Being Jewish, I only had my picture taken with Santa one year in the summer with my family and our golden retriever (and really that was only to get a photo of my dog with a little santa hat). I never got to experience the excitement (or terror) kids feel about Santa Claus.
I had the opportunity to photograph kids with Santa at a local boutique in San Francisco called Dottie Doolittle last year, and I thought it would be a great way to get my name out. I met so many great families that I was able to photograph this year, both family portraits and photographing birthdays! It was such a great experience, and I'm so excited to do it again this year.
If you're in the Bay Area and are looking for Santa photos without massive lines that's a little more mellow, stop by Dottie Doolittle on every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm all the way through Christmas Eve! I'll see you there!