The Santa Experience exceeds expectations for our South Alabama families again this year. There is nothing more exciting than watching the wonder and magic of the season unfold in the eyes of your child. Our Santa Experience is like none other. The Santa Experience is private with all the cozy touches of the North Pole. How much time do you get to spend with Santa? You decide.
The Santa Experience is a once a year event. The 2019 Santa Experience is scheduled for November 23 & 24, 2019. Booking starts in July. Don't miss it!
Getting to spend some one on one time with the BIG GUY in RED right here in South Alabama is a BIG deal to the boys and girls who come in for the Santa Experience. They take this seriously - especially the kids who come every year. They bring a detailed list. Some children draw pictures on the list for Santa too and a couple of kids bring pictures and catalogs so there is absolutely NO question as to what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas. I love when kids get to take out that list and put it in Santa's hand. There is something magical about watching Santa ask them questions about what they want and why they want it. I love that Santa always asks questions. He really assures them that he understands exactly what they are looking for.
10. Legos - batman seems to be in high demand.
9. Dolls - dolls that sleep, dolls that wet, and American Girl Dolls are HOT
8. Nintendo Switch - switch anything would be a win
7. Bike - Shiny Blues and Reds
6. Tablets - they want tiny electronics at all ages
5. Fire Truck - this classic always makes the list
4. Art kits - lots of painting and drawing
3. Slime kits - glitter slime is what they want - but what they really want is for you to make it with them. (keeping it real)
2. Dinosaurs - toys, stuffed, Jurassic Park - all of it is a win
1. Hatchimals - Big or Small they want them all. Last year I made fun of hatchimals, this year I'm buying one. Go Figure.
Remember, no mater what you give or what Santa Brings - never forget the magic of the season. It's so nice to have so many little people so full of the Christmas spirit. They really believe that anything is possible this time of year. Enjoy it. That kind of magic is contagious. Let that magic inside your heart too and try to keep it there the whole year.
It's not too late to create magical holiday portraits for your family. We are decked out from head to toe with Christmas thru the new year. Reach out to Ellenburg Photography for a magical experience.
As I'm putting the finishing touches on the start of a magical portrait season, I was over whelmed by a full heart and my joy for the season. Decorating for Christmas is my favorite. I take a lot of heat around my house because I really do have my tree up before Halloween. There is something magical about seeing that twinkling tree every day. It fills me joy and love and reminds me of so many wonderful memories when I walk by it. My tree is filled with ornaments hand picked out by the children and artsy things coated in glitter and popsicle sticks with polaroid snap shots. There is a keepsake from every trip we take and every BIG event that we enjoy. It's a lifetime of love and blessings.
I feel the same way when I put our family photos with Santa. My insides just turn to mush thinking about how much they have grown and changed. I stare at them and try to remember when they asked for that year from Santa. I love to celebrate Tomorrow we are creating portraits that in the years to come, will make your heart gush and your eyes get misty. I can't wait to see your babies and hear them read their list to Santa. I wonder what the hot toy will be? It's so fun to watch them ask for so many fun things. I love watching to see the relief and excitement when they see their name on the nice list. The nice list is a BIG deal.
But if I really had to pick a favorite thing from the day - it's watching you guys - the Moms and the Dads. Seeing you enjoy the magic of Christmas adventure through the eyes of your baby is truly priceless. Tomorrow your baby will be excited. Just relax and enjoy their littleness. Littleness is gone in the blink of an eye. Hold ON tight.
Big Thanks to everyone who booked our Santa Experience. It is truly one of my favorite things to do for you each and every year.
Private un-interrupted time with Santa is EVERY little kid's dream come true. All the endless questions that have been keeping you up all night many Christmas Eves could finally be revealed. Is his beard real? What's he hiding under that hat? How bright is roudolf's nose, really? How many elves are out there?
We polled some of our little studio regulars and asked the tough questions. If you could spend 20 minutes alone with Santa, What would you ask him? Here's what we got...
1. Are the other reindeers jealous of Rudolph?
2. Santa, have you ever got stuck in the chimney? If yes, then what did you do?
3. What will you get for Mrs. Claus this year?
4. Just how do you deliver presents to boys and girls across the world in only one night?
5. Does it make it you sad that some people do not believe in you?
6. When was the last time you trimmed your beard?
7. I want a little sister for Christmas. May I please have one? How do you make them?
8. Are you bald under that cap, or do you still have a full head of hair?
9. Santa, are you really that jolly all the time?
10. What is the true meaning of Christmas?
11. What is your favorite part about Christmas?
12. What’s your favorite cookie?
13. Do you really answer all our letters yourself? or is it done by elves?
14. Is the Naughty and Nice list ever graded on a curve?
15. How cold does it get in the North Pole?
16. How many elves live at the North Pole?
17. How do you stay awake all night to deliver the toys?
18. What book are you reading?
19. What should I get my Mom and Dad for Christmas?
20. What do you want for Christmas?
Let's find out together at this year's Santa Experience! At Ellenburg Photography, our Santa Experience is nothing short of magical. Imagine our entire studio with every shooting bay decorated for Christmas with a Santa that doesn't sit around all day waiting for you. He's moving around the studio with you, interacting and engaging with your baby. He tells stories about traveling the world. He eats cookies and milk with you. He listens while you read your Christmas wish list. You get to see if your name is on the naughty or nice list. The pressure is on with that last one. And best of all, the entire experience is private. Just your family and Santa and I'll photograph the entire event to create beautiful keepsakes from your adventure with Santa. Santa is a BIG Deal. Ask any kid. You can trust the experts at Ellenburg Photography to create a magical experience for your family. Don't wait to secure your spot. This event will sell out.
Daphne Ellenburg is award-winning Wedding, Newborn, and Baby Photographer. She is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography and a brand new Boudoir studio both located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to read your comments.
Today is the first day you can claim your spot for sought after Santa Experience. Booking for the The Santa Experience started today exclusively for clients who participated last year. This is a limited event available to the first 20 clients to book and if you did it last year, I know you will want to do it again this year.
This holiday season Ellenburg Photography is offering you and your family a one of a kind Magical Christmas Experience. Private un-interrupted time for you and your family with Santa in a warm, inviting setting with all the personal touches of the North Pole. There are a variety of times available starting at 20 minutes going to a full hour for you and your family to enjoy Santa. With all sessions, you will enjoy the following:
All of these magical Christmas moments will be created into the beautiful portraits you've always dreamed of for now and years to come.
Clients who sign up early qualify for monthly payments for the event. And it's only $100 to secure your spot with Santa.
This year we have created an exclusive Night Before Christmas themed portrait album staring your children. It is a real showstopper. I can't wait to show it to you!
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