I’m so thrilled to finally announce the newest segment to my business and website, my fine art photography shop! After getting requests to sell my film photographs for years, I couldn’t be happier to be offering them for sale in this exclusive collection.
When my husband Luke and I were searching for artwork to add to our spaces, we were often hard-pressed to find photographs that both of us resonated with and loved. Personally, I like the pieces on my walls to reflect and compliment our home and style, and also tell a story. As I’m sure you all know by now, my style always leads me towards classic, clean and neutral photos – ones that age well and will always be in style.
Luke is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was born and raised there, and moved out West in 2014 where we met in Fernie, BC. His family has a cottage on Prince Edward Island where they spend their summers, and his grandmother has lived on the island her entire life. We spend time in the Maritimes both in the summer and winter, and it holds a special place in our hearts. On one trip out East, we dedicated a full day to touring around some of Luke’s favourite locales and beaches, stopping to take photos with my medium format film camera along the way. When I received the scans back a few weeks later, I couldn’t believe how beautifully they’d turned out, and how perfectly they reflected the scenic beauty of the area.
The Salt Collection features a select few of the film photographs that are dear to my heart. Encapsulating everything we love about the ocean, it is inspired by the sea, and just as we feel when we are on the Coast, it is meant to instill a sense of calm and peace. I hope these images fill your homes with the same sentiment and love that they do ours. Keep scrolling to get a sneak peek into the Salt Collection!
This image was taken at the Charlottetown Harbour, after we finished walking along the waterfront. I spotted this beautiful fishing boat beside Cow’s Creamery. Deemed by locals as PEI’s best ice cream shop, Cow’s was one of the first spots we visited during my inaugural trip out East when Luke and I first started dating. I have this image framed in my guest bedroom to remind us of Luke’s East Coast roots, and is the perfect image if you’re looking to add a bit of colour and life to your space.
This photo features the famous lighthouse at Brackley Beach near Luke’s family’s cottage on PEI. We visit this landmark every trip to the island, and with its classic red and white exterior, this photo adds the perfect nautical touch to any room.
This photo might be one of my all-time favourite images I’ve ever taken. On an evening drive back from dinner one evening, Luke suggested we stop at the beach off the highway to take in the sunset. We saw that the lifeguard chair that had fallen over on the beach, and we lifted it back upright. I captured this photo shortly after and was in disbelief when I received my film scans. This photograph is also framed in my guest bedroom and the tones compliment a bright, neutral space so beautifully.
Sunrise Tide encompasses everything I love about wall art. Its simplistic, calm features leave you feeling at peace, which is exactly what I intend for my images when I’m taking them. It’s the perfect addition to any space, given how natural and classic it is. This would go beautifully in a living room, or a little boy’s bedroom!
This photography gets its cheeky name from the old adage for nautical weather systems. This photograph has gorgeous pink undertones, with subtle hues of soft blues and grey. The sunset created a stunning glow to the clouds that I couldn’t resist capturing, and would be stunning in a nursery, office or living room!
This photo encapsulates what many refer to when they think of the East Coast. A quintessential Maritime symbol, lobster fishing traps represent many generations of fishing, a dominant industry that makes up a large part of the economy near the Atlantic Ocean. My best friend insisted this photo be included in the collection, as her husband’s family are lobster fishermen, and says that it’s the image that best embodies with the area is all about.
When printing film photographs, it’s essential to keep a few key things in mind in order to preserve its integrity. It’s crucial to select a reputable, quality printer whose product and quality you trust.
The prints are a 6×4.5 aspect ratio, so when considering a larger printing size, you may be required to apply a bit of cropping. Factoring in price, quality and shipping, I highly recommend using Artifact Uprising or Parabo Press for printing – I’ve used them for client albums and for the gallery wall in our living room. I’ve always been so happy with the quality. Note: you may have to pay duties if you order from Artifact Uprising and are shipping to Canada. If you have a local printer who you love, perhaps send a sample smaller image to ensure the quality remains intact.
I’d love to know what you think of the new shop and if you ordered a print, which one!
As always, thank you so much for supporting my small business!
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All of these are so beautiful- it’s hard to pick which ones we need in our home!