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child Christmas photo with Santa










In the Magical Santa Session, your child will be transported to the night before Christmas as they experience a magical hour with Santa Claus.  During this special session, beautiful nostalgic art is created to capture this precious memory that they will remember their entire life. 

You will get to watch and see the little faces light up with wonder and excitement throughout their time here. 



The Art from your Magical Santa Session will be created at Arica's midtown photography studio located at 1212 Grand Ave suite 10 C (entrance faces 12th st kiddie corner Big Bingo)

There is plenty of parking, space and privacy to prepare your children, and no lines to stand in! 

What to expect

The goal of each commissioned session with Arica is to create fine art that captures the wonder of each child as they interact with Santa. 

Clients usually purchase a customized storybook and a fine art wall portrait to hang in their home. All products are made beautifully, thoughtfully, and constructed to last the generations. 

We provide wardrobe for every session in the form of Christmas pj sets and nightgowns. 

You are invited to bring with you  any special family heirlooms such as a toy, teddy bear, or doll that a mother or grandmother played with when they were a child, And of course you will want to bring your family bible or If you do not have one we carry a lovely one that can be used for this session. 

The session is on a specially designed set with meticulous attention to detail to create the perfect atmosphere for your s

Famous Billings Santa professional, Dan Nichols and multi award winning portrait photographer Arica Lipp work together to create this magical experience and extraordinary heirloom artwork. 


This is a custom product and the final price will depend on what you would like to have created. Your preference will also dictate the direction taken in the session.

We will speak with you in person or over the phone to discover what art you would like to have created. At which time we can give you the accurate price.

Commissioned products and times must be agreed upon in advance and the  non refundable session fee is required to book.

The session fee is

$350 for one child


$150 per additional child

Your Involvement

If your child has any allergies or special needs you must inform Arica of these things in advance to allow her to make proper accommodations. 

You child will receive their very own golden ticket and an invitation from Santa's sleigh prior to the session. It is an invitation to have milk and cookies with Santa on this special visit to Billings, Montana. 

Have your child bring that ticket to the session so they can present it to Santa. This is a special part of the process that helps to build the wonder and excitement!

We will be including the real meaning of Christmas and it is a magical moment you will never forget.

A parent may be asked to assist at certain times if necessary. 

Santa Sessions

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