Christmas Wish Frequently Answered Questions

If you have a question that I haven’t answered here, just email me here.

Each Christmas Wish session takes approximately five minutes. The first part of your session will be dedicated to portraits of your children and family with Santa, including a meet & greet. The second part of your session will be for portraits without Santa. While sessions are relatively short, you can expect your time in the studio—from arrival to departure—to be approximately 15 minutes.

Prepare to spend between $130 to $195 plus HST.

Each 5-inch by 7-inch fine art print is $65 each, and most families tend to purchase two to three prints. Each print comes with a high resolution digital image equivalent.

Plus, the $50 non-refundable booking fee you paid to secure your Christmas Wish session will deducted from your final order.*

* Booking fee does not apply to my Christmas Wish sessions in Kingston or Ottawa.  

No. There are no hidden photography or session fees, or anything that would surprise you.

Once you book your Christmas Wish session, you will receive the Dust & Breath Style Guide, which will offer you advice and suggestions for dressing your family for the camera.


Ayven Loft
12 Cranfield Road, Suite 220
East York (map)


MDRN Studio
65 Denzil Doyle Ct., Unit 210
Kanata (map


Tie One On Creativity Bar
1329 Gardiners Road (map)

Prince Edward County

The County Emporium
2522 County Rd 64, Carrying Place (map)

Yes. Once your little ones have spent a few minutes one-on-one with Santa, you can join them on set for some family or group  pictures.

Not really. Christmas Wish Sessions should be thought of as a private meet-and-greet with Santa, rather than a mini-session. Your kiddos will have a few minutes to say hello to Santa, give him their letters and drawings, and have their photographs taken. You can join them for a few pictures too.

I’ll endeavour to take individual portraits of each child plus a family portrait too, but the priority will be capturing your children’s pictures with Santa.

Absolutely, yes. My Christmas Wish set is elegant enough to work just as well without Santa in the pictures.

No. As much as we love pets, they can create unpredictability and distraction during indoor photo sessions. With that in mind, we aren’t able to accommodate pets in this year’s Christmas Wish sessions.

Santa has been thoroughly vetted for professionalism, kindness and authenticity. 

Santa will accept your children’s letters, and ask about their Christmas wishes for this year. Expect your children’s time with Santa to be magical, intimate, efficient, but not rushed.

You’ll leave the studio and a two or three days later, you’ll receive an email from me with a link to view your online gallery. From there, you can view and choose pictures to purchase as prints and digital downloads. Your prints will be sent to you by mail, and should arrive within ten business days of your online purchase.

Everything that leaves the Dust & Breath studio leaves in printed form, as well as digital. Digital images and prints are couple together, and cannot be separated.

Printed images make great holiday decor or gifts for grandparents!

Two to three days following your Christmas Wish session, I will email you a link to a secure online gallery where you can view and choose which photos to purchase as prints and digital images.

Your prints will arrive by mail 10-14 business days after you place and pay for your order online. Your digital images will be available to download immediately following your online purchase.

You’ll receive your digital images immediately following your online purchase.  Printed images take a little longer to be processed and mailed, but you’ll receive them well before Christmas.

No. My Christmas Wish Sessions are risk free. You only purchase prints and digital equivalents of the images that you actually like.

The choice to buy anything is completely up to you. If you are unhappy with any—or all—of your pictures,  simply don’t purchase prints or digital images.

Printed images are ready for framing and make wonderful holiday decor.  Many Dust & Breath clients display them on their mantle, to enhance their Christmas decor.

They also make perfect grandparent gifts!

Yes. Please email me and I will help you make the gift arrangements.

Your purchases will be made online using a major credit card, including services like Apple Pay, or by PayPal. In some circumstances, I may be able to accept e-transfers. If this is your preference, please email me.