Old Tyme Photography


Durango's Old Tyme Photography at Thru The Lens has been transporting visitors and locals alike to another era for over 30 years. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will provide a fun and one-of-a-kind photo experience. We offer a wide selection of attire, props, and backgrounds. Our Old Tyme Portraiture creates a unique and lasting memory for all events—family reunions, weddings, bachelorette and bachelor parties, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, or simply a good old-fashioned souvenir! And check out our Old Tyme mobile photo studio! We also offer a wide variety of mattes and frames and our entire process is 'While You Wait!' So come on in for a fun photo experience, be shot back in time, and walk out the door with the best Durango Souvenir!

Fine Portrait Photography

At Thru The Lens, we not only specialize in Old Tyme Photography, but in Fine Portrait Photography for all occasions: small intimate weddings, business and publicity portraits, commercial and product photography, maternity photos, senior portraits, engagements and anniversary sessions, family and children photos, newborns and babies, pets and more.
Life moves too fast not to capture all the special moments to savor later. A photograph has an amazing power to immortalize a moment in time, freezing it forever. At Thru The Lens, we specialize in capturing all of your once in a life time moments. Rachel Holiday, our amazing studio manager and photographer will make you feel comfortable and will work with you to figure out the best poses, backdrops, photo finishes, packages and more. You can rely on us to take beautiful photographs to fill your home with and share with loved ones.
We also provide a wide variety of photography packages to select from or we can customize a package specifically for your needs and budget.

Rachel HolidayRachel Holiday is the Thru The Lens studio manager and head photography. She moved to Durango from Oklahoma City a year ago and it seems to be a perfect fit as she has a deep love of the southwest! Rachel loved photography from an early age and remembers always having a camera close at hand! She went to photography school and opened up her own studio and gallery in Bethany, OK after graduation.
It is important to Rachel to build a special relationship with her subject so she is able to capture their true personality. She has a wonderful ability to catch unique moments that will bring a smile to any observer’s face.
Call the studio to have Rachel capture you thru her lens!