Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any more sessions available?
All sessions are booked from our website at hartsocks.com/santa. As we make more available we will post them here.
How long are the sessions?
We allot about 5 minutes for each family. In our experience this is more than enough time to get everyone posed just right and do capture (hopefully) a cute smiling photo with Santa. If you think you'll need more time then this, please plan on purchasing more than one spot. We also limit this to 6 people for one session and they should be from the same nuclear family.
How many people can be in the photo?
6. Any more than this please purchase a second spot so we have enough time to accommodate everyone. The 6 should all be in the same nuclear family. For example if you want to have your kids cousins in the photo and you also want photos of just your kids and just your brothers or sisters kids, please purchase two spots. If you are okay with just a cousins shot and there are less than 6 of them, then one session is fine :)
Can I bring my dogs?
Yes, but they have to be socially comfortable and very safe. We are at a patio of a restaurant with lots of small children around. We just want everyone to be safe :)
I am afraid my child will cry, can you help?
In our experience kids less than a year old will just hang out. 1-4 years old will totally lose their shit and reach for mom and dad and will momentarily abandon all hope as you just smile at them and tell them it's OK for "this" stranger to hold you. We will snap the photos super fast and let you rescue them, and then you can sit with Santa and your kiddo to get some more photos. Seriously, it's super cute and you will adore those pics later on.
How many photos will I get?
About 10-30, just depends. We give you almost all the photos we take, and let you choose which ones are best.
Do I have to purchase prints or products from you?
Nope, they are yours to own and print how you please. We do offer products but by no means must you purchase from us.
When will my images arrive?
We will upload your images to you, and you should receive them within 24 hours, although we strive to deliver them much faster.
Will Lindsay be there?
For the most part yes, but remember we have Irish Twins. If their needs arise, she might have to miss just a little bit.
Who is the pretty girl who checked me in?
My daughter. Remember, I have your photo.
Where are the shoots located?
They will be held at our studio, at 600 Central Ave SW #105. Our front door is off 6th street, just south of Central :) Parking available at 6th and Central and along the street. Some private lots are paid, but some street parking is free.
How early should I be?
About 5 minutes or so.
How cold will it be?
Not sure, but we'll have an indoor waiting area :)
What else are you selling?
This year we have added coffee mugs and some other treats. We also have a giving tree. Bring a $20-$30 gift wrapped, and leave it under the tree, and you can take one. Bring some extra gifts if you can, as we are donating them to a children charity the week before Christmas.
I have a question that is not on here, what do I do?
Email Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org please