November 17, 2020, Pennsylvania announced new restrictions on businesses for the entire state of Pennsylvania, the most notable is requiring masks to be worn indoors at all times.  This requirement directly affects the way Fox & Brazen will photograph you and your family during your Santa Experience.

"When indoors, masks are required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 feet apart, you will need to wear a mask while inside if with people other than members of your household."
- https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/


In response to this, we are required by the state to change how we're photographing at our studio during the remainder of November and December. The new policy goes into place on Friday, November 20, 2020. As of Friday, November 20, 2020, Santa and all participants (unless medically unable or under the age of 2) are REQUIRED by the State of Pennsylvania to wear a mask or face covering during the photography experience and while indoors at our studio. No exceptions.

Any images seen on our website or social media that show participants or Santa without a face covering were either done prior to the 11/20/2020 new mandate OR were created through the magic of Photoshop.

This holiday season, we are looking back with appreciation for your loyalty and looking forward to moving into the New Year together. Please continue to stay safe and we look forward to any questions or concerns you have regarding our Santa Experience.

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We create heirloom images to tell your holiday story because we believe that the magic of childhood should never be forgotten and those moments visiting Santa are some of the most important childhood memories.

We will be limiting the number of sessions available per day to a minimum, and only one family will be in our studio at a time.

Our Santa Session Portrait Collections are specifically designed to highlight your session experience with Santa and showcase your family tradition of visiting the "man in red" year after year. From adding two feet to four feet or the simple joy of "putting a ring on it" - Santa sessions are for the young and young at heart and are the perfect way to document the year at hand.  Life happens in the most magical ways and creative photos are the most special way to document the journey to share with future generations.

If you're ready and you're interested in having us photograph your event or your loved ones, send up some flares or send us a message!

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The Bell still rings for all who truly believe.

The joy of the holidays is contagious and there are no fonder memories to look back upon than to remember the magic of childhood and meeting Santa Claus for the first time. Here at our Fox & Brazen photography studio in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, we have created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your child to interact and spend time with Santa Claus in a comfortable festive setting.

Fox & Brazen is featuring one-on-one private sessions with Santa in a totally live interactive experience. This isn't a traditional photography session that has standard poses, but a live photojournalist documentation of the family's interaction with Santa.

Santa will naturally flow through a variety of different experiences with the participants depending on the age and cooperation. While this is all happening we will be capturing every moment. If there is time at the end we can do the old school staged "everyone look at the camera and smile", but this is not the focus on what the Santa Experience is all about.

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We setup a quick zoom call or come into our studio for your gallery reveal. You'll select your products from the lightly retouched images in the online gallery. Once selected, we'll do a final retouch on the images for your products.

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Enjoy a completely unique and private visit with Santa or our 2020 Holiday Set at our studio in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

No malls. No lines. No waiting.

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Check the website for dates to see our availability. We have a limited number of sessions available for the 2020 holiday season. Select the time that works best for your family!

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‘Tis the season for love and happiness, Happy Holidays my love.

How to Book

Welcome to our 2020 custom built holiday set! Our FaB elves worked hard this year to design a set to bring joy to this absolutely crazy year. On our holiday set, you can choose to have your family holiday portraits taken or visit with Santa Claus in a safe environment.

What are we doing to keep our families (and Santa) safe? We're enforcing the requirement by the state of Pennsylvania for your child (age 2+) and group members to also wear a mask upon your arrival to our indoor studio and select moments throughout your visit. All sessions are by appointment only and we have a stringent cleaning policy between families as well as at least 30 minutes between appointments. Everything touched is wiped or spritzed down with sanitizer and disinfectant.

If you're visiting with Santa, face coverings are required to be worn by both Santa and his visitors at ALL times. Santa wears gloves and changes out for a new set between appointments. Though masks are required, we're just thankful our Santa is not hidden behind plexiglass! Kiddos, doggos, and adults can interact with Santa for some creative and memorable photos to commemorate 2020.

If you're joining us for family photos, your photographer will get you settled on set and then step outside the front door so your family is solo in the studio. Once your family is solo in the studio, you may remove your masks for a traditional photo experience. We make use of telephoto lenses to capture your family photos from a safe distance this year - your photographer will be approximately 50 feet away during all photos.

Assisted by a little patience and a lot of giggles, we're certainly capturing some magical memories to commemorate 2020!


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Christmas mysteries: What IS tinsel made of? Exactly what categorizes a drink as “nog?” How can I eat just one more cookie? Let’s find out together, shall we?

NOTE: any images on our Santa Experience website prior to November 20 reflects different and ever-changing mask mandates from the State of Pennsylvania. If you have specific questions about our 2020 set or mask policies, please email us prior to booking cheers@foxandbrazen.com

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Our 2020 Holiday Set is certainly one for the books. Imagine a soho loft feel with exposed white brick and a larger than life holiday wreath built from scratch. A red bench for those whom would like to be seated is the final touch on our 2020 set.

