Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ • Sessions by appointment only

Christmas Mini Sessions – Santa Experience

Christmas Mini Sessions – Orange County – The Santa Experience

Santa is coming back to Gilmore Studios on December 4th + 5th 2020.

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As parents, each year we dread the Santa line at South Coast Plaza!  We thought, “There must be a better way to get this done.”  We decided it was time to track Santa down and invite him to Gilmore Studios in November – when he isn’t as busy 🙂 We not only wanted to offer higher quality photos, but a higher quality experience as well. These are not your average Christmas photos with Santa. These Christmas mini sessions are going to be amazing!

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The Santa Experience is real!

The Santa Experience starts out with your child receiving a special ticket in the mail from Santa. When you arrive at the studio, your child will get to a write a letter to Santa before seeing the big guy in red.  Then they will make their way to the cute custom holiday set – where Santa will be waiting for them.  You will have the choice of what kind of experience you want your child to have.  They will definitely get to chat with Santa, but then you also get to choose two things they get to do with him:

• Eat yummy cookies and sip milk with Santa
• Have an old fashion coca-cola with Santa
• Read a favorite Christmas book with Santa
• Check the naughty or nice list
• Say prayers with Santa

The entire session will last about 15 minutes.  Afterwards – your child will get to decorate a holiday cookie while you select your favorite images and products.

You will not only get heart warming images that will be cherished for years to come, but also a very real experience that your child will never forget!

Products perfect for the holidays

We want you to bring these photos out every year at Christmas time! You will be able to choose from the following photography products:

Framed Print or canvas for holiday decorations

Custom Album to bring out every December for the coffee table

Ornaments to hang on the Christmas Tree

Holiday cards for your friends and family

Prints to frame or give away as gifts

We can’t wait to see you at Gilmore Studios for the Santa Experience!

About the Photographer

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team maternity, newborn, children and family photography studio in Orange County, CA. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area. Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in studio & natural light photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer and fall 2017 photography sessions. Regular session pricing starts at $195. Christmas Mini sessions pricing varies, depending on your portrait package.


Meet the Gilmores:

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team that serves Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. We specialize in fine wedding photography, family portraits, and newborn photography. Our studio has been in business since 2002.

Fun Facts:

PLace we call home:

Newport Beach

Number of kids:

3 boys

Years in business:

Since 2002

As seen in:

Family photography

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Newport Beach, CA & Gilbert, AZ

Session by appointment only