Getting the perfect Christmas photo with your child and Santa Clause can either be a great success or a total disaster. Our resident photographer offers a few tips to getting the perfect picture of your special little one with the Big guy himself!
1) Prepare your kids days in advance! Show them pictures of other kids with Santa and talk about how good he is with kids. It can be a scary experience for little ones if they have not seen him before.
2) Have patience. This is a must with kids. A child that is not ready or comfortable to get close to this big guy is probably not ready to be sitting on his lap or in close proximity. If you are taking your child to the mall or somewhere where you have a clear view of Santa, walk around him, show your child how the other kids are doing it and let him/her get comfortable.
3) Bravery goes a long way! Getting some ice cream or going to the toy store for a nice treat is always a great idea.
4) Expect the unexpected. Some kids just do great while others are just too nervous to talk to the big guy or to smile for the camera. Kids will be kids, but do not worry…there is always next year.