AMBROTYPE SESSION DETAILS:

Ambrotype portrait sessions are 2 hours long*. The cost per session is $1200.00 for a single 16x20 glass plate portrait image. Additional photo plates within a session are $550.00. For example: a portrait of you and your spouse is $1200.00, if you both choose to take an individual portrait within the same session, each solo portrait is an additional $550.00.

An ambrotype portrait session includes one image, the original 16x20 sheet of glass, and a digital JPG. Each image is digitally scanned and a JPG is sent to you via email. Note: we keep a high resolution scan of your image so that prints can be ordered if desired.             

The finished glass photo plates will be delivered to your home or office on Tuesday July 2nd. This gives the artist enough time to dry, scan and varnish your plate, preserving it for a lifetime. If you live outside the Atlanta area arrangements can be made to ship the plate to you at an additional cost.

*If you would like to have a hair and make-up artist at your session, please let us know and we can discuss and arrange those details with you.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SESSION:

Ambrotype photography is an ART FORM and an IMPERFECT PROCESS.  

  • This style of photography is a 160 year old chemical process. Minor flaws and evidence of chemistry and handling are inherent on every ambrotype.

  • Images are for personal use only. If you are interested in using an image for commercial use please contact us before scheduling to discuss licensing options.

  • The lens and camera are designed for individual and couples portraiture. For families, we can fit a maximum number of 5 persons in one image. Due to a very shallow depth of field, the more people in the frame, the more difficult it becomes to achieve perfect focus.

  • No Pets.**

  • No children under two years old.**

  • No solo portraits of children under 7 years old.**

**This process requires the subject to be completely still. In our experience, capturing individual portraits of children under 7 and pets with this antique technology is difficult and most often impossible.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at kendra@gilesclement.com

Note: If you would like additional ambrotype images made during your appointment, arrangements must be made at least a week before your scheduled session. Due to material costs and acquisition, we cannot shoot additional plates without prior notice.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

DEPOSITS ARE NON- REFUNDABLE IF THE MINIMUM 7 DAYS NOTICE IS NOT GIVEN. A MINIMUM OF 7 DAYS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT.