This year is Silver Orchid Photography’s 8th annual Christmas Experience! I hope this helps answer any questions you have, but feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have others!
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Where is Cool Yule?
This year, we are offering THREE types of Cool Yule experiences !
We will be heading back to Cross Gables Estate to host our event weekends on November 11-12th and 18-19th! This gorgeous venue is located at 701 Old Valley Rd, Exton, PA 19341.
The Silver Orchid Studio in the Skippack Village, will host Cool Yule session on November 4-5th, 21-22nd, 25-26th and December 2-3rd. The studio is located at 4039 Skippack Pike in Skippack, PA
New this year, we are heading to Buck Nursery Tree Farm, located at 3267 E Buck Rd #2891 Pennsburg, PA, for a limited number of extended family minis on 11/4 with a rain date of 11/5
At all locations, you will experience all the same holiday joy and spirit from our staff and our beautifully designed sets.
At Cross Gables, you can expect the traditional Cool Yule holiday magic with a “Night Before Christmas” twist. In Skippack, you can expect smaller crowds, 1-on-1 time with Santa, and a peaceful night out in the village.
When booking please double check to ensure you have chosen the correct location.
*Note: complimentary crafts, refreshments, and live music are EXCLUSIVE to the event weekends at Cross Gables Estate. For families attending Cool Yule in Skippack, we encourage you to make it a day out in the village and visit our favorite local shops & restaurants!
Check the information page or booking confirmation for details!
What do the sets look like?
Set design inspo can be found here!
What to Wear?
Cool Yule Style Boards coming soon!
How Can I Make the Best of the Cool Yule Experience?
After 8 years of Cool Yule, we have put together some tips for Making the Most of Your Cool Yule Experience.
What should I expect?
Cool Yule signature sessions are 10 minutes each (plenty of time for individual and family photos). Crafts and Refreshments can be enjoyed during the weekend dates at Cross Gables Estate.
*Note: complimentary crafts, refreshments, and live music are EXCLUSIVE to the Night Before Christmas Storybook Experience at Cross Gables Estate. For families attending Cool Yule in Skippack, we encourage you to make it a day out in the village and visit our favorite local shops & restaurants!
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early. You will check in using a QR code (located at the front desk at Cross Gables, or on the door of the Skippack studio) when you arrive so please have your cell phone with you.
10 minute sessions? How is this possible?
There is so much wonder and magic happening that there is no shortage of time with Santa and in all the other sets. My team delivers 7-10 final images to each client. My photographers aim for a smile, but will also capture all the wonder and the magic that your children experience in those in between moments.
Can I bring extended families for sessions?
Due the the time restrictions of Cool Yule sessions, extended and combined sessions can only be honored if you book multiple, back to back sessions. Please contact email@example.com to confirm the number of sessions you should book.
Can I book more than one set?
Absolutely! If you are booking more than one session on the same day, please allow at least 20 mins or more in between bookings to give yourself time to move from set to set and fit in an outfit change if you’d like.
Are some of the sets designed to fit adults?
All the sets can accommodate adults.
Will there be somewhere to change?
There is a changing area at Cross Gables, however the Skippack and Tree farm locations will not have a changing area.
What Time is my session? How can I change my session?
You received an email confirmation when you booked your session. All confirmation and cancellation info can be found there. Deposits are non refundable, if you need to reschedule please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please drive slow in the parking areas there will be kiddos galore…and we all know how much they pay attention. There is plenty of parking at all locations. If it is a wet muddy day, you may want to wear boots/sneakers and pack your shoes you are wearing in the photos
What’s the cost?
Signature Seasonal Sessions = $175
Classic Christmas, Night Before Christmas, Visions of Sugarplums, Winter’s Night, Little Blue Truck
Signature Santa and Santa & Mrs.Claus Sessions = $200
Premium Reindeer Sessions = $225
Premium Tree Farm Sessions = $225
Each session you purchase includes all the holiday magic and memories we can dream up for you + ALL digital images and print release.
How can I pay?
A non refundable deposit is due at booking for signature sessions. You can pay the deposit with a credit card, please be sure you have the correct items in your cart before checking out. The balance is due on the day of the event and is CASH ONLY.
What is your cancellation policy?
All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.
If you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, please do so at least 48 hours prior to your session time. All deposits are non-refundable but transferable to another 2022 Cool Yule session ONLY if requested 48 hours before your session time.
Although deposits are non-refundable, it is possible to transfer to another session, ONLY IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL DATES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR BOOKING, or you can go to the Silver Orchid Facebook community page and make arrangements to have another family take your session. If someone in there would like your spot, we ask that you connect with them individually to exchange the deposit fee (they can venmo you) and then to reach out to email@example.com to let us know of the switch.
If you need to reschedule your time slot, you may do so by using the code provided to you in the confirmation email.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about cancellation and reschedules.
When will I receive the gallery?
Be mindful, Silver Orchid delivers fully editing, color corrected, vibrant, high resolution works of art. You will receive your images 2 weeks FROM YOUR SCHEDULED DATE…plenty of time before Christmas!
Can my images be photoshopped?
All images delivered will be fully edited, we do not offer additional “photoshopping” on mini session images.
What if my child cries for Santa?
Session fees are non refundable. Crying kids are sometimes a part of the Santa experience…and I promise, your Mommy heart will laugh at it later! If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with any part of your day, please reach out to me personally after the event at email@example.com
I have an outdoor session scheduled, what if it’s raining or freezing?
There is a great backup plan for outside and coverage will be provided!! Dress your kids appropriately for the weather and incorporate some cute outerwear if you are worried about the cold affecting their happiness!!
*Tree Farm sessions have a rain date of 11/5. A call for weather (at studio’s discretion) will be made by the morning of your scheduled session date. In the event of rain on both days, a credit will be issued and can be redeemed for a future session dependent upon availability.
Are pets allowed?
Due to venue and character policies dogs are not permitted at any Cool Yule sessions except for the Tree Farm. Dogs are always welcome at signature portrait sessions, please reach out if you would like to book a session with your pup outside of Cool Yule days!
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