About Memories Renewed

Memories Renewed is a professional media digitization service providing expertise in digitally preserving analog formats. We have been in business since 2005 and have worked with thousands of clients on a wide range of digitization projects.

Memories Renewed was founded in 2005 by Chris Fure who today oversees the quality assurance of our processes. Chris manages a dedicated team of professional archivists along with co-founder and chief technology officer Nate Williams. Our focus has always been on quality and accuracy while providing personalized and professional custom service. We were honored to have been chosen as Best Scanning Service by Wirecutter in 2016 and featured in Consumer Reports “The Best Ways to Preserve (and organize) Your Photos,” in the November 2022 issue.

Chris Fure

Chris Fure

Founder / CEO / Project Manager
Nate Williams

Nate Williams

Co-Founder / CTO
Julia Takemura Sears

Julia Takemura Sears

Assistant Manager / Customer Care / Film
Doug Youngquist

Doug Youngquist

Shipping Manager / Customer Care / Video
Will Wanhala

Will Wanhala

Digital Archivist / Slides / Negatives
Adam Nockels

Adam Nockels

Digital Archivist / Image Editing / Photo Scanning
Laurie Erickson

Laurie Erickson

Digital Archivist / Image Editing
Chaela Solberg

Chaela Solberg

Digital Archivist / Photo Scanning
Phill Takemura Sears

Phill Takemura Sears

Digital Archivist / Customer Care / Photo Scanning
Hannah Bassewitz

Hannah Bassewitz

Digital Archivist / Customer Care / Photo Scanning

I had around 100 or so 35mm slides scanned from a trip I took trekking in Peru in 1996. They were in excellent condition, always kept in a slide storage box. My plan was to put the photos in a Shutterfly photo book. The first quote I received for the job was from a local company that wanted around $7.00/slide. Although I really wanted to do this project, that was way over my budget. As luck would have it, Consumer Reports did a review of photo archiving companies. From that, I contacted Memories Renewed and obtained a quote to have the photos digitized and sent to me on a memory stick. I couldn't be more pleased with the result. Color rendition was excellent and the slides were properly cleaned (mostly just dust) before scanning. The Shutterfly book is wonderful and captures that adventure at 16,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes! I highly recommend Memories Renewed.
I highly recommend Memories Renewed to anyone who values a job well done, excellent customer service, quick turn-around timesand fair pricing. From the very beginning, every staff person (Chris, Julia, and Andre) I interacted with was helpful and patient. I did A LOT of research before deciding and I can honestly say choosing Memories Renewed is one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Memories Renewed is Consumer Reports' top choice - and with good reason! I had some old family slides digitized with truly outstanding results. I had done it myself using a DIY digital capture device and wasn't happy with the results. I'm really glad I tried Memories Renewed. The pictures came out with lighting and colors adjusted amazingly well for old slides. And their process for handling the slides and providing a link to the digitized results was flawless. The people there handled some special requests I had without a blink. Overall, things couldn't have worked out better.
Super professional video transfer. I paid for a link in Dropbox and a USB stick. Quick turnaround, very very nice
I received my digitized slides from Memories Renewed two weeks ago. Considering their age (50+ years) and storage conditions - severe summer and winter temperature swings, dust and humidity - they turned out fantastically.By coincidence my daughter, and her family were visiting from Montana. It was most enjoyable for us as a family to view the photos together. Thanks to you and your staff for the time, tedium, and dedication to their craft that we now all enjoy.
Order completed way ahead of schedule. Image quality superb. Cost more than reasonable.
Excellent job and very personable!
Upon re-discovering several reels of Super 8 film from the 80s, I decided I had better digitize them before they deteriorated further. I chose 4k output to get the very best rendering. Color balance and clarity are excellent--true to the original film. On top of that, it is nice to be able to watch the films anywhere. I loaded them onto my home media server and can watch them on my TV. Also, they are easy to share with family in cloud storage. Great job!
We could not have been happier with the job Memories Renewed did. The 8mm movie reels had been in a hot South Carolina garage for decades and the movies came out great. We will definitely recommend this company and will be sending more memories their way soon.
Best experience! We needed a rush order and they got it to us 4 days before the proposed date. Images turned out great and being able to have them on a flash drive for the rest of time is so awesome, I can’t thank the team at Memories Renewed enough, I’ll definitely be back
They did a great job with two VCR tapes I sent in. Turn around time was good and price was reasonable. I will definitely be using this service again!
