Momento Studios, Mesa Arizona {Lizzy McMillan} » Arizona's Best Newborn & Maternity Photographer

Santa 2017

The Santa Portrait Experience 2017 : Presented by Momento Studios

They’re only this little for a little while. Let us capture the magic of a personal photo experience with Santa, and preserve the innocence for years to come.



Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 9th

This is our FOURTH year of having Santa come visit our studio in Downtown Mesa, Arizona! Our clients come to Momento Studios for a custom portrait experience all year long, why should portraits with Santa be any different? We think you deserve a better experience- one that is personalized, relaxed and fun! Instead of the stress and rush at the mall, invest in your private portrait experience with Santa for your family, and enjoy the moment instead of the lines!


Santa Portrait Experience Sessions will open for booking on October 1st, 2017 at 12 noon! We sell out every year, and sessions will book up quickly.

The elves are busy designing TWO new and unique backdrops/sets for our visit from Santa this year, and we can’t wait to share them shortly 🙂


Available session times may be booked here:


Booking/Reservations: All reservations must be made online, by selecting your time slot. Your full session fee ($225+ tax) is due at time of booking to reserve your Santa Portrait Experience session. No walk-in appointments will be accepted.

The Santa Portrait Experience: $225.00 + tax

  • The Santa Portrait Experience session fee (10-15 minute private appointment with Santa)
  • Client’s choice of 10 digital images
  • Digital images will be hosted in a private, online gallery within 5 days. 5 images will be available for download, as well as available to share with family and friends for viewing for 1 week.
  • Custom timeline for Facebook with your favorite 4-5 images

Additional options available to add-on:

  • All the digital images (approx. 15-20 images).
  • Video slideshow of all the images
  • Prints
  • Mini-albums
  • Christmas cards
  • Custom photo-ornaments



Availability: Session availability is extremely limited, and is on a first booked, first served basis.

Wait-list: Once all of the Santa Portrait Experience sessions are sold out, you may sign up to be on a wait list. Should we have enough interest, we may open another day of sessions. Those individuals on the wait-list will be given the first opportunity to make a reservation if a second date is scheduled. Additionally, if a cancellation occurs, we will notify individuals on the wait list of the availability, in a numerical order.

Booking/Reservations: All reservations must be made online, by selecting your time slot. Your full session fee  is due at time of booking to reserve your Santa Portrait Experience session. No walk-in appointments will be accepted.

Inclusions/Subjects: The Santa Portrait Experience provides the perfect amount of time for your child to share their Christmas wish list, read a book with Santa, and share a cookie! Sessions are best kept to immediate family/siblings- to ensure ample attention from Santa and images. We encourage parents to come dressed “picture ready’, just in case. If time permits, we love taking the opportunity to capture an updated holiday portrait of your family, which is perfect for your Christmas cards! Please contact us if you have questions.

Cancellations/Refunds: Due to the nature of the experience, sessions are non-refundable. The session retainer is non-refundable, but is transferable to another individual of your choice.

Transfers: If you are unable to attend your scheduled Santa Portrait Experience session for any reason, you may transfer your appointment to another individual of your choosing. You must notify Momento Studios via email no later than 24-hours prior to your scheduled session at

Video Recording, Cameras & Camera Phones: We invite you to bring your video camera, camera and camera phones! Unlike the mall, we realize this is a precious and fleeting moment in time for your little ones, and there’s simply nothing like capturing & documenting your child’s reaction (whether it be wide-eyed adoration, or tears). While we want you to feel comfortable using your own camera and video camera, know that our Certified Professional Photographer will be documenting the experience as well, so you’re more than welcome to just watch and enjoy the moment!

Scheduled time: Santa’s time with us is limited. In order to ensure that we remain on schedule so he can meet with all of our families, it is imperative that you are in the studio and ready at your scheduled time. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early, so you will have time to relax in the studio, finish any last minute outfit changes, and be ready to meet Santa at your scheduled time. We will have Christmas movies and activities to keep the children entertained when you arrive. We will do our best to maintain a steady flow, and ensure reservations begin and end on time.

Late Policy: Please be advised that due to the short duration of the sessions, late arrival may result in the forfeiture of your scheduled time, and session fee. While we will do our best to accommodate you in between sessions, we cannot guarantee the same experience nor quantity of images should you arrive more than 5 minutes late for your scheduled session. We want every child to have a great experience with Santa! Please help us ensure your child has that opportunity by planning to arrive early.