Photo & Slide Scanning Service

Ready to Get Started?

Simply download our order form and review the instructions to get started.  Request an appointment to drop off your order in person or send it to us.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your order.

Why Shoebox Memories ?

Trusted, Local, customized, Quality

Not all photo or slide scanning services are the same.  The devil is in the details, and we don't cut corners to save a few bucks. Your precious memories deserve more, and aren't worth the risk if you ask us. Shoebox Memories photo scanning services are the affordable quality option.


With thousands of customer memories preserved, we've got the experience to get it done quickly and right!


If you aren't comfortable shipping your irreplaceable family memories to a warehouse somewhere, we don't blame you. Our local drop-off and pick-up location is in South Riding, VA a suburb of Washington DC.  Call to arrange your drop-off.

Customized Service. 

Got special requests? We CAN CUSTOMIZE your order to meet your needs!

Quality Results.

We use quality professional equipment and techniques, to get you excellent results!  We treat your materials as if they were our own. 

We scan each photo by hand, to ensure safety of your photos, slides and negatives and to ensure the quality of our work.  

We have scanned photos for customers in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, Fairfax, South Riding, Aldie, Chantilly, Centreville, Herndon, Reston, Ashburn, Manassas, Middleburg, Leesburg and many other states and cities.

Accepted Formats

  • Photos, Documents, Articles, Clippings, Certificates, etc.  (up to 8x11.5 inches)
  • 35mm Film Negatives  (color or black and white, 2-5 frames per strip)
  • 35mm Slides

Photo & Slide Scanning Service 

Scanning Services

  • Save TONS of time!  The Shoebox Memories team scans.  You relax!
  • Scan photos, documents, slides, and 35mm film negatives into high resolution digital JPG files
  • Preserve old photos and family memories easily!


  • Our process based on our 18+ years of experience is safe, fast and efficient
  • Easily underestimated, scanning your own pictures can be very time consuming 
  • We suggest you spend time creating family memories instead of preserving them!


  • We only scan "by hand" to protect your original materials
  • We use professional-grade equipment to ensure top quality
  • Since 2003, we've scanned hundreds of thousands of photos for satisfied customers


  • We don't compromise on quality or safety of your photos.  
  • All work is done locally in Northern VA.  Your project will never be shipped across the country or overseas!
  • We treat and protect your family memories as if they were our own
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Premium scanning of Photos, Full processing

  • 800 dpi resolution, JPG format
  • Cropping, Dust/Scratch reduction, Color correction
  • Typical 4x6 photo:  4800x3200 pixels  =  ~15MB file size
  • Digital file download


Premium scanning of 35mm Negatives and Slides, Full processing

  • 4000 dpi resolution, JPG or TIF format
  • Cropping, Dust/Scratch reduction, Color correction
  • Typical negative/slide:  5500x3600 pixels  =  ~60MB file size (TIF)
  • Digital file download 


+$15.00 USB thumb drive

+$80.00 for an external hard drive purchased on your behalf  (or bring your own)

Additional options described on the order form.  Please contact us if you don't see an option you want.