Our set is perfect for holiday cards or the annual tradition of capturing your family in their holiday best dress or those festive casual sweaters you dig out of the closet once a year.

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This experience is a fun and unique twist on your visit with Santa that will keep the Spirit of Christmas alive in your child's memories for years to come! This is NOT the sit-on-the-lap-and-smile-mall-experience. This is a 10 minute one-on-one time where Santa will gauge each participant (child, adult, or doggo) to provide a completely individual experience through personalized activities and moments.

Every year we introduce new exclusive add-on experiences with the man in red! Our experience is also perfect for that holiday marriage proposal you've been waiting for, or having Santa help with a Gender Reveal!

The Santa Experience is perfect for children and adults of all ages - we also have special experiences for your favorite four legged doggo! Let's make some awesome memories together!

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Finding yourselves stuck at home this holiday season? Need a little last minute boost of holiday cheer? We're working on keeping the holiday spirit alive during the 2020 holiday season AND Santa is keeping up with the socially distance 2020 times,

Insert Santa zoom sessions. We've made a deal with Mr. Kringle to block off some time right before Christmas to check in with some of his favorite kiddos.

 Santa is happy to visit your family via Zoom for a ten minute catch up right before the holiday! During this time, Santa will catch up with the participants and see how their holiday season is going and what they are most excited to celebrate this holiday season. Participants can share virtual milk and cookies with Santa, have a festive chat, listen to a holiday story, or even give Santa a tour of their holiday decorations around their home!

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Fox & Brazen's Santa Experience sessions are a fun and magical way to welcome in the holiday season. Our Santa Experiences are captured indoors at our Phoenixville Photography Studio (177 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460).

Arrival to the Studio
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled start time wearing your masks. If you arrive earlier, you will be required to wait outside as we have a one family in the studio at a time policy for 2020. Please arrive to our studio as camera ready as possible though there is time for a QUICK outfit adjustment prior to the start of your session. Your session will start on time if you are ready or not - as Santa has many friends to visit with over the course of the day and staying on schedule is very important.

The Basic Santa Experience
The young and young at heart will have approximately ten minutes of time with Santa on our custom designed 2020 holiday set. The experience is customized to each individual family or group, but most will enjoy a festive chat with Santa about the naughty and nice list (how do you measure up?), a story about how different places in the world celebrate the holidays, a giggle or two, and more.

The Upgraded Santa Experience
If you'd like to add on additional time with Santa, we have upgrades that allow your children to have additional or individual time with Santa (great for families with multiple children). For 2020, we're offering featured upgrades like making reindeer food with Santa, reading a holiday story, or having a holiday dance party. Every year we will be offering limited edition sessions - what is offered in 2020 may not be offered in 2021!

The Online Gallery
Very similar to our spring and autumn mini sessions - Santa Experience Images will be viewable in an online gallery soon after your session, You will setup a time to come back into our studio or a virtual zoom session to learn how to navigate your online gallery and redeem your items or purchase additional a la carte products.

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NOTE: any images on our Santa Experience website prior to November 8 is concept art. If you have specific questions about our 2020 set, please email us prior to booking cheers@foxandbrazen.com

Are you in a festive mood and would just like to make use of our stunning 2020 Holiday Photography Set? These sessions are captured indoors at our Phoenixville Photography Studio (177 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460).

Arrival to the Studio
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled start time wearing your masks. If you arrive earlier, you will be required to wait outside as we have a one family in the studio at a time policy for 2020. Please arrive to our studio as camera ready as possible though there is time for a QUICK outfit change prior to the start of your session. Your session will start on time if you are ready or not - as  staying on schedule is very important.

The FaB 2020 Holiday Set
We will pose you and your group in different combinations on our holiday set. We'll take whole group/family photos, individuals, as well as different smaller combinations. Please feel free to bring your own props to incorporate into the scene at hand (your photographer will have the final say if we can incorporate your ideas into our set. Our festive red 2020 bench can be moved from the scene, but the floor, the back wall, and our giant wreath may not be moved and will be visible in all photos taken.

Outfits
We strongly recommend selecting just one outfit for you 20 or 40 minute time block though you may bring additional outfits - it's your time that you may use as you wish. One outfit will allow us the most amount of time for photography, but multiple outfits will give you a greater variety of images to choose from in your final gallery. You will be photographed from HEAD to TOE to the TIPS OF YOUR FINGERS - so every bit of your outfit(s) and appearance is greatly important.The session time slot is very strict, so any changing of clothing will take away from shooting time. The time slot can not be extended based on this lost time. Participants may be standing, moving, and sitting throughout the session, so an outfit that does not require much adjustment between photos is the best.

