2020 SANTA EXPERIENCE REGISTRATION

Hello everyone! 

Thank you for the continued support over the last 3 years. 

Sadly our 2020 season on South Padre Island has been cancelled. 

Next year the plan is to resume the SPI/RGV season with the same Santa and an associate photographer in a new updated central location. So this winter Santa will be taking a break from visiting the beach.

Baaah humbug!

Because I recently moved to New Braunfels, Texas, only ONE weekend in November 2020 will be dedicated to this photography concept. 

This year's location will be The Garden of Cranesbury View in New Braunfels, Texas.

Next year, with a possibility of December 2020, we could invest in a new studio location. This year is a transitional period for our studio. Year #2 of this concept will raise the bar for sure! 

This year we want to have some fun. 

I want to introduce this concept to the New Braunfels community.  I want to build relationships with other families who enjoy family photography. This year the plan is to create a foundation for future portrait sessions for different seasons of the year!

 

2020 November Dates Include:

Saturday, November 21, 2020

and

Sunday, November 22, 2020

 

PLEASE CONTINUE READING BELOW if you are not familiar with the Santa Experience concept.


2020 Details & Rates

 

No line... No wait...

This Christmas concept is based on real emotion and candid interaction.

20-Minute Time Slots with 15-minute breaks between each customized session. 

This story takes place in "Santa's house" and not his work place (the mall).  The experience will have your children smiling and talking about it for weeks! 

Inside Santa's house you will be invited to read stories by the fireplace, enjoy cookies and milk, hang Christmas ornaments, open gifts, as well as other signature photography points throughout the set.   

The approach we take is more relaxed. This allows a more genuine emotion flow throughout staged interaction points.  Your time slot is customized for a more personal and magical feel.  This concept allows us to create an album as we go.  We are a full-service storytelling photography studio so that is the approach we take for all of our photography concepts.  Our camera is clicking the minute the door begins to open.  

We want this to feel like a more homey and genuine adventure than just posed portraits. Up to 3 siblings can enter at a time per time slot.  For four or more siblings, back-to-back time slots will need to be purchased.  No more than 8 people in a family at a time. 

 

The 2020 investment options:

1.)  Signature (3) Year Heirloom Collection | $800.00 + tax (each year)

This is a (3) consecutive year commitment.  You will be locked into a set rate each year for three years due in optional payment dates in July, Oct, and Nov or Dec.  Each year you will receive  (1) crystal USB with custom box with all of the images, usually about 80+, (1) photography slideshow, and (1) 20-page 6x6 storybook album the first two years.  The third and final year the album size will be (1) 20-page 10x10 storybook album to complete the collection.   

** As a bonus, for this investment in our 2020 season, we will include (2) bonus sessions in two different seasons of your choice.  Our suggestion would be autumn 2020 when the leaves change color or in the spring 2021 with the Texas wildflowers.  Of course, there are always the options of summer river hikes & adventure sessions we can accommodate.  You will be gifted (5) digital images from each session.  Or allow us to design and create a collection of four or five canvas or acrylic pieces to decorate your home with!  

 

2.) The Digital Collection | $400.00 + tax

This is (1) crystal USB with custom box with all of the images, usually about 80+. The images are sequenced like a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Everything is mostly candid interaction.  We do invite the parents into the scene for professional portraits to use for Christmas cards and other pieces of artwork.  We try to focus on the experience so we try not make it feel like you are posing for photos.  

** Any USB investment will include (1) bonus session with your choice of autumn 2020, when the leaves change or in the spring 2021 with the Texas wildflowers.  You will be gifted (5) images from each session.  Or you can allow us to design and create a collection of four or five canvas or acrylic pieces to decorate your home with! 

 

3.)  The Storybook Collection | $650.00 + tax 

(1) 20-page 6x6 Storybook Album

The storybook is what we want genuinely want to hand to you.  This is the best way to showcase the collection of images created in your 20-minute time slot.  The collection of candid captures in a book is exactly what is needed to show off this concept in your home.   You choose the cover of your book and substitute any images you may not want inside your album.   After approval we send it off to Italy for printing and we will have your book in your hands 3 to 4 weeks after it is ordered.   

** Any storybook album investment will include (1) bonus session with your choice of autumn 2020, when the leaves change or in the spring 2021 with the Texas wildflowers.  You will be gifted (5) images from each session.  Or you can allow us to design and create a storybook album you can enjoy discounted 50% for your complimentary session.

 

THIS YEAR WILL SELL OUT.

 

Payment Options: 

 

  1.)  Signature (3) Year Heirloom Collection  | $800.00 + tax (each year)

($300.00 non-refundable deposit today)

  • $800.00 + tax rate is fixed each year for (3) years.
  • (2) 20-Page 6x6 storybook albums the 1st two years. 
  • (1) 20-Page 10x10 Storybook Album to complete the series for the 3rd year (the final year).
  • Full Story from each year on a USB | (3) USBs total (each USB will be a different design).
  • Images sized to be 8x12 with a copyright release.
  • Slideshow from your 20-minute time slot each year ($400.00 value).
  • $800.00 + $66.00 Tax = $866.00 total.
  • Remaining balance will be due day of your time slot.

 

2.)   USB | $350.00 + tax (pay in full) 

  • $50.00 discount for paying in full.
  • (1) crystal USB and box with the complete story from your 20-minute time slot.
  • The complete story is 80+ images along with a copyright release. 
  • Images are sized to be 8x12.
  • Price increase in November to $425.00 + tax.
  • $350.00 + $28.88 = $378.88 total.

 

3.)   USB | $400.00 + tax ($150.00 deposit)

($150.00 non-refundable deposit today)

  • $150.00 deposit will secure your time slot.
  • (1) crystal USB and box with the complete story from your 20-minute time slot.
  • The complete story is 80+ images along with a copyright release. 
  • Images are sized to be 8x12.
  • Price increase in November to $425.00 + tax.
  • Total cost $400.00 + $33.00 = $433.00.
  • Remaining balance will be due day of your time slot.

 

4.)  (1) 20-Page 6x6 Storybook Album  | $650.00 + tax 

($300.00 non-refundable deposit today)

  • This album is beautifully handcrafted in Italy. 
  • Amount of images will vary.
  • This collection of candid photos in an album is exactly what your home needs.  You choose the cover of your book, and you can substitute any images inside your album.  After approval, we send it off to Italy for printing, and you will have your album in your hands in about 3 weeks after it has been ordered.
  • Each (20)-page 6x6 storybook album comes complete with a box with a magnetic cover for easy access.
  • Remaining balance will be due day of your time slot.    

 

We know that November and December are busy times of the year for families, especially with the holidays.  This season we will have a surprise in the courtyard.  We will also have a second backdrop set up in the gazebo on the property!  The Santa Experience NB is focused on creating a timeless experience for your family to enjoy.  Every moment is captured with the options of different heirlooms to pass down from one generation to the next. 

We are an original family holiday tradition.

Cheers!

 ** 1470 S Cranes Mill Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132 | The Gardens of Cranesbury View  **


2020 TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE


Three Year Signature Series Slideshow

(20) Page Storybook Album

Shown is the 6x6. You can upgrade to a 8x8 album inside a 10x10 box with magnetic cover.