This is how all fairy tales start and as children, they were read to us time and time again. But where have those stories gone? It seems our children know way too much about technology and constantly have a screen in front of them. Where have their imaginations gone?
Well, what if, there was a place they could go, just South of the City of Pittsburgh. A short drive into the country, a little past Washington Pa. to a little town called Claysville? Here there is this little Cottage that Santa likes to visit often. Inside he encourages children to pretend and make believe and interact with him as if it was hundreds of years ago. Where there were no TV’s, no cell phones, no iPads and NO INTERNET!! Where children get to be kids, have fun, play, eat milk and cookies, make-believe and IMAGINE!! Imagine what it’s like to just be a kid and visit Santa at the North Pole on Christmas Eve. There is such a place!! It’s called Brownlee’s Portrait Cottage and Santa will begin his visits in July of 2018. He wants to see little boys and girls for an hour at a time and find out what is on their Christmas list, look to see if they are on the Nice list, show them on the globe how he travels the world, read his favorite story to them, have them help with painting some toys AND he has a very special gift to give them this year!! And when he falls asleep from eating too many cookies, he needs someone to help sprinkle magic on his toes to wake him up.
This Pittsburgh Santa Experience is one of a kind here at BPC!! Yes, there are others offering Santa photos and sure you can go to the mall and get a Santa picture. But that’s not what you will receive here at the Cottage. Shari has taken care of every detail. First, your consultation. When you call to reserve your children’s time with Santa, you will first schedule a time to meet with Shari to discuss what exactly it is you want her to create for your home, where you are looking to display a new piece of artwork and discuss the appropriate size for that area. Are you just purchasing Art for yourself or are you buying gifts for friends and family too? Clothing will be discussed. A local seamstress is busy making handmade jammies for the children to wear for their big day with Santa. The colors, textures, and patterns have carefully been selected to help tell the story of your child’s Santa experience. And finally, the investment. Since these are not your average Santa pictures, nor is it just another Santa photo session, you will discuss at length your options for your final Art piece to be displayed in your home. Just like buying a new piece of furniture, you want to look, feel and know what the investment is before you decide to purchase the canvas sofa or the leather sofa. You will know your investment and will have given a “test drive” on all of the products during your consultation. A 30% deposit is then given that day and you will schedule your child’s experience. There are several dates to select from starting in July. You choose the best one that suits your schedule. Did you say JULY? YUP sure did!! Why not get a jump start on your Holiday shopping!!
The day of your session, there will be snacks in the gallery for after your child is finished with visiting Santa. There will be milk and cookies for during your session. Please let Shari know at your consultation if your child has any food allergies. There are NO LINES here. Only ONE client is scheduled per hour!! We will have you change your child into the PJ’s that were selected during your consultation and then invite them to join Santa. Parents get to sit back, relax and watch the magic unfold. Time and time again, parents get choked up just watching what is going on before their eyes. After the experience with Santa is completed, during your consultation, we will have scheduled you an appointment time to come back and view the Art featuring your child. You will see 15-20 fully edited images ready for you to select which one will be the featured new wall decor in your home and which ones will be featured in your child’s very own storybook set to poetry. So that's it!! That's how it ends, Happily ever after!!
Clients have commissioned Shari for their child's Santa experience for over 10 years. They have traveled from over an hour away coming from Elizabeth, Canonsburg, Washington, South Hills, Bethel Park, McMurray even Morgantown and Wheeling West Virginia. Shar's sessions sell out every year. Don't miss out. Call and schedule your consultation today. 724-223-1503.