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The 2022 AFP Santa Experience

Saturday Nov 19 - Wake Forest / Raleigh, NC

Heirloom Christmas portraits by Anna Faiola Productions, LLC

Do you remember that Christmas feeling of magic you felt when you were a little child? The malls would fill with Christmas decorations. The neighborhoods would light up with Christmas lights. That warm magical feeling filled with anticipation grew stronger each day, knowing that soon Santa would come.

Imagine going back to your childhood days and receiving a letter in your home mailbox addressed to told 6-years-old-you from Santa himself. A personalized invitation for you to join him for milk and cookies. What? How? Is this real? (Am I the only one getting excited just visualising this?)

This is the feeling we want to create for your child. A dream come true and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be completely immersed in the magic of Christmas.

The way a child feels about Christmas won't be the same once they grow up. As a parent, the goal is to keep that magic alive for as long as possible. With options like our Santa Experience Storybook and our Heirloom Wall Art pieces, you'll be able to preserve this memory for generations to come and keep that magic in your child's eyes forever alive in a tangible way.

Can you imagine your child reading their Santa Experience Storybook to their children?

Personalized To Make Your Child Feel Special!

Special Invite From Santa

Your child will receive a personalized invitation by mail from Santa himself!

The Nice List

Your child will help Santa look for their own name on The Nice List. The child will then be given an official Santa's nice list certificate!

Personalized Conversation

During the booking process you will be asked to provide us with information about your child. Imagine the shock in your child's eyes when Santa will make personal statements about them, like direct feedback from your child's Elf on the Shelf or a comment on a recent event that has happened in your child's life!

Artwork For Your Home

Decorate your home each Christmas season by displaying your child's Magical Santa portrait in a gorgeous handcrafted wall art piece. These beautiful masterpieces with archival quality durable finishes come in the size of 16x20 (custom size available upon request). Choice of canvas or framed.

What better way to preserve this memory and enjoy it hanging on your walls each Christmas?

The Storybook

The Storybook is our most popular item. Starring your child alongside Santa Claus in a custom personalized story written by the talented Angela J. Faiola. After being printed using the latest, most sophisticated printing technology, these storybooks are then handcrafted by skilled and experienced craftsmen, providing you with a one-of-a-kind luxury Christmas storybook. Enjoy your favorite portraits printed on beautiful silk paper on thick pages in a lay flat binding.

This is a perfect family tradition heirloom piece to bring out every Christmas morning to read together!

Learn More

If you're looking for an unforgettable Santa Experience for your child with a focus on personal touch and professional products, you're in the right place! The AFP Santa Experience is designed to allow your child to interact with Santa Claus one-on-one, at their own pace, as we capture that natural wonder of their gaze towards Santa's magic.

This event is appointent based, as we want your child to be at ease and to fully enjoy their time with Santa without having to wait in long lines for their turn.

1. Training and Education - This isn't your average photo session with Santa. This entire experience has been carefully created after years of professional training and education in Fine Art Santa Portrait Photography. This is part of the commitment to providing you the best service with a goal to ensure that your session is up to par with professional standards.

2. Meticulously Designed - This is not just a quick snap of a button. Your child deserves so much more than that. This precious memory is a special moment and we are determined to giving it our all. Attention to detail is an understatment. Every component of this project has been carefully studied and personalized so that your child can receive a unique memory to last a lifetime! They are only this age for one year, our mission is to create a timeless memory to freeze this moment for a lifetime.

3. Your Child Will Not Be Treated As A Number - We strive for quality over quantity, so we are specifically only offering a limited amount of spots in order to be able to give each family the attention it deserves and the highest quality of service possible. We want to know you by name and want to be available for you throughout the entire process, from inquiry to delivery of the final products.

4. The Final Result - While we love offering digital packages so you can share you child's experience with your friends and family on social media, we also strongly believe in the power of tangible art. Our archival quality handcrafted product line will allowy you to display your child's beautiful portraits in an elegant and unique way, bringing smiles to your family every time you walk past it.

