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Minis For Everyone 2017-09-02T21:11:48+00:00

It just isn’t Christmas without a visit to Santa Claus, especially for the kids. Our Santa Claus is as jolly as they come and has a full, real beard! One of our perks of our Santa Sessions is missing the long lines of waiting to get your photo taken. Kids also get a chance to sit on his chair or try on his hat.

With this 10-minute session, your child can pose to their heart’s content with good ol’ Saint Nick. Touch his beard, give him a hug or high five, arm wrestle him, tangle him up in lights, and don’t let him give you the big bag of coal! Our Real Bearded Santa Sessions are filled with fun and laughter.

Santa is coming back sooner than you think! This year, Santa has only scheduled one day this year but will have extended hours!  We’ve also added some new fun with Santa – Story Time & Big Kid Sessions.

Santa’s back on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

5 Tips To Prepare Kids For A Photo Session With Santa

1. Trust the professionals:

Our Santa is a pro and has been taking pictures with kids for years! Trust Santa to bring out the smiles. Don’t stress about it beforehand, your child will sense you and be scared of Santa.

2. Read Santa books:

If your little one has stranger anxiety, start reading Santa books a few days before the visit. Build up the excitement and get your little one used to the Big Man in Red.

3. Prevent the figits:

Don’t dress your kids in something uncomfortable. While a cute outfit makes the picture, you don’t want it to stop the smiles. Find a mix of adorable and comfortable.

4. Set the stage with positivity:

Try not to say “Don’t be afraid” or “Santa is not going to hurt you”. Again, let Santa do the warm up work. Private sessions mean we have time. This is not a cattle call for Santa. Santa will work with your child to eliminate the fear.

5. Embrace the tears!

There will be many years of Santa visits when your child is overjoyed at meeting him. If your child is little and starts to cry – enjoy it. The most remembered visits are the photos with the giant scream. If it is you this year, enjoy…. it will most likely only be once.

Santa Sessions at Big Apple Portraits offer a unique Santa experience. We realize it’s much more fun to play with Santa then to just sit on his lap. Our mini sessions are on November 18th. By appointment only. No waiting in line.

Schedule your session before time runs out and Santa’s sleigh pulls out of town.