It's Time to Grab a Cup of Cheer...

Cool Yule 2021 is HERE!

Looking for a holiday celebration that’s fun for EVERYONE...

That brings the childhood magic of the season without the longs lines, busy malls and frantic pace?

Well, you’re in luck! Silver Orchid Photography’s 6th annual Cool Yule event is back & better than ever with beautiful new set designs, Santa, Mrs. Claus, live reindeer experiences, NEW location options and so much more!

No annoying long lines. No stress. No “are we there yet?” questions from your littles. It really is magic.  

This limited edition event sells out every year - book your Cool Yule holiday sessions before it’s too late!

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Here's what Santa's elves want you to know!

3 Signature Cool Yule Weekends

✔️ WEEK 1: 11/6 & 11/7

✔️WEEK 2: 11/13

✔️ WEEK 3: 11/27 & 11/28

✔️ WEEK 4: 12/4 & 12/5

Where: Week 1-3 Highlands Mansion & Gardens | Fort Washington, PA

Week 4: Silver Orchid Studio | Skippack, PA

Available Sets: Winter Garden Greenhouse, Blue Tree Farm Truck, Rustic Red Truck, Night Before Christmas, Christmas at the Mansion, Wishes with Santa, Santa & Mrs.Claus

1 Premium Cool Yule Weekend

✔️ WEEK 1: 11/20 & 11/21

Where: Silver Orchid Photography Studio | Skippack Village, PA

Available Sets: Santa's Reindeer & Wishes with Santa

4 Signature Cool Yule Studio Weekdays

✔️ WEEK 1: 11/3

✔️ WEEK 2: 11/10

✔️ WEEK 3: 11/17

✔️ WEEK 4: 11/24

Where: Silver Orchid Photography Studio | Skippack Village, PA

Available Sets: A Classic Christmas

Cool Yule 2021 Set Lineup

Signature Cool Yule Sessions

❄️ Winter Garden Greenhouse

🎄 Blue Tree Farm Truck

❤️ Rustic Red Truck

🛏 Night Before Christmas

✨ Christmas at the Mansion

🎁 A Classic Christmas

🎅🏻 Wishes with Santa

🎅🏻🤶 Santa & Mrs. Claus

Premium Cool Yule Session

🦌 Santa's Reindeer

What to Expect at Cool Yule

Not Your Average Holiday Photo Shoot

If you've attended Cool Yule in the past, you know that it is unlike any photo session. We pride ourselves in making your time with us at Cool Yule a true holiday experience. Join us before or after your session for some holiday fun (for kids and adults alike!) This year we are reintroducing all of your favorite Yuletide festivities including:

🧑‍🎨 Crafts for kids

✨ Adult & kid snacks& refreshments

📬 Letters to Santa

🎶 Music

🍪 Snacks & treats for the kiddos

🎄 A night out with the family celebrating the season

Click here to reserve your spot before we sell out!!  

As a Mom of 4, here is what I know about you and holidays...

They are stressful...

There I said it... they are so so stressful, they are busy, and there are a million things to accomplish in a few short weeks

In the midst of it all you are supposed to create and also enjoy the magic of the season ...

It's a tall order and lets be real, life with kids is crazy on a normal day!

Cool Yule is different.

Cool Yule was born after YEARS of wrangling my own kids to the mall to see Santa, then going elsewhere for family photos, then another for christmas crafts and kid friendly fun to reward them for enduring all the "magic".  

Cool Yule is everything I dreamed a Christmas event should be and more for YOU and your kids!:  

✔️ Kids laughing, crafting, and writing letters to the big guy

✔️ Family’s getting in the Christmas spirit

✔️ Mom and Dad’s face lighting up as they witness Christmas through the eyes of their children

✔️ Spending a cool winter night out with family & friends

✔️ Storytime with Santa

✔️ The whole family enjoying a day full of holiday festivities that are actually FUN

But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what others have to say about their Cool Yule experience...

"I’ve had tons of experience with Christmas photos at the mall. I worked there for years and I’ve taken my son and nieces to plenty of photo shoots around Christmas. All you do at those places is wait wait wait. By the time it’s your turn the kids are miserable. It was well organized, there were things to keep the kids busy and the staff was great. And the best part is I loved my photos! Overall a great experience."

"We loved it and will be recommending it to everyone we know!"

"It’s such a great experience for my kids and they just LOVE Santa!! From the little art projects to the decor it was just so special!"

