this is the second year that i have had the privilege of spending Small Business Saturday at Brady Street Florist, shooting Vintage Style Santa pictures.
i’m so fortunate to have my CLICK group, my own kids, my mom, and friends who volunteer to help the day go smoothly and magically for everyone.
how please i am to say that this year, the day was nothing short of magnificent!
i was able to implement a brand new scheduling system, that each client was able to book their own time slot, and we ran the entire day on schedule…with NO WAIT!
the Serene Bean was present, offering hot chocolates and drinks to the guests. jennifer jackson, with Brady Street Florist, designed another window front masterpiece that i was able to shoot all of the Santa pictures in, the DAMS drama team, showed up for a mini flash mob, treating us with carols outside the storefront, and LAST BUT NOT LEAST, our very special Santa, brought the very best magic ANY Santa ANYWHERE could bring.
i’ve received so many compliments on the images that have been floating everywhere on Facebook, and i appreciate every single compliment! i do however want to point out, that our images are special, largely in part to the heart that Santa has. the way he looks on each child with love and tenderness, and his authentic Santa spirit, just makes our images come alive with the magic a love like that can bring.
one last “thank you!” this year, i heard of a shortage of food for middle school students. staff will stuff children’s backpacks (student’s that they see who have a need) with food for the weekend. thanks to everyone who participated in the Santa pictures this year, your donations of money and food, we were able to deliver a large amount of food and cash, to help support this need at the middle school.
as you look through some of these portraits (all of these have a special editing that makes them look like a painting…to see them in person, they are just gorgeous!), i hope you are reminded of the innocence that we are born with, the simple joys of the world that are all around us, and the love that was given first, through the birth of our Savior, and given again again through special individuals, just like our Santa.