Excellent customer service! They kept me informed throughout the entire production process from receipt of my 35mm negatives right up to the shipping information. Very easy to use their service.
After reviewing 50 year old slides that we kept saying we want to have prints made, we saw the wonderful review of Memories Renewed in Consumer Reports. Like everyone else, we were concerned about sending these memories to a site we had no experience with. Memories Renewed kept us aware every step of the way, when received, when processed in jpg photos, and finally when the flash drive and our original slides were on their way back home. The end pictures are beautiful. Memories Renewed took great care every step of the way. What a great company!
The website was easy to understand. Lay out is not overloaded.
At first, I was nervous about sending my family photos out to be scanned since I had no idea if my photos would be treated with care. BUT, after doing this entire process with Memories Renewed, I can 100% vouch for their professionalism. I swear to god, not a single photo was returned to me out of their original order! They did an absolutely amazing job caring for my family memories, and I will be sure to use their services many more times.Thank you so so much!
They provided quality work at a reasonable price, and a link that I could share with family. The albums consisted of family pictures that my mother had gathered and preserved for many years. This was an absolute treasure!
Great customer service. Very happy with the results. They literally run to take care of their customers.
They did such a good job converting home videos, VHS's from the early 90's to digital. Literally brought back my childhood. Worth every penny and inexpensive. I would have gladly paid more, in fact they probably don't charge enough!
I sent to Memories Renewed a collection of VHS, Video 8, and Mini DV tapes of original movies that my mother wrote, directed, and produced between 1989 and 2004 featuring her grandchildren.The folks at Memories Renewed were incredible at every stage of working with me to digitize the movies, including collaborating with me in deciding on which source material to supply, reviewing multiple sources for a single movie to determine the best one to use, creating a separate file for each movie, and custom titling each file with the movie date and name.The digitized movies are fabulous. We were surprised by the quality given the condition of the source material. Here is what I wrote to them:My mother and I and our family want to thank you guys for a job incredibly and professionally well-done!! It was a true pleasure working with you, and we are thrilled with the results.I can’t believe how you graciously coped with all the materials we supplied and gave us a beautifully done final product with perfect file separations and titling.
Awesome expertise and quality! We had some photos that were over 100 years old and had suffered water damage in a recent move. They were able to not only restore the damaged photos but restore all the photos to match (7 baby pictures) and an added bonus, they were able to colorize the photos! We were so impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness!
Thank you for respecting and safe handling my 60 year old slides. The digital files are great. My order was finished much quicker than expected.I'm so glad I found this amazing place.
I had the immense pleasure to work with Julia and Doug on my very small job. They answered all of my questions with very obvious concern and caring. My job was completed the day after I dropped the slides off. Great job and I would highly recommend this business!
The service and the quality are beyond awesome!they digitized my film from 1971, flawlessly; ♥customer care is very nice, thank you so much!
Absolutely Tops in caring and competent customer service! I had clumsily glued photos into a collage and Memories Renewed turned it into a archive treasure! Beautifully handled from phone call to finished job. Many thanks!
Amazing quality! I had a set of old photo albums that I didn't have the time to scan. They scanned the captions and the photos. Thanks Memories Renewed for a job well done!
Great company to work with! Exceeded my expectations. I will be working with them for my future jobs for sure!
Exceptional service! I had slides from the 1950’s scanned and the quality of the resulting images was truly amazing. My order was also completed quickly. I absolutely recommend Memories Renewed and I will not hesitate to use them again.
Absolutely amazing customer service. They fix a childhood VHS tape and converted it. They saved all those amazing moments. I have now dropped off more items to be converted. Definitely don't hesitate. They are amazing.
