Santa Pawtraits 2021 - Pet Santa Photo Shoot 

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Pet Santa Photo Shoot: 28th November 2021
(11am onwards)
North Shore Veterinary Hospital
63 Herbert Street, Artarmon, NSW 2064

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 2021 is organised to raise funds towards supporting Seniors and Silky Rescue and Inner City Strays. 


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 of your Christmas Santa Family Photo 

  • An enjoyable day out with the family! 

What is the cost of a Christmas Mini Photo Session?

  • $50 for one digital file (Family photo) or $80 for 2 digital files + Small Print

  • Payable when making the booking online or in-person via card.

  • Profits go towards supporting Seniors and Silky Rescue INC and Inner City Strays.   


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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.

  • People aged 16 or over need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a signed medical exemption as a condition of entry. 

  • If anyone is feeling unwell, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been to a COVID hotspot please cancel your booking and request 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. Customers may remove their mask once seated in position for their photo. 

  • Please don’t arrive earlier than 5 minutes for your booked session as you will not be able to queue until your session time starts.

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

  • Use hand sanitiser 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.

  • 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.

Who can participate? 

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


When will this event take place? 

  • Sunday, the 28th of November 2021. Book your slots from 11 am onwards.


What are the charities Seniors and Silky Rescue and Inner City Strays and what do they do? 

  • Seniors and Silky Rescue (SSR) is a small rescue group based in Sydney NSW. They take on dogs from pounds and surrendered dogs. All their foster dogs live in the homes of their carers as they receive the necessary vet treatment and rehabilitation. 

  • Inner City Strays are a group of passionate cat lovers who are making a difference in the lives of street cats. They work towards rescuing and saving the strays, the abandoned, the unloved, and the neglected cats and kittens in inner-city Sydney.

  • Your donation will go towards providing support and guidance to finding good homes for these rescues. You may find out more about what they do by clicking here (SSR Dogs) and Inner City Strays.


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 


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 an Outdoor or Indoor full Pet Family Photo Shoot and Fine art print worth $375. 

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 to let us know how we can help. 

Limited spots left, book now!

Please book our Santa Pawtraits event by clicking on the date (4th of December 2021) 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 Tay (Photographer and Owner)

Location: Sydney, Australia