About Vintage Photo Scan

Sam Uhl, Owner of Vintage Photo Scan

Sam Uhl, Owner of Vintage Photo Scan

Vintage Photo Scan grew out of a love for preserving family history as part of The Cheerful Word, a boutique memoir writing and publishing company based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. While teaching workshops and coaching her authors, Sam kept getting requests to scan boxes of family photos, slides, and letters, some of which were used in their published memoirs. Eventually, the digital scanning earned its own business. 

In spring of 2018, Sam launched Vintage Photo Scan. With a focus on preserving personal history, and it is her promise to you to treat every one of your memories with the same care with which she treats her own. Whether you bring photos, slides, VHS tapes, old letters, journals, newspaper clippings, recipes, or other memorabilia, rest assured that you’re in expert, capable hands with Vintage Photo Scan.

Why Choose Vintage Photo Scan?


For nine years, here's what our typical customer has to say about us:

It was a pleasure to work with Sam to preserve my old family slides. She was engaged in helping me tell my story and preserve those memories. Her genuine interest and enthusiasm made it a joy to do.
— Philip R., Hendersonville, NC
I was very comfortable leaving my family photos with Sam at Vintage Photo Scan. She did a remarkable job with my pictures and the turn-around time was just what I needed. I highly recommend her!
— Robin W., Asheville, NC
If you have old VHS movies, I highly recommend hiring Vintage Photo Scan to bring them back to life. Thanks so much, Sam!
— Elizabeth H., Hendersonville, NC


You will always receive our personal attention and professional acumen. From the moment you deliver your items to us until the moment they are returned to you, we follow a strict set of protocols to ensure the tracking of your order. If you ship us your items, your package is sent with a tracking number to our address and returned to you the same way. If you meet us in person, you sign your items over to us and they go directly into a covered plastic bin where they are stored for the duration of the project.

During the process of digital scanning, only one person handles your project from start to finish. Your items never leave our building until your project is complete.

We use white, cotton gloves to handle your items. This protects the integrity of the image, cleans the dust before scanning, and prevents skin oils from transferring to the image.


We bring you nine years of experience using a variety of digital scanning systems. Today, we have a superior system that produces excellent results delivered with a personal, professional touch for every image we deliver to you.

Our proficiency doesn’t end with inspecting every digital scan. Each image is also examined to determine if additional cropping, editing, or image/color correction is required. We do not use automated image correction software because we believe the human eye makes a better determination of what a photo should look like.

Each image undergoes a quality check three times before it reaches our customers: once when it is cleaned and scanned, once when it is checked and edited if necessary, and again when it is filed and organized for delivery.

High-Resolution Scanning

We scan every image at 600 dpi for archival quality. At this resolution, most photos can be edited, enlarged, and printed for many uses. You may choose to have us scan at a higher resolution for an extra cost.

The output for each scan is a JPEG file format. A TIFF is available at an extra cost.