Portrait Studio

Whether it’s a labor of love, a pièce de résistance, your magnum opus, the new sine qua non of the costume world or something you just threw together that really works, the easiest way to share your creation with family, friends and fellow costumers and keep your portfolio current is with a professional portrait.

This year we are pleased to offer again the services of Shotwell Collection photographer Andy Schmidt. Andy will be available throughout the Costume College weekend, particularly for the hours leading up to and including the Friday Night Social, Time Traveler’s Gala, Sunday Breakfast, and Fantasy Tea.
Purchase your Portrait Studio ribbon for $1.00 at the Information Desk or in the Studio. The ribbon entitles you to pose for photos as many times as you like. Professional-quality prints and digital downloads may be purchased at very affordable prices from the Shotwell Collection web site starting about a week or so after Costume College.

In addition to the professional portrait studio, we will set up a DIY Portrait Studio where anyone who wants to take their own pictures can. There will be lights and a backdrop available for anyone to use just outside Salon D in the Hallway. This area is not associated with the professional photographer. Ribbons are not required, but please watch out for the electrical cords and hot lights.

–Portrait Studio Chair


Professional Portrait Studio Hours:

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m., 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

8:30 – 10:00 a.m., 12:00 – 2:30 p.m., 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.

8:00 – 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Where: Salon D, and the hallway just outside.
Who: Anyone with a ribbon may access the Portrait Studio; the DIY Studio is open to everyone.