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Santa Pawtraits 2020 - Pet Santa Photo Shoot 

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29th November 2020

(8.30am onwards)

2nd Booking: 3rd December 2020

(4pm onwards)

North Shore Veterinary Hospital

63 Herbert Street, Artarmon, NSW 2064

Hi there!

This Christmas, we are excited to team up with our friends at North Shore Veterinary Hospital to help families capture beautiful memories of their furkids this Christmas. Santa Pawtraits - Santa Pet Photos 2020 is organised to raise funds towards supporting Guide Dogs Australia.  


Yes, this year has been a crazy one, but it doesn't mean that we miss out on capturing these amazing memories. We have measures in place to keep Covid Safe (see FAQs below). Please adhere closely to them. 

What do you get from attending this event? 

  • A 5-minute Christmas Mini Photo Session with your family and Santa. 

  • One digital file and a small print with watermark of your Christmas Santa Photo 

  • An enjoyable day out with the family! 

What is the cost of a Christmas Mini Photo Session?

  • $30 payable when making the booking online or in-person via card. All profits go towards supporting Guide Dogs Australia 

Our Covid Safe Protocol:

  • To monitor the number of people at the Santa Set  you will need to make an online booking to visit Santa. Bookings are limited so book early.

  • If anyone is feeling unwell, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or been to a COVID hotspot please cancel your booking and request for a refund.

  • Unfortunately, as we have limited sessions, we require 24 hours notice to give us the opportunity to fill the booking for a refund.

  • Masks should be worn at all times until just before the photo is taken. 

  • Please don’t arrive early for your booked session as you will not be able to queue until your session time starts.

  • Maintain your distance to other families and follow the floor decal social distancing indicators when waiting to see Santa.

  • Use hand sanitizer on entry to the Santa Set

  • The number of people allowed inside the Santa Set will be limited based on the current State Government Regulations. In NSW, this will include the 4 square metre rule. Signage at the Santa Set will indicate the maximum capacity. The maximum capacity will need to include Santa and the photographer.

  • Due to social distancing unfortunately family members will NOT be able to high five Santa, sit on the throne next to Santa, or sit on Santa’s knee. All family members will need to remain 1.5 metres from Santa. Parents and carers we really appreciate your assistance with younger children.

  • There will be stools provided in front of Santa's chair for you to sit and pose for your photo. With a few photography tricks, you will appear closer than you really are.

  • The stools will be cleaned and sanitized between each sitting.

  • Unfortunately, Santa will not be able to hold babies or young children this year. At this stage, either a parent or older sibling will need to hold the baby. We are looking into options for booster seats for younger children and supports for babies but this has not been finalised yet.

  • Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer our Prop Box this year but you are welcome to bring along your own Props, hats, headbands etc and get dressed up for a fun Santa Photo.

  • To ensure we maintain the highest safety protocols you may be temperature checked on entry to the Santa Set.

Who can participate? 

  • You and your family (including your fur babies)! 


Where will the session take place? 

  • North Shore Veterinary Hospital, located at 63 Herbert Street, Artarmon, NSW 2064

  • Parking: Undercover Car Park available - Entry in from Punch Street, lift access available via the Carpark 


When will this event take place? 

  • Sunday, the 29th of November 2020. Book your slots from 8.30 am up until 1 pm. 


What is Guide Dogs Australia and what do they do? 

  • Guide Dogs Australia's mission is to assist people who are blind or have low vision gain the freedom and independence to move safely and confidently around their communities and to fulfill their potential. They want to see a world where everybody who needs a Guide Dog, has a Guide Dog. 

  • Your donation will go towards providing vital services to more Australians with vision loss. You may find out more about their services by clicking here. 


More FAQs

I would love to get a photo of my family and pet/s for Christmas, how can I book my slot? 

  • Simple! Scroll to the bottom of this page and choose your best time slot from the appointments below. Once you have done this, I will contact you via email/phone over the next 3 business days to confirm your booking. 

 Will the event go ahead even if it rains on the day?

  • Yes! This event is on rain or shine! Our Photo Shoot with Santa and our Christmas backdrop will be held under shelter. 

What kind of pets are allowed for this event? 

  • We welcome all creatures great and small! Our most popular furkids that attend this event are dogs and cats. Santa and his helpers are amazing with all pets so we will certainly not say no to any that you may have. 

Are children invited to have that photo taken with Santa too? 

  • Of course!!! This is an event for the entire family! Feel free to invite anyone and everyone.

Apart from the Santa Photo Shoots, what else is happening on the day?  

  • Prizes to be won! For those attending, you will have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes that include a Grand Prize of $1200 Artwork Credit to be used towards purchasing artwork and digital files from your free Pet Photo Session for the next year. 

I would love to attend, but I'm worried that my dog/cat will not like Santa. 

  • You aren't alone! Though our Santa is the friendliest and most loving pet person we know, some pets may still be apprehensive having not met him before. Send us an email at keefe@furrymunchkins.com.au to let us know how we can help. 

Limited spots left, book now!

Please book our Santa Pawtraits event by clicking on the date (29th of November or 3rd of December 2020) and choosing your best available time slot below. Once you have placed your booking, we will contact you within the next 3 business days to confirm your timing.

How did you go with your Santa Photo booking above?

If you are having trouble with your booking, please try the following: 

Step 1: Try accessing this page on your desktop instead

Step 2: Use this direct link for booking instead

Do you have any other questions? I'd love to help you answer them!

Feel free to email me at  keefe@furrymunchkins.com.au

Keefe Tay (Photographer and Owner)

Location: Sydney, Australia