Over the last few years Cool Yule has turned into something so much more than just your average holiday photo shoot. To many it has become a staple family tradition. Each year at Cool Yule, we hope to bring our families an unforgettable holiday experience filled with joyful little moments like storytime with Santa, magical candy lands, hot cocoa with friends, letters to the big man, and a whole lotta holiday cheer!
Whether you plan on coming to our big event weekends at Cross Gables this year, with crafts, refreshments, vendors and more, or choosing the quieter more sensory friendly weekends at the studio, you can still plan on making it your family’s favorite holiday outing of the season!
Here are just a few of the ways you can most the most out of YOUR Cool Yule experience:
How And When To Book Your Sessions (Pssst…you can come to more than one weekend!)
We have MANY different sets to choose from, and you don’t have to pick just one! You can plan to book a few in one day or space out the fun through multiple weekends!
When booking more then one set in a day be sure to give yourself at least 20 mins in between each session. If you plan on changing outfits you may want to space your sessions 30 minutes apart.
Make A Day Out Of It
We all know just how stressful it can be getting your family dressed, doing hair, and washing crumbs off of little faces….you’ve put all that work in so you may as well make a whole day of it! There is so much to see and do at each of our locations this year!
If you are joining us at our big event weekends at Cross Gables, plan to stay a while and take part in all the holiday cheer we have planned! Our kids room will have fun crafts and storytime, while our lounge area will have live music and curated seasonal snacks for all to enjoy!
This year we are also excited to partner with Brother’s Kershner Brewing Company who will be bringing their mobile tap room to Cool Yule and selling refreshing adult beverages! Also joining us at Cool Yule will be Stirrups Mobile Bar Co. with their delicious hot chocolate and holiday mocktails for sale!
If you have a session booked at the studio in Skippack you can take advantage of all the fun shopping and dining the Skippack Village has to offer! From clothing boutiques and gift shops, to delicious restaurants, the village has it all!
Bring Your Santa List
Even if you don’t have a session booked with the big man himself (we get it, some kids only enjoy Santa from afar!) , your little ones can still bring their list and drop it one of our official Santa mailboxes! Before Santa heads back to the North Pole he will grabbing all the letters and hand delivering to his elves so they can get to work!
Meet Up With Family And Friends
The holidays are always better when shared with family and friends and Cool Yule is no different! Meet up with your cousins and get a group photo for the grandparents, plan a Cool Yule playdate with school friends, or introduce a neighbor to all the fun and magic of the event!
If you would like to have your photos taken with another family just be sure to book back to back sessions so your photographer has enough time to get your group shot plus each family’s individual shots.
Cool Yule is all about making memories and having fun, the pictures are a nice added bonus 😜 Now matter which day or set you choose, we promise you and your littles will walk out with smiles and holiday memories you will talk about for years!