Wednesday, December 26, 2007

This Is The One I Was Telling You About

Santa is very strict about the photo policy and toes (tows?) a hard line in order to get the perfect commercial shot (which you have seen previously). I purposely worked without a flash so I could fly under the North Pole radar and get some candids. I prefer candids. I have to admit, though, that I was a little scared of getting scolded by the red suit.

Alita infused her entire visit with Santa with a deep sense of sincerity and I was able to get some lovely examples of it. I hope that when we're slightly less hard core in our belief we'll still visit Santa and still treat the experience with the same respect.


  1. Since you asked (and ONLY because you asked) it's "toes," as in everyone puts their toes in the same line so we're all nice and orderly. Toeing the line means following orders.

    We didn't get a Santa shot this year. We actually only met up with the guy in the bike department (the BIKE department?!) at our local Sprawl-Mart. The girls didn't seem that impressed - I think the magic of the red suit is all but gone, but I'm hoping the magic of the idea of Santa never goes away....

  2. Anonymous9:48 AM

    I think the rule malls and other places where Mammon is worshipped are to be excoriated for forbidding private photos of children with "Santa" in order to sell their "professionally" made shots. Shame on them.