If you would like the BEST Santa Portraits you’ve ever had, look no further. Chapters Photography’s ‘Portraits with Santa’ offers families a unique, private, setting in which children can have a one-of-a- kind, magical experience with Santa for the last 19 years. Your reservation is perfect for young children as it allows approximately 10 minutes of time so your child can tell Santa about their Christmas wish list while award winning photographer, Rob Resing, captures the interaction between your child and Santa. Do to Covid-19, kids will not be able to sit on Santa’s knee this year and tell him what they want for Christmas. But kids will be able to interact with Santa, tell him their Christmas wishes and be reassured that he will visit your home on Christmas eve. When your mini session is complete you will receive an email with a link to your images so that you can place your order. You may also share the link with your family. You’ll have both traditional and creative portraits, so be prepared for some tough choices! Whether your kids are toddlers or teenagers, we have great portraits to offer! We hope that the following images and information will answer your questions and inspire you to be creative with your Santa experience. Many clients come with their own ideas and props.
If you have questions please email Santa@chaptersphoto.com
FAQ 1. Can I just walk in? Appointments are by reservation only, so we are unable to accept walk-ins. 2. What happens if we are early? Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment and wait in your vehicle until just before your appointment time. Please note that we do not have an onsite restroom or changing room. You will need to come dressed and ready for your session. Please make sure everyone in your group arrives on time. 3. Can I bring a pet? Of course. We like to say “not all children are human”. Santa just requests that you leave the pet snake at home. 4. Do we get the prints right away? Your images will be uploaded to a gallery just for you. You will receive a link through your cell phone and an email a short time after your appointment. You will be able to view and share your link and then place your order. Orders will ship directly to your home and should arrive within 7 days. Digital files are delivered after payment. 5. My child is afraid of Santa. Don’t worry. Even in non Covid-19 times we specialize in creative ways of including Santa in the image, often without the child even knowing that he is there. We have a fire truck, a rocking horse and a host of other ways to make a tentative child comfortable. Rob, the portrait artist, will take cues from the child and design the portrait around the child’s needs. We find that these non-traditional images are often the most endearing. Due to Covid-19 no one will be able to sit with Santa, but we have created socially distanced zones so that children can still interact with Santa and give him their Christmas list wishes without the usually contact. 6. Can we do a family picture as well? Does Santa need to be in our family portrait? Because you have made a reservation and we are not rushed. We usually have time for family images too. Many of our clients take the opportunity to bring the whole family and allow us to create an annual holiday image. Although Santa’s feelings will be hurt, he doesn’t have to be in your family portrait. 7. Do you have Christmas cards? Absolutely! We have a variety of cards to meet your needs. Imprinting is free and you’ll be able to design it yourself online. Add text, pick card design, you are in control. 8. Do you sell digital files? Yes. High resolution digital files can be purchased a la cart or as part of a package. 9. Covid-19 Safe Santa Sessions Click here to view a more detailed safety plan.
Safe So this year, in the wake of Covid-19, the North Pole Center for Magical Health or N.P.C.M.H. with the help of the CDC, Santa has been proactive in enforcing strict mandates for Santa visitors. By Appointment Only NOVEMBER 2
We will not be able to photograph you if you don’t have an appointment. If you have problems scheduling we will be happy to help via Email. Visitors should arrive as close to their reservation time as possible. We will not check visitors in if they are more than 10 minutes early. Please wait in you car if you are early.
Temperature Check Before Entering A designated elf will check each guests temperature with a contactless thermometer. Customers will be asked a series of COVID-related questions upon check-in to insure the health and safety of all families. If anyone has a temperature higher than 100.4 they will be asked to reschedule.
Plenty of Space Between Families While You Wait
We ask that groups be no larger than 5 people and that all members be in the same household.
Socially Distanced Poses Santa's set is designed for social distancing. Follow the photographers instructions and help children know in advance that they won't be able to sit on Santa's lap. There are plenty creative poses and other props for your child to sit on. In the following pages, you will see some of the poses we can do. We encourage you to pick before your visit. Santa can also “go visit the North Pole” if you just want a family portrait on the Christmas set. All people participating in the portrait may remove their masks during the session.
Order Online. Delivery Direct To Your Home Due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements, you will be ordering your portraits online from your phone, tablet or computer. After your session you will receive a text and email with a link to your images. You will order from this site. Some of the packages will have a “Mix and Match” feature, meaning that if a package has 2 - 5x7 you will be able to choose two different poses or have a different crop for each 5x7. Chapters Photography is very excited to offer this to new ordering option for you. We are available to help you navigate this new ordering system.
My First Santa Visit
This is such a wonderful time. This first visit with Santa is always spectacular!
Every Santa Collection Needs A Crying Picture Crying images are not uncommon in young children. Robâ€™s own daughter was not a friend of Santa until about age 7. We do everything possible to calm crying children and photograph them out of Santaâ€™s view. But, we must admit that crying images can also be some of our favorites.
Santa Playing Hide And Seek
Santa is always sneaky and can reappear at a moments notice.
The â€œNewâ€? Tradational Santa Picture This year the traditional will look a little different.
Would You Sit On A Fire Truck Or A Horse The fire truck has been a classic but some rebels like to be cowboys
Not all Children are human
Santaâ€™s visitors are not always human, but all are welcome. Santa does request the snake stay home though.
This year, kids want to be reassured Santa can visit their house safely durning the pandemic. Not only does Santa check his list but kids want to make sure that their list and and Santaâ€™s list match.
Are you on the Naughty Or Nice list? Even the naughty need something nice :)
Presents Make A Great Chair? Maybe if I sit on it, it will open itself?
Santa Knows When You are Sleeping
Some times you just have to take a nap, no matter how excited you were to meet Santa
Santa just wants to have fun Some of the best ideas come from the clients
After Checking The List And checking it twice, Santa goes shopping
Santa Likes Reindeer Games
Although Santa doesnâ€™t play these games he is always ready to try something new.
Packages Due to the Social Distancing requirements, you will be ordering from your phone or home computer. When your mini session is complete you will receive a link to your images so that you can order with your phone or computer at home. We are available to help you navigate this new ordering system.
Christmas Cards All cards will with envelopes.
14) Slimline set of 20
15) Slimline set of 10
16) Classing Folding (5x7 image)
A portfolio of Santa pictures taken over the last couple of years by Rob Resing at Chapters Photography