Last weekend I was asked to participate in my most important photography gig yet! PICTURES WITH SANTA!
"No pressure" to capture 250 perfect moments with some of the Twin Cities most special kids! Shriners Hospital is a place very dear to my heart and I'm a "serial volunteer" there – willing to tackle any post they put me at. Being behind the lens as a "one-take + print-on-the-spot" photographer was a great experience and I learned a lot about dim indoor lighting and about printing without editing.
It's incredibly difficult for me to let people see the images right out of my camera. Nothing like "not looking back" and printing them immediately to be put in frames or on Christmas cards. With my mom at the printer, we successfully navigated hundreds of families/images and made sure the amazing patients and "regulars" (like my kids) left with a picture in hand.
Speaking of Santa...this guy was amazing. I'm not sure what camp you're in...Santa is creepy...I loath paying $20 for Santa pictures at the mall...my kids HATE sitting on Santa's lap...SANTA KEN IS THE ANSWER TO ALL OF YOUR SANTA HANGUPS.
Usually going by the name of "Your Magic Santa," Ken is relatively new in the game. His hair is authentic (bleach blonde...as he'll tell you), he opens with a High-5, he can do Christmas Magic and he's local. Looking for a "drop-in" by Santa this season? I recommend this guy for your event or home. He changed my mind about the whole idea...and my kids LOVED him. Click HERE to find him on Facebook.
Hope your Holiday prep is going well. 16 days until the "Elf on the Shelf" gets picked up by Santa's sleigh...who's counting.
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