Alchemy Tintype Studio Pop-Up

Tintype is a photographic process invented in the 1860’s which involves the photographer (that’s me, Ashley!) coating an aluminum plate in chemicals, sensitizing that plate to light in a silver bath, and then photographing the subject with that still-wet plate before it dries. I then take the plate back into my little portable darkroom and process the image on the spot! This is the most special way to have your photograph made, and the experience of observing a historical process is part of the fun. And, your tintype will last 200-300 years… a true heirloom for your family.

Families of two adults and children can be accommodated, although the process works best with one to two people per tintype due to the extremely shallow depth of field. If you have a large family, consider booking multiple appointments and splitting up into smaller groups!

Pricing below includes one 4×5 inch tintype, but you’re welcome to choose to “upgrade” your tintype to a larger size by selecting one of the upgrade options. Your appointment will last about 20 minutes! If you would like to upgrade to an 8×10 or 5×7 inch tintype, you may either pay up front by selecting the “add-ons” below, or plan to upgrade the day of your appointment with cash, venmo or paypal.

Please note: you will be able to watch the tintype develop and take photos, but you won’t take your tintype home the day of the pop-up. It will need to wash and be scanned (a scan is included in the cost!) and varnished. If you would prefer to pick your tintype up when it’s ready, it usually takes 1-2 weeks. If you’d like me to mail it, be sure to add on shipping when you check out! Shipping is not included in the initial cost.

Please also note: due to limited appointments, my ability to reschedule appointments becomes limited as the spots fill. Please be sure you can make it to the appointment you choose, as I can’t offer rescheduling options for future popup dates.


Jan 21 2024


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Kindred Homestead Supply
606 Main St. Vancouver WA 98660


Kindred Homestead Supply