Once you have booked your magical session with Larry Hersberger, your child's Santa journey will begin. She or he will receive a magical letter from Santa in the mail. Two special items will be with this letter...a bell from Santa's sleigh and a magical golden invitation to have milk and cookies with Santa.




The beginning of this wondrous journey starts with you sending your child a golden invitation. Imagine your child receiving a magical invitation in the mail from Santa. It is their invite to have milk and cookies with Santa at his workshop. WOW 

Make sure the children bring their individual invitations to the session as there will be a magical story prior to the session that connects to the invitation.



As a writer, Larry excels at storytelling. He brings his ability to tell the story photographically during the session, then artistically in post art creation and he follows it with the poetic written word. 


Your children will each receive a special gift from Santa during the session. In short, it is a magic box and wish book. In this precious little book, you will capture your children's handwriting and wonder years from year to year. There is even pages for each adult member of the child's family to write something you want your child to never forget. (and in their own handwriting.)

This is our gift to you and your children will cherish it for a lifetime.



This is the true magic of artist Larry Hersberger. His ability to capture the "wonder of a child" is uncanny. In the final artwork it is the difference between a photo and fine art storytelling.   



The amazing heirloom children's storybooks are a treasure. We offer two versions. Both the Christian and non-Christian version feature life lessons and are whimsical in their readability.

The books are pre-commissioned and will be created to match your request.


Peggy Hamilton

"We have so many friends who have used Kissing Tree Studio, and who have had the best experiences and results with Larry. To our delight, it was perfect for us, too. The care and attention to detail that was given to our granddaughter was exceptional. The set is stunning, Santa was REALLY real, and most of all, she will never forget the magic of cookies and milk with Santa. Now, we have the most beautiful book coming to us. She will be able to show it to her children and her grandchildren. If you ever think of doing something magical for your child, grandchild or family, this is the one thing you should do. In this moment in time, Larry will give you the many years of professionalism and artistry that only he can bring. We will always remember our little one at 3 years old, treasure what an experience this was, and be forever grateful to Larry".

Justine Gallien

I thoroughly enjoyed Larry's lecture at the Professional Photographers of Louisiana's spring seminar. So much information to inspire me and teach me. He's an amazing and gifted artist whose willing to share his knowledge with others. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

Ann Pensiero-Norment

"Larry, you are an amazing artist! So excited and extremely grateful to have found you. What you created for my family is legacy art and I know when we are long gone, my grandkids and great grandkids will be enjoying these family heirlooms you created for us! We can't thank you enough. I am excited to have original artwork featuring my family that you created for us along side original pieces of art I have collected over the years as well as created for myself. These will be a wonderful addition to my art collection in my home! Great experience!"

Cathy-Lee Hambright-Ward

"Our experience at Kissing True studio with both Larry and Cliff was nothing short of amazing. By far the best photo session we have ever experienced . And the final product was simply breathtaking. I’m so glad we did this and highly recommend it to anyone ! We will have these pictures and memories for a lifetime!!!".

Natalie Frith Smith 

"Larry Hersberger with Kissing Tree Studio is SO talented! Larry was absolutely wonderful with our dogs and has a beautiful connection with them. Getting their photo with Santa was such a treasured gift, and Larry has the talent to capture their soul and make the magic appear on film". ❤️

Cindy Shaver 

Oh my! Such talent! If you want an amazing moment captured, Larry is the man. If you are a photographer looking to take your skills to the next level, I highly recommend Larry. He is an amazing instructor and a fun guy.