A page from one of our storybooks to capture their magical experience with Santa

      We are SO excited to once again offer our Limited Edition “Magic of Christmas Storybook Sessions” at Gilfillan Farm in Upper St. Clair! I cannot tell you how much we loved seeing the children’s faces last year as they rode in a HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH, took time to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus up in the barn, and opened Santa’s special gift for them.

      Santa making Christmas magical in Pittsburgh, PA
      Santa making Christmas magical, complete with horse-drawn carriage ride

      We know it isn’t quite Halloween yet, but November is right around the corner and in order for Santa to get back up to the North Pole for the big night (and for YOU to get your cards, books and prints back in time), we offer these sessions early in November.

      This is a Limited Edition, one-day-only event on Sunday, Nov 8th!

      Last year we sold out and this year we’ve already started booking, so if you think you’d like to partake in the magic this year, contact us asap to book your session!

      Here’s what to expect:
      When you arrive, you’ll check in with Kirstin and be greeted by one of Santa’s special helpers.

      Next, you’ll get into a horse-drawn sleigh and ride through the farm up to the white barn to your 15 minute private audience with Santa and Mrs. Claus wherein Santa will read to them and they can tell him all about what they’d like for Christmas (they should bring their Christmas lists). Santa also has a special authentic gift (Hint: ring-a-ling-a-ling) for each family, and Mrs. Claus will have a little treat for each child.

      Studio owner, Tracy Montarti and her shooting assistant, Kelly, will photograph your whole experience up at the barn.

      At the end of your time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, your sleigh will pick you up to take you back down to the lot!

      Tracy will edit approximately 12-15 images for you to choose from, and you’ll have the option of purchasing our exclusive Magic of Christmas Storybook featuring the famous poem “The Night Before Christmas” alongside images of your children’s experience with Santa!  This is sure to be a treasured keepsake for your family. Stay tuned for some pictures of one of the books from last year.

      The $190 session fee includes the entire experience for the family, as well as Santa’s gift and (2) 5×7 prints of your favorite image.

      If you would like additional keepsakes, the Storybook, digital files, 5×5 albums, prints and holiday cards are available a la carte and in Collections starting at $290.

      This is an experience to cherish!
      Contact us for available session times.


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