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You have booked and trusted us to create some beautiful images of the 2020 holiday season. With this in mind, we want to guide you into selecting heirloom products that feature your favorite and most memorable images from your session. All our offerings are rooted in a fine art flair and are designed to last you a lifetime.

Our favorite fine art product is our heirloom albums. Our goal is to tell a story from your session and create an album that you, your family and your friends will enjoy for years. In fact, it will be passed from generation to generation. Treat yourself to telling your story in this luxurious fashion with one of our stunning Italian Leather Storybooks.

We're also full of pride to offer our Wall Art Collections. Our Wall Art is boastful of elegance of finely crafted furniture, combined with the highest print quality in the world - this will transform your home into an authentic art gallery displaying your most precious memories! From precise color management, to cutting edge technology, the quality of this art is incredible - your future grandchildren will be thankful you invested in such beautiful artwork for their generation to enjoy.

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are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including:
Fever or chills
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Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
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Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
are not under any self-quarantine orders

We kindly ask that you help keep each other healthy. Our Santa experience will become unavailable if our staff needs to self quarantine during the holiday season and this would be a disappointment to many children whom look forward to meeting Saint Nicholas in 2020. 

If you need to reschedule your reservation due to any health concerns, our policy for the 2020 season is quite flexible and we're happy to accommodate a future date for your session. Please reach out to us at cheers@foxandbrazen.com or 484-973-6145 with any questions.

2020 has certainly forced us to to find new ways to create magical moments—and memories to treasure. Our 2020 goal is to keep everyone safe while delivering a festive moment in time for those being photographed.

​Everyone who enters our storefront are required to wear masks as an enhanced safety measure. Mask cannot be removed while on the set for those being photographed and it is encouraged you and your loved ones wear a mask during your entire visit to our studio. All FaB teams member will be wearing masks or face coverings during the entire experience.

Since Santa visits with so many children all over the world, during the 2020 Santa Experience, Santa will have his nose and mouth covered at all times to the best of his ability.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. 

By visiting our studio you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 

By entering our studio, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party:


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We have trusted (and adored) Fox and Brazen for almost 6 years with everything from our engagement and wedding photos, to our maternity and family photos, and they have TOTALLY outdone themselves with their 2020 Santa Experience. The set is GORGEOUS and the 8-foot, hand-crafted evergreen wreath sets off the scene perfectly. I was originally bummed thinking that COVID would ruin our chances of having photos of our little guy taken with Santa this year, but Jen and Travis took every precaution to create a safe and super clean environment. They were SO patient with my very active one-year-old, capturing his whole personality in a perfect, candid way. Highly recommended!

Santa Experience FAQs

Will my child or group really meet Santa during my Santa Experience? Or is this a photoshop gimmick?

No gimmicks, we make actual real in person memories during our experience. If your group books our Basic Santa Experience, you will meet Mr. Klaus in person. If you book one of our Zoom Session Experiences, you will have one-on-one time virtually with him. He is real and his interactions with your group will be prompted by the experience unfolding in real time.

What happens if my child doesn't cooperate while meeting Santa?

There is no guarantees that every child is ready to see and joyfully interact with Santa. If you fear your young child will be afraid, the Santa Experience may not be the session for you in 2020. If your child is showing hesitation once the experience starts, Santa can work on warming your child up within the session time to get a handful of photos with him, or we can ask Santa to step out to take a "milk & cookies break" and we can take nice holiday portraits of your child solo on our set. If there is a resistance, we can not force happiness and joy on a child. There are no refunds if you or your child decides they would rather have solo portraits taken. So please consider this before booking.

What does the minimum experience session fee cover?

The base experience includes 10 minutes on our photography set with Santa.

Extending the session allows extra time which works perfectly for larger families (more than 3 children), children with special needs, potential uncooperative children (those scared of Santa), and first timers that are nervous about knowing if they have enough time. Some groups also extend the time so the first ten minutes goes to the group as a whole, and the extended sessions are purchased for individual family members (like the doggo!).

What should we wear?

You will be photographed from HEAD to TOE to the TIPS OF YOUR FINGERS - so every bit of your outfit(s) and appearance is greatly important. Our 2020 set is mostly made of neutral whites and beiges with a large presence of evergreen decorations. Santa's suit is a deep maroon red color. Changing outfits in the middle of the session is strongly discouraged as the session time slot is very strict, so any changing of clothing will take away from shooting time. The time slot can not be extended based on this lost time. Participants may be standing, moving, and sitting throughout the session, so an outfit that does not require much adjustment between photos is the best.

Do you do photos of my child sitting on Santa's lap?

Short answer: no.
Long answer: If there is time at the end we can do the old school staged "everyone look at the camera and smile", but this is not the focus on what the Santa Experience is all about. This isn't a traditional photography session that has standard poses, but a live photojournalist documentation of the participants interactions with Santa. For the health and safety of everyone involved, for the 2020 season, we will discourage anyone sitting on Santa's lap, though participants may sit as close to Santa as they are comfortable.