I brought quite a few old slides that my mom had given me about 40 years ago. I didn't have a slide projector so I never knew what was on them. I noticed them on a shelf and thought I would see if I could have them made into photos. I brought them to one place and they were put on a USB. I was disappointed because they weren't clear but I was surprised to see that there were pictures of me and my husband when we were first dating, we were teenagers, pics of prom, our wedding and some of my oldest daughter. these were made so precious to me because my husband passed away in April and I didn't have any of these kinds of pictures except for wedding pics. I brought the slides to Memories Renewed and told them about my previous experience at a different place and they assured me they would do their best. First off they did the job much quicker and I can't begin to express how wonderful the new USB was. I put it into a digital frame and it brought me so much joy and comfort to see all the beautiful, clear pictures of my husband. And there were new ones that weren't on the USB from the other place! You can tell they care enough to do such excellent work. I will forever be grateful to them and if you are looking to have a project done, don't hesitate to Have Memories Renewed do it. You won't be disappointed!!
Great service!
Sent in three 40+ year old cassette recordings. Full disclosure, they screwed up on one of them the first time around. Spoke with Julia and resolved the issue most expeditiously. The final product brought tears to my eyes. Gonna have to dig through the archives for their next project. The real deal. Thank you!
I have used Memories Renewed many times for videos, cassettes, photos and slides transfers to digital format.Excellent service!! Confidential, knowledgeable and respectful...
Terrific job digitizing 100 year old photo negative's! You would never know you could get this type of quality looking at the negatives.
This is the best scanning/ restoration service I have ever used. Other companies may be cheaper - but you get what you pay for. The digital files I received were top quality. I was especially amazed at the vivid colors, resolution and clarity of the photos. Many of my negatives were more than 35 years old and had not been stored correctly. They were able to correct the scratches and dust spots with precision. They have truly given me back some wonderful childhood memories...which is priceless!
Thank you Memories Renewed for a wonderful experience. You are a very professional and courteous company that is committed to customer satisfaction and this is one very satisfied customer. Your attention to detail including confirmation emails, update emails, and then follow up has been top notch. I had 25 Hi-8 cassettes transferred and the videos look stunning. The fact that we could not play back these videos for years means we have time to sit down and watch memories on our screen. I highly recommend Memories Renewed to anyone looking to preserve video content. Thank you! David & Teresa
This company is top notch in every way! I was so impressed with the professionalism of the customer service and the quality of their product is awesome! They are very prompt as well. I received my order back much sooner than was estimated. If you're looking for audio digitizing services, Chris and his crew are the ones to use, period. Memories Renewed is a breath of fresh air indeed and they have my highest recommendation.
I can't say enough good things about Chris Fure and his team at Memories Renewed. Their collaboration and work on digitally producing a family album of the photos my parents left when they passed and my images of family that was accumulated over the past 60 years was first rate. The finished product - thumb drives - were my Christmas gifts to my three siblings who were surprised and pleased with the high quality and organization of the image files.Chris and his team were professional and communicative every step of the process from estimating cost to promptly delivering the thumb drives and returning my originals.I highly recommend Memories Renewed for their excellent technical and project management skills; as they exceeded all my expectations in my first-time attempt to create a digital "Family Photo Album."Jack E., Florida Keys, FL
Absolutely first-rate experience with Memories Renewed. They did a professional job of digitizing (and in some cases touching up) my old family photos, and they were quick to respond to my emails and questions. They even took less time completing the project than they'd originally estimated. Highly recommended.
Chris and his team at Memories Renewed are amazing! I have had Memories Renewed digitize a number of projects for me. They completed my latest project very quickly and the final product was perfect. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my photos, slides, VHS/Beta tapes or 8 mm films! Thank you to Chris and his team for helping to keep my memories alive!
They did a fantastic job on my chair and bar stool cushions!!! Super quick a and great to work with...will definitely refer them and work with them again!!
I have nothing but positive things to say about Memories Renewed! Chris is very responsive and he assured me that this company could handle my film transfer project. I was especially pleased that they are located in MN within a couple of hours of me. Even though I had the option to drop the films off I chose to ship them and there were no issues whatsoever.The sample film transfers on YouTube allowed me to get an idea what to expect.Whether Black and White or Color you will be very please with their film transfer quality. I chose 2K and was very pleased. I would suggest have full frames with sprockets scanned and then you can edit accordingly.The turnaround time was faster than originally expected so that was a very nice surprise.I fully intend to have Memories Renewed scan more movie film for me in the future.12/10 Highly recommend.Thank you!
