Before modern photography, portrait-seeking subjects would cover themselves in year-end financial figures to meet the requirements for being xeroxed. Capture more accurate self-copies with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a photo package with Santa at Sandyle Kids & Baby Boutique in Huntington Beach (a $39.95 value). Santa is available for photos between noon and 7 p.m. on December 10, 11, 17, and 18. The photo package includes:
- Four 4” x 6” photos
- Two 5” x 7” photos
- Eight wallet photos
At Sandyle Kids & Baby Boutique, parents and children peruse racks of local, handmade children’s clothing and pose for pictures with Santa Claus. During the shoot, a photographer captures the very moment when a tyke whispers a gift request or becomes inextricably tangled in Saint Nick’s beard. Once tykes strike a merry pose, Santa’s elves develop eight total photos—each of the same image—with a quick dip in the same solution that makes Rudolph’s nose glow. For an additional fee, patrons can pad out their portfolios with additional prints in different sizes. Printed overnight and mailed first-class the following day, the resultant pictures fill wallets with yuletide glee and adorn mantles with festive memories. While children contemplate the spoils of the gift-giving season, parents can inspect the shop’s selection of unique clothing made locally from recycled denim jeans purchased at Goodwill in Huntington Beach.