We always enjoy our holiday sessions, but this year we’re more excited than ever to bring something very special for the season!
- New space
- Brand new backdrops (multiple options!) on realistic, glare-free fabric
- Safe, socially distant setting
- Added props
- Kids-only photos, couples, or the entire family
- Realistic (standard) images or added magic
- Basic package includes select digital files, with the option to purchase additional digitals, prints, or holiday cards
- And for the first time… our very own Santa!
With the current pandemic situation, we are fully adherent to client safety. Hand sanitizer will be provided, and these magical sessions will take place in a roomy space where social distancing will be respected. You may choose to include Santa or have photos of just your family. Children have the option to interact with Santa from a distance in a safe, sanitized environment. Anything touched will be sanitized between sessions. Children can read with Santa, play games, sing, etc.! If you prefer Santa to be masked, let us know – we can let them know we are keeping him healthy enough to fly around the world on Christmas Eve! Santa can be reading to the children from a distance, or if you prefer no in-person Santa at all, we can add him digitally (this would fall under “added magic” images in the Pricing section below and would be subject to an additional cost for the Photoshop work.)
Christmas sessions book up fast – last year (without Santa!) completely sold out months before the holidays. If you’re wanting some truly special photos this year, reserve your spot now!
Details for our 2020 Santa Sessions:
Spots can be reserved for the following dates:
- Saturday, October 24, 2020
- Saturday, November 7, 2020
- Saturday, November 14, 2020
- Sunday, November 22, 2020
- NEW DATE ADDED: Saturday, November 28, 2020
- $160 session fee + GST for 10 high resolution, edited digital images, provided in an online gallery for you to download within three weeks of your session
- Add $40 for your images on USB in keepsake wooden box
- Custom designed holiday cards available with your photo and message: $2.75 each (flat) or $3.25 each (folded), with white envelopes
The traditional visit with Santa is usually accompanied by long lines and feeling rushed. We give a buffer on either side of each slot so we have plenty of time for even the shyest children to warm up to Mr. Claus and relax. Our Santa is a real-life elementary school teacher, and is a master at getting the kids to feel comfortable, making them laugh, and helping soothe any nerves. Kids with a hundred questions for Santa can finally get answers, since they aren’t rushed through a two-minute photoshoot with countless people waiting their turn behind them!
Due to limited availability, the sessions sell out fast. A $40 deposit is required to secure your spot. Don’t wait too long to book your session – make this year’s experience a magical one, and maybe start a new tradition!
This year’s backdrops:
Limited spots available—click here to reserve your spot now!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What if I want more than the 10 images provided? Can I have more? How much will that cost?
Yes, you can purchase more photos! You can purchase additional single images for $20 per image, or the entire gallery for $85 in addition to your session fee. You don’t have to decide any of this until you have an opportunity to see all the photos in your gallery.
2. I want to buy prints after our session. Can I do that through you?
Yes! Prints, wall art, gifts, albums – we offer it all. We have access to a professionals-only print lab, which ensures the utmost quality in prints. You may choose to order these after you receive your gallery, or you may use your high-resolution digital files to print at a lab of your choice.
3. Can I order holiday cards through you?
Absolutely. We have over 15 years of graphic design experience, and regularly design custom invitations and stationery for our clients – designing holiday cards is one of our favourite things to do! Let us know a quantity and if you’d prefer one image or a collage, flat or folded, and we can make you something beautiful to send out this Christmas! (Minimum order of 25 cards)
4. Do you require a deposit?
Yes. Due to the popularity of these sessions, a non-refundable $40 deposit is required to secure your spot.
5. When will I receive my gallery?
You should receive your edited images within two weeks of your session.
6. What about COVID-19?
We are committed to the utmost safety for everyone during our sessions. With the current pandemic situation, standing in line at the mall may not be an option this year, so we wanted to offer something special to avoid disappointment! We are scheduling sessions with enough time in between to ensure anything touched can be sanitized. Our photographer will have a mask, and if you are more comfortable with socially distanced poses with Santa (or just with your family, without Santa), we can accommodate. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please advise at your earliest convenience if any attendee is feeling unwell, is showing any symptoms, or has been exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19 – your session will have to be rescheduled.
7. How many people can you accommodate?
For photos in front of Santa Was Here, we can accommodate up to five people comfortably. For photos on Glimmer Forest, 2-3 fit best. If you plan on bringing more than five people, you may require additional time – please advise at the time of booking, as this may be subject to an additional fee.
8. What should we wear?
It is entirely up to you! I would suggest avoiding loud neons or clothing with big logos. Complimentary , solid-colour palettes always look beautiful together and don’t distract from your happy faces. You could also have everyone in cute matching holiday PJs, or dressed up in their Christmas finest. Feel free to bring any props you might like included, such as Santa hats, stuffies, or books your child might like to read with Santa. Due to the current government advisory on sharing materials, unfortunately we cannot provide Santa hats as they would come into contact with multiple people. The set will however have plenty of non-touchable props and decorations.