Once your children have changed into their Christmas outfits ( I have PJs in red or green and Nightdresses in red or antique white in sizes from 2-10 so you don't have to go out and buy any!!) they are led into his Workshop where there is . . . nobody!! At this time Santa is out feeding the reindeer. After a few minutes of you and your children being able to poke and ponder the jolly old soul will arrive!
They will then spend approximately 30 minutes with our real-bearded Santa Claus in his workshop. Just imagine your child having a “child to Santa” conversation about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus and the rest of the elves, his route on Christmas Eve, what they want for Christmas and who knows what else they might ask? Eventually Santa will invite them to assist him at his workbench to repair a toy or two. This involves some invisible magic dust which they are assured will be there when they see their portraits! Before Santa leaves for his reindeer he will share a glass of milk and a cookie.
Naturally, while all of this is happening I will be there capturing all of their expressions and actions.
"A place for everything, everything in its place." - Ben Franklin
These portraits, more so than any other style I create, are detail oriented. As a "disciple" of Norman Rockwell I believe he must have read this quote by Benjamin Franklin and made it the very soul of his art.
Almost every tool and every toy in the workshop is carefully placed in a particular place at a specific angle to direct your eye to where it needs to go. It will never be perfect but I will always be perfecting.
From the stockings hanging above the wood stove, to the wreathes on the wall, to the blocks spelling out North Pole - there are many little details that are often missed the first time your portraits are gazed upon.
And then there are the expressions of pure joy, amazement, awe and in some cases even "starstruck disbelief". These expressions are as real as it gets.
Approximately 3-7 days after your Experience you will have a private, online, "Zoom-like" showing of the images created once they have been prepared for you. This is when you will finish your purchases.
I will be there to personally review all the great images with you in our projection room. I can assist and guide you in making decisions based on the type of Art you desire. Some images are incredible as your focal piece of Wall Art while others help tell the story as a page in your book.
For those travelling from several hours away ask about other viewing options before you book your experience.
Pre-purchased orders are eligible for significant savings and bonuses.