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Albuquerque Santa Mini Photographer | 4th Annual Santa Sessions

Albuquerque Santa Mini Photographer | 4th Annual Santa Sessions

Join us for an intimate visit with Santa Claus on November 17th & 18th! Have your child meet Santa, share their personalized wish list, read a book and take home a sweet treat!

Santa Minis are perfect for newborns and children under twelve years of age. Session covers up to three siblings.

Sessions booked within one week of our minis will be mailed a fillable “Letter to Santa.” Please bring this letter with you, so Santa can review the wish list with your child. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your session. Santa Sessions are held back to back and may have a small wait time. Sessions include 3 SIBLINGS (immediate siblings only – NO COUSINS OR FRIENDS, NO EXCEPTIONS). For 4+ children, please book two back-to-back session times.


Tyler Brooke Photography Studio

Homestead Hills Shopping Center (Taylor Ranch Rd & Homestead light)

6911 Taylor Ranch Rd. NW

Bldg C, Suite C (Look for the WIC office)

Albuquerque, NM 87120


Please dress your children in winter or holiday attire. Pajamas and neutral clothing choices are highly recommended. Check out our latest Pinterst board for some outfit ideas.


$125 + tax includes: up to 5 minutes with Santa, three siblings, one outfit, 5 high-resolution images of your visit and a personal print release. Time slots are first come, first serve and CANNOT BE CHANGED.

Due to custom nature ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Digital images are not returnable. In case of illness, session may be transferred to another party. Tyler Brooke Photography, LLC is the only photographer to perform the photographic services requested on this contract. No other photographer is allowed to take photos at the session and no other cameras are allowed at the session. Please only bring the people that will be photographed to the session. Also, please do not bring your own camera, camcorder, or recording device to the session. Please have your children dressed and ready to go for their session. This includes hair combing and having their faces clean. Children are more likely to become grouchy if they are fussed with too much before the session.

Kate will choose the best images from your session. Sneak Peek images may be posted online via social media and our website within a few days of your session. Kate will automatically tag you (if applicable). Please allow 2 weeks for editing and gallery delivery. When ready, the images will be displayed in a password-protected online gallery. The online gallery will be available for viewing for 7 days. Chosen images and digital downloads should be completed within this time frame. Republished galleries are subject to a $25.00 hosting fee. Clients hereby indemnify and hold Kate Kauffman harmless against any and all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from any injury or accident.


When can I book?

2018 booking open September 1st to previous attendees and September 2nd to the public.

How long is each session?

Sessions are up to 5 minutes long.

How many children can I bring to my session?

You may bring up to 3 siblings (NO COUSINS OR FRIENDS, NO EXCEPTIONS). If you four or more children, we request that you book two back-to-back sessions.

Why should I book a session with you, and not take my children to a mall Santa?

There are so many perks to booking a Santa session with us. You get your own 5 minute session, alone with Santa. He reads your children a book, and discusses with them their personal wish lists. There are no long lines to wait in, your time slot is reserved for you. There is no mall traffic, and no full parking lots to navigate. We also have Mrs. Claus, a wonderful bonus!

Will the setup be the same?

Last year was so well received, we have decided to keep it virtually the same. In order to keep it fresh, there will be a few small changes made.

How many images will I receive?

5 high resolution images are included with your purchase for $125 + tax. However, for an additional $25 + you can upgrade to all 15 images showcased in your gallery.

When will I receive my images?

2 weeks after your session you will receive an online, watermarked gallery, from which you will choose your 5 favorite images. If at that time you simply cannot decide on only 5, you will have the option of upgrading to all 15 images.

What’s the sweet treat?

This year, Santa will be handing out a cookie to your child at the end of  your time with him. The cookies are made with almond. We will have an alternate option children with nut allergies, but the cookie is at each parents discretion, Tyler Brooke Photography is not held responsible for any allergies.

When should I book my time slot?

In order for your child(ren) to receive their customizable wish list in time, we recommend that you book your preferred time slot no later than one week prior to the session. We sold out last year, so don’t delay!

When will I receive the fillable wish list?

Even if you secure a date in September, we mail out wish lists two weeks prior to the session. This keeps the wish lists from getting lost or forgotten. If you need a new one, swing by the studio and pick one up for $5.

If the sessions sell out, will you open up another day?

Unfortunately, we only have the one weekend. Santa is in high demand this time of year. I’m not saying that there is no way we will open up more time slots, and I’m not saying that we will. It is best to book your session early.

What happens if my child cries when they see Santa?

Santa cries too and it makes for quite the ‘right of passage’ childhood memory! But really, I strive to capture them authentically based off their interaction with Santa, regardless of whether or not your child cries. It is not realistic to expect that all kids will be smiling. I think that that is one of the things that makes these sessions so special, your child’s authentic reaction to seeing Santa. We also will not force your child to sit one santa’s lap, if they are timid or shy that’s ok!

Can parents hop in for pictures?

No, this is just for your child(ren). Our setup and studio doesn’t allow for us to capture family’s. These sessions are shorter, so we don’t want to take away any of your child’s special time with Santa. But what an incredibly special time for your child to be able to share their wish list and have their one on one special time with Santa.

What should my kids wear?

Below I have several links for online clothing suggestions. If your children are under 6 months old I recommend a zip-up onesie. Holiday themed is great! If your children are older than 6 months, we ask that you please dress them in winter or holiday attire. Pajamas and neutral clothing choices are highly recommended.

Carter’s Holiday Pajamas For Girls

Carter’s Holiday Pajamas

Burt’s Bees Holiday Pajamas

Lazy One Pajamas

My child is nervous about meeting Santa. What should I do?

I’ve found that it’s helpful to take your kids to the mall prior to coming to your session with us. Start talking to your kids early about Santa, who he is, what he represents, then take you little ones to the mall. Have your kids wave at Santa, and remind them that they will get a special one-on-one meeting with him soon. Sit down and help them fill out their wish list (arriving two weeks prior to your session)…make sure they know they’re going to be able to give it to Santa! This will hopefully build up the excitement!

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Kate of Tyler Brooke Photography is an Albuquerque Santa Photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, family, child, senior and family photography in Albuquerque, New Mexico and surrounding areas.

Expecting a newborn, planning a wedding or looking to update your home with new family photos? We would love to start planning your next portrait session!