Who are your Santa Experiences for?

Our experiences are for the young and the young at heart. We encourage children to come visit with Santa. We encourage couples to visit with Santa. We encourage grandparents and grandchildren to visit with Santa. We encourage pets to visit with Santa.

We suggest a maximum of 4 participants per 10 minute block. You may book extra time to accommodate extra participants from the same family or you may book additional featured experiences with Santa. All the participants MUST be from the same family - multiple households are not allowed in the studio at the same time for the health and safety of everyone.

A few restrictions: If you're booking for your child, individual children must be able to sit unassisted or they will need to be photographed with an adult on set. Multi-Families must book two different sessions. Orders may not be combined. If you have a special scenario request, please email us prior to booking your session time. cheers@foxandbrazen.com

Can I take my own photos and video during this experience?

No, sorry, no personal video or photos may be taken during our 2020 season while Santa is present on our set. No exceptions.

Is your Santa the real Santa?

Yes! Our Santa is 100% the real Santa! We know there are many elves out there helping Santa visit all the boys and girls, but we've got a contract with the real deal at our studio. Santa certainly has taken some of his time off in 2020 to be more health conscious and introduce a new health and beauty regiment. Santa has dedicated 2020 to improving and highlighting his most known features by keeping in mind a natural, more youthful appearance. You may say he looks like Santa "two point oh".

Our family is feeling a bit under the weather, can we still attend our session?

No, and please be honest with us because your decision to attend under questionable health may effect the experience for others if Santa gets sick and we need to postpone future sessions. We're happy to accommodate a reschedule for another date in 2020 or 2021 if it means keeping everyone safe and healthy. Our Santa Experience will become unavailable if our staff needs to self quarantine during the holiday season and this would be a disappointment to many children whom look forward to meeting Saint Nicholas in 2020. 

Do I have to purchase anything? Or can I just come to your studio for the experience?

If you're just a fan of good ol' Saint Nick and would like to book a session to just chat - there is no product purchase requirement, however most families plan to invest in one of our heirloom albums, canvases, or products so year after year they can revisit and see the memories they have created with Santa.

We do not require any purchases beyond the experience fee, but truth be told - most people fall in love with the magic of meeting Santa. The images and moments we create together will be a lasting memory of this experience. We sell print, heirloom product, and digital collections that are available for purchase during your initial booking sale. If you prefer to not add any product up front, that is not a problem (though at the initial booking you will get the best pricing on our products). After your initial experience investment, our wall art starts at $1.25 per square inch and our albums begin at $750. Some families spend $500, others spend $5,000, but the important thing to note is these heirloom products and memories will last for your children's children to see the joy their parents had meeting Santa.

How is this different than going to the mall to get pictures with Santa?

This is a completely magical experience that our participants will not soon forget. Realistically, the only similarity between visiting Santa at the mall and Santa at our studio... is well, both involve a red suit and that's it.

Our Santa Experiences at Fox & Brazen are all about the moments created with Santa - and best of all, no lines and no waiting! You'll have a specific appointment time and your group will be the only ones in our studio at the time of your session.

This is more than just sitting on Santa's lap. Your kiddos will be able to ask Santa any questions they can dream up and Santa will measure up participants to see if they made the naughty or nice list (spoiler alert - all kids made the nice list). Our photographer will be capturing photos of the participants interacting with Santa during the entire experience so you'll have plenty of photos to choose from when it comes time to view your gallery of images.

Did we mention, this is a 1000% judgement free zone? We welcome adults to revisit the magic of Christmas with our Santa Experiences and the interactions will be tailored specifically for the group at hand. We have exclusive Proposal or Gender Reveal Sessions available to book where Santa can help deliver the big news! Or for those who may enjoy a spirited libation, we have an exclusive add-on experience for our 21+ adults.

Our Add-On Experiences are limited and change annually - so if you see one that looks interesting you better book it! It may not be available next year!

Can we bring our own props?

Our Santa Experiences include all the props needed to spark moments and capture memories on our holiday set - so really there is no need to bring any items with you besides your group.

That being said... if you feel any group members may be hesitant to hangout with Santa we encourage you to bring a favorite toy or stuffie that perhaps this group member can have a show and tell with Santa. For example, perhaps your young child loves to play with cars and would like to show Santa some of his/her favorite vehicles. Please feel free to bring them - Santa would love to play cars with your little one during their time together.

Please note - IF you bring something onto our set it WILL be photographed - so if your child happens to bring a bright pink hot wheels car... it WILL be in the photos and it may clash Santa's suit and the styling of our 2020 holiday set. We do strongly recommend trying to bring toys or props that have a vintage or holiday vibe.

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