Preparing for your session
It is extremely important to arrive on time. If you are late we may not be able to get you in.
It is best to plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early. Our Little Elves should be there to greet you. If not, just come in. We will have Christmas movies playing for the children and coloring books to keep them busy until there Santa calls them in for their session.
If you are borrowing our pjs, please let the elves know. We have a changing room with all the pjs displayed. You can choose your child's size and get them dressed before their session.
Ways to personalize your session ~ you are welcome to bring along a special toy, photo or memento to have in the background. If you choose, you may also bring along a small gift to have Santa pull out of his sack for your child. Please let the studio know ahead of time so we can add it to Santa's sack before the session starts. I ask that you stay off to the side and as quiet as possible during your session so we can capture true interaction with Santa. If your child is fearful of Santa we may have to break this rule.
There will not be anyone available to answer calls so if anything comes up please leave a message. I will try and check messages during our breaks.
If your child or family members show any symptoms such as cold, flu or fever we ask that you reschedule your appointment. We will be opening up dates later for makeup sessions.
If you or anyone in your household test positive for Covid we ask that you cancel your appointment.
We can discuss if we should make it up at a later time or offer a refund.
Sessions will be ready to view online by November 28th at the latest. Editing is done in the order of session dates and times. If you book early you will get your session edited earlier. Keep this in mind if you want to have cards or gifts ordered for Christmas.
Go to www.cherishedmomentsbydeb.com and then select the client gallery. Your images will be online and available for purchase through December 31st, although if you want your order before Christmas, orders must be placed by December 5th.
There are NO CAMERAS of any kind, including cell phones, allowed in the studio. Please respect this policy.
What to Wear
It is important that you pre-plan for your child's portrait session with Santa. Choosing the appropriate attire will assure that your images have a timeless feel to them. Rich reds and greens are gorgeous on our sets and pajama's are our preferred choice. Clothing with busy patterns, characters or text are discouraged.
We also have a large selection of pjs available in many sizes. Contact the studio if you would like to see styles and sizes available.