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The Santa Experience 2022 | Northern Virginia Photography Studio

Last year was my first year hosting the Santa Experience in my Northern Virginia photography studio. The magic in the room could be felt by everyone present, and the parents got to witness so many sweet moments between their littles and Santa.  It may still be the middle of summer, but we all know how the holiday season sneaks up on us. You can officially mark your calendars to save the date for The 2022 Santa Experience: November 11th, 12th, 13th, and 18th!

My goal as your photographer is to make the experience as joyful and stress free as possible. Reserving your preferred time, sharing details on how best to prepare your children, and even a guide on what to wear all contribute to each family’s successful Santa Experience! I know how special it is for kids to be close to Santa, and with the experience in my studio, it feels truly magical. Our Santa makes the experience even more magical by using your children’s names, asking permission to sit next to them, and engaging them based on their comfort level. He even hand delivers gifts to your children to top it all off!

The Santa Experience is truly a fairytale event that is smooth and calm. Whether you have one child or four, everyone is welcome! And the best part? At the end of it all, you’ll have high quality photos that are perfect for your Holiday card. 


“I just wanted to say thank you SO much for the Santa Experience! We absolutely adore these photos of Skylar and love that we will get to look back on her first reaction to Santa himself. And another big thank you for being so sweet and patient with us first timers! Despite Skylar’s concerns and my constant distractions, you still captured everything so perfectly. We hope and look forward to getting the opportunity again for years to come!” – Kaitlyn

“We had a great experience meeting Santa! Emily’s Northern Virginia photography studio space was bright and beautiful, she created a calm atmosphere that helped our rowdy crowd to feel at ease, and she was able to capture beautiful images of our kids meeting Santa that we will treasure forever!” – Lisa 

“Emily shot our two children during her Santa Experience sessions. I discovered Emily on Instagram and fell in love with her aesthetic- light, bright, crisp photos with a simple white background. It really allows for the subject of the photos to shine. The Santa photos of our children are more than I ever could have hoped for. They will truly be a keepsake we will have and look back on forever! Secondary to the photos, Santa himself was as perfect as if gets- an absolute dream! We are looking forward to shooting with Emily again in the future & I cannot recommend her enough as a client! Thank you!” – Jessica

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