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Get the best Santa Photo

We have loads of experience in Santa Photography and would like to share our top tips and hints for you to get the best Santa Photo this year.

Tips for how to get the best Santa Photo

With many years and experience we have come to learn the secrets behind a great Santa photo for your children. Here are some tips to get the best photo this Christmas:
It is all in the Timing

  • You know your children’s routine, so choose the time of day when they are happiest. Make sure they are not tired, sick or hungry.
  • Visit during our quieter times – early in the season on a weekday is usually the quietest. If those times are not suitable try later in the day as it is often quieter than when we first open in the morning.
  • Bring a snack, a book or their favourite toy to keep them happy.
  • Feed the kids before you come so they don’t get their good clothes dirty.
    The Smiling Photo

  • Stand close or behind the photographer to help get your children to smile and look at the camera.
  • Try not to put pressure on the children to smile “properly” and let the photographer get a natural smile.
  • Remember, it’s not just about the smile – it’s about capturing the memory of your child at that age.
  • Scared of Santa?

  • •Try walking past Santa whilst visiting the shopping centre prior to your photo session. Stop and watch other children having their photo taken; even go in for a quick test-run visit.
  • Be in the photo with them. It can be a great opportunity to get a yearly family photo.
  • When placing the child on Santa’s lap back up to the throne, place them down and then move quickly out of the way.
  • Have the children sit on the throne without Santa, or let Santa pop up behind them just before we snap the photo.
  • If all of the above doesn’t work, try coming back later or on another day.
    Christmas sELFie Photo

  • If your little ones just can’t get comfortable with Santa or have just got too old to sit on Santa’s lap, why not try a Christmas sELFie Photo?  These fun and unique photos are a great alternative to capturing Christmas without the stress of scared children.
  • Alternatively our Photographers will work with you, Santa and our basket of Photo Booth props and create a great photo that is age appropriate. Have some fun, strike a pose and spread the joy and fun of Christmas.