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

Santa is coming back!

Santa Mini Sessions for 2016!

The 2016 holiday season marks the THIRD year of offering private, stylized portrait sessions with Santa! We are so thrilled to have our 2016 Santa Portrait Experience dates scheduled: Saturday, December 3rd, and Saturday, December 10th.

Santa Ron {AKA the BEST Santa in the Valley!} will be joining us in studio again this year! He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas {yep, it’s a real thing!}. He comes equipped with an abundance of holly-jolly spirit, and endless North-Pole knowledge. We just love working with him year after year.

We will be posting sign-up information October 18th and will give you a heads up so you can set your alarms. These sessions sell out every year, and are some of the most magical moments we capture.

Just for fun, here’s a look down memory lane at a few of our favorite images from the past two years of Santa Mini Sessions:

The Santa Portrait Experience 2015:

All that glitters is gold was the set theme in our new studio in Downtown Mesa:

Amsden Santa 2015,

Anneliese Santa 2015,


The Santa Portrait Experience 2014:

2014 was our first year of Santa Mini Sessions, and oh what fun they were! Our team custom built the wood set, and had a great time decorating and stylizing all of the details.

Amsden Boys Santa 2014,

Peters Kids Santa 2014,

Griggs Santa Portraits 2014,

One of our favorite parts about our Santa Mini Sessions is watching the child’s face instantly light up as Santa greets them by name, and asks specific questions about their family/pet/school. We gather some key information from mom and dad ahead of time, just to make sure the experience is extra special.

Not every child is fond of Santa, and that’s ok too. Capturing the genuine interaction and emotions is a great way to document this chapter of their lives: are they terrified of ‘ol St. Nick? Or are they infatuated with his beard and tales of Rudolph?

We will post a little more about the Santa Portrait Experience for 2016 shortly, but wanted to tease you with a few images to get you in the holiday spirit!