Little Wizards

Are you or your child obsessed with Harry Potter? Have they read every book multiple times? Do they wish they could crawl in the pages of the book to experience what it is like to be a Wizard at Hogwart School?
Well if you answered yes to any of these questions you will love our Little Wizard sessions. They are not just a portrait session. They are a magical experience. From the moment your child arrives at the studio they will be welcomed into our Wizard Shoppe and Potions Lab. The first step is choosing their magical robe and wand. They will learn how to mix potions, learn how to fly and maybe even catch a snitch. At the end they will receive their very own diploma for graduating from Wizard School.
There will be yummy treats such as Bertie Botts and Butter Beer to round out their experience at our Wizard Shoppe.

This set is designed for children ages 5 to Adults. This session may also work for well behaved dogs like Mr. Beau here. If you have a child younger than 5 give me a call and we can discuss ideas.

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Sunflower Mini Sessions

I am so in love with Sunflowers but never seem to have the time to drive an hour or more away to photograph them. That is why I planted my own this year! I have a couple sunflower patches here and then my nephew planted a field of sunflowers that will be ready in a couple weeks.
I am so excited to be able to offer sunflower sessions!!!
I am currently taking appointments. There are limited spots available since these sessions need to be scheduled late in the day for the most magical lighting. To schedule call 612-756-4685.

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Santa Experience 2021

2021 Santa Experience Sessions!!!

Dates have just been posted for this years Santa Sessions. We are now taking appointments. I am getting a lot of excitement from past and future clients about these sessions. I think we are going to have a record year!!! My suggestion to you is book your session early!!!! You don’t want to miss out.

I am so excited for this year. It is my favorite thing to photograph!

These sessions are so incredibly magical and fun. It literally brings me back to my childhood with the excitement

of meeting Santa and waking up Christmas morning. I love to capture the excitement from each and every child as they spend time with Santa. I am so excited to be able to offer our sessions again this year with our amazing Santa John.

He truly is the best Santa around!

We are starting a week earlier to assist in getting the sessions edited a little earlier. Our first weekend will be October 23 and 24th. The last date for the Experience sessions will be November 7th.

Keep in mind, those that sign up for the first weekend will get their images edited first. If you are wanting to take advantage of Black Friday deals with the files I would strongly suggest signing up for the earlier dates! We will have three options to choose from.

Our most popular is the Full one hour Santa Experience session.

This will give your child the full experience. We have four sets that we will use for this session.

The children will get to help with toys in Santa’s workshop. They will share milk and cookies in Santa’s den. They can pretend they are sleeping in our bed set and they can end in our living room set peeking into Santa’s bag. We have many activities within each set. Some include the flying sled or looking at the globe. Other options are the sleeping children in the chair or couch or sneaking up on Santa as he’s placing presents under the tree. Our goal is to give you a wide variety of images in case you choose a storybook album or a large print for your walls. All orders will include our Norman Rockwell style editing with magic to make your images come alive!

We will also have our 20 minute session again this year. You may choose one of the sets for your session. We will still create a wide variety of poses with our magical editing giving them a very Norman Rockwell look just like the full session. This is great for younger children that might not last the full hour or for those that just want a shorter session. Keep in mind, you will not be able to order albums from this session.

Our final option added this year is our mini sessions. We will be offering these sessions just one day and they will be at the Next Chapter Winery in New Prague. These sessions are 15 minute sessions and will not include any of the magical editing. They will still be very cute and we will be using our living room set and props for the sessions. Mini Sessions will take place November 14th. These ones will take a little longer to turn around since the Experience sessions will need to be edited first. Plan on receiving files 2-3 weeks after this date. Can’t wait to meet all our new clients along with our regulars. I appreciate each and every one of you!

To sign up and view all pricing dates and samples visit www.themagicalsantaexperience.com

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A day with the Ducklings

We are currently taking appointments for our duck portraits. We will have real ducks and a real pond in our studio. Limited number of sessions available. Call the studio to reserve your appointment.

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New Holiday Specials

So excited for this years specials. We have some fun options for this year. With our pandemic we have had to get a little more creative to keep everyone safe. We still plan on offering our 20 min and 60 min Santa experience sessions but due to covid we are asking our clients to arrive in their own pjs this year. We will try our best to still make this a wonderful experience for the children but will encourage no hugs or sitting on Santa’s lap this year. The children will still have fun interacting with Santa. We have also increased our time between appointments to allow us to sanitize the area before the next client arrives.

For those that are trying to limit your exposure even more or for those that may have children that are fearful of Santa we are now offering Santa free sessions. We will still offer a storytelling image but we will photoshop Santa into the image. These sessions will take place in our new set design. I am in love with this set. Looks like a cozy living room set.

We will also be offering a fun holiday bed set this year for a short time before Santa’s workshop is set up. There are still a few opening for that set if you still want to sign up.

Last but not least we are offering a fun pet session. These sessions will have our photoshop Santa added to a few images. This is perfect since we can have the owner next to the pet to get that interaction. Then we just swap out the owner for our Santa!

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A Day at the Beach

Here is another set that I have not offered in years. It’s not that I don’t love it. It’s just that some sets are just more popular than others so sometimes I let some sets go for awhile. Well I have had a couple requests to bring it back so here you go. I have some adorable vintage beach attire.
I incorporate sand in my set to replicate a real beach. The little ones love it!

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A day with the Ducklings

OK so this may be the session I am most excited for this year.
I offered duck pictures years ago but than decided to give them up for a while. Well that was until this year. I know my customers love the ducks so I decided to give it another go. But of course I can’t just do simple sets. Oh no, my set is going to be over the top this year. It will be complete with a real pond with rocks and logs for the ducks to swim in. I may even construct a dock. It’s crazy to design such an elaborate set for only two days of duck pictures but that’s how I roll. I did figure maybe I will offer last minute fishing pictures after the duck session just to get a little more use out of it before draining the pond. Wish me luck!!!
Oh yeah, I think this session is going to be wildly popular so you might want to sign up early. You can’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉

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The Locker Room (Baseball and Football) session

I love anything vintage, and that includes the little vintage baseball outfits.
I could not decide if I like the Locker Room look more or the Sand Lot look. So I will be offering both sets. The Locker Room will be our first set offered. The Sandlot will be offered later in the month. I have boys and girls baseball outfits in various sizes. I also have one little football outfit available. If you child is larger than my outfit and would love to do the football set they can always come in their own clothes and we can just add my props.

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Fishing and Fairies

If you were to ask me what my favorite theme portrait session is I would have a hard time picking because I love them all. The Santa had always been my favorite but our fishing and fairies is a very close second. We have so much fun. The little girls love dressing up like a fairy and the little boys have a blast pretending they are fishing in our pond. Magical elements are added to the portraits that turn it from a photograph to a work of art.
Spoil your loves to this amazing session. They will talk about it for months if not years!

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Digital Photography Classes for Beginners

I have been asked many times if I would ever offer a beginning photography class. I had planned on doing it last year but than got busy. So I finally put together a course for February. I love teaching others so I am really looking forward to this class. We still have some openings. Let me know if you would like to join us!

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