$225

Santa Portrait Sessions - Marcie Costello Photography 2019

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Location

Location

Santa's Cottage

Oakville Historical Society

110 King Street

Oakville, Ontario L6J1B1

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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Come join us once again at Santa's Cottage for our Annual Santa Sessions as we create another year of beautiful memories for your family!

Share in the magic and wonder of the Holiday Season together!

During your private Portrait Session, your little one(s) can share their letter(s) with Santa, read a storybook together, have portraits taken and leave with a special personalized cookie and of course, our very popular gift; our beloved Santa's Sleigh Bell that the big man in red brings for each and every little boy and girl!

Santa is absolutely the most authentic there is, adorning his genuine white beard, old style Dutch attire and fully round and jolly... in fact, some of our Moms tear up at first sight when walking into Santa in such a magical and vintage space.


Everyone is asking!! What are our GIVE-A-WAYS????
  • Ba-dum-bum-CHING!! ONE LUCKY FAMILY will win a $300 gift card! YUP!!! That's your future session fee paid for! ... we just love you guys xo
  • ONE LUCKY FAMILY will bring home a stunning Gourmet Basket full of beautiful products from a local beloved bakery.
  • TWO lucky children will receive a personal message from Santa, shared online about a week before our sessions. Now that's magic!
  • And finally... ONE LUCKY FAMILY will WIN Cookies & Milk time with Santa during their selected Santa Session! Oh so sweet!
  • ..... well... there just MIGHT be one more give-a-way closer to the session date!... we may give one family a hand in paying it forward.
We haven't forgotten about the 'grown ups'.... snacks and hot chocolate are available for the whole family after your visit with Santa.

AMAZING! - GIVING BACK

This is truly our favourite time of year at Marcie Costello Photography as we work together while raising funds to donate a portion of your session to our local food bank (The Compass - serving all of Mississauga), with a BIGGER goal of fulfilling 2,600 meals this holiday season! We will reach a grand total of over 15,000 meals given back by YOU since the beginning.

Each year we collect a TRUCKLOAD of toys to deliver to CP24 Chum Christmas Wish. With your help, we bring a lot of joy to many little ones each season. If you bring a new unwrapped toy(s) or gift card, we will GIFT YOU TWO additional images from your session AND you will be entered into a draw for a $300 gift certificate with our Studio as well as another draw for a gourmet gift basket.
The needs this year are once again for newborns and teenagers as these are the age groups that are not often donated to.

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Your Session Includes:

  • 15 minute private session with Santa at your selected ticket time
  • 5 images fully edited and digitally transferred to you (2 additional images with toy(s) donation)
  • A sweet treat with your child's name on it and lots of hot chocolate to keep all the kids warm, big and small
  • A present for each child to take home
  • A truly wonderful atmosphere full of Christmas Spirit to kick start your holiday season
All images are selected by the Studio.
Additional images are available for purchase both at ticket purchase and at your session.
2 additional images maximum. You may choose to donate more toys if you wish.

FAQ's

About your Santa Session:

What dates are the Santa Sessions?
November 9th & 10th ONLY.

How do I pay for my Santa Session?
This online registration system ONLY accepts credit card.

Do you issue refunds if I have a scheduling conflict?
As much as we try to accommodate our clients needs throughout the year in Studio and on location, our Santa Sessions are final sale as clients carefully select their ticket time to best suit their busy schedules.

When will my images be completed?
All Santa Session Collections will be digitally sent out for download on or before December 8th. This is our standard deadline for Santa Sessions each year. This date allows you to print and put your cards in the mail with plenty of time for your loved ones to receive your sweet kiddos whispering their wishes in Santa's ear.

What if I didn't upgrade my order now? Can I do so at my Session?
Of course! Additional images, print product, holiday cards, and gift card promotions are all available at our check-in desk for you to take care of then if you didn't do so now.

Can I use a gift card or credit for Santa Session Registration?
Unfortunately, no. As a portion of our proceeds goes to a local charity, we have a budget set for the funds we need to raise each year.

Will you have any promotions available for purchase at my Santa Session?
Yes! As we do each year, we will have our BEST EVER Studio promotion for purchase available at the check-in desk.

Is my baby too young to come to Santa?
Believing in Santa starts early! All are welcome!
Santa LOVES spending time with new babies!

What if my child(ren) is sick?
Unfortunately we cannot allow for children with sever runny noes or fevers to attend as we have other children including newborns with new immune systems also visiting Santa and kindly as that you respectfully notify us that you are unable to attend.

Can adults be in the photo?
The set is built for children, however we are very happy to capture a quick family photo at the end of the session, once your little ones have had the time we need for their photos and time permits.

Can we combine multiple families in one Santa Session?
No. Unfortunately, we have found that it reduces the quality time each child receives and we ask that you register just immediate siblings. Many of our families book back to back Sessions so they can experience the event together.

What do I need to bring to my Santa Session?
  • A copy of your ticket or your ticket pulled up on your phone screen
  • Your child's favourite teddy to add into the photo shoot as a last minute option for comfort
  • Your toy donation
  • Your child(ren) dressed and ready to go
  • Christmas Spirit :)


Let's help you prepare your child(ren):

How do I know if my little one will receive Santa positively?
You don't!! But it's a beautiful cherished memory that we all recall as kiddos. We have many tips and tricks to help your little one feel comfortable around him and will work within their comfort level to ensure we can capture the moment beautifully.

My son/daughter was afraid of Santa last year...
That's okay! They change each year from bashful to brave and with a little help from us, we're sure we can help your little one to prepare for their visit and come into the session excited with a long list in hand!

How can I prepare my little one before seeing Santa?
Spend time with your kiddo(s) reading Santa stories, watching a Christmas movie just a day or two before, have talks about how wonderful and friendly he is and how magical he is. Encourage them to be caring and gentle around Santa so they can show Santa how good they are being :) If you wish to show up five minutes earlier to allow your child to familiarize themselves with the environment and the holiday spirit, please feel free, with the exception of any session before or after Santa's scheduled breaks.

Thank you to each and every one of you for celebrating the true meaning of Christmas spirit, as we come together once again to raise funds for our community!


MCP Team


*No additional steps required for the the personal messages and cookies & milk experience give-a-way (consent needs to be provided at check out).
Purchase of your session qualifies your entry.
*Toy donations qualify you for the $300 Studio Gift Card draw as well as the Gourmet Gift Basket.
*This is not a nut free environment
*Parking is located in the lot behind the cottage
*Please arrive with your little one(s) already dressed as we are only able to provide you the fifteen minutes scheduled for your family out of respect to families that are after your session.
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Location

Santa's Cottage

Oakville Historical Society

110 King Street

Oakville, Ontario L6J1B1

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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