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Families want pros for holiday shots

                               Special to The News JournalPublished 12:05 a.m. ET Nov. 28, 2014 | Updated 11:20 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2014

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With the holidays coming at us like yet-another polar vortex, mailboxes soon will start filling with cards from friends and family.

Many will feature what looks like an impossibly perfect family photo, often with everybody in matching outfits, a great setting – and sometimes even Santa.

In this day of instant gratification with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, it seems like every year more families or couples opt to hire professional photographers to capture the ideal photo. It can then be uploaded to sites like Shutterfly or Snapfish, so the perfect – gasp – old-school, printed card can be created.

Long gone are the days when folks would send cards without any pictures at all, or a card simply stuffed with the kids' wallet-sized school photo or a hurried snapshot of the kids in front of the tree, with one child not smiling and the other one's hair disheveled.

Source:    https://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/11/26/selfies-holiday-photo-sessions-explode-popularity/19557269/

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Warrenton Santa

I Have been doing more and photo sessions this year.

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Santa Phelix

Booked up for 2020 with this  907607450_SantaandBarbheadtilted(2).jpg.985c73f477892282b5557604933036d1.jpg

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Jerry Nebel

I am not trying to brag but let you know my experience.

I bill $1180.00 for 4 hours of my time in a photo studio. Booked every weekend Saturday's and Sunday's  starting first of October.

If you can create magic in the chair with a child in front of a camera it can be a win win for you, the photographer and Mom. Everyone books with payment in January.  

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rdpugh

My November is filled with photography studio sessions and these get booked up.  I also have many people coming to my other public events in late November and December saying they would rather take the picture themselves at this event with me then go get the photos printed out elsewhere than have to pay the mall photographer prices.

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Jerry Nebel

Many time cell phone pictures look much better that the prints handed out at pictures with Santa done at events. 

Personally I hate those 3, 2, 1 photo machines.  

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