2018 Santa visit info blog

helga himer photography sudbury studio hosting a Santa mini session in November on the photo Santa clause is crouching beside a chair at a Christmas setup


Back by popular demand!

Last year, we had a blast hosting Sudbury’s Best Santa here in our studio, and this year we have secured him again! I simply couldn’t wait until November to share with you about Santa’s availability for studio Christmas portraits, so please join us for an early start to get booked in with our super-limited and very exclusive Holiday-Themed mini-sessions!

Many people have been asking me about our prices and what-not, so I thought a quick blog post on the most important questions will help you make your decision before booking commences. When booking is open, slots are first-come first-served.

Portrait bookings will open on August 13th at 9:00 am, for those who are receiving our newsletter.  Make sure you sign up for it, so that you can get first dibs on booking.

Our 2018 holiday studio set-up will of course be different from 2017’s – but similarly creative, fun, and cozy! Forget mall line-ups and boring backdrops; at our studio, the set is 100% authentic and your child will have one-on-one time with the Big Guy without the pressure of other children screaming.

About the session:

  • Santa’s visit is scheduled for two Saturdays, November 10th and 17th, at Studio H Photography on Cartier Avenue near downtown Sudbury.

  • Santa will be here from 9:30am until 6:00pm with an hour break in the middle; your portrait session will last 15 minutes. Slots are limited, and we anticipate that they will sell out quickly.

  • These sessions are currently at the phenomenally low price of $67 for one 5×7 print and the corresponding digital file, OR $67 plus $199 (value of $467) for one 5×7 print and ALL the high-resolution digital files that were taken in your session (approx 15).

  • The $199 is a pre-sale price for this early booking week promotion of August 13th–August 18th. After August 18th, this price will jump to $249.

  • Additional prints, Christmas cards, or other items with photographs can be purchased after your portrait session.

  • Sessions sold for immediate family only, no matter how many children you have. However, be aware that the studio set-up will hold a maximum of 10 people.


About the process:

  • Your portrait session with the studio set-up will last 15 minutes, and the booking slots are done in 20-minute intervals. The key is to show up just before your booking time, and to be prepared.

  • Showing up late or unprepared to your session will cause you to potentially lose your session, without refund.

  • A contract and model release is required to be signed; this information will be sent to you via e-mail after you book your portrait session.

  • Seven days after your session, you will receive a link to our secure on-line gallery, where you will be able to choose your photographs.

  • The on-line gallery is available to access for 10 days and is where the ordering will take place.

  • Sale price is only honoured within the 10-day period.

  • Digital images are delivered on-line and prints will be ready to be picked up at the studio five days after order is placed.

  • No refunds, exchanges or returns for any reason; by purchasing a session you are agreeing to these terms.

  • Due to the very low price and high value of these sessions, Gift Certificates will not be accepted as payment.

  • Purchase of your session indicates agreement with these terms and conditions.

Now that it is all out in the open, please make sure you hop on to my newsletter sign-up sheet below, fill it out so you can be among the first round of people that are able to book early!  Then, sit back and sip on your ice coffee and enjoy the rest of the summer, because you just took care of Santa before school even started!  Parents for the win!

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“Helga has a gorgeous studio with great attention to detail. She was both professional and made the experience fun for our son.
The Santa shoot was a huge success and it definitely beat waiting in the mall line ups. The pictures turned out fabulous and our son even ended up sitting on Santa’s knee for the first time ever!
We would recommend Helga to anyone looking to have quality photos done and we are looking forward to booking our next session ”
Angela Talarico


  • Kerrie Michelutti - Could I book the 10th? First thing in the morning?

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