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“New owners keep quality high”

Victorian Photography Studio
Ranked #1 of 8 Fun & Games in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.Come on in and see some 19th century cameras and props.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and were pleasantly surprised when we found out the place has new owners. The process is the same, but with some improvements - more costume choices, changing backgrounds, seasonal ideas. Dave and his assistant Elizabeth were welcoming, and great with the kids (and adults).

We had a large group and it was all efficiently and professionally done - in the way we were used to. Happy to see the place thrive and continue serving Gettysburg.

Definitely coming back!

Thank Pannipannini
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Contacted the studio a week before and shared an original battle picture we wanted recreated. They gathered all the costume, accessories, found the perfect site and made this one of our best photography experience.

Thank you so much for all the attention to details

Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Having booked to have our photograph taken in costume in Liverpool before setting off on our holiday. I have to admit to feeling more than a little apprehensive about the whole thing when the day dawned! However we were warmly greeted and soon put at ease by the owner and his lovely wife and then taken to see the huge choice of outfits, which for my husband meant the all important choice of Confederate or Union Uniform!. There are many many lovely and varied dresses for the ladies and I was grateful of the fact that they catered for the 'fuller figure'! Not only did I wear a lovely floral dress (hooped underskirt too) but accessories that made the whole photograph look authentic. - It took no time at all, but is a fabulous memento of our visit to Gettysburg. The owner is a real Civil War expert and told us many anecdotes not only about the war itself but how Gettysburg copes with the re-enactments that happen at every anniversary. Fabulous stuff - could have stayed all day listening to stories (I especally liked the fact that even the owners spectacles are made to be authentic!)

Thank sooz_1957
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I am a history buff. The civil war is unique in the way dress, and technology came together. We did a wet plate photo which is done in the same way as it was during the period. The staff knew their business. They were happy to explain what he was doing with the plates and why, explained the photography of the period. They also had appropriate costumes for the period, and explained them as well, and all this is before we get to the finished product.

The pictures are fantastic, we are very pleased with them.

My wife had a riot dressing in the costumes and hair styles. Seeing her in a hoop skirt and corset was hilarious. Just sitting in one of those things was fun to watch as my wife required help in the pose..

Ladies BYOC (bring your own corset) as its underwear i do note believe they can supply them, but they are authentic to the period.

A great time, if we go back Gettysburg we have a couple more pictures we want VPS to take.

Thank screennameNewJersey
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I don't think a trip to Gettysburg would be complete without visiting this studio. The people were extremely pleasant and accommodating and the process was quick and professional but never felt rushed. We enjoyed the experience immensely and give them the highest recommendation without hesitation.

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