Since opening my studio in downtown Frederick this past March, I knew I wanted to host a day of magical Santa mini photosessions. I wanted an opportunity to let children meet the one and only Santa Claus in a peaceful and beautiful space, without the madness and lines of the mall. I wanted to hear softly playing Christmas music in the background, with laughter and bells and candy canes and christmas books. Kicking off the Christmas season with such sweet excited faces meeting Santa for both the first time, as well as the 8th for some kids, was magical.
I advised families to wear Christmas jammies if they wanted, or festive or neutral outfits to get into the holiday spirit. We saw Santa Claus read books to the kids, hand them candy canes, give high fives and lots of hugs. We had one girl ask Santa for a “Rapunzel tower attached to her house” and one boy brought in a whole toy magazine to show Santa exactly what was on his list. We had kiddos from 8 weeks old up to 9 years old, and several of the older kids who visited told their parents upon leaving that they were on the fence about Santa before, but now they know this is the REAL Santa. That kind of magic made this holiday season so exciting and special for these families (and for myself!)
These Santa mini sessions turned out more beautiful than I had ever imagined, and totally kicked off my holiday spirit. There is something special about being in downtown Frederick over the holiday season with their twinkle lights, parades, carriage rides and hot cocoa stands, and this added to the season perfectly. I had some special gorgeous custom holiday card designs, framed prints, and custom handmade wood ornaments on display as well which were so pretty! Here are some sneak peeks of these two amazing days – and I’m already getting creative on ideas for next year! Enjoy and happiest holiday from our family to yours!
Contact me to book your session!