What to Expect

Incredible, magical, brought back memories from my childhood!.

– Megan Phillips, Wheeling, WV

Unforgettable Memories
Stress Free
Interactive Experience

looking into Santa’s magic red bag
seeing Santa’s magic snow globes
toasting with milk and cookies
your child’s name on the nice list
and so much more!

No waiting in line.
A private session.

Experience the Magic

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic and wonder of Christmas through the eyes of your child. It was our goal to create a place where Christmas magic exists, where visiting with the real Santa is possible, and we have done just that. Many a happy tear has been shed as parents look on with nostalgia while watching their kids interact with Santa. Perhaps the most unique part of our experience can be credited to the fact that Santa actually knows the children on a personal level, often talking with them or joking with them about their recent lost tooth or big win at T-Ball.

Travel from near and far

The Santa Claus Experience has become a family tradition for families all accross the Ohio Valley. Each year we have more demand than we can handle, so don’t hesitate to schedule yours far in advance. Families travel from all over to experience the magic, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, PA, Wheeling, WV, St. Clairsville, OH, Fairmont, WV, Morgantown, WV, Charleston, WV, Bellaire, OH, Belmont, OH, and beyond!

More than pictures, it’s an experience

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. Don’t forget to leave a Christmas list with the Jolly Old Soul, I bet he’ll give you something in return!

Our entire experience is interactive and although we may subtly make changes in position or angle most children leave with barely a recollection of ever having their picture taken. This is the beauty of this enchanting session. It is all about the interaction and like a fly on the wall we capture it in stunning imagery that will forever fill your heart and your home with memories from such a small window of time where belief in the magic of Christmas fills the heart of a child.

What’s included

At your private session your children will get to experience the magic of Santa. Already included in your experience price is a private session with Santa Claus and 8 different interactions with the man in red! Wall art, albums, gift prints and other products are not included in your experience price but can be purchased at your ordering session when you view your pictures. All of your ordered art pieces will have full artistry and added “magic” to make each picture come alive and transform into a true work of art. Our most popular items are our framed wall art and treasured storybook albums complete with a Christmas poem!

Bring the whole family

No matter where you’re traveling from, be it Pittsburgh, PA, St. Clairsville, OH or right down the road in Wheeling, WV all of this is what awaits you at the Santa Claus Experience. Experience Price is $299.

Families wanting to do both children and family portraits must book two sessions as time will only allow for one or the other but not both during a single session.

What about extended families? Our experience price is for immediate family members only, however we would be happy to schedule extended families back to back and capture a group shot together at no extra charge.

More than just pictures, this is Art

We are photographers, yes, but more than that we are classically trained artists. It is our mission to provide you with more than pictures with Santa. We want to give you an art piece that will serve as a family heirloom. Many photographers can provide pictures to their clients but far less can provide artwork that will stand the test of time. Your Santa pictures will be transformed into works of art. In fact, we specialize in Fine Art Paintings so your photograph can be transformed into a painted masterpiece. Your family and friends will be shocked to find that the artistry on the front of your Christmas card is of your children. Yes, your imagery will be that picturesque.

The excitement on my children’s faces left a lasting impression on our memory.

– Natalie Brown, St. Clairsville, OH