the Phoenixville santa experience and holiday Portraits in studio

phoenixville's Santa
Experience by fox & Brazen

The Magic of the Holidays

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, located just outside Valley Forge / King of Prussia 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.

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.

Just love our holiday sets? We have non-Santa portrait sessions available to book as well! There is nothing more special than those matching PJ's or the most perfect holiday dress tied in a bow. 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 the specialness of the holiday season.

Fox & Brazen's Santa Experience sessions are exclusive and limited to the number available per day. Once you book your session, your family will be the only ones in our studio for a completely private experience with few distractions.

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.

the Polar Express

Once early January rolls around and we've nestled our holiday decor back into their storage bags, we very quickly start the brainstorming process for the next year! We're very excited to share our dreams for our 2023 holiday sets.

🎅 Nothing is 100% final until it's setup in early November... but here is the plan! 🎅

AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2023 ALL THREE SETS ARE READY FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS INSIDE OUR PHOENIXVILLE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. 

🎄 Set One: 20-something holiday trees on a nighttime twinkly backdrop
❄️ Set Two: All-in-white plain and simple
☕️ Set Three: Mistletoe/Hot Chocolate Booth

Three times the fun in 2023 - three festive photography sets!

2023 Holiday set inspiration

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.

Step 3

Enjoy a completely unique and private visit with Santa or our 2023 Holiday Set at our studio in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

No malls. No lines. No waiting.

Step 2

Check the website for dates to see our availability. We have a limited number of sessions available for the 2023 holiday season. Select the time that works best for your family!

Step 1

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

Online appointments - How to Book

(just outside Valley Forge and King of Prussia).

All our Santa Experience, Holiday, and mini 'Meet & Greet' sessions for 2023 general pricing information below. All Sessions are available to book online and have exclusive product, time, and experience add-ons.

Santa Experience & Holiday Collections

30 minutes with Santa
3 Holiday Sets
4 Digital Files
Full Interactive Experience
Private Studio for your Family

Includes:

A magical experience to remember for any family. No two experiences are ever the same when it comes to our FaB Santa Experience. Completely customizable and full of holiday magic. Perfect for believers of all ages who love the holidays.

starting at $399

Santa Experience

20 or 40 minute Sessions
Choice of 1 or 3 Holiday Sets
Customizable deliverables
Quick Gallery Reveal

Includes

Gather your loved ones! Our studio sets are 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.

starting at $99

Holiday COLLECTIONs

10 minutes with Santa
1 Holiday Set
2 Digital Files
Posed Photos
Semi-Private Studio

Includes:

Santa will be mostly stationary as guests visit with him on our holiday set. There will be a handful of posed photo opportunities as well as time for a quick chat. This is a prop-free session and will take place on our main holiday set. 

starting at $99

Santa Meet & Greet Sessions

CANVASES, METALS, ACYLICS

Additional digitals with personal-use license

Heirloom Albums

Additional Sets

Additional Time

Limited Experiences

Add-on to any of our photography collections to make your own custom experience!

Popular photography session add-ons

More Info - Santa & Holiday

Interested in learning more? Click the images below to quick scroll to more info about each session!

Learn about our Santa Experience and Holiday Photography sessions!

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 full 30 minute one-on-one time with Santa!

Once you arrive, Santa is ready to interact, entertain, and play with his guests! Santa will move around the holiday set and gauge each participant for different magical interactions so each experience is highly individualized.  Themed holiday props and setups will be available to enhance your session and your photographer on hand will be capturing the real genuine moments that materialize with the "man in red". Santa is also available to pose for specific photo opportunities. These sessions are completely private as the studio is booked just for you. Appointment required.

Some popular interactions with Santa include: measuring up for the naughty/nice list, building with blocks, discovering their holiday wish list together, snowball fight, setting up a dollhouse for the perfect Christmas Eve, playing pretend with hot cocoa and cookies, choosing the best ornament for the trees, reading holiday stories, fashion posing, taking "elfies", and more!

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!

A perfectly unique encounter with Santa

Santa Experience Photography

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. We offer two session lengths - 20 minutes or 40 minutes. Our 20 minute sessions are designed for a single set with no outfit changes. Our 40 minute session grants access to all our available holiday sets as well as gives time for a quick outfit change. The deliverables for our studio sessions are completely customizable so you can get exactly what you want from your session.

Documenting Holiday Magic for a lifetime

Holiday Studio Photography

We're incredibly dog friendly at Fox & Brazen! Your four-legged friend is welcome to join you indoors at our studio for your Santa Experience or Holiday studio portraits. If your dog is unable to follow basic commands (sit, stay, lay down, come, etc) in a distracting environment, we strongly suggest bringing along an extra set of hands to help guide your dog back to set when needed for a photo as you may have your hands full with children, props, or in the middle of posing. 

