September 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment


Hello Again Friends!

Tennille Gore Photography, Katie Mathews Photography, The Bump & Beyond and Wilmington Parent Magazine, have all teamed up to bring you the 4th Annual Santa Sessions and Toy Drive event! In addition to meeting the "Big Man" himself, without the long lines at those other places, we are also doing a toy drive. The toys collected will be donated to area charities and families in need.

Cost and what is included: the cost of the Standard Santa Session is $99* for up to three children. For more than three children there is a $25 fee per child. Session fee includes 4 digital images from your session via download that are printable to an 8x10. You will get a gallery of all final images to choose from. Additional images may be purchased a la carte. (If there are more than three children you'll receive one additional file per child.)

The first 25 clients to book the $99 standard session will receive an additional digital file with the coupon code 2019SANTA.

We will continue to offer a limited number of "Drop n Run/Quickie" sessions. These are for those that have just 1 child or group or who only need/want just one photo at a more budget friendly price. Cost is $55 and includes 1 digital image via download.

**NEW FOR 2019**

We are so excited to add another type of Santa Session this year. We will be offering just a few "Baking with Santa - The Experience" sessions. These sessions are for those that want more one on one time with Santa and have all the magic captured. You get a full 20 minutes with the “Big Man” himself; plenty of time to chat and make some memories. Cost is $399 and includes 10 digital files via download and one of them will have an extra “magic edit.”

Finally, you will also have the opportunity to pre-purchase all of the images we select from your session for $149, this upgrade price will only be this low for a limited time.

You will have the opportunity if you'd like to purchase holiday cards, prints, and wall art. More information will be sent about that soon.

*In addition to your session fee, bring a new unwrapped toy ($15 value) OR $15 at the door (and we'll shop for a toy or make a donation.) Keep in mind that our new studio is located in The Bump & Beyond and she will have some toys available for purchase in this price range.

Reservations will be made on a first come first served basis. Session retainers are non refundable and paid in full at checkout.

Once an appointment has been reserved you will receive a receipt. We will email you additional details (i.e. location/directions, reminders etc.) a few days before the event.

Standard Santa Sessions are scheduled every 20 minutes and there will be three appointments booked for each time slot. As each family arrives/checks in we will do your session in order of arrival. You must be on time. Please understand, we cannot change this rule, as we will have other families coming right after you.

Once your appointment is booked please follow this link and complete the form-

Due to the nature of this year’s theme and design we will be limited in the amount of work arounds that we are able to do for those children who may be apprehensive or terrified of Santa. We will not be able to sneak him in and move him in and out as in prior years because we will not be shooting from floor level. The layout of the set simply won’t allow it. Please keep this in mind when selecting your session option. There will be an option to composite him into the image as a last resort for a small fee. If you think your child may be frightened, at least one parent (or older sibling) should be prepared to be in the photo with the child if need be so you can hold them and/or help distract by playing with the kitchen tools etc.

All Santa Sessions will take place in our new studio located in The Bump and Beyond
Store on Sunday, Nov 3rd; Sunday, November 10th; Sunday, November 17th; Sunday, November 24th; Tuesday, Dec 3rd. (Additional dates may be added however the session fee may vary.) The Bump & Beyond is located at 4712 New Centre Dr #106 near Target.

One outfit or Christmas PJs only

Santa is as pictured but we will have an all new set! Our past Santa events have showcased Santa’s Living Room, Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Den and this year we are excited for you to come to Santa’s Kitchen! Our hope is to create a vintage feeling kitchen with a color scheme that will be lighter than previous years.

***Please note that session fees are non refundable, given the nature of the event all appointments will sell out. In the unfortunate instance that you are unable to attend we will allow your retainer to be applied as a print credit to be used within six months with either photographer when a full session is booked.***

We look forward to seeing our friends again very soon!


Tennille & Katie
910.398.7425 | 910.297.5378



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