5. Professional Santa - It is important to us to only work with a professional and educated Santa Claus who understands what it means to be Santa as portraing this role is so crucial. We don't know how we got so lucky but we seriously think our Santa is the real one.

We believe in a personalized customer service experience from start to finish, including our communication process with you, parents!

Once we receive your child's reservation we will then schedule a consultation call with you to personally go over the whole process and to answer all your questions.

We continue the personal experience with our in-person or virtual reveal and ordering appointment. During the appointment, you will be able to see and touch (if in person) our sample products, this way you can decide what option is the best fit for your family to display and share your child's unforgettable experience for years to come.

Reveal appointments will be scheduled a couple of days after your child's experience.

Our personalized customer service and our product line are some of the touches that make our Magical Santa Experience so unique.

The session fee is non-refundable. We are specifically reserving your spot in this one time event with Santa, so if you are no longer available to participate after booking for any reason, the session fee is non-refundable.

Products and photos are purchased separately. Actual digital and/or printed photos and products are sold separately during a reveal and ordering appointment which can be done in person or virtually.

Pre-payment Plan. The $500 fee is due in full at time of booking. Pre-payment plans are available for the investment towards your photo and product purchase, so that once we meet for your reveal and ordering appointment you will already have credit on file. You may begin your pre-payment plan at time of booking or at any time that is convenient to you. You will have full control of when to submit each payment as well as each payment amount. Otherwise, the payment for your final photo purchase will be due in full during the reveal and ordering appointment.

Photo Credit. A $300 photo credit is included. Please note this credit is valid only for purchases made during the ordering appointment. There is no cash value or refunds for this credit. The $300 credit will expire if not used during the ordering appointment.

No re-shoots are available. Santa is a pro at warming up to children, however, if you child is afraid of Santa please understand we will not be able to guarantee a perfect outcome and a re-shoot will not be available since this is a one time event.

Appointment Time Please note, once we have a final headcount we will re-confirm all appointment times, just in case we need to adjust timing to give Santa a stretch break. Your appointment time will still be very close to your selected time.

No photos or videos are allowed. Anna Faiola Productions will be photographing this special memory for you, so photography or video recordings are not permitted in the premises.

When is the best time to book? As soon as you are ready! There are only limited number of appointments available once they are all booked the experience will be closed for this year. If you are thinking of booking and have any questions, please contact us so that we can give you all the information you need and help you secure a spot!

I have more than one child, can they share a session? Yes, sessions can be shared with siblings. If you have more than three children please let us know so that we can discuss if two back to back sessions would be best for your family, so we have enough time.

What can the photo credit be used for and does it expire? The $300 photo credit included in the Santa Experience can be used towards any digital or printed products. This credit must be used during your ordering appointment, as it does expire on the day of your ordering appointment. This credit has no cash value and is non-refundable.

How much is the Santa Experience? Please click here to view the pricing section for a breakdown of everything included in the experience. Digital and printed products are sold separately. The average investment is $700.

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Here's what parents are saying...

girls with santa

It’s truely amazing experience for the kids and adults. Lasting memory. The magic touch and skills Anna possess is breathtaking.

girl pointing to the nice list with santa claus

It was perfect. And mine is hearing all sorts of things at school. She shouted them down and told them all she met the real Santa. You saved Christmas!

group of siblings sharing cookies with santa claus

All my kids loved their Santa experience!! Can’t wait to get our storybook 😍

two girls paiting magic with santa

Anna has a very special touch with kids to make them feel comfortable and snap astounding photos even if your child is shy and/or scared of Santa. Trust me I have 2 girls.

two siblings with santa claus

Loved the sweet pictures of our little Prince and Princess!🥰

little girl looking at santa

It was such a great experience! Excellent photos. And Anna is super sweet!

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Anna Faiola is a photographer who captures family photos in both the Tampa Bay area in Florida and the Raleigh and Wake Forest areas in North Carolina.

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Palm Harbor, FL
Wake Forest, NC

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