Santa Claus Portraits

The Santa Experience raises money to help fight Cystic Fibrosis.

All Heirloom Santa Portraits are now completed for 2017. Watch here and on our Facebook Page for the announcement The Santa Experience 2018 dates in the future.

A photograph of Santa Claus painting a toy truck in his workshop on the North Pole.

Santa Claus painting a toy truck in his workshop on the North Pole.

On Saturday, November 11th, and Sunday, November 12th,  “Santa’s Workshop” was the theme, and on Saturday, November 18th, and Sunday, November 19th we once again had our classic “Storytime with Santa” theme. To reserve a one hour time slot with Santa Claus, we required a check for $75 (or more) written to Cystic Fibrosis to hold the spot. This was a non-refundable reservation donation, just so you know.

A brother and his big sister enjoy The Santa Experience of their own. The scene was greatly enhanced by light painting parts of it.

Riley and Ryder enjoying The Santa Experience of their own.

Santa and Cystic Fibrosis

As we did in last year, our 2017 “Storytime with Santa Claus” themed portraits helped us raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. The $75 Session Fee was donated entirely to Cystic Fibrosis, with you, our wonderful clients writing your checks directly to CF.

In addition, Joannie & I donated a portion of the custom print orders to CF as well. It’s our small way of helping to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Our godchild, Lindsey, has Cystic Fibrosis and in late October of 2016, she received a double lung transplant at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. We’re happy to report that Lindsey is recuperating very nicely.

So our plan is for all of our Santa Claus Portraits, both now and in the future, we will be raising monies to be donated to Cystic Fibrosis in Lindsey’s honor. Let’s hope they can find a cure for CF soon!

These traditional Santa Claus Portraits and our new Heirloom Santa Claus Portraits will be cherished for generations to come and they’re so much fun to create too! We hope to see you in November! – M&J


Here’s some of what our clients have to say about their Heirloom Santa Claus Portrait experience at Michael Anderson Photography:

“Thank you both (& Santa!) for the wonderful photo experience. Our grandkids talked about it all the way home! Your generosity and the gentle way you interacted with the kids definitely made their visit with Santa the most memorable ever!

Jodi & Gregg – hand written note 11/2017


“Thank you Michael & Joannie for this amazing video.

Santa opens his magic toy bag to four adorable kids. Photo of four cute cousins and their Santa Claus portraits.

What’s in Santa’s magic bag?

Feeling VERY blessed to have such wonderful photographers and friends.”

Patti S. – On Facebook – 12/2016


“Thank you Michael, Joannie and Santa! The boys are still talking about their visit!  They wanted so badly to go in the backyard to see Santa’s reindeer that evening when we left!

Santa Claus gives gifts to three boys during their Heirloom Santa Portraits.

Santa Claus gives gifts to the boys!

I was amazed at how the boys relaxed and felt so comfortable interacting with Santa, you guys are amazing at what you do! – Thank you!

I love all the pictures, it’s going to be hard to decide which ones we want!”

Rose J. – On Facebook – 12/2016


“Wow! This one brought tears to my eyes! Amazing work that captured the true meaning of family and love! Absolutely priceless!!”

Santa reading "The Night Before Christmas" to two adorable kids during their Heirloom Christmas Portraits with Santa Claus 2016.

Santa reading “The Night Before Christmas” to Claire & Logan.

Mary Beth M. – On Facebook – 11/2016


“For some reason this video had tears running down my face…must be the sign of great work and a beautiful family!”

An adorable six month old baby boy tugs on Santa's beard during his Christmas Portraits with Santa Claus 2016.

Hey Santa! Is your beard real?

Barb P. – On Facebook – 11/2016


“I am dying over how amazing and sweet they turned out! I love the excitement on their little faces. Thank you for capturing these beautiful moments!”

Six cute cousins pose with Santa Claus in their Christmas pajamas for their 2016 Heirloom Santa Claus Portraits for Cystic Fibrosis.

Santa Claus and six cute cousins.

Kristin B. – On Facebook – 11/2016

“Santa Claus Portraits” – ©2017 Michael Anderson Photography.