“My wife came across Michael Anderson Photography via a Facebook ad for the “The Best Santa Experience”. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind photography session that captures the magic of Christmas for your kids, this is it. From the Christmas goodies in the waiting area to spending time with Santa Claus within an exquisite set, and ending with gift bags for the kids, the experience was fun for the kids and enjoyable for us to watch.”
“What a personal and special experience we had! From the moment we walked into their studio/home until the moment we left, we were treated so amazingly! The owners are welcoming and kind and Santa was PERFECT!
No lines to wait in and he spent about 45 minutes with our kids. Nothing was rushed, it was relaxing and they did their best to be sure everyone was happy.
Some added touches were a gift bag for the kids and treats afterward. We will never forget this experience and I cannot thank them enough for the wonderful memories!”
“This experience was truly the “Best Santa Experience”. Looking through the amazing photos and advertisements just doesn’t compare to how truly amazing the real thing was. I can’t express enough how this is truly an experience….you walk into this home/studio and you immediately slide into Christmas.
From the costumes, the decor, the family “lounge” filled with refreshments and such a warm, happy feeling. The kids LOVED it. And then…everyone meets Santa (who did such a fantastic job). It kept the kids entertained (all ages: 8 mos, 7 and 11) and even when the little one was a little scared, they were patient and worked with us, allowing him time to become more comfortable.
There was a moment where this mama definitely had tears of joy in her eyes watching those kiddos experience this. It was the best and we created some pretty fabulous memories.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU for everything!!”
“This is a truly magical experience. For years, we have been going to a place in the mall where Santa interacts with our children. We liked it a lot and felt like it would be hard to beat until we experienced The Best Santa Experience.
My oldest daughter (7) was starting to ask some really hard questions and questioning her belief. We told her to ask those questions to Santa and see what he says. This Santa had all of the right answers and very similar to how we were answering them ourselves. She told me when we got home she is for sure he is real!
Elves Michael and Joannie were wonderful to work with also. Our youngest was trying to explore what it would be like to be on the naughty list and they assured us our kiddos did great. At first, we were a little skeptical about this experience but now we will be coming back next year!”
“I had never heard of The Best Santa Experience before but when it came up in my news feed, I was so intrigued. What beautiful images! It was such a fun and personal experience for us and our four kiddos – unlike any other photography session they’ve endured.
I know I will treasure the images each and every year as we unpack our Christmas decor. (And probably shed a couple tears remembering how little the kids once were.) Michael and Joannie were wonderful and went above and beyond to truly make it the Experience they say it is.”
“This was our best Santa experience. The backdrop setting was beautiful and Santa was wonderful. The 1:1 time was the best, no feeling rushed. Everyone was so professional and interacted so well with the kids! Michael and Joannie were fabulous to work with, answered all questions.
It didn’t feel like a photo shoot, they captured the children in the moment and it was priceless! I don’t know how I will be able to choose what photos, they will all be so great I’m sure!
I would definitely recommend this experience for other families, it’s something to be able to treasure!”
“It was the best experience ever!! Mike and Joannie are such awesome photographers. Their expertise and professionalism are top-notch. They made the experience so fun and we had a 1-year-old dog too. Normally not an easy task but they were such pro’s with the dog and the pictures turned out so beautiful.
Best Photographer’s ever. If I was asked to rank them from 1 to 10, I would rank them 100!! Thanks, Mike and Joannie, you are the best!!
“What an amazing and fun experience!! We laughed and sang with Santa, and my son really enjoyed it. I love how you get that one on one time with Santa, it really allows your child to get to know the ‘big guy’!
My son has special needs, and both Michael and Joanie were awesome with him, as well as a very accommodating Santa!! It’s going to be very hard to pick out our pictures, as there were so many great shots!!
Thank you again for this wonderful experience, that I hope my son never forgets.”
“Wow, wow, wow!! This is definitely an experience you and your family will look forward to each year! Michael and Joannie create magical settings and provide such a fun experience.
Santa is great with our daughter and having that extra time to warm up to him really makes a difference. You will find it very difficult to narrow your photos down after your session!!”
“From the moment you walk through the door until the time you leave, you are the center of Michael and Joannie’s attention. Their focus is on you and providing you with the best experience possible.
My granddaughter is given the time to acclimate to the environment and reacquaint with Santa before any pictures are taken. The time allowed for comfort then translates into an excellent photo session….every time! Can’t wait to see the pics!”
“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 fam”
“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!”
“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!”
“Thank you, both (& Santa!) for the wonderful photo experience. Our grand kids 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!”
“Thank you, Michael & Joannie for this amazing video. Feeling VERY blessed to have such wonderful photographers and friends.”