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Photos with Father Christmas

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When your children meet and have portraits taken with Father Christmas – the good, the bad and just screaming bloody murder.

Every year, the festive season rolls around along with the opportunity (sometimes multiple times) for your little one to see and yes, have their photo taken with Father Christmas.

Now, in your mind you are creating memories for your child but sometimes this just doesn’t result in the happy photo you may have hoped for.

Julia has said, “First year is smiles, second will be tears, third will be happy but only with a parent present, and by the fourth year (and onwards) they are saying, “This is what I want for Christmas!”

Here are some of our favourite of Julia’s little ones to back up this theory. Her latest edition’s first portrait with Santa

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We are right into the season now and perhaps you may have missed the boat on the school Christmas fair (or didn’t manage to get a happy snap…), but don’t worry, it’s not over ’til it’s over! We’ve found some Santa’s Grottos around London that are open for awhile yet. Some are even open into the first weekend of the New Year, for those of you with your December weekends fully booked.

Christmas in Leicester Square (until 24th December).

Duke of York Square Santa’s Grotto (until 23rd December).

Santa Land at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (until 2 January).

Christmas at Kew Gardens (until 2nd January).

Harrod’s Christmas GrottoSold out for 2016 – but not to be missed for 2017! Make sure to mark an early reminder in your diaries for next year.

The Enchanted Christmas House (until 24th December).

Battersea Park Zoo Santa’s Grotto (until 24th December).

Hamley’s Santa’s Grotto (until 24th December).

But of course, if you’re more interested in having beautiful, professional, natural portraits taken of your little ones and family in an environment everyone can feel comfortable in, please get in touch!

Our festive wall in the studio is the perfect backdrop for the holiday season. And of course, along with some seasonal shots we are able to take some timeless portraits you will cherish for years to come – not just this Christmas.

Call Rebecca to book in on 02070 429 777 or email on