My tapes were done in a timely manner. Everyone was helpful and courteous. The price was good too! Thanks.
They could not have done a better job or been more of a pleasure to work with. We had them digitize 11,000 still photos mostly taken over a period of 60 years with some as much as 100 years old.
Our west coast daughter-in-law had such a great experience with Memories Renewed handling her cherished family photos that she recommended them to us over here on the east coast. We had over 60 family movies, dating back to 1988, digitized and found every step of the process to be superb, responsive and professional. Memories Renewed takes all the worry out of handing over your photographic history and our end product, perfectly organized and labeled on just 1 flash drive. Worth every penny at great value. Couldn't be happier! Great team!
When my mother passed away I inherited her collection of family slides.  I wanted to be able to share these images with my brother and our kids, but didn't want to spend the money and time needed to buy a slide scanner and learn how to use it.  Memories Renewed turned out to be a terrific alternative.  They responded immediately to my inquiry, provided careful instructions on how to send the slides, and returned them in good shape.  Best of all, the images are perfect! No dust, great resolution and nicely adjusted.  I am very happy with the results, and will certainly use their services again and recommend them to friends.
Terrific quality, price, communication, and results. I have had Memories Renewed process two batches for me, one medium amount, one large, and both were processed and returned in fast time. I will also use their USB drive every time.
These guys are good. Friendly customer service, and they do great work. A breath of fresh air for service and customer satisfaction. Thanks Memories Renewed.
Chris and his team are absolutely fantastic! I started by having Chris scan some images that we found at my Grandmas which were nearing 80 years old - the results were AMAZING! He and his team have strong attention to detail, a fantastic ability to “touch up” photos, and a passion for helping people preserve their memories. After scanning just a few, we knew we need to get a much bigger batch done. Chris and his team went out of their way to help organize the effort and always delivered the highest quality result. THANK YOU Chris for helping to make our memories accessible to the entire family and preserved for generations to come!
Great service. Thank you!!!!
This is my third order, quality and service have been excellent, highly recommended Memories Renewed.Michael WallisCape Girardeau, MO
They restored a photo of a family in the 1960s..was great and loved the people there !
I'm a professional photographer – Memories Renewed completed a large, complicated job for me with great competence, and personal service. They're terrific!
Although the turn around is slower than you might like, Chris and his team did a GREAT job of digitizing a some old family pictures and slides for me --...
Great service by true professionals. Best work I have ever seen for scanning film, slides,etc.
We have had two excellent experiences with Chris Fure and Memories Renewed. The first was a mammoth box of more than 50 VHS tapes made by my father who was an amateur film maker. Priceless for the family. Got everything back in mpg2 and mpg4 formats, and they sent the originals back. The second was a smaller box of VHS and Hi8 tapes. Quickly done, and totally professional. I can't recommend these folks enough.
Great work, project was created to my exact specifications. They provided contact throughout the process, from receiving all the way to billing. They were great in answering questions, and I would not hesitate to use them again.
Great derives and quality! Next time you are making funeral poster boards for a loved one consider doing this way. For Our grandmother we did all the photos on scrap book pages. After I had the pages scanned by memories renewed and I was able to make a photo memory book with all the photos for anyone in the family to buy. Turned out great and so glad I made it.
Great customer service and quality. I came in a day or two before Christmas with hundreds of photos to be converted and Chris went out of his way to get all...

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association

Minnesota Museum of American Art

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Federal Premium Ammunition

City of Fridley, MN

City of Lakes Chorus

Federal Premium Ammunition

Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association

Thompson Historical Society

University of Minnesota Geological Survey

Carlson Companies

Sherwin Linton Entertainment

Sagis Legacy

Wanner Engineering

Saiva Siddhanta Church

Bayport Printing

Bluestem Graphics

Limberg Productions

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