Sunday, December 9, 2012

Meeting Santa for the first time

I had a photo shoot last week to do a company Christmas Party. I love these kind of jobs because it is all candid photos  and little kids. Well there are a few adults but for the most part kids and the Big Guy!

Some kids want nothing to do with him.
Some will sit on this stool, right here.
Close enough thank you very much.

Happy to be in mom's arms because that guy is pretty scary to a three year old.

But then something really sweet happens.

Isabelle meets Ivy and starts to tell her all about the BIG GUY.

Ivy is skeptical but listens.

Isabelle is an old pro now.
She has experience with the BIG GUY.
I will take you to him.
It will be OK.
He is right over there, I will show you.
We are going to go meet Santa Claus.
Ivy is a little nervous but I will take care of her. Promise.
It's a long walk without mom but Isabelle is going to take care of her.
Stinky boys are blocking the way but they patiently wait.
You cannot rush these things you know.
Isabelle waits for Santa to be done with the stinky boys and tell him about her friend Ivy.

Well Santa is so excited to meet Ivy.
He gently tries to encourage her to come closer so that she can tell him what she would like for Christmas.
Ivy is nervous so Isabelle takes her hand and encourages her.
Telling her it is okay.
Just sit on the stool.
Or you can sit on his lap.
Santa senses her reluctance, but is patient.
We can talk right here.

Isabelle bravely climbs up onto Santa's lap.
This gives Ivy the encouragement she needs.
It is all good.
Everything is OK.
My friend showed me the way.
They chat.
They talk about Christmas.
About whether she has been a good girl this year, which there is no doubt.

She tells him about her brother,
but that will obviously have to wait until next year.
Because she will be experienced in these this area and will show him the way.

Smartrac Christmas photos on smugmug  here is the link


  1. What a precious story (in words and pictures) of child's fitst encounter with Santa without the intrusion of mommy and daddy or any otjer"encouraging"adult.
    This is really wonderful,Krista any parent would love to have pictures like these of their own children. PRICELESS!

  2. Krista,
    When I saw this, my heart just melted. We were lucky to have you there to record our memories. Thank you!


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