Mini Sessions with Santa are fully booked for the 2020 calendar year. Please join us for a Santa Storytime and Sing Along via facebook live!
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Back by popular demand, Jamie Romaezi Photography is hosting Santa Mini Sessions!
Make this holiday season extra special with your family’s very own personal Santa experience at Jamie Romaezi Photography! Holidays will be different this year, and these sessions have been designed to provide a safe and socially distanced environment for everyone. This year’s set is moving outside and Santa has brought his workshop along so that the kids can see a little bit of his workspace! Come dressed your best, or in matching pajamas — you decide
Sessions will be held on Sunday, November 22nd–this is a last minute offering with NO rain date, however weather is predicted to be beautiful. Available times are listed at the link below.
Sessions are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis. Contract and full session payment are due to complete your reservation. Reservation requests with incomplete contracts and invoices will not be completed. Photos with Santa will take place outdoors in Sterling, VA with increased sanitary measures in place. Masks are required when not being photographed. Please review our illness policy for more details.
Though not pictured in the sample above, sessions will include a Santa no-contact, Santa experience with COVID-related studio practices. Here is a photo with our pal, Mr. Claus from a previous Santa Mini Session!
Santa Session FAQ:
What safety precautions are being taken with COVID in mind?
Santa sessions have been designed assuming everyone has strict health and safety needs. The set has been moved outdoors, and the set and session specifics have been completely redesigned with COVID in mind. Sessions are all less than 15 minutes with additional time between sessions to allow for sanitization of the set and to keep families from passing. Masks will be worn by Jamie and her assistant at all times. Santa will only remove his mask for photos. Clients should plan to arrive and depart with masks on, and may remove masks for photos. If your preference is for masks to remain on for the duration of the session, your request will be accommodated. Spray hand sanitizer will be made available to you before and after your session, and disposable masks are available should you forget yours.
Will my child be able to sit on Santa’s lap?
Santa mini sessions will be a no-contact experience with the most fun and magical Santa Claus in the DC area! Santa is a really entertaining guy and over the years of working with him, I have seen his ability to engage children from a distance who just don’t want to be near Santa. That’s obviously different from what we are dealing with this year, but I share it because physical distancing is a need we have had for some children in the past. Santa will stand behind his workbench and your family will have a place to stand on the other side of the workbench to chat and take photos.
My child is young and doesn’t understand distancing. What can I do to help them understand space?
Santa’s space will be physically blocked off from others. He will be behind a work bench to the right side and families will be in front of the work bench to the left. Either my assistant or I will instruct your family to stand to talk with Santa so that is clear for your entire family in a kind and normalized fashion. I have worked with children for Santa sessions in the past and a large percentage of kids don’t want to go to a stranger straight away. Even if he is as magical as our favorite jolly man!
What if I forget my mask?
If you don’t have a mask or someone left theirs at home, we will have disposable masks on site for you. No need to turn around and go get it!
How will the session go from a kid-perspective?
The story for kids is, Santa shipped some of his workshop to me this year from the North Pole because he wanted to show off his office. He has been hard at work this year like every year, making toys, checking in on behavior, managing the elves, etc. He will put everyone on his nice list, of course, ask about their Christmas list etc. He will keep his mask on until photos so after the kids have had a few minutes to experience Santa magic, I will ask everyone to turn around, and look at me for a photo. I will ask for parents help removing masks and verbally prompt you all into place. We will take a few photos, I might ask the kids to stay where they are but turn and smile at Santa, give everyone their own turn for a photo, etc. The week of photos, you will receive your pre-session instruction email that will have a letter to Santa template attached. I encourage everyone to fill it out and bring it for Santa’s mailbox (or email it to me.) I plan to mail some Santa magic after the session to keep the story going.
Do you have an illness policy?
I sure do! You can find it at this link. Please be sure to review it before your session.