Our annual Saturdays 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 ;-) This year’s event takes place in our production studio on BOTH Saturday November 24th & Saturday December 1st from 8am until 4pm so mark your calendars & save the date!
Santa's elves have been hard at work on a brand new scene & some adorable new products we’ll be offering including metal ornaments, custom holiday cards & accordion books you'll treasure for years to come.
As you would expect, our enlargements are lab printed hand-retouched studio-quality true photographic prints, and portrait packages start at only $25
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.
New this Season, 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 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!
Best of all, one of our goals for this event is to benefit the studio's adopted charity, which for this year is Fresno's Poverello House, and so we're donating $5 from each portrait purchase to support their good works, feeding & aiding our community neighbors in need.
Is there a sitting fee & how much are packages?
There is no session fee, and portrait packages start at $25 for true studio-quality lab printed hand retouched photographic enlargements.
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 set an appointment?
We are not accepting appointments, the event will be on a drop-in basis from 8am until 4pm, first come, as you check in at our front desk registration. Even during the peak times (late morning & early afternoon) historically the stand-by time has been very reasonable (15-20 mins.) and you can enjoy free cookies & hot cocoa, and we'll have craft project tables for the kids to keep them occupied ;-) HINT: The "best" time to come is typically in the afternoon from 1pm onward. In years past, you could walk in with only one or two families ahead of you.
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.
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.
Can we also purchase the digital negatives?
Yes, with the purchase of a portrait package, you will be eligible to add-on the digital (files) negatives of up to 3 poses from your time with Santa with reprint rights for $15. Once edited, these will be emailed out within a few days after the event
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 $6,000 for Poverello House.