There’s a definite nip in the air attesting to the fact that the holidays are right around the corner. Once I get past the fact that Christmas can't possibly be approaching this fast, I love all the holiday hoopla and the renewed emphasis on family that the holidays embody. The cold days and nights offer more opportunities for family bond-a-thons in front of a warm fire enveloped by the sweet smells of baking cookies and gingerbread. We have quite a few holiday happenings at the studio this year, not the least of which is a visit by the “Real Santa.” Santa John, as he has come to be known to us, arrives in his red mustang convertible on November 17th to create a once in a lifetime portrait memory with your child. Appointments with Santa are scheduled in 1/2 hour increments allowing your little one plenty of time to feel comfortable. We all know that Santa is pretty busy this time of year; we suggest that you schedule your appointment early.