By Julia Luce

Pre book your Fine Art Santa Portrait session! Due to Santa’s busy schedule, Kissing Tree Studio has limited sessions available between now and Christmas. Dates are available in Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec, but they are booking up fast.

One of Mr. Hersberger’s great joys is creating personalized children’s story books, set to poetry. Using the images and artwork from the actual Santa session he creates breathtaking family heirloom books personalized to your child. Add that to amazing framed wall art, unique and personalized Christmas cards and gifts and your Christmas shopping is already done!!

Each of these Fine Art Santa sessions creates an extraordinary amount of post art work. Call soon to book your session, and to also learn of other exciting events happening at Kissing Tree Studio. 336.870.6503 or email



Kissing Tree Studio has doubled in size. The expansion began in January of 2014 with the addition of a full service framing facility, an elegant pickup and delivery room and a second camera room. Why a second camera room you ask? This brings us to the second piece of big news …


Portrait Artist Larry Hersberger is known for his award winning and internationally acclaimed Fine Art Portraiture. For the last four years he has created amazing images using his Santa’s Workshop Set with International Hall of Fame Santa, Cliff Snider. This is a set which he personally designed and built right in his High Point studio. It is a classic and timeless Santa look. Many families have booked their sessions and loved this classic storybook setting which has led to many happy clients who now want the “next” Santa look for their growing children. The look still needed to feature Santa, yet have a different feel and story. This got Larry thinking and designing. He dedicated one area of the new camera room to become SANTA’S DEN featuring a classic Santa rocking chair, an antique cast iron stove, two beautifully lit Christmas trees, numerous vintage toys and a window overlooking a winter wonderland!


Now there is a choice of two world class Santa sets. Your child will experience the most enchanting time of their life with this live theatrical portrait session. With artist Larry Hersberger directing the splendor and magic, Christmas is brought to life. Your child will live the story of their dream on the night before Christmas. In that story book dream they will go to Santa’s house at 5 minutes to midnight.

With his meticulous eye for detail and unique style Mr. Hersberger will produce a series of personalized art that will be cherished and loved for generations. Even the most timid children can’t stifle their smiles as they participate in creating their custom work of art. So whether you are a child a parent or a grandparent, there is nothing more memorable then the adventures awaiting you at Kissing Tree Studio.



Recently, Mr. Hersberger’s Santa Artwork (and two other photographic art pieces) was selected to the Professional Photographer’s of America distinguished Loan Collection Book in the 2014 International Print Competition. This is a huge honor and no small feat!


Larry’s Santa Artwork has been selected and licensed by a major manufacturer for their 2015 Christmas product line. There will be a collection of up to 50 items, from Christmas ornaments to mailbox covers, plates, cups and figurines….just to mention a few. This extensive product line will be unveiled in Jan, at the 2015 Gift Show in Atlanta. Santa Cliff Snider will be there to help kick off the product release and Larry Hersberger will be there to sign autographs on the new product line. This is the largest of his numerous contracts which include greeting cards, puzzles, Christmas ornaments, plates, cups, garden flags and figurines just to name a few. These and many other products featuring Mr. Hersberger’s art will be available for the 2015 Christmas season.

This beautiful artwork is now available on puzzles with Gibson Puzzles, he has also signed with Ceaco Puzzles for the 2015 season. Leanin Tree Cards has added a third piece of Larry’s art to their Christmas Card lineup.

Larry Hersberger is owner and Portrait Artist at Kissing Tree Studio and is internationally known as a writer, lecture and fine art photographer. Larry Hersberger says “It is so rewarding to have a vehicle to bring my artwork to the world. There is a great deal of joy in my work and I hope it brings many smiles to this sometimes chaotic world we live in!”

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Kissing Tree Studio
1101 N. Main St., Suite 103
High Point, NC. 27262