"Santa is the best I have ever seen. I loved the event and thank you so much for the experience."

“I loved how organized the event was and that you got a time slot, that way you’re not waiting around with a screaming child. Santa was incredible and the photographer knew exactly how to get my babies' attention. All around a great experience!”

"I look forward to this event every year!"

Stop torturing yourself in mall lines at Christmastime and join the Cool Yule family for a day you’ll always remember.  

Let me break down the details for you!

12 Dates to Choose From:

3 Locations:

This year you will have 13 days throughout the month of November to choose from! Longer session times & more room to breathe.

The Silver Orchid Photography studio and Barn both in the heart of Skippack Village, PA AND the beautiful Highlands Mansion & Gardens in Fort Washington, PA.

Holiday festivities ARE BACK!

Holiday crafts, letters to Santa & other fun holiday activities will get your kids into the holiday spirit. 

Refreshments ARE BACK!

Snacks and refreshments for adults, as well as kid-friendly options, will keep everyone happy.

9 Sets both indoor and outdoor

Choose from both Christmas & Winter themed sets at the Studio and at Highlands Mansion. (Psst, no tents this year!)

Book 1, 2, or's entirely up to you. 

NEW Premium Experience

The kids will be talking about this one for years to come. Santa's reindeer are flying in for a special weekend alongside Santa's sleigh. You don't want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your Investment

All session costs include:

 ✔️Cool Yule fun - crafts, refreshments & holiday cheer

✔️Your choice of 9 curated Winter or Christmas themed sets

✔️ALL digital images & print release

✔️No line waiting

✔️No whining (ok, you know I can't promise that one!)

Session costs:

✔️Signature Santa Sessions = $175

✔️Signature Seasonal Sessions = $150

✔️Premium Reindeer Sessions = $225

What's Next?

It's easy...Choose the sets you want to book, choose your times and how much time you need in between for outfit changes or to enjoy the other festivities, check out and pay the deposit, and done. You are set for the Christmas event of the season!

Set Design Inspiration

Each year the Cool Yule sets are uniquely curated to offer you the best winter and holiday options. Soon after you book your sessions you will receive more detailed information on the design as it is finalized!

Signature Cool Yule Sessions

Classic Christmas

Silver Orchid's studio has been transformed into a classic Christmas setting for your families to gather. This set will have a real tree with ornaments, an evergreen adorned fireplace, and wrapped gifts. Have the kids bring their stockings to hang on the mantle or even a special ornament to hang on the tree.

Wishes with Santa

Perfect for littles to spend some time talking to Santa about their wish list in a traditional holiday set. Your images will be Christmas perfect with shades of reds, winter whites, and a comfy couch to sit and hang out with the Big Guy.

Rustic Red Truck

Relax in the subtle rustic design of the red truck. This set will transport you into the winter woods with natural logs, live edge seating, and glowing branches.

Winter Garden Greenhouse

Walk into a white poinsettia-filled greenhouse with hanging lights and winter whites. This set is curated for families that are looking for a dreamy boho ambiance. It's complete with a winter teepee option for kids to hideout and enjoy.

Blue Tree Farm Truck

Catch a ride to the tree farm with the ever-popular Blue Truck. This set will look as though you are searching for the perfect tree to bring home. Fresh pines and lit trees against a beautiful stone wall set the perfect blue truck scene.

Christmas at the Mansion

Come dressed to impress. Simple and beautiful, this set will feature all the beauty that The Highlands Mansion has to offer. A velvet settee with subtle gold accents, a marble fireplace with stately accents, and floor-to-ceiling windows are perfect for a classy, formal, and classic family portrait.

A Night Before Christmas

Keep the family cozy in their pj's in this farmhouse-inspired bedroom set. Anxiously awaiting Santa, they can read their favorite Christmas books or hang stockings, snuggled up in their Christmas bed.

Santa & Mrs. Claus

A BRAND NEW option NEW to Cool Yule! A perfect way for littles to spend some time talking to Santa AND Mrs. Claus about their wish list in a traditional holiday set. Your photos will be Christmas perfect with shades of reds, winter whites, and a comfy couch to sit and hang out with Mrs. Claus and the big guy

*NEW* Premium Cool Yule Experience

Santa's Reindeer

A few of Santa's reindeer have decided to come down for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The kids will love sitting in Santa's sleigh and can visit with rare, LIVE reindeer

Not finding the perfect fit for your Cool Yule session?

Join our waitlist to be the first one notified about additional session dates & times.

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