In Santa's Arms

© Michelle Alton

In Santa's Arms

Uploaded: March 15, 2016 | Entered: March 15, 2016 04:22:37


"In Santa's Arms." A new addition to my "Philadelphians" collection. This photo was taken at the 2015 American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region's annual Holiday Party (for children who experienced disaster). This Santa is nearly 7 feet tall (just a guess). After his grand entrance he made his way quickly around the room, lifting lucky children to his face, in rapid succession. Hard to keep up with him with camera. Somehow this looks like a tender moment.


Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 15, 2016

Sweet portrait, Michelle. #1652049

Gord MacEachern March 15, 2016

Fantastic portrait Michelle, sounds like you're busy with your photography and things! #11447204

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 15, 2016

Beautiful moment captured, Michelle. Glad to see you posting again. #11447220

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 15, 2016

A heart warming image for sure, Michelle. #11447299

Carol L. Fowler March 15, 2016

Wonderful moment captured #11447376

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 15, 2016

Extra cute and well done, Michelle!!! Love the tones and the little girl's joy! #11447509

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 16, 2016

An endearing moment captured here, Michelle. Nice to hear from you. #11447570

Neal D. Hatcher March 18, 2016

Fantastic capture #11448326

Chris Ebben May 06, 2016

I agree, the little girl does seem to be enjoying herself. A great story telling Image=^..^= #11471352

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