Booking: Already opened for booking :) There are TWO MORE sessions available at the time this blog was posted. You can grab one here: bit.ly/LGBookingStudio2019
If none of the available times left work in your schedule, please send us a message or email if you would like to be added to our waiting list for cancellations.
Price: $125 (1 backdrop)/$145 (2 backdrops)/$165 (3 backdrops) plus tax
$50 retainer due at booking- $75/$95/$115 plus tax due the day of the session.
Includes your choice of 5/7/10 digital images from your gallery of all of the "keeper" images from your session with print release and the option to buy additional digital images and products.
*If you have already booked one of these- yay! If you have booked a studio mini, you have committed to that time slot EVEN IF you get a Santa or Tree Farm session. The only way we can return you retainer is if we can fill your time slot with someone from the waiting list.
Now to answer a few questions you might have:
6. Question- If I am chosen for a Santa spot in the lottery, how/when will I choose my Santa date/time?
Answer- Those who made it in the lottery will be given a specific date and time that they will be able to choose their time slot and date for their Santa session. That scheduling date will only be released to those who made it on the list and have received the spot. Once we determine our final list, you will receive an email that lets you know either way if you made it or didn’t and what day and time you will be able to book your specific time slot. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book so you don't miss an email from us.
7. Question- Can I still book a cousins back to back Awesome Santa session if we all get on the list in time or get chosen in the lottery?
Answer- No, I'm sorry. We can no longer promise this, it becomes too hard to work around with the amount of sessions being scheduled.
8. Question- Can I book both an Awesome Santa, Tree Farm and/or a Christmas Studio Mini session?
Answer- Yes! As long as you make it in on time for a spot or are chosen for a Santa spot through the lottery system, you may book more than one or all 3 if you like!
9. Question- Can we bring our pet dog, cat, fish, hamster, rat, snake, etc. to our Santa session?
Answer- We'd love to be able to allow you to bring your dogs but with allergies and the safety of so many kiddos being around I must say, sorry, but no.
10. Question- How soon will we know if we got a Santa Spot?
Answer- No more than 24 hours after booking opens up. Maybe sooner.
11. Question- Is my retainer refundable or transferable to another session?
Answer- Unfortunately no, not unless I have enough time to fill your spot. For Santa, we will most definitely be able to fill your spot if you give us as much time as possible.
12. Question- What if my child wakes up sick on a Santa day?
Answer- Please cancel. We don't want anyone getting sick. We will try our best to get you in another day.
13. Question- What if I have very limited availability?
Answer- If you are trying for a Santa spot this year, please try to be extremely flexible with your availability if you receive a spot and try to accommodate any date/time that you can. After Santa is booked, we will post a thread for anyone who got a spot that is 100% flexible to any date/time who would be able to switch should someone need to, but there will be no promises we can make switches or rescheduling work. We understand kids are in school so we try to be sensitive to this.
14. Question- What if my child is afraid of Santa?
Answer- If you're child is afraid of Santa, choose one of the later date sessions for your best chance at them not being afraid to sit with Santa. We tend to have the most success with non-screamers the last weekend because the children have been surrounded by Santa Claus for a longer amount of time versus beginning of November when he's not really everywhere. It's just a theory but I think it is a legitimate thought.
15. Question- Can we use gift certificates on Santa or holiday minis?
Answer- Gift certificates can NOT be used on Santa sessions. They can be used on tree farm and Christmas Studio minis.
16. Question- How do I get on the waiting list?
Answer- The waiting list is reserved for those who made it in on time on the initial booking night on 9/15 at 9pm.
17. Question- How will you be posting/sharing the link this year? Will it be posted in one place or two and how will the link work?
Answer- We will always post to Facebook, website and newsletter BUT we put the link to the deactivated google form out the day of so you have it and you can just refresh from there. We actually did the same thing last year that we’re going to do this year. We will post a deactivated link to the Google form the day before or the morning of- not sure which yet. Everyone will have the link and if you click on it before it’s activated, you’ll just get an error message that says, “this form is no longer accepting responses.“ Everyone will have the link to the Google form prior to booking and all they have to do is keep refreshing when the clock strikes 9pm to the second.
DONATIONS AND PAYING IT FORWARD OPPORTUNITIES.
Every year during the holidays, I like to help people pay it forward and give back to the community. Since the last two years were such a great success and we made such a huge impact, we've chosen to work with The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley again to make #HolidayHopeChests. They're wrapped shoe boxes filled with goodies and necessities for boys and girls ages 2-14. We pledged to donate 500 Holiday Hope Chest boxes again this year, but I definitely need your help. Each one you make, you have the chance at a $500 LG GIFT CERTIFICATE! We will be collecting these boxes at several drop off spots in the Lehigh Valley to make it more convenient for you. To make sure we have them split them evenly for the children receiving them, we will create a sign up for you to pledge how many boxes and the age group/gender you will be making them for. You may sign up for multiple boxes!!!! We know that with all of us coming together, we can reach or even exceed our goal of 500 boxes this year. We will be posting another blog shortly with the sign up link and all the details including suggestions and no-nos for the boxes as well as drop off locations.
I’m happy to report, we will continue to collect PB&J from now until forever! For every pair of peanut butter (or other types of nut butter) and jelly you bring to the studio, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. I’ll do the drawing once a month during the busy season and once every other month during the winter months. This is an easy way to give back to local food banks in our area.
Link to Pay-It-Forward LG STYLE facebook group to stay in the loop with our giving back opportunities!
If you have read this entire blog, thank you for bearing with me through all of my long-windedness, but there is just sooooo much information!!! If you have any questions, please let us know. I love you all so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
God bless us everyone. Xo Lg