Three children wearing red plaid pajamas blowing snow with Santa during their holiday photo session

The Santa Experience- 2023

Make this holiday season even more magical

HO HO HO! Another magnificent holiday season is on its way! Santa and I are planning our third year of Limited-Edition Santa Experience sessions.  We’re looking forward to continuing this fun-filled tradition. Whether you joined us in previous years, or will be enjoying The Santa Experience for the first time this year, we’re excited to bring you our luxury version of the traditional Santa visit. Join us for a unique way to get Santa photos in Grand Rapids!

Click below to peek inside a Santa Experience session

Three young kids looking at a long nice list with Santa Claus in a white studio
Three young kids sit on a bench looking through a red sack of presents while Santa decorates a tree in the background

The Details

When your kids step inside the studio, they'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas. But their eyes will probably only be on jolly Santa himself as he smiles and welcomes them in. They'll delight in telling Santa their wishlist, reading a book, sharing "milk and cookies," maybe even doing a little singing and dancing.

You’ll get private access to my exclusive studio setup where your children can have quality interactions with THE REAL Santa Claus (no fake beards here!). He’s the most popular and sought-after Santa in the Grand Rapids area (obviously…everyone wants the real deal).

WHERE: Erin Massie Photography Studio in Ada, MI
WHEN: Saturday, November 11th

Why so early?? Scheduling Santa photos early in the holiday season allows plenty of time for you to receive your images before needing to order and mail holiday cards. Plus, it's a great way to kick off the season before all the real chaos sets in.


Step 1: Pay the Session Fee

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Three kids wearing white pajamas sitting with Santa painting wooden toys
Toddler boy sitting on Santa's lap showing him his Christmas list
Three kids trapped inside a clear ornament that Santa is holding







- 3 digital images

- 8 digital images

- Golden ticket invitation

- Christmas book signed by Santa

- Post session letter from Santa

- 12 digital images

- Golden ticket invitation

- Christmas book signed by Santa

- Post session letter from Santa

- Animated photo for social sharing

- 25 Christmas cards


Two boys sitting with Santa smiling during their Christmas photo session

Personalized Storybook Album

An exquisite, custom album to commemorate your Santa Experience. A soft cloth cover and thick lay flat pages showcase your images with a personalized rhythmic Christmas story.


Christmas Cards

Mom and 3 kids wearing matching holiday pajamas sitting with Santa during their Christmas photo session
Closeup of Santa holding a newborn baby girl wearing plaid holiday pajamas

Thick, quality, double-sided press printed cards with metallic foil. Customized with your choice of photos and text.

$150/ pack of 25 cards

Digital Images

Professional, high-resolution digital images
$55 each


– No cell phone/personal camera photos or video may be taken during the Santa Experience sessions.

– Refunds will not be given for uncooperative or unhappy children.

– The non-refundable session fee is due at booking. Remaining balance for your chosen Collection will be due by OCTOBER 15. You can choose to upgrade your collection before this date, however Collection  materials (golden tickets, commemorative books, and Santa letters) will be purchased on October 15th and therefore are unable to add on after that date. A la carte items will still be available at any time.

– Please be respectful of Santa’s health and cancel your session if anyone in your family experiences COVID symptoms or tests positive for COVID or is quarantined as a close contact within 14 days of the session.

Grand Rapids Santa Claus and Erin Massie clinking milk jugs in a Christmas studio setup

From Erin

I'm REALLY looking forward to these Santa Experience sessions. They take all year to plan. It's such a joy to create a safe, fun experience for your kids with beautiful images to remember it for generations. This is a fantastic opportunity for Santa Photos in Grand Rapids! Especially because this is the same Santa you'll often see in parades or other community events. The consistency helps keep the magic alive!

baby boy wearing white romper laying naturally on white fabric
baby girl wearing a white dress with a white smash cake
youngn boy wearing white button down shirt laying on stomach on white fur


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