“My kids could not stop talking about how special their time with Santa was. It was something like we never experienced before and was totally worth the drive! I know we will cherish this album forever.”
– Donna Flowers, Naperville, Illinois
Welcome to the premiere Santa Claus Experience in the NW Indiana area, exclusively brought to you by award-winning Pingoy Portrait Studio. Our luxury portrait studio, located in the heart of Saint John, has allowed us to create more than just pictures but family heirlooms for hundreds of families in the NW Indiana area and beyond.
We not only specialize in luxurious family and children holiday artwork but our interactive, personalized Santa Claus Experience is truly something magical. We are not your average pictures with Santa. From the excitement of that first glimpse of Santa to finding their name on his nice list, children and parents alike, walk away with memories that will last a lifetime. The recommended age for a visit begins at six months or when your child can sit alone unassisted but we welcome family groups of all ages.
When you visit the Santa Claus Experience at Pingoy Portrait Studio you are getting much more than just a picture or photograph, you are getting memories that will last a lifetime accompanied by a art pieces or our popular storybook of those whom are most important in your life; your family and your children.
If you were searching for pictures with Santa, be prepared to be blown away, as we will give you so much more than a picture. We look forward to creating an exquisite holiday art piece of your children and giving you memories that will last a lifetime.BOOK NOW
Please book far in advance. Plan to arrive 5 minutes early dressed and ready for your session with the Man in Red and come prepared to view and order any add-on items the same day. The only time you’ll be seeing your images is immediately following your session with the guidance of one of Santa’s helpers. All orders will be ready for pick up at our studio (or delivery to your home if you choose our shipping option).
It is important that you pre-plan for your child’s portrait session with Santa. Choosing the appropriate attire will assure that your images have a timeless feel to them. Rich reds and greens are gorgeous on our sets and pajama’s are our look of choice. Stripes, patterns and anything with characters or text are discouraged. We love little girls in off-white night gowns and little boys in robes and slippers are darling.
Stress-free and intimate, this pre-scheduled visit with the Man in Red is tailored just for your family.
Hand crafted artwork purchased separately — most families spend between 500 and 2500 and find that they just cannot leave without a gorgeous storybook album with 9 different interactions with their child(ren) and Santa. Due to the custom nature of this experience, your session fee is non-refundable.
At your private session, your children will get to experience the magic of Santa and then you will have an adults only viewing session immediately following, where you will place your memorable keepsake order.
What’s included in the session fee?
Prints, Wall Art, Ornaments, Christmas Cards, and our all-time most popular product, the Storybook Album, are available for purchase at your ordering session which takes place immediately after your visit with Santa. Your children will be able to watch Christmas movies fully supervised while you make your selections. We can’t wait to see you!