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“Great with kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victorian Photography Studio

Victorian Photography Studio
76 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717- 338-1515
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Ranked #2 of 43 Activities in Gettysburg
Type: Amusement
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Owner description: Whether you want to capture your family's precious vacation or get striking Civil War images , Victorian Photography Studio can make it happen with our extensive Civil War Wardrobe . You can count on us to deliver what we promise. -We offer 19th century Wet-Plate photography with a short hisory lesson on how the process was done. -We also offer the less expensive modern Digital photography.and Now you can rent Civil War clothing for any occasion. -Reserve your photo session today, Visit our website and click the booknow button
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Great with kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I was very impressed with the amount of patience Tish had with my two year old son. She entertained him with blocks while we were getting into our costumes and Dell was setting up the camera. While we were taking our pictures Tish played with the blocks and Dell used his cell phone to get my son to stand still for a minute during the photo (not an easy task). My son's face was a little blurry in the photo since he moved but overall I was impressed with the photo! Thank you Tish and Dell!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the Victorian photo studio... What really makes this place interesting is that they use the same photography techniques that were used in the late 1800's. The whole process is explained as the photographer prepares the camera. Also, as you are getting dressed for your session, the garb, accessories and mannerisms from that time are explained. This place isn't just a photography studio but rather a history lesson cleverly disguised as family fun all while being very reasonably priced. Very happy with our portrait and the experience. Two thumbs up!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“A fun time in Gettysburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We read about the studio on tripadvisor and walked in one day for a photo session. What a kick! Wonderful husband and wife running the shop, and very prfessional. Large selection of costumes. This is a great place to make and bring home a keepsake photo.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Fun souvenir, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Myself and a group of my friends went to Gettysburg to just sight see and spend some time exploring. One of my friends had scheduled an appointment for the Victorian Photography Studio.

We had a great time! Tish and Dell were great! Friendly, knowledgeable, informative, and very warm. I felt welcomed the second we walked in! You can tell Tish really loves what she does! The whole time she was dressing us, she was answering all of my questions about the clothing of that time period, which was really nice.

We decided to do the digital print, but Tish was showing us wet plate type photos and explaining it to us, which was super cool.

The photo came out great, and the price was super reasonable!

I would highly recommend doing this if you're in the area!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Fantastic Family Photo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a great time with Del/Tish. I have an 8, 6, and 4 year old that enjoyed the entire process from beginning to end. It was exactly what we expected and more. This isn't one of those cheesy amusement park "old time" photos. This is a legit, exactly how they did it in the past process. The camera we used dated back to 1863 and the picture looks incredibly authentic. Take the time to do this, and you will not be disappointed. (go with the wet plate option....nothing compares to it)

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