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Get Photos With Santa, and Donate to Autism Speaks

Judy Shanahan's photography studio hosts Kris Kringle in the holiday fundraiser.

Can't wait to go see Santa Claus? He's coming to Chatham Friday, and for more than presents.

The at 82 Main St. hosts the jolly old man for a photography session Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., just in time for Christmas cards or adding a photo to your mantle.

Fees for photographs are $20, and will be donated to .

Shanahan earlier this year after working as a freelance photographer for 7 years and over 10 as a travel photographer and a studio photographer. Her love of photography began when she took a high school class taught by a "great photography teacher," she said.

A parent of two, Shanahan has experience photographing special needs children. "I've worked with children with special needs, autism, ADD, ADHD," she said.

Community-minded, Shanahan said she likes to get involved and looks forward to hosting events that not only capture special memories but also do some good. For Halloween, Shanahan offered photos of kids in costume in exchange for a donation to St. Hubert's.

For more information, visit: or call (646) 807-8874.

Edward DiFiglia November 25, 2011 at 08:58 PM
We took the kids here today and it was fantastic! Judy was great with the kids, even though they weren't exactly cooperative. Much better than standing in line at the mall, and it benefited a good cause too!

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