Wet Plate Collodion


is a photographic process that was invented over one hundred and fifty years ago by Frederick Scott Archer. The process was widely used from about 1850 to 1880 until it was replaced by much more convenient methods of photography. Because wet plates, have to be processed from start to finish in about fifteen minutes it made it very cumbersome to travel with. In this digital age where selfies are a dime a dozen we at Brass & Bellows believe that this process is more important than ever. It is important that we slow down and make photographs treasurable again. The images we create will last for generations, long after hard drives fail.  

We offer a fun and unique experience that is sure to make an impression on your guests. Not only do you get to walk away with a precious memento, you experience the magic that once was photography.