You may not have thought of it this way but the Santa Event is actually a stressful event. The event itself is tiring and involves a lot of planning. So why would I bother? Why do an annual Santa Event?
Here is my why!
I tried the mall Santa once. It was Evelyn's first Christmas and I wanted to have pictures to remember that milestone. My husband and I had crazy schedules but we finally squeezed in a trip to the mall on the Sunday before Christmas. As you can probably guess, we spent more than two hours in the line for Santa. We were all tired, cranky and hungry. Then it was finally our turn. Our two plus hour wait was about to pay off. I was excited to see how my baby was going to react to Santa and get the milestone pictures I was hoping for. But then I realized that they only gave you 25 seconds with Santa and the photographer didn't even try to get the baby to smile or look at the camera.
I left the mall, after Evelyn's bed time, feeling defeated and feeling like that whole evening was a bad idea.
Fast forward to now. After that disappointing experience, my sister and I created the Santa Experience that I was longing for back then, and love to be a part of now.
Now you can schedule your 15 minute time slot with Santa. Not only does that mean NO LINES but that means that your child has time to interact with Santa. All while the photography, AKA myself, works hard to get beautiful images of your child with Santa. Images that you will love and images that will mark the Christmas milestone.
This event has turned into a Christmas tradition for my family and my clients as well. The Santa Event is the very start of the Christmas Season.
Another bonus is that the kids get to see the same Santa year after year. We hire a hand-picked Santa that loves children and knows how to interact and pose with them. Some children never warm up to a person in a costume but this Santa is patient and with the 15 minute time slot most children are able to warm up to him.
My girls started out seeing this same Santa with Braly Studios before I started my studio. Then I took the job over. So many adorable memories! My girls love taking pictures with Santa.
This year's Santa Event will be a Baking with Santa theme. The kiddos will play kitchen with Santa while I take pictures for you. Contact us to book your session.