Orchards Mall Hosting Photos With Santa Soon

Yes, Virginia…there is a Santa Claus and he will be sitting for photo ops at The Orchards Mall soon for the first time in several years.

The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor and local photography studio Shots By Josh have announced the return of pictures with Santa to the mall. Their notice says, “After many years of there being no local, public options for families to meet Santa and have pictures taken, there will be three available dates.”

The plans are for a couple of “Digital Days” with Santa on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st at the mall, with two options available to either meet Santa and take your own pictures for $5 or have Shots By Josh take the pictures and provide digital copies for $15.

Later, on Sunday, December 15th, the mall will host “North Pole VIPs” with longer, prepaid time slots with Santa that include a package of printed pictures and digital copies for $65.

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Shots By Josh is a local photography studio based out of Coloma, that has been serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana for more than a decade. This year the studio placed 2nd in the Herald Palladium’s Reader’s Choice awards for local photography studios.

For more information or questions you can visit online at https://www.facebook.com/shotsbyjosh or email shotsbyjosh@gmail.com

Josh says, “We have put a lot of time and thought into this and have gotten feedback from a lot of people. We think this is the best way to make it affordable and timely for everyone to meet Santa and have pictures taken with him.”

Here’s how he describes each option:

November 30th and December 1st – “Digital Days”

  • $5 – You get 3 minutes with Santa and you take your own picture
  • $15 – You get 5 minutes with Santa, Shots by Josh takes multiple pictures, you get an online album of everything taken and a 20-percent off coupon for ordering prints online.

Both days will be for up to 3 children. For more than 3 children it will be an additional $5 and they will add 2 extra minutes.

December 15th – “North Pole VIPs”

$65 – Prepaid time slots will give you 10 minutes with Santa, no limits on number of kids, digital copies of everything taken, two 5x7s, two 4x6s and four wallets (professionally printed and shipped to you) plus a 25-percent off coupon for online print ordering.

To reserve your North Pole VIP time slot message you can email to: shotsbyjosh@gmail.com.