S’mores with Santa Kansas City

TWO DATES SOLD OUT! Spots remaining for November 18th.

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Location: As in years past, this annual event will happen at the beautiful Gather at Red Cedar Gardens in Stilwell, KS. If you haven’t been there before, you’re in for a treat; one year someone said it was like being in a Hallmark movie!

Dates: One weekend only (seriously – no adding a 4th date at the last minute this year), Friday, November 18th through Sunday the 20th. There will be approximately 100 paid spots between the 3 dates.

Your Session: You’ll enjoy a short, private visit with Santa around the fire pit (8-10 minutes). While roasting marshmallows, children will be able to talk through their list, ask about Santa’s favorite kind of cookie, and whatever else they’d like to discuss with the jolly man. Candid photos will be taken during this time, and then at least once during your session we’ll do a “everyone look here and smile” photo.

After Your Session: A digital gallery of your best images will be emailed to you by Friday, December 2nd. The images will be largely unedited, and then I’ll edit whichever you choose as your favorites. Once your favorites have been submitted, the edited files are typically turned around within 3-4 business days.

Price: Cost is $179 per time slot plus tax, and if bringing more than 7 people with you, you must book 2 back to back sessions. Your fee includes the session itself and 3 high resolution digital files of your choice. These tickets are non-refundable but they are transferable. Know well in advance that you won’t be able to make it after all? There will likely be a wait list, and I am more than happy to help you sell your spot to someone on the wait list. If it’s a last minute issue, you are welcome to sell or give your spot to a friend.


Will it be the same Santa this year? YES! Obviously we have to use the real Santa!

Can we use the digitals to make prints or cards? Absolutely! Any digital included with your fee, or purchased as an extra, includes a print release. There will also be a few card options in your gallery that you can purchase from me, to save you a step and time!

Can we bring extra family members with us (Grandparents, cousins, etc.)? Yes, but if you’ll have more than 7 people you will need to book 2 back to back spots in order to give us enough time to accommodate you.

Can we take pictures ourselves? This gets a mostly “no” from me…. We always welcome behind the scenes stuff being posted on social media (especially when you tag Faces You Love and Gather in the posts!), but we do ask that you not try to take pictures of your own. Kids tend to look to the camera being held by a parent instead of mine, and then I struggle to get eye contact for the pictures you’ve already paid for.

Can we hop into a picture too? YES! You are always welcome to hang out around the fire for the whole thing or just a single shot at the end!

I have a baby who isn’t sitting up yet, can we still come? Of course! Santa is always happy to hold a baby!

What’s the plan if it rains? Our Plan B is to create a magical setting under cover at Gather. Think lots of twinkle lights, cozy seating, and beautiful Christmas decor. Don’t worry – we’ve got you!

Want to see more of what this is all about? Here’s a sweet article that was published in late 2021!


If there are spots available, the calendar date will be in bold (Saturday and Sunday ARE sold out). Simply tap an available time, and fill out your info. If using a phone, it’s helpful to flip it sideways, so you can see all credit card info easily.

Serving the Kansas City metro, both in studio and on location

913-669-7318 helen@facesyoulove.com

4569 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66207