April 30, 2014

Make mom a gift she will just love!

Mother's Day is right around the corner.  This year give her something other than flowers and chocolate.  Turn her favorite childhood photo of you into a tintype or ambrotype that she will love for a lifetime.

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April 29, 2014

Tintype Tuesday!

Visiting the Chicago area?  Make sure to schedule a tintype sitting with Chicago Tintypes during your visit.  On location or in studio, a tintype sitting captures a frozen moment of life in an instant. 

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Mother & Sons
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Jen Jansen
April 23, 2014

Sittings with Chicago Tintypes

We love making tintypes and especially love the opportunity to take wet plate collodion sittings both on location and in our Chicago studio.  Here is a tintype that was created on location at Northwestern University in Chicago.  The couple were newly engaged and used the tintype as the photograph for their 'save the date' cards.  It was a beautiful location for a lovely couple.  Here's to their bright future!

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Here is a shot of the 'behind the scenes'!

If you want to book your own special tintype sitting in Chicago or on location, email Jen for her availability and more information!

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April 07, 2014

New Tintype pendants!

These new pendants feature a golden rose tintype and are set in a rose edged bezel.  There are only 5 pieces in this limited edition, great for a gift or to keep for yourself.  There is a special message on the back of the tintype as a reminder to keep reaching!

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April 04, 2014

Studio Sittings in Chicago

Want to experience the in camera studio sitting with wet plate collodion?  We book limited appointment times out of our Chicago studio so you can experience the tintype sitting in a 5x7 or 8x10 session.  email us at to get started booking your date!

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March 07, 2014

Featured Artwork

We have a selection of one of a kind in camera tintypes for sale in our artwork section.  This piece is an 8 x 10 tintype created in a studio setting with an 1920's Century Studio camera.

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March 07, 2014

Studio Sittings

We are now booking in camera tintype sittings!  Our sittings are by appointment only and are offered in three sitting sizes.  We create a 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 tintypes from our Chicago studio.  If you are going to be in the Chicago area and would like to book a sitting, contact us to book you sitting time!