I have a beautiful studio just a few blocks west of downtown Nashville and offer 8x10 tintype and ambrotype sessions on the third weekend of each month. Our next opening is October 28/29th. Please CLICK HERE to schedule. 

16x20 ambrotype sessions can be scheduled at anytime, please EMAIL for rates and to schedule. 

Tintype Sessions A tintype is more than a photograph, it's a physical object which will last for decades and remind you of your past and give you a gift for the future. Each of these pictures are carefully made in my studio using a light sensitive silver emulsion on thin sheets of black metal.  Once the image is made it is preserved with a baked on coating of shellac and lavender oil which ensures the archival qualities of the tintype.  Your session includes an hour with me and you'll get to see the process of making a tintype in and out of the darkroom. You'll leave with the actual metal plate and a digital scan will be provided as well. These scans are extremely high resolution and I can provide digital reprints up to 20x24".  Tintype studio sessions are $80 and $240 for 4x5 or 8x10 inch plates. 

Tintype Sessions

A tintype is more than a photograph, it's a physical object which will last for decades and remind you of your past and give you a gift for the future. Each of these pictures are carefully made in my studio using a light sensitive silver emulsion on thin sheets of black metal. 

Once the image is made it is preserved with a baked on coating of shellac and lavender oil which ensures the archival qualities of the tintype. 

Your session includes an hour with me and you'll get to see the process of making a tintype in and out of the darkroom. You'll leave with the actual metal plate and a digital scan will be provided as well. These scans are extremely high resolution and I can provide digital reprints up to 20x24". 

Tintype studio sessions are $80 and $240 for 4x5 or 8x10 inch plates. 

Ambrotype Sessions I'm really excited to be returning to the medium which I started with in wet plate photography, glass! Each of these photos is made by coating a glass sheet with a light sensitive silver emulsion and making an image directly on that surface. The photograph appears nearly transparent until held up to something dark and then the image appears. The ambrotypes last for decades and are a beautiful look into your past.  Each session is about an hour including my showing you step by step through the process, the taking of the image and the work in the darkroom where you can see your image come to life. Like the tintype sessions, you'll leave with the physical photograph. These can also be used as negatives to make beautiful photo paper enlargements up to 20x24". Ambrotype studio sessions are $110 and $300 for 4x5 or 8x10 inch glass plates. Please contact me for rates on the 16x20 sessions. 

Ambrotype Sessions

I'm really excited to be returning to the medium which I started with in wet plate photography, glass! Each of these photos is made by coating a glass sheet with a light sensitive silver emulsion and making an image directly on that surface. The photograph appears nearly transparent until held up to something dark and then the image appears. The ambrotypes last for decades and are a beautiful look into your past. 

Each session is about an hour including my showing you step by step through the process, the taking of the image and the work in the darkroom where you can see your image come to life. Like the tintype sessions, you'll leave with the physical photograph. These can also be used as negatives to make beautiful photo paper enlargements up to 20x24".

Ambrotype studio sessions are $110 and $300 for 4x5 or 8x10 inch glass plates. Please contact me for rates on the 16x20 sessions.