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ARE YOUR CHILDREN READY FOR A TRULY MAGICAL SANTA EXPERIENCE?
A custom Santa Experience (that doesn't leave your children scarred for life) where YOU are even convinced it's the REAL Santa Claus himself... He knows your kiddos by name, talks about things they've done this year, got for Christmas last year... and even hand-delivers a gift to them!
Can you see yourself now?
As a mama of 2 crazy boys, I've been in your shoes. How does this sound to you, mama?
If this sounds like the Santa experience you dreamed of as a child...
the ability to choose a time slot that works best for you & your family
no waiting in long store or mall lines
a private waiting area with refreshments
a quiet setting without the pressure of an audience = private Santa photos
a beautifully, curated and aesthetically pleasing setting
your child's reaction documented as Santa surprises them when he enters the room!
professional & high quality images documenting your child's entire Santa experience
a full digital gallery of images for you to love and enjoy!
Santa will even know your child's name and deliver a gift (provided by you) to your kiddos!
Jessica is an amazing photographer. We did her Santa sessions and it was absolutely magical. Her pictures were amazing, and she also facilitated the most magical experience for my kiddos to meet Santa. I've worked with lots of good photographers before, but there is something about Jessica that is just next level.
We had Santa photo sessions and the photos turned out beautifully. She was able to capture a lot of different moments between my 2 year old and Santa from sitting there before Santa arrived, to her first reaction seeing him, to all the various interactions they had. It definitely told a story.
We did a Santa mini session with Jessica and we cannot recommend the experience enough! Even though the session was short, Jessica made your time feel so personalized and relaxing. She was able to capture pictures that we will cherish for years to come. We look forward to working with Jessica again!
My children (ages five and eight) had a Santa mini-photo session with Jessica and Santa Bob this year (2022) after discovering her studio online. The experience and (most importantly) the pictures were amazing. I only wish I found her earlier. We will definitely be returning for a future photography session.
Thanks again for these - they look to be exactly what we were looking for. The kids will be thrilled!! You gave them a special session and they were over the moon seeing Santa. You have captured some expressions that I've never seen before.. He was hesitant but really loved the special experience.
So thank you!!
Our Santas are prepared! They hide away so we can get a "good" photo first, and THEN we get your child's reaction when Santa sneaks up around the corner! 😍
Our Santas will know your children(s) names ahead of time, adding that extra magic touch! 😉
You can have a stress-free Santa Experience by booking your time slot ahead of time by using our online booking system!
We only allow one family in the studio at a time. This will help prevent your children from seeing other children's reactions to Santa, to help increase your child's chance of happiness with Santa!
Your EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
- 10 minutes of one-on-one, private time with Santa
- optional full family portrait
- each child receives a beautifully decorated cookie from Mrs. Claus
- no waiting in long store or mall lines
- a private waiting area with refreshments
- an optional gift delivery by Santa (gift provided by you)
- an online gallery of 15 digital images
- print release
What To Expect:
You'll visit our Northern Virginia Studio in Warrenton, VA for your children to experience the magic of Christmas with our Santa. You'll have your reserved private one-on-one time with Santa himself. We'll capture the magic in your child's eyes as Santa enters the room, and continue documenting their experience as they tell Santa what they want for Christmas, and even open a hand-delivered gift (provided by you)!
After your session, you'll receive a digital gallery of 15 high resolution, professionally edited images.
Meet Our 2023 Santa:
We're incredibly excited to welcome back Santa Bob from 2022!
Meet Santa Bob! The idea of being Santa came to Bob after a child tentatively approached him in a local restaurant and asked if he was Santa Claus. The excitement in this child's flushed face filled him with so much happiness, he knew in that moment, becoming Santa Claus was going to be in his future. Having realized an innocent child with a pure heart could believe he could be Santa, was so inspiring.
Santa Bob has a long history of working with children and the general public. As an employee of Richmond's Department of Recreation and Parks, he began as an assistant to the City Drama Specialist, instructing city staff and playground participants in improvisational games among other interactive activities. This led to becoming an instructor in developmental games and activities for the physically handicapped, senior population, and ED /LD youth in the city.
In a nutshell, he has worked directly with the public interacting on a personal level and been trusted by families to provide services to their children and parents for over forty years. Becoming Santa is the perfect ending to his varied occupational history.
