For those looking to preserve or share their their images, digital photographic services are a great solution, says Carsten Arnold from Carmel Studios.

Picture this! Preserving your family’s favourite photos and artwork.

Creative options let you make the most of your cherished images

Chilliwack’s Carsten Arnold is used to seeing years of family history come his way.

In albums, loose in photo boxes, or slide trays, families can have thousands of photographs hidden away in cabinets, closets or bookshelves. For those looking to preserve those images, share them with others, and even make them more accessible, Carsten’s Carmel Studios has the solution: digital photographic services.

“Families have so many old photos and don’t know how to deal with them – they want to preserve their memories, share them, and pass them down,” Carsten says, highlighting the possibilities of digital scanning, editing and restoration provided by Carmel Studios.

By scanning those cherished images, they become much easier to share, or to be used to create beautiful artwork. And, it’s not only those albums of printed photographs that can be scanned – Carsten works with slides, negatives and even Polaroids, capturing and preserving your family’s memories for years to come. If you’re an artist and need to digitize your original artwork, Carmel Studios also has the specialized equipment to accurately reproduce it, no matter what size.

Preserving and presenting your history

If you have many images to choose from, Carsten will help you explore and realize your goals, whether that’s selecting a single image to enlarge and print, for example, or preserving your family’s entire photographic story.

When photos have faded or weathered with time, Carsten’s many years of Photoshop wizardry can restore your precious memories to their original look, or they can be edited to suit your needs.

And when you want to showcase a favourite image, Carmel Studios can help with state-of-the-art printing, on photo paper or canvas for larger prints.

“With older photos, when the image is a little grainy or not in the best focus, canvas can be more forgiving,” Carsten explains. Prefer a more creative approach? He can even apply “photographic artistry” to your favourites and give them a whole new look. “There are so many creative and stylistic ways to make your images stand out.”

Sharing a photographer’s eye

Complementing Carsten Arnold’s scanning and restoration expertise is his talent as a photographer.

In addition to award-winning architectural, interiors, food, and product photography, Carsten thrives in the Fraser Valley’s natural landscapes, capturing its beauty and creating breathtaking stylized nature images.

“Photography is not always about the literal expression of reality,” reflects Carsten, whose large-format canvas prints are sold at Decor West Interiors in Chilliwack, Canwest Galleries in Harrison, and online at the Carmel Studios’ digital gallery.

To learn more about the possibilities for your photographs or artwork, call 604-219-0920, or visit online at

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A talented photographer, Carmel Studios’ Carsten Arnold, left, creates beautiful breathtaking stylized nature images inspired by the local landscape.

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