Mike Elford | Santa Claus

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``For those who want to believe``

The story is the same, when Samantha was little, we had Santa and Mrs Claus come to the house. As our family grew, they continued to visit. It really was special. They knew everything about our family and even had suitable gifts for our kids. When I built the studio here, I had Santa sessions for all my past wedding couples. Santa would sit here for hours, and entertain the family’s. It was magical.
But I always looked at Santa, and admired what he did and (here’s that word again) the IMPACT that he had on these kids and their families. It was powerful. it was special.
“I could do that” I thought. But I wouldn’t dare tell a sole. At some point Santa Al became sick and passed away. It was then that his family honoured me and requested I be ordained as Santa.

It is such an amazing feeling to represent the joy and love of the holiday season. And once again, I try to leave my mark on everyone I come across. And while there are many non believer’s out there, many walk away from our greetings thinking “this guy is for real”.ย  It’s all about the experience!

You’ll find me as the main attraction in Essex, Amherstburg Kingsville and Windsor Parades. And you can bet during the 6 weeks prior too Christmas, I’m busy planning, organizing or travelling to a meet and greet. Once again, it’s a busy life… but I wouldn’t have it any other way.””

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About The Wedding Photographer

Mike Elford
Mike Elford | The Windsor Wedding Photographer first photographed his first wedding back in 2004. Over the next 17 years, Mike would go on to really key in on what his Bride and Groom clients truly desired. Originally, he thought they came to him after seeing some of the amazing wedding images he photographed. But what he quickly realized is that Mike's clients choose him because of how immediately comfortable they felt upon meeting him. They knew right away having Mike photograph their wedding was the right choice. Along with great images, it just felt right to be photographed by Mike. Doing things just a little bit different, or a little better than the other wedding photographers is just the beginning when you choose Mike. It truly is The Ultimate Wedding Photography Experience!
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Communicating with my wedding couples is a huge part of what I love so much about my business. I remain friends with many of my clients long after Iโ€™ve finished their wedding collection (and enjoy continuing to document their lives!). I want to be here for you in every way possible. I encourage you to ask questions, suggest ideas, and play a hands-on role in the planning process. The following is a list of ways to get ahold of me, so you always know you are always cared for.



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(519) 990 7351


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Sun 11am – 5pm