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Address: 10 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 676167
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Welcome to the Past Images. Past Images specialize in period costume and...

Welcome to the Past Images. Past Images specialize in period costume and contemporary photography.Come One, Come All! Step back in time with Past Images professional photography. Let us take you back to the medieval, viking or victorian era and create an image of unique quality.The Past Images service is entirely bespoke and suited to the individual customer's needs. We can help you with what to wear, how to stand or where to look but we will also listen.We Specialise in Victorian image photography, and cover York, Yorkshire, Whitby, Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast.

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My fiancé visited here to get a period photo done, we weren't sure how it worked and the owner was very clear at explaining how he works and the process. We asked to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had been to two other period costume photography studios in previous years but to be quite honest, this one was a total disappointment in comparison. At the other studios, there were options to try on clothes in your size - not merely taking any dress off the rack and hoping that a small straight bodice would fit a more... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

My fiancé visited here to get a period photo done, we weren't sure how it worked and the owner was very clear at explaining how he works and the process. We asked to be dressed in Victorian style with York Cathedral in the background he was very professional in getting it to look right for the period, he said he... More 

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Thank Catherine M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Went here today and what a brilliant fun experience. Basically you dress up in costumes and have your photo taken. It's a unique experience and a great opportunity to create a memory! The enthusiastic photographer adds to the whole experience and its nice to see someone so passionate about there work. Would recommend this place for anybody who wants to... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

I confess it was my idea that we have a memory of our trip to York. My pregnant daughter and one of my two nieces weren't at all keen on the idea whereas one niece and my son-in-law seemed OK with the whole idea. We turned up without the need for an appointment which may have been luck or the... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

We found ourselves unable to take a boat trip on 6th July due to flooding and decided on a whim to do this! The whole experience was lots of fun. We used our image as our wedding invitation. The only downside for me was that I booked way ahead for us to turn up again the following October in our... More 

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Headley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

this is a must to do, I was amazed by the way it was all done, these photos are so cool, the staff are friendly and very professorial

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Thank jeysonf
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Past Images state that they close at 430pm on Sundays. We were in York for the weekend, and went in the store at 330pm, to have a family portrait taken in medieval costumes. The proprietor told us, without much in the way of apology, that he was closing. As I said at the time, how very British to turn customers... More 

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

I'm so glad I stumbled upon Past Images on Shambles in York! My husband and I have previously done old-time western photos in the States, but there are many beautiful options to choose from with this period and fantasy costume studio. The photographer and his daughter made it so much fun for me to play "dress up" as a medieval... More 

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Bridlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Friendly, professional and made the whole experience fun! Would definitely recommend and we will go back with our family for another session of fun in costume!

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Thank Paula K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012 via mobile

So much fun dressing up. First pick what scene you want - victorian, knights, princess, riding a unicorn etc etc. Then choose what costume. They tie at the back so would fit all sizes. Then you get your picture taken against a green wall a hand full of times. Then pick which one you want and they'll put it with... More 

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