A yearly tradition here at Brownlee's Portrait Cottage for the past 10 years. Santa flies in from the North Pole to visit with us and our clients a few reserved dates. 2018 dates have been announced!! NOVEMBER 3rd and 10th!! More dates will be announced soon. Sessions are ALREADY filling up!! YOU CAN CALL AND RESERVE YOUR SESSION AT ANYTIME!! Even if it's the 4th of JULY!! All sessions are private, pre-scheduled appointment times 60 minutes in length. We don't want you or your child to feel rushed and we like to give them time to warm up to Santa. THESE sessions SELL OUT EVERY YEAR! During the session, your child will experience reading a story, sharing milk and cookies, finding the North Pole on the globe, finding their name on the "Nice" List and so much more. All while having the most amazing Santa pictures created you have ever seen! Some parents even tear up during the session! Each set is custom designed every year by award-winning photographer, Shari Brownlee with authentic props to help tell the story of your child's experience with Santa. (I LOVE TO GO ANTIQUE SHOPPING) Santa is not always in his traditional red and white suit. Sometimes he will appear in his Father Christmas Costume. (There are two different ones)
A Pittsburgh Santa experience like no other
Santa's eyes twinkle when he smiles and his belly jiggles when he laughs. Santa takes great care to ensure that each child has the Santa experience of a lifetime from Pittsburgh and Surrounding areas. For many clients this has become a yearly tradition, some even traveling from, Waynesburg Pa. St Clairsville OH, Oakdale Pa., Canonsburg Pa, Elizabeth Pa, Morgantown WV and Wheeling WV. Our fine art portrait collections provide for a variety of artwork to display in your home and share with family and friends, these are NOT your average Christmas with Santa pictures!! Planning on giving these Christmas photos as gifts? Watch your loved ones gasp and tears well up in their eyes when they gaze upon the Heirloom Santa portraits of your children! After the Holidays are over they will leave the portrait up all year long. All of your friends will RAVE about receiving your holiday card and you will see it displayed in their home every time you visit them. They will "ohh" and "awe" as they enter your home to see your beautiful wall portrait of your children with Santa displayed in your home and ask "where did you get that?" These are defiantly NOT your average Santa pics you get from the local mall or snapshot photographer. Sessions for this year have already begun scheduling. Session fees are only $195 until June 1st. Then they go up to $249!! Don't wait. Chances are if you do, all available sessions will be taken. And you will have to wait until next year for the most amazing Santa photos in the Pittsburgh area. And you don't want to have to do that do you? Call Shari to schedule your Santa child's experience of a lifetime. 724.223.1503 Go ahead, do it now before you forget and all session times are GONE!!
What my Clients have said about their child's experience:
Our experience with Father Christmas was wonderful! Shari was extremely patient with our 19-month-old twins and created beautiful memories that my husband and I will cherish forever. Shari captured the magic of Christmas with my children and this will become one of our family traditions for many years to come. -Alycia and Justin Dorsey, Avella Pa.
My children really enjoy their visit with Santa when we go to Brownlee's Portrait Cottage. This was our second year with Father Christmas. The set is always unique and beautifully staged. Shari is a true artist. Julia Cox Valley Grove, WV.
And what a potential client wrote to me inquiring about Santa Portraits
I saw a Father Christmas Portrait of friends of my daughters and it was so magnificent it made me cry. I couldn't stop thinking about it all night. -Kyra Smith