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A treasured Christmas Photography experience with Santa Claus to enjoy for years to come.

It’s time to enjoy  “A Little Time with Santa.”
I’ve just spoken to Santa Claus himself…..Now I’m not one to pretentiously drop names or anything, but . . . .
Yup, I called him. But don’t think of me as some big-shot because sometimes Santa calls me first.
Santa Claus is on his way to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear.

Santa wanted us to remind you that he’s checking his list. So be good.
And be prepared to enjoy some cookies that the Elves are delivering.
Santa may even have a special gift in his bag, and there may be a list or two to check, LOL.

Christmas-photography-santa-claus-fairhope-215224_0412We have over 22 years of Santa Claus portraits under our belt.
Whew! That’s a lot of Children’s and Family portraits with Santa Claus.
As your children have grown a little gotten older, and hopefully none the wiser,
Ole’ Santa Claus still brings a sparkle to their eyes and a little magic to the season.
So, bring your list and a little Christmas spirit, and the Elves will do the rest.

Join us at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL for “A Little Time with Santa.”
Sessions are limited and by appointment only. Starting at 115.00
You can find us in the Skyview Lounge, on the third floor.
We’ll be there Sunday’s,
November 20th & 27th and December 4th, 11th & 18th.
From 10 – 2 pm

No Lines, No Waiting, Just Fun
This by appointment only and minimal purchase applies.
Follow us on facebook, twitter, google+ and the Website & Blog for Christmas stories and funny takeouts.

christmas-photography-santa-215224_0339Hope you have a Grand Christmas!

Tam & Jay

ps. While you’re there, think about having Sunday Jazz Brunch between 11:45 AM and 1:30 PM.
Adults – $37.95 ~ Children ages 5-11 – $18.95 ~ Children 4 and under eat free.

Reservations for the Sunday Jazz Brunch are required and can be made by calling (251) 928.9201. Tax and gratuity not include
Marriott’s Grand Hotel, one of Santa’s favorite spots to have a little break and an incredible lunch before the Big Day.

Ask for an Elf        251-928-5944


Rudolph at the grand hotel

As you may have heard, on Sunday, Rudolph was a little excited to come back to the Grand Hotel in Fairhope, Alabama.  Santa was checking his list and enjoying Sunday brunch at the hotel when Rudolph decided to do a “Fly By”.  He hit a little bad weather, came a little too close and took out a window at the hotel. With a little Christmas magic and a lot of help from Santa’s elves, the Christmas portraits that were scheduled were back on in no time.
Santa says Rudolph is back to the North Pole taking in a little refresher flying course with Comet. Mrs. Claus says things are going great and Rudolph will be back in tip top shape just in time for Christmas.

PS. The reindeer was warned to lay off hot chocolate with extra marshmallow’s till after christmas eve…lol

– Jason Odom


This was a beautiful family to work for at the Grand Hotel. And to be able to capture images for their family reunion was an honor. Families don’t get together often enough. Let alone vacation together…lol  We hope these wonderful images remind them of our southern breeze’s and great times at the Grand Hotel, Point Clear.

PS their clothing colors helped make the images perfect 😉


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The Veranda in Gulf Shores, a hidden treasure, was the perfect place for a seaside ceremony. But i digress, lets tell this story from the beginning of its journey with us.

The Wharf set the stage for some fun & frolicking at our engagement session. the wharf engagement4 the wharf engagement 2 the Wharf engagement 1 the wharf engagement 3Orange Beach was the stage for an incredible Bridal session. Even with all of it’s natural beauty, Alaina stole the day.

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Wedding day at the Veranda, Alaina + Scott planned a perfect day. Complete with a house full of friends and family.

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Incredible weather complimented with wonderful food by Alaina’s Aunt, Carol Landry, filled the day with wonderful aroma’s. Lisa’s Baskets and Bouquets set the stage with lush bouquets. The Veranda in Gulf Shores gave us access to a beautiful view.

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Every moment leading up to this point seemed etched in stone. The Veranda in Gulf Shores surpassed our imaginations and provided us the perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding. Alaina & Scottpicked the perfect place to make their first memories as a husband and wife.

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Photography | Renaissance Portrait Studio

Caterer | Carol Landry

Florist | Lisa’s Baskets + Bouquets

Cakes | Jam Cakery

Music | Chelsea Sims Violinist

Band | The Fountain City Players

Location | The Veranda, Gulf Shores Alabama

Author | Tammy Odom