Around here, the holiday season kicks off sometime between late October and early November with Family Christmas Mini Sessions. This year was no different, except we also debuted our “Pictures with Father Christmas” sessions at Naval Live Oaks in Gulf Breeze.
The suit worn by the amazing Santa Ronnie as well as all of the vintage toys at our “Pictures with Father Christmas” sessions originally belonged to my grandfather. It made my heart very happy to see these items back in use and the smiles they brought to the children’s faces that day!
The Naval Live Oaks Preserve, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, provided the perfect location for our sessions as well!
All of the children (well except one) were quickly charmed by Santa and were more than happy to sit on his knee, check out his toys, and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
Follow Santa Ronnie on Facebook to keep up with the other local appearances he’ll be making this Christmas season.
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, ponytail sporting, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.