art. She improved it, added graphics, words and then framed it. It sits on my dresser and is a lovely reminder of a very special day in my life. Elyn works sheer magic with any project she tackles. The difference in the "Before and After" in her work is incredible. Faded, torn and barely recognizable family photos come back to life with the "old look" still there. Her vision and ingenuity create unique, wonderful memories. Nobody does it better".
Judy Keshner, Teacher, Beckett, Massachusetts
"Elyn, tons and tons and tons of people said what a beautiful picture it was. They didn't even know it was a composite of two pictures. Thanks so much."
Brooke L., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"The restoration of old torn photos was so special and beautiful; every time I look at the finished framed pictures they bring a glow and warmth to my soul"
Elaine B., Educator, Pembroke Pines, FL
"I have been fortunate enough to enjoy Elyn's photography over the years. She created a beautiful fine art photograph for one of my original poems. We framed the photograph with my poem beneath it, and it was purchased the day it was shown. I'd like to think it was just my poem, but the truth is, it was the powerful photograph which first drew people's attention."
Camille Sanzone, Senior Activities Director, Deerfield Beach, FL
"How can I ever thank you for the incredible job you did on our photos, both new and old. Your work is unbelievably beautiful. What a skill you have! We truly cherish the photos and are eager to frame them. "
Betty Spectorman, Project Coordinator, Long Island, New York
"Elyn Zerfas restored an old family photo which had been published in a 1916 newspaper. The photo was in a faded, creased, yellowed copy of the newspaper. My family is delighted and amazed with Elyn's work."
Susan Lochrie, Ft Lauderdale, FL
"Miraculous restoration you did on my family pictures. One was even stuck to glass.
I thought that they were lost forever, but thanks to you, I have them back."
William S., C.P.A, Bronx, New York
"Elyn took many of the important photos from my past, enhanced each one and designed a beautifully composed layout, which I framed. Everyone who sees it, raves about it. Thanks Elyn!"
Beverly Hutton, Admin. Assistant, Wilton Manors, FL
"I had digital images of my new car and went to a drug store photo lab to have them printed. I now know automated services don't produce quality work! The colors didn't look anything like my car and the shadows were so dark you couldn't see any detail, so I called Elyn. What a BIG difference! The colors were vibrant and realistic. My son loved it so much made it the wallpaper for my computer." Herb S., Weston, FL
"Elyn truly performs miracles. My husband & I recently celebrated our 50th anniversary. Not only did she do the party invitations on animated CD's with old photos & sayings, she also put together an album with memories of the day. Just beautiful. "
Frayda S. Housewife, Boynton Beach, FL
"I had tears in my eyes when I saw the beautiful restoration of my mother's photo. I didn't even think it was possible. Elyn, what a gift you have! "
Teresa Evans, Analyst, Coral Springs, FL
"Thank you for the beautiful work you did on my dad's memorial. I was very touched by it as is everyone who sees it. The composite captures who he was and it provides me with a moving, visual document to honor my father."
Lou Ann,Therapist, Coconut Creek, FL
"Truly amazing restoration of my father's Navy photo from World War II! It brought me to tears."
Patricia Piraino, Security Chief, Ft. Lauderdale FL
"Elyn's work makes pictures come to life. It is a way to share family photos with future generations."
Jackie Arnold, Teacher, Margate, FL
"Elyn Zerfas is a talented photographer whose professional skills as a photo restorationist are superb. She sees beyond the lens to the heart and soul of the subject. I am so grateful to Elyn for enhancing my photos and creating works of art without compromising my vision.
She also took my tattered, faded, family photos and brought them back to life so that I could share them with my children and grandchildren."
Ethelind Altman Wiener, Administrator, Pompano Beach, FL
"I finally found a photo restorationist to repair an old, oversized newspaper from the 1800's. It was yellowed, torn and creased and no one could or would even try to do it. This required a lot of skill and it turned out exactly the way I wanted it to. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a document or photo restored.
Elyn's work is that good! "
Ethel Maccabee, Retired, Tamarac, FL