There are a few things that spell classic Pigeon Forge fun, like miniature golf, laser tag, arcades, airbrush t-shirts, creamy fudge, and…old time photos! Peppered along the Parkway in the downtowns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are several old-time photography studios, where you’ll have a unique experience and a fun souvenir to take home!
Great for some fun on a honeymoon, an afternoon of laughs with friends, or a break from the traditional attractions with the family in the Smokies, old-time photo sessions take you back to the days of cowboys, outlaws, saloons, flappers, gangsters, and more. You’ll have fun backdrops, era-specific costumes, and plenty of props to choose from.
While there are dozens of scenic spots to get some great family photos in the Great Smoky Mountains, old-time photos are a fun change of pace. Get dressed up, grab a prop, strike a pose, and have some fun being someone else for a bit. Kids and adults will love playing around and having an awesome photo to take home.
You’ll also have your pick of places, with several great old-time photo studios in these charming mountain towns. Read on for the top spots for old-time photos, and check out our blog for more great ideas for fun in the Smokies.
Wild Gals Old Time Photo
Pigeon Forge, TN
Wild Gals Old Time Photo is one of the premier studios in the area for old-time photos. They have top reviews on TripAdvisor, placing them in the #1 spot for old-time photography in Pigeon Forge. They’ve also been honored with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence! Their professional photographers and staff are there to make sure you have a great time and get some fantastic photos you’ll treasure for years.
Set up in a saloon, hide out with the mafia, or find the perfect backdrop for your photos as a Southern belle or gentleman, hillbilly, flapper, gangster, cowboy, and more! They have costumes for kiddos up to adults, with plenty of sizes so everyone – even your 4-legged friends – can get in on the action! Wild Gals also prides itself on taking time to do a full photo shoot with each guest, so no one will feel rushed and everyone will get the quality photos they deserve.
Four Sisters Old Time Photos
3152 Parkway #6
Pigeon Forge, TN
This family-centric old-time photo studio boasts top reviews on Google and TripAdvisor, and they’re the largest in the area. They really are a do-it-all studio, offering costumes, backdrops, and props for children, adults, couples, pets, babies, and groups! Their spacious studio can accommodate up to 200 people, so even large groups can get a great shot all together.
Their authentic costumes represent eras all the way back to the 1800s, with a collection of props from all around the world. Post on top of a saloon bar, in front of those classing swinging doors, in a gangster scene, or behind bars. Or you can let your sweet little Southern belle pose in a pretty salon.
Four Sisters also offers professionally-trained photographers (with 30+ years’ experience) and photo pricing starting at just $12! You’ll have a blast playing around with family and friends, and you’ll get some great high-quality photos as a reminder of your time in the Smokies!
Old Tyme Photography
Gatlinburg Space Needle
Old Tyme Photography is located in the Gatlinburg Space Needle, in the heart of downtown among its many exciting attractions. Stop in for some old-fashioned fun, tipping your cowboy hat, donning your best saloon girl smile, staring down the camera as a bank robber, or getting’ a little country with your hillbilly attire. Their modern equipment gives your photos that old-tyme look, and they have different mattes, frames, and packages to choose from.
Old Time Photo Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge, TN
Grab a bite to eat at The Old Mill and then walk over to Old Time Photo (on the corner of Old Mill Avenue at traffic light #7) to snap a few fun photos. They’re always offering buy one get one free, and they have a huge selection of frames and mats to go along with your memorable photos. You can choose from 7 sets: 2 Western saloons, the roaring 20s (with a 1934 model car), a hillbilly porch, a jail, a bathtub, and a Victorian backdrop.
Old Time Photo Shoppe
Pigeon Forge, TN
On a day strolling around The Island in Pigeon Forge, don’t miss an opportunity to make a memory at the Old Time Photo Shoppe. Put on a few strands of pearls, don a cowboy hat, or put on the prettiest Victorian gown and pose in the saloon, with steampunk accessories, as a gangster, or as a Southern belle.
Opened in June 2015, it’s one of the newest old-time photo studios in the area. And if you’re here for a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary, they’ll specially cater to you. Their old-time wedding scene is the perfect place to pose with that special someone for a romantic souvenir you’ll always cherish. They even have an old tin bathtub for little ones to get some super-cute photos!
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