FINE ART SANTA PORTRAITS
Magical * Nostalgic * Wondrous
~The Santa of Folklore~
Children dream they are visiting the Santa of folklore in his home at five minutes til midnight on Christmas Eve
Children and Santa will be photographed in a nostalgic style and iconic scenes:
Having milk and cookies with Santa
Finding their name in his nice book
Sprinkling some of Santa’s magic dust
Hearing Santa read the Christmas story
Talking to one of his elves on his magic telephone
Peeking in his toy bag
Painting with Santa’s magical paint
*PLUS Receiving a gift from Santa to keep always
Our objective is to capture the wonder of the child and to create portraits to use in a beautiful storybook and wall art. This is not Mall Santa Pics!
If you are familiar with us, you know we create work of the highest quality and artistry. Our Fine Art Santa Portraits are no exception.
We are very excited to be able to offer this style of portraiture in central Kentucky,
WHAT TO EXPECT
• A personalized letter mailed to each child from Santa before the session
• A fun, stress free 15 minute session and exciting time for the children where smiles will occur naturally
• A private, fully immersive experience for just your children with Santa
• View and order your portraits immediately
• Hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas movies for the children while you order
WHAT TO WEAR
It is important that you pre-plan for your child’s portrait session with Santa. Our artistic vision will assure that your portraits will have a timeless and nostalgic feel to them.
These sessions are designed for children ages 2 to 12 years old
All children will be barefoot
We will provide pajamas for the boys.
We have pajama sizes 2 through 14.
Please inquire if we do not have a size that fits your child.
We can provide white nightgowns for the girls but we find that girls and their moms sometimes are picky and that’s okay! You can shop on Amazon, Etsy or your other favorite shop and find a large range of styles and prices. Try searching for “vintage white nightgowns for girls”. All white or off white and sleeves are a must (long or cap).
*PLEASE - NO sleeveless and NO colors*
Please fix their hair in a style that will keep it out of their face especially on their right side. A small white or red bow is fine. Braids and pony tails are cute. We cannot interrupt the session to pick on hair or bows.
Parents and Grandparents - OPTIONAL
Parents, grandparents or older siblings that would complete the family unit, may join the session for one pose. This is something optional if you would like to be part of the fun! Do not wear pajamas. Come dressed in casual solid colored clothes in browns, golds, creams or blues. It’s best if adults match in color and tone.
When Should We Arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session to change clothes and be ready for your session at the scheduled time. Your session will be immediately followed by your ordering appointment. Please wait in your car if you are more than ten minutes early since these sessions are booked back to back all day and we want to keep everyone’s time special and private for them.
What is your Cancelation and Rescheduling Policy?
All sessions are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your session for any reason you forfeit your session fee. Please make sure the appointment time you select works for your calendar before you book. These sessions are very limited and in high demand, if you need to reschedule, there might not be another available time until next year. Rescheduled appointments pay a new session fee.
How Long Will we be at your Studio?
We have allotted one hour for your family. We try our very best to stay on schedule but cannot do that when people are late. We can not guarantee an appointment if you are late and we ask that you come prepared to place your order.
When can I see the Portraits?
You will view your portraits immediately following the session. Often a grandparent or other care giver will take the children home following the session, but we do provide Christmas movies, books and treats (hot chocolate and cookies) to keep your children happy while you make your decisions. This is the only time available to view and order so please bring anyone who is a decision maker in choosing and purchasing.
What's the Investment?
There is no obligation to purchase anything, however most people fall in love with what we create and want to have these portraits as a keepsake to look back on forever…long after their children outgrow the magic of Santa. Our portraits start at $500 and our storybooks begin at $1,750. Some families spend $500, others spend $5,000, most find that they can’t spend less than $1,500 and leave happy. Our pricing is designed with the idea that the more you buy, the more you save. We offer flexible payment plan options to fit your budget.
Can I Just Buy Digitals?
We specialize in wall art and heirloom storybooks and do not sell only digital files, There are options that include the matching digital files complimentary. They are delivered via a Dropbox download. We do not provide thumb drives or disks.