Holiday Sessions FAQ
How does the process work?
Firstly, review the information on this website, including the pricing page, before booking. Then, schedule your appointment by selecting your session type, the date and time, and purchasing the session fee. Then, once we receive your booking, we will be in touch with you directly to schedule your reveal and order appointment (which happens about 1-2 weeks after the photo session).
How should I dress my child?
I LOVE photographing classics & neutral clothing! You can never go wrong with simple outfits. Creams, neutrals, and warm browns and burgundies will look great with our sets — but you can wear dark emeralds and navy as well! Stay away from neon green or bright tomato red. That’s just not the look we’re going for here.
What if my child cries?
This is a common fear that parents have. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to get beautiful portraits with Santa (or, if they don’t want anything to do with Santa, we try to get beautiful portraits of them by themselves). Sometimes, we embrace the crying for a few photos — and you’d be surprised how cute those turn out! Even so, if the sitting is a bust, you are not required to order any portraits if you don’t want to.
How can I best prepare my child for the portraits?
A successful session takes a bit of prep work on your part. We recommend reading Santa books to your child, showing them past photos of themselves with Santa, and just hyping up the fact that they are going to meet Santa! If they’re old enough to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, tell them to start thinking of what they want to ask him for. If they want to write Santa a note, that’s wonderful and we can use that in the photos. If your child has a “stuffy” that they are really attached to, we encourage that you bring it for them to hold during the photos.
Is there an order minimum?
Not at all. When we meet again for your reveal and ordering appointment, we will go through the final images together, and there is no obligation to spend a certain amount. Only order what you love!
Is there an extra charge for more than 1 child?
Nope! However, please keep in mind that the set is only so big, so please refrain from inviting cousins, friends, etc to your session — keep it to your kids only, please, unless it’s a very small group (think 2-3 children).
Will my children receive individual photos with Santa, or a group photo?
Both! If you have more than one child, we try to get both a group photo and give each child their own moment with Santa alone.
Can I order online?
No. Online ordering is not available. All orders must be placed in person at the studio during your reveal and ordering appointment 1-2 weeks after your session so I can best serve you. Trust me, it’s easiest (and quicker for you) this way!