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Wet Plate Photo Event with Jennifer Ickes

Works above copyright Jennifer Ickes, JMI Photo.

Jennifer Ickes of JMI Photography will be setting up her portable darkroom at Maeva's Coffee to produce original wet plate photos on tin. This type of photography hails from the 19th c. and involves the physical art of pouring chemicals onto tin plates and producing portraits through a long exposure technique. The results are often unpredictable- as the process is highly susceptible to small changes in temperature and light. However, the process guarantees a portrait with raw beauty and dimension like no other. 

This is a rare opportunity to have a portrait taken that is not only a work of art- but a work of history. If you are looking for unique portraits to send with your Christmas cards this year, or a beautiful tin plate to gift to a loved one, you cannot miss this! 

Because of this process' sensitivities to natural light, only afternoon sessions are available. Each $20 session includes a digital file of your photos (between 1-3 per session). Professional quality prints or the original tin plate can be purchased, unmounted or mounted for display, for an extra fee at the time of the sitting. 

To book, reserve a space below. THEN EMAIL US (at to confirm a time on the day book:

Friday, Oct 14th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

Saturday, October 15th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

Sunday, October 16th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)


Booking includes 45 min setting session with a maximum of 4 people to a group.

This process requires PATIENCE. Science takes time! Tests shots and adjustments may be needed prior to getting a good shot. Only expect one photo per session. 

This process requires subjects to sit still for upwards of 20 seconds- so please keep this in mind if you intend on participated with children. 

Digital files of photos taken are included in the booking fee. 

Wondering how the process works? Check out this video below:

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