Christmas mini sessions

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Cliched or not – I cannot believe 12 months have gone by since preparing for Christmas last year! Despite covid interruptions, the big man made it to York in 2021 and has confirmed he’ll be back again this year to double-check that his naughty/nice lists are up to date….

The bookings open on Sunday 1st August and very often sell out fast, within a matter of hours. Father Christmas is a particularly busy man this year, so whilst we have managed to secure one more date than usual, once the appointments have gone, no more can be added. Check out the FAQ below for everything you need to know!

When and Where do they take place?

This year, Santa will join us on November 26th at Photography by Edina (Strensall)! This year we are inviting you to visit us at our cosy and beautiful studio which is situated on the golf range in Towthorpe.

Why November???

We need time after your session to beautifully post-process your images, upload them to your private gallery and allow you time to see and place your order. Digital images are available for immediate download, printed products are professionally made at our pro photo lab before dispatching them to you at home. We want to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your photographs in the lead-up to the big day!


How long is the session?

Your appointment lasts 15 minutes, longer than you’ll have with Father Christmas at a grotto, and a much more magical and private experience. There’s plenty of time for inquisitive little ones’ questions as well as us getting those perfect portraits.

How much does it cost?

The ticket price is £25 and includes:

– a private meet and greet with Father Christmas.

– a PERSONALISED gift from the North Pole.

After your session, you’ll receive login details to your online gallery where you can choose your complimentary image and purchase a range of products.

Can I bring somebody else?

The session is valid for siblings from one family only. If you wish to bring cousins/friends or anybody else, please book a session per family. If you book sessions next to each other we are happy to discuss photographing everybody both together and individually – this will depend on numbers and ages and must be arranged in advance.

Can I change my day or time?

All bookings are final, we have Father Christmas for a limited amount of time and generally sell out quickly, so please note, no amendments can be made to your booking.

How do I book?


SOLD OUT! Don’t worry, we have a waiting list and if there are enough interest we will open another day.

Sign up for the waiting list HERE

What if I don’t want to meet Father Christmas?

Fear not, we have two wonderful options for you! Our Nutcracker set is perhaps my favourite to date! Wrap up warm for a stroll down Christmas Alley, where you’ll find toys and games and Nutcrackers. And wait, what’s this? Is it snowing.

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Our ever-popular Christmas Fireplace sessions have had a makeover for 2021 also! Christmas Magic is a truly gorgeous, Cosy Christmas Eve feel portrait. Pop those PJs on and come grab a cookie by the fire or dress up in one of our festive gowns and smart shirts.

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All festive sessions follow the same pricing  and you can book any of the sessions HERE

Pop that reminder in your calendar now, while it’s on your mind. Fastest finger first on the evening they go on sale! We can’t wait to welcome you.

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