Photos: Scared of Santa? So are these kids — at first Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 12 Jeff Roffman Jeff Roffman started taking photos of children with Santa Claus about 6 years ago. 2 / 12 Jeff Roffman Jeff Roffman’s photos have received millions of views on Facebook and he’s been featured on late-night talk shows. 3 / 12 Jeff Roffman He had a handful of clients at first. Most of those photos ended up with crying children. 4 / 12 Jeff Roffman Now he’s become known for his sensitive -- but also hilarious -- photos of children on Santa’s lap. 5 / 12 Jeff Roffman Roffman was surprised when the parents liked the crying photos as much as the smiling ones. 6 / 12 Jeff Roffman Each year Roffman creates the “Naughty List” of kids who put on heroic performances 7 / 12 Jeff Roffman He works very quickly, and most of those crying kids are smiling again seconds later. 8 / 12 Jeff Roffman Roffman also regularly shoots photographs for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera. 9 / 12 Jeff Roffman Parents see it as a point of pride when their child is chosen for the “Naughty List.” 10 / 12 Jeff Roffman The photographer has collaborated from the beginning with an East Cobb 71-year-old Santa who prefers to be called Santa Gary 11 / 12 Jeff Roffman Photographer Jeff Roffman has also shot weddings, but he said he finds the Santa photographs “less stressful.” 12 / 12 Jeff Roffman Santa Gary adds humor to these photos with his own playful expressions. Related Naughty or nice? Crying kids make Jeff Roffman’s Santa photos famous High tech, holiday traditions meet in Atlanta Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ ‘Nutcracker’ performances spread magic across metro Atlanta Holiday light displays around Atlanta are brighter this year 10 ways to spot Santa Claus in metro Atlanta this holiday season Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.