The Best Santa Experience raises money to help fight Cystic Fibrosis.
The Best Santa Experience and Heirloom Santa Portraits are now completed for 2017. Watch here and on our Facebook Page for the announcement The Best Santa Experience 2018 later this year.
For 2016, we had two separate The Best Santa Experience themes. “Santa’s Workshop” was the first weekend and our classic “Storytime with Santa” theme on the second weekend.
To reserve a one-hour time slot with Santa Claus, we required a check for $75 (or more) written for Cystic Fibrosis to hold the spot. This was a non-refundable reservation donation, just so you know.
The Best Santa Experience and Cystic Fibrosis
As we did in 2016, 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 October or November! – M&J
Client Testimonials About “The Best Santa Experience” at Michael Anderson Photography:
“Mike and Joannie sure do The Best Santa Experience right! Our kids both look forward to meeting Santa at the Anderson house every year. Each session is personalized for our kids and even Mike and Joannie get involved in the experience by dressing up! Santa is GREAT at interacting with the kids and each session is not rushed at all.
And the pictures? They are EXCEPTIONAL! The photos really capture the magic of the kids meeting Santa. We will be doing this every year and I HIGHLY recommend!”
Nick and Amanda – on Facebook 1/2018
“Mike and Joannie,
Thank you for all of your hard work to bring beauty and excitement into Christmas! Your efforts are very much appreciated! We had a great time starting the season with you and your Santa Experience. All of the images are gorgeous, as are the fun new products! You’re awesome! Merry Christmas!”
Mike, JoJo, and family – handwritten note 12/2017
“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 – handwritten note 11/2017
“Thank you, Michael & Joannie for this amazing video.
Feeling VERY blessed to have such wonderful photographers and friends.”
Patti – 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!
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 – 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!!”
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!”
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!”
Kristin B. – on Facebook – 11/2016