Sip & Develop in Silver Spring prides itself on being the only company in the United States that combines a  social environment with easy-to-understand film developing instructions. NO film developing experience is required! We’ll entertain you and your friends, co-workers, or family as we show you step-by-step how to develop photos!

Sip & Develop
8501 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Hours of Operation
OPEN: Thur - SUN 12:00PM - 10:00pm

Kids ages 10-17 are welcomed

Call us: 833-747-6338

click below to choose your service

Camera Sign-Out & Develop

Take your own pictures. You will be provided one of our Point-and-Shoot 35mm cameras to take out on the town. You will have between 15-20 exposures to choose from for your development experience. Great option for the explorer

Mini-Photo Shoot & Develop

Let our in-house professionals take your pictures for you. You will receive between 15-20 exposures for your development experience

Single Studio Portrait

Let our in-house professionals take your pictures for you. Our staff will have your photo ready for pick-up in 2-hours or less. Come back to pick-up at your leisure.

Expert Dark Room Developer

Recommended Service for professionals or any customer that has been through our film development class and feels comfortable enough to go dark all alone. You will recieve five (5) sheets of photo printing paper for your developing experience.

What do we offer?

Our Individual and Group Event Options

Classes - a unique way to learn about developing film with strangers in a fun-filled social atmosphere.

Parties - schedule a private group party with us today and enjoy developing photos with everyone you choose to invite.

Darkroom - enjoy some time to yourself in the darkroom and gain confidence in developing film all on your own

Picture taking - gain the knowledge you’ve always wanted when it comes to taking pictures and utilize our professional services for all your picture-taking adventures.

Retail sales - Capture your film-developing experience with merchandise in a fun way.

How It Works?


Choose your activity from our selection of in-house photography, camera sign-out self-photography, film development, or a combination of each. You can even host your own private group event with us or simply reserve our darkroom for your own personal use.

Come experience the first Sip & Develop that opened in the United States and discover the joys of film-developing near you!



"This Sip & Develop Is Fun overall! The host are amazing with customer service and laughter. It’s great for a date night and even a event for family. Make sure you put this in your itinerary while you’re in the DMV area!"

"Brandon Dunston"

"Great class, great teach, 10/10 Experience!!"


"Wonderful, Wonderful experience! I'll come back again & again"


"Great, GREAT experience! Awesome for date night, couples fun, team building, end of the term, or milestone celebration. Support Excellence ✨✨ "


"Very cool concept + staff are so helpful and enthusiastic! Really a gem of a place!"


"Brilliant idea. Excellent execution. Charismatic team. Our night at Sip&Develop was fun and surprisingly addicting. Looking forward to coming back and spending more time in the darkroom while sipping on suds with other artistic minds!"


"The staff and professionalism of this business was excellent. The overall experience is highly recommended. What a great opportunity to share, learn, engage, take a friend, or loved one to a great experience."

"MR J"

"Very exquisite experience with my wife and I I definitely will be back the Aviance and professionalism I mister a Shawn Robinson was excellent also will be back"

"Travian Ezekiel"

"Very fun social setting. Professional staff. Would highly recommend."

"Gregory Robinson"

" Great Atmosphere! The staff is amazing, definitely going back! Thinking about planning a birthday party or even a team building event with my company. Thanks
Sip and Develop! "

"Crystal Travers"

" First off this place is black owned ( we love to see it). We came as a date night. The staff was super accommodating and friendly . Definitely had fun, we’re going to try to come back in the near future. Thanks Again for such a great Experience Rashon and the rest of the crew. "

"Gregory Bacon"

" Sip & Develop was amazing! Way better than anticipated. Cat was a great teacher and very patient with us as we learned the picture developing process. 10/10 would recommend"

"Beau Beau"

" If anyone is every in the D.M.V area I highly recommend checking out sip and develop. Great experience great people great atmosphere! Planning my next visit real soon."

"Jasmine Clark"

" Great Experience! Found this place off Tiktok and had a great time. "

"Graveyard Gaming"

" Had a great experience can't wait to go back"

"Sharde newsome"

" Full of fun , laughs, teachings, and vibes !!!"

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Schedule Your Group Event or Party Today

Ready to take your private group event to the next level? We are here for you! Come learn how to develop photos. No prior film-developing experience is necessary! Sip & Develop offers film-developing lessons in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

Planning a family get-together? A bachelor or bachelorette party? Dreaming of that perfect company outing? We are it! Whatever the occasion, put an original spin on your special night and celebrate at Sip & Develop!

We are located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, and are the only company of our kind in the United States. Take advantage of this opportunity and make your reservation today!