Restored Stories is dedicated to helping
families preserve their heritage and history by carefully
organizing, preserving and beautifully showcasing family
photos & printed memorabilia.
The seeds of Restored Stories were planted
when founder Brina Bolanz began the process of uncovering
her own family’s stories through heritage photos. After
a lengthy learning process and experiencing many successes
and pitfalls, Brina realized that others could deeply
benefit from her knowledge and guidance when bringing
their own families’ past back to light.
This, coupled with Brina’s passion for photography
and things vintage, sparked the idea for the company.
Restored Stories has selectively partnered with the best in the business
for printing and binding, book design, archival materials and restoration
work. This guarantees the most reliable preservation possible
of your family’s precious collections.
Careful attention to detail and a high level of client
attention are the hallmarks of our services. We are
grateful for the trust and confidence our clients place
in us to handling their collections, and use the highest
levels of care and archival practices to maintain this
About Brina Bolanz
Brina’s degree in journalism and many years in
the advertising, marketing and editorial fields give
her meticulous wordsmithing skills and a keen eye for
design, composition and flow. Her years of volunteer work with the Oregon
Historical Society continue to expand her abilities
in historical photo and document archiving, research and dating.
Ever the organizer, Brina enjoys quickly
determining the right order and archival home for each
Outside of Restored Stories, Brina always
enjoys an engrossing book, sunshine, researching her
family’s past, and her other wonderful “job”:
mommy to young daughter Rowan.