Our annual Weekends With Santa events have become one of our most anticipated traditions of the Christmas Season for the studio’s clients
Santa Claus is a treasured, classic Christmas icon, & we are thrilled to bring our clients a genuine Santa experience & portrait event featuring the most authentic Santa this side of the North Pole ;-)
The final dates for our Santa portrait events are December 7th & 8th.
UPDATE... We have added afternoon appointment times AND will be also be open for walk-ins from 12noon until 4pm on both days
To reserve an appointment CLICK HERE or plan to drop in after 12noon & mark your calendars to save the date!
Santa's elves have also been hard at work on some adorable new products you'll treasure for years to come. From metal ornaments to custom holiday cards, statuettes & accordion books.
As you would expect, our enlargements are lab printed hand-retouched studio-quality true photographic prints, and portrait packages start at only $30
You’ll enjoy bringing out your portraits and keepsakes each Christmas season to decorate your home. From gorgeous metal ornaments to adorn your tree, to mini-accordian books & statuettes for the coffee table & mantle, and they make great gifts too.
Let us take care of the Family Christmas card....we're offering custom Christmas cards featuring your favorite portraits with Santa Claus. Our cards are 5 x 7 sized printed on true cardstock & two-sided, in a variety of styles, customized with your names & greeting. SEE THE DESIGNS
Come dressed in your pajamas, or your holiday finest, and let your family experience Santa Claus, like you never have before.
So many of our studio clients make our Santa experience their annual tradition, and they all concur that he is the "real" St. Nick - the very finest Santa they have ever experienced, both in personality & image. He even smells faintly of peppermint, LOL.
You will BELIEVE!
In the spirit of the season one of our primary goals for this event each year is to benefit the studio's adopted charity, Fresno's Poverello House, and so we're donating $5 from each portrait purchase to support their good works, feeding & aiding our neighbors in need. To date, we have raised & donated over $8,500 for their good works, and we would love to bring that number over the $10,000 mark, with your support.
If you would like to reserve an appointment for your Santa Portraits, click HERE
Do we have to make an appointment?
You are welcome to either make an appointment (event mornings until 12noon) or simply walk-in if you prefer between 12noon until 4pm on one of our three Santa Dates (11-30, 12-7, 12-8) If you choose to walk-in after 12, Santa will see families on a first come basis, as you check in at our front desk registration. You can enjoy free cookies & hot cocoa, and we'll have craft project tables for the kids to keep them occupied ;-)
Is there a sitting fee?
There is no sitting/session fee, however, if you choose to reserve an appointment time there is $25 reservation fee required which becomes a studio credit for you to spend towards your Santa portrait packages.
Can we also purchase the digital negatives?
Yes, with a print package purchase, you can add-on the digital (files) negatives of up to 4 poses from your time with Santa with reprint rights for $20. If you would prefer to only order the digital negatives, you may also do so for $40. Once edited, all digital negatives will be emailed out to you within a few days after the event as full-size JPEG images.
What are the portrait packages?
Print packages start at $30 + tax for true studio-quality lab printed hand-retouched photographic enlargements. You can view all of our enlargement & studio product options available for purchase HERE
Will we be able to select which poses to order?
Once your visit with Santa concludes, our elves will escort your family into the studio's screening room, where you will review all of the poses, and then select your favorites for print production & keepsakes, cards, etc.
How & when will we receive our order?
Portrait orders are hand-printed by our production labs, and available for studio pickup about a week after each event, in plenty of time before Christmas. Direct order shipping to your home is also available.
Can we do family portraits at the same time?
This event is for portraits with Santa exclusively, so no solo families or individual portraits will be done during this time frame.
How many people can we include in our Family with Santa ?
Our scene is designed to accommodate up to 5 people comfortably. For multi-family groups (like Cousins) we recommend making adjacent appointment times.
Can we bring our pets along to see Santa?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate Santa’s four-legged animal friends at this event due to allergen concerns.
How does Poverello House benefit?
One of the goals of Saturdays With Santa for our studio is to hold an event that will benefit our neighbors in need, & so once again this year, we will donate $5 of every portrait purchase to support Poverello House in their mission to provide food, shelter & support to our neighbors in need. With the generosity of our clients over the past several years, we are thrilled to report that this event has raised over $8,500 for Poverello House.