Pictures with Santa - COVID Edition!
It’s at that time…
It’s that time of year again! The time where we all work tirelessly to get our holidays in order, plan photo sessions, print holiday cards, take a trip to visit Santa at the local mall, and shop until we drop. Except this time, it’s different. This time, the world is peculiar, surrounded by rules and regulations to keep everyone safe and healthy. It turns out even Santa has to follow the rules this year. We had the opportunity to talk to the big man, and here is what we found out.
First things first, safety. We were able to talk to the jolly man himself and convinced him to stop by our studio on a few different dates for us, but don’t worry; he is going to have to quarantine for 14 days before stepping foot in the studio! He will be visiting us on November 29th, December 6th, and December 16th. To keep Santa safe for all to see, we had to make a few changes.
Online Registration Only
As much as we love the idea of having absolutely EVERYBODY in the studio to see Santa, we just can’t swing it. So there will be online registration for these visits. Each visit will be 15 minutes long, and we will not be able to take any walk-ins! This is our way of keeping everything organized for everyone’s safety.
Upon arrival at our studio, we will be checking temperatures, and of course, you must wear a mask to enter. We will allow the kiddies to pop the masks off for their photos, but no worries, Santa will be safe, as will the children! Santa will be sporting a nicely made mask, courtesy of Mrs. Claus, of course. Not only that, but he will be hanging out behind a nice pane of plexiglass! There will be no physical interaction with Santa this time around. Once the photos are taken, masks will be required once again, and our staff will begin to sanitize the station for our next visitors!
Each family will receive two 4×6 prints on-site, as well as the digital files emailed to them with a print release for your Christmas Cards! Not only that, but you will even be able to write your letter to Santa while you wait for your photos to print! Remember, we can’t hand them directly to Santa this year, so we set up a mailbox near our front door and had a chat with our mailman to make sure they get where they need to go! (The North Pole, of course!)
What does it cost?
To cover the cost of all of our COVID precautions, we will be charging $35 per family of 6. To avoid reaching the max capacity set forth by our local government, we must limit the number of people inside the studio to 6 people max, as we will still have our staff inside, including Santa! When registering online, your payment will be required to hold your spot and is non-refundable, as spots are extremely limited, and we will not be able to fill the spot last minute.
We know these conditions are not ideal, but it is the best we can do under the circumstances, and trust me, we can’t wait for things to go back to normal either!
Until then, let’s stay happy, healthy, and have a great holiday season together!
If you are ready to book your session, click here!
We look forward to seeing you all!