I’ll be at Olustee again this year making authentic tintypes (on metal) and ambrotypes (on glass) using the wet-plate collodion process – the same chemical process used during the civil war. Each image is a one-of-a-kind original!

You can reserve a specific time to have your picture made here on my booking page.


There is no fee to reserve! – payment is received AFTER you see your picture. But if you have to cancel, please try to let me know!


Olustee Battlefield State Park located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of Lake City and 50 miles west of Jacksonville.

Dates: Feb 15,16,17

(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Times: For spectators during the regular hours. For reenactors 9-5 (depends on the light)

Each picture takes around 30 minutes to make. If you need more than one picture, please book an additional session for each additional picture needed.


– Quarter-Plate tintype: (3.25 x 4.25 inches)-$60.

– Half-Plate tintype: (4.25 x 5.5 inches)-$70.

-Whole-Plate tintype: (6.5 x 8.5 inches)- $80.

There is only ONE original tintype or ambrotype, but you may order duplicate paper prints. Duplicate prints start at 5×7 -$20 for each print. A full price list of print sizes is available on site. (Of course, an original tintype or an ambrotype must first be made in order to get a duplicate print made of it. I do not use a digital camera nor do I make “fake, old-looking” photos!)

Reproduction frames are available. Price list is available on site.

Prices for tintypes, ambrotypes and prints include sales tax, plus shipping to your door.

Admission: Adults $12 — School-age children $6 — Pre-school-age children FREE

Official Website: https://battleofolustee.org/reenactment.html