How long is a Session?
It takes about 20 minutes per plate. On pop up days please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early so I can give you the best possible experience.
How much does it cost?
For pop-up sessions
4X5 = $70
5X7 = $100
8X10 = $200
High resolution digital scan of your image = $20
Contact me for other pricing, including events or onsite photographs
Due to the limitations and size restrictions, I can only shoot up to 2 people for a 4x5 plate, 3 people for 5x7 plate, and 5 people for 8X10. The depth of field is very shallow making it more difficult to obtain a sharp focus for all subjects. That being said–I'm always up for an experiment.
This is a one time deal. The cost is per plate and I shoot one plate at a time. Once a plate is exposed the image is already fixed to the plate. No filters, no photoshop, just a unique moment caught in time.
Yes. This is an imperfect process. You not only get a record of the people in the picture but of the chemical process. Differences in temperature, light, and the fact that it is all done by hand make each image one of a kind.
Generally no, This process is immediate and there are no filters or post-process fixes. If you are not happy with the way you look when taking selfies you may find these images challenging,
I will re-shoot at no extra cost if:
You will see what it looks like immediately after your shoot. However, typically photographs are ready for pick up the following day. The plates need to be dried, carefully heated, and varnished to protect silver from tarnishing. If being shipped, allow more time for the varnish to cure fully (about 5 days). Once completed these will never fade and outlast all other photographs.
Please do! You can use your portrait for Christmas cards, personal prints for family members, and for anything that isn’t commercially reproduced.
With permission, yes. Like with any photographer, licensing fees apply and vary depending on the use of the image. Contact me to discuss rates.
Most of the time photos will be headshots/medium shots, so you don't need to worry terribly much about the bottom half of your wardrobe.
If you plan on wearing makeup, I would recommend applying it a little heavier than normal since this process is highly detailed. Freckles, sunspots, and scars are more pronounced in this process; however I believe this is what gives you true character.