For the past two years, we have continued to sell out quickly, and we had requests for more Santa photo sessions for weeks until Christmas came and passed! We expect this year to be no different... and next year to be even crazier!
With that being said, we're now offering an Elf Pass add-on!
What's an Elf Pass?! It includes:
- Priority registration for our 2024 Santa Experience (next year)
- Priority editing and delivery of your 2023 Santa photo sessions! You get put right to the front of the line! 3 business days guaranteed turnaround!
- Double the images in your gallery!
The Elf Pass is limited and once they're sold out, they're gone! They're only available at registration and cannot be added on once your session has happened.
Registration: Click this link to choose your spot!
Booking: Please choose your package selection for your professional Santa pictures, fill out your contract/retainer, and questionnaire.
Planning: You will receive a planning guide from me prior to your session with guidance on what to wear and other tips & tricks to ensure your session goes smoothly! Get ready for the best 2023 Santa photos!
Session Time: Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your session start time. Only one family is allowed in the shooting area at a time. My assistant will wave you into the studio when we are ready for you. Please make sure babies are fed and fully dressed before entering the studio. Because these sessions are back-to-back, the studio changing area and wardrobe is not available for mini sessions.
Gallery Delivery: You will receive the link to download your images 2 weeks after your session.
I'm so happy to have you here! :) Year-round, I offer full service Northern Virginia newborn photography. Our full service newborn photography experience is truly one-of-a-kind and includes professional hair & makeup, wardrobe, and custom artwork design for every client. As a mother of two young kiddos, I know firsthand how easy it is to get lost in the hustle and bustle of motherhood and never getting around to printing our beautiful photos.
Newborn photography will always have my heart, but I am also a huge fan of Santa and everything Christmas-related. Being able to offer these 2023 Santa pictures for my clients truly bring so much joy to my heart. Our Santa experience is now on its 3rd year and we cannot wait to see all of our clients return again this year! Getting to watch your kids grow from year to year is one of our favorite parts. However, nothing can top that magical look in their eyes when Santa first enters the room. Our Santa event truly fills so many hearts with joy and it is our honor to present the 2023 Santa Experience to you! We can't wait to work with your family!
Meet The Photographer
OUR STUDIO IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN WARRENTON, VA
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
Our full-service studio is located in Warrenton, Virginia 5 minutes from town. While most clients live within 1-1.5 hours of the studio, we have had clients travel 3 hours one way just for a studio session! We are conveniently located in the middle of downtown Warrenton with lots to do nearby!
CAN MY NEWBORN PARTICIPATE?
Yes! As a professional DC newborn photographer, many of my clients choose our Santa experience as their baby's first newborn Santa pictures. It's truly precious and Santa is happy to hold your bundle of joy for the photos! If you're not comfortable with that, you're welcome to dress up for the photos and sit next to Santa while holding your baby.
ARE THE DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED?
For the Santa Experience photography sessions, 15 digital files are included, with a limited print release. You may upgrade to double your images!
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Your time slot lasts 10 minutes. With Santa photography, we may need the entire 10 minutes or we may get all that we need in the first 2-3 minutes. Every child is different, but we never need more than 10 minutes! :)
SHOULD WE ARRIVE DRESSED?
Yes! Your children must be fed, changed, and fully dressed upon entrance to the studio. Because these mini sessions are back to back, the studio changing area is not available. Please make sure to feed, change, and dress your children in the car or at home prior to your session.
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
These Santa photo sessions will be in the studio, so the show will go on rain or shine!
WHO ARE THESE SESSIONS FOR?
These Santa photo sessions are intended for babies/children and siblings. Parents may hop in at the end for a full family photo if they wish, so please dress appropriately. If you have more than 4 children, we recommend that you book 2 consecutive spots if you want individual photos of each child with Santa. Cousins may schedule two consecutive slots and combine sessions for group photos, as well as individual photos.
WHAT EDITING IS INCLUDED?
Basic color correction is included. Additional edits beyond the photographer's control will be subject to an additional fee if this is something you're interested/require. Small blemishes are typically easily removed, but if an extensive edit is needed, these edits take a massive amount of time and will require an additional fee.
DO YOU ALLOW PETS?
The studio is not pet-friendly.