Please feel free to reach out via email at or by telephone at 304-312-5064.

We accept family groups of all ages and individual children once they can sit unassisted.

We recommend solid colored Christmas Pajamas, deep reds and greens look great on our set. We love nightgowns for the girls and bare feet are preferred.

A few days before gather everything you plan to bring. If you must cut your child’s hair, do so a week or two before the event. If possible, plan your session during a time that corresponds with your smallest child’s ‘best time.’ When you arrive, take a deep calming breath and trust us. We’ve been doing this a long time and we know what we’re doing. Our goal is to not only give you amazing artwork but a great experience. Just sit back and watch the magic unfold.

Your child will receive his or her own private appointment with Santa, giving them a real chance to visit with the man in red. They will be in awe of Santa’s magic snow globes and excited to discover what’s in his red bag. The private session with Santa Claus includes a nice list certificate and treats from our Hot Chocolate Bar, complete with homemade hot chocolate, brownies, cookies, marshmallows, peppermint sticks and more!

The session price is all inclusive for immediate family. If you would like images of extended family, like a cousins picture for Grandma, we will happily book your two families back to back and at the end throw in a group shot at no additional charge. However, each family unit will need their own session.

Our sessions are booked back to back all day long and we have allowed one hour for your family. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session dressed and ready for your visit. Your session will be immediately followed by your viewing session where you will place your memorable keepsake order.

Perhaps you’d like to use your child’s Santa session to reveal that you’re expecting! We’ve even had magical proposals take place during a session! Let us know and we’ll create something special for you! Do you have a treasured family heirloom that you’d like to have your child pictured with during his/her session? Bring it in!

Our charming home studio, nestled among the rolling hills of West Virginia, is just 20 minutes from Interstate 70 outside of Wheeling, WV.

You must be on time for your session or risk forfeiting it. Our sessions are booked back to back all day long and we operate at full capacity.

You may reschedule if there is a date available. Any reschedule requests must be done 30 days prior to your appointment. The session is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel your session for any reason you forfeit your session retainer.

Yes, we are able to work with special needs children. Just be advised that the waiting room and session room are separated by stairs and there is no alternative entrance.

You will view your images immediately following your session. Your ordering session is adults only. Often a grandparent or loved one will take the children home following the session but we do provide Santa’s helpers with holiday movies, books and puzzles to keep your children busy while you order.

You can view our portraits menu here: 2019 Santa Claus Experience Price Guide For further support or to inquire about our payment plans, give us a call at 304-312-5064.

Sessions that take place in September or October can expect their heirloom artwork during the first week of December. Sessions that take place in November or December will receive their heirloom artwork after the Christmas holiday.

The award winning artwork created during our Santa Claus Experience has received the highest honors by the Professional Photographers of America in the children category. These award-winning submissions have been earned exclusively through client work. When you visit the Santa Claus Experience with Foster Fine Art Portraits you are getting much more than just a picture or photograph, you are getting memories that will last a lifetime accompanied by art pieces or our sought after storybook of those whom are most important in your life; your family and your children.

15 minutes, but we have allotted 30 min just Incase.

No, we specialize in artwork and heirloom albums. However, if you really want digital files you can purchase them for $250 each, be advised an investment of $500 in artwork or files is required to purchase digital files.

We have clients that spend $500 and we have clients that spend $5,000. Most families find that they can’t spend less than $1,500 and still get everything they want.

There is no minimum investment required on sessions, however most people plan to invest in one of our storybook albums.

2019 Sessions will take place in July and September. All sessions will receive art pieces back within 6 weeks of their session.

If you purchased a letter from Santa, your child’s letter will be received 3 to 5 days before your session.