Where are the sessions held? At our Downtown Chattanooga Studio at 3077 Broad Street in the Southern Saddlery Building.
Who is photographing the Santa Sessions this year? In the past, Melody has had weddings scheduled on our Santa days but, this year, she doesn’t. So, Melody and Shannon will be working together to photograph your session with Santa and we have some incredibly fun ideas to make this year the best ever!
What’s different about it? It’s a VERY interactive experience. Your child has a reserved session time where they’re able to spend one on one time with Santa – no lines, no wait, no pressure. Your child can arm up naturally to Santa and get to know him a bit. They can look at books, have milk and cookies, your child can give Santa a letter or read him a list if you’d like.
What’s new this year? Gift drop off! You now have the option to bring a personalized gift (either on a previous day when we have gift drop-off scheduled, or by sneaking it in the day of your session) that Santa can give to your child. Many parents have done this over the years we’ve had Santa at our studio and the look on your child’s face when they open something that they asked for that Santa just handed them is priceless and adds to the magic so we decided to offer it as an option to all families.
What else is new this year? In addition to our gorgeous Santa set we are also offering a Winter Wonderland set for one family photo. So, parents come dressed if you’d like! This is perfect for families who just need that one photo for your holiday cards and there’s no additional session fee for your family photo and no having to dress your children up twice.
What happened to the Santa you had last year? Sadly, earlier this year we had to say goodbye to Santa Robert (pictured above) as he earned his angel wings. Our new Santa, who we scoured high and low for to find the perfect Santa to provide the most wonderful experience for your children, is simply wonderful. He has 11 children of his own and is a warm, kind, and friendly man who will make this years Santa experience unforgettable.
What if my child is afraid of Santa? What if they cry the entire time? Honestly, it’s relatively rare with the way we do things that children are terrified of our Santa but it does happen occasionally. If your child doesn’t do well with Santa we can photograph them alone, or with you, either on the Santa or Winter Wonderland set. You’ll still get photos of your child.
How much is it? The session fee is $39, which covers your time with Santa, an optional family portrait, and an online gallery to order prints or digital images from. Prints start at $15, packages start at $50.
What does your new Santa look like? Below are some photos of our new Santa. **These were not taken at our studio and represent Santa only – that’s not our Santa set.** He’s quite handsome, very wonderful with children, we adore him and are excited he’s coming to our studio!
Session availability is very limited so please be sure to schedule yours before they fill up completely!
You can reserve your session using the buttons below, times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you need a specific time please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request it and we will do our best to accommodate you. Santa will be at the studio from 10am-5pm each day.
Sunday, November 29th with Santa:
Sunday, December 6th with Santa: