If you know my photographic style, you know that I’m all about the relationships, the interaction and the emotion. So for holiday sessions, I always want to offer my clients a special experience, not just a session. Something authentic and magical for the kids, and something they and their parents would treasure forever. I first held this event in 2007 and it really was magical. And we’re doing it again this year!

      Santa Portrait Experience SessionI have arranged for the REAL Santa Claus (no fake mall Santa here) to come to Pittsburgh. He has agreed to meet and  do storytime with some lucky little children and I get to document all the wonder and excitement!

      And here’s the best part:

      I will be offering a gorgeous keepsake… a beautifully designed, hardbound, Magic of Christmas Storybook featuring the famous poem “The Night Before Christmas” and showcasing images from the child’s experience with Santa. At our house, one of our favorite traditions is reading The Night Before Christmas to the kids as they go to sleep on Christmas Eve. It has so much more meaning when the book features images with them and Santa together! (Stay tuned for a preview of what the book design looks like)

      These are exclusive sessions with limited availability. Santa only has time this year for 15 sessions, and just about half of them are already booked from the pre-release newsletter that went out to the email list (sign up here to be first to know about future events).

      Sessions will take place on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th in the white barn at Gilfillan Farm in Upper St. Clair.

      The session fee is $225, payable at booking, and includes:
      ~ a horse drawn sleigh ride to and from the barn from the parking lot
      ~ a 15-20 minute private audience with Santa Claus where he will read to your child and they can discuss what they’d like for Christmas
      ~ a handcrafted special gift from Santa that you’ll want to bring out year after year
      ~ approximately 15 images to choose from, fully retouched
      ~ (2) 5×7 gift prints of your choice of images

      Also available for purchase
      ~ The 8×8 Magic of Christmas Storybook mentioned above
      ~ 5×5 keepsake albums with 10 images from the session
      ~ stylish custom designed holiday cards (press printed with a variety of finishes)
      ~ professional quality gallery wrapped canvas artwork featuring an exclusive holiday design and an image from your session
      ~ additional portrait prints
      ~ digital files

      Portrait Collections for this Limited Edition session start at $290. (Ask for a complete price list)

      Please contact Kirstin for more information or to book your Magic of Christmas Storybook session.


      Any opening for Santa photos

      Hi Denise,
      Yes – we’re booking now! I’ll email you privately.

      Hi Rachel – will do! Thanks and have a great holiday season 🙂

      I am interested for future dates, please add me to your emailing list. My daughter is still young but I am interested for next coming years
      Thank you