Our 2023 set has dog-centric props and limited experiences with Santa. You are also welcome to bring your own ugly sweater for Fido to match the family!

Santa loves dogs. Sometimes Santa loves dogs more than he loves his own reindeer. That being said, Santa does not love it when anyone with four legs (or two) misbehaves and causes damage. Santa is not afraid to put dogs on the naughty list if they are distructive during their time at our studio. Any damages or stains left behind by Fido may incur additional cleaning or replacement fees as our props and set is one-of-a-kind and is not easily replaceable.

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Dogs, Santa, & Studio Photography

Santa will be mostly stationary as guests visit with him on our holiday set. There will be a handful of posed photo opportunities as well as time for a quick chat. This is a prop-free session, is only 10 minutes long, and will take place on our main holiday set. Participants can stand or sit while they have their photos taken with Santa.

Just a quick catch-up with ol' Saint Nicholas!

Santa 'Meet & Greet' Photography

What an exciting addition to your family this season! We're happy to incorporate our holiday cheer into your studio newborn session.

Posed Studio Newborn Sessions are captured at our Phoenixville Photography Studio during the first four to ten days of baby's life. These sessions focus on creating highly posed fine art portraits of your baby safely in our studio. We will pose your baby using simple props and wraps for this style of imagery. Newborn sessions taking place during the months of November and December can use our highly stylized sets! We can even add Santa Claus into your session for some real holiday cheer!

A Special Delivery this Holiday Season!

Holiday Newborn Photography

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FAB Studio Experience

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 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. If you arrive earlier and there is another session going on inside, please wait outside. 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 thirty minutes of time with Santa on our custom designed 2023 holiday set. The experience is tailored 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, toys to play with, a giggle or two, and more.

All of our Santa Experience sessions have access to all of the holiday sets we have setup for the current year.

The Upgraded Santa Experience
If you'd like to add on additional time with Santa, we have upgrades that allow participants to have additional or individual time with Santa (great for families with multiple children). For 2023, we're offering featured upgrades like making Elf Fuel with Santa, puppachinos and biscuits, or receiving an elf name. Every year we will be offering limited edition sessions - what is offered in 2023 may not be offered in 2024!

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.

What to expect at your Santa Experience

Santa Experience Guide

Some of Our Favorite Moments from Past Seasons

NOTE: any images on our Santa Experience website may depict sets from years prior and may not be the current offering.  If you have specific questions about our 2023 sets, please email us prior to booking cheers@foxandbrazen.com

Ugly Sweaters
Sparkles
Hippo Costume

Holiday Pajamas

Formal clothes

Ugly Christmas sweaters

Adorable Christmas sweaters

Matching outfits

Peacoats

Sparkles

Casual

Flannel

Red Overalls

Hippo Costume

Flannel
Formal
Pajamas

"And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap..." we want to inspire visions of sugar plums for your holiday photos! The age old question - what do we wear to meet Santa??? Here are some popular options we've seen over the seasons.

What to wear for our holiday photo session?

That look 'soots' you!                 
           You're never fully dressed without a smile!

What do I wear to meet Santa for my holiday photos?

NOTE: any images on our Santa Experience website may depict sets from years prior and may not be the current offering.  If you have specific questions about our 2023 sets, 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 2023 Holiday Photography Sets? These sessions are captured indoors at our Phoenixville Photography Studio (177 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460). Bring your favorite humans (or four legged friends) to capture the year in photos!

Arrival to the Studio
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. If you arrive earlier and there is another session going on inside, you will be required to wait outside as we have a one family in the studio at a time policy to respect everyones privacy. 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  staying on schedule is very important.

The FaB 2023 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. If getting certain combinations of groups (For example: Dad and kids, three generations, just baby, etc etc) we suggest you write these down and bring it to the shoot so important combinations do not get forgotten - it's easy to get caught up in the moment and sparkly lights! Our 20 minute sessions will be limited to one of our holiday sets, while our 40 minute sessions will have the ability to make use of any of the multiple sets we have for the season.

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.

The Online Gallery
Very similar to our spring and autumn mini sessions - Holiday Portrait Session 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.

What to expect at your Photo Session

Holiday Set Experience Guide

we are crafting a product that will outlive us all.

Make every photograph like it's the one you will be remembered for.

You have booked and trusted us to create some beautiful images of this most important time in your life. 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! Your wall art can be purchased in canvas, metal, or an acrylic finish. 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.

Albums • Wall Art • Heirloom Products

Ah-Maz-ing Heirloom Treasures

Starting at ....... $125

HeirlooM Products

Starting at ....... $400

Wall Art
(Canvas, Metal, Acrylic)

Starting at ....... $750

Heirloom albums

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Nothing can be compared to the magic of the holiday season. No matter your age, there is something so festive about visiting with Santa Claus. We're excited to share our passion for the holidays, love, life, and Christmas magic with you - check out our galleries!

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