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Join us this November and December as we host your child’s visit with Santa in our beautiful, light-filled studio. Our team will capture the joy, the amazement, the wonder, the nervousness and yes, even the tears. We’re overjoyed to keep this timeless tradition with your families alive.

Dates:

Saturday, November 6th 

Sunday, November 7th 

Saturday, December 4th

Location:  Park Studios | 690 Miami Circle NE Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30324

Investment: $199 for a 3-5 minute photo session with Santa and TWO digital files.

 

Registration opens this Thursday, July 15th at 10am EST for past Santa Clients.

Registration opens this Friday, July 16th at 10am EST to all.

To make Registration easy and as stress-free as possible, we’ve taken the liberty of sharing some FAQs about our new Santa Session Experience.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How is this photoshoot experience different from years past at Baby Braithwaite?

  1. First is location. Instead of hosting at Baby Braithwaite, we will be conducting these beloved sessions at our photography studio in Buckhead. 
  2. We’re also eliminating lines at this experience. Each family will have their own private session with Santa in a separate studio space without any distractions or watchful eyes. 
  3. Finally, each gallery will be delivered electronically via email with your own private password to view your fully edited images. From there, you will be able to select your favorite TWO digital files to download. You will also have the option to upgrade your digital package to ALL for an additional $79.

 

Will it be the same Santa as years past?

Yes! He is the absolute best!

 

Will we receive our digital files the same day?

No. Within one week of your session, your gallery will be delivered electronically via email with your own private password to view your fully edited images. From there, you will be able to select your favorite TWO digital files to download. You will also have the option to upgrade your digital package to ALL for $79.

 

How many images will be in my gallery when I receive it?

There will be approximately 10 images in each gallery.

 

Am I allowed to bring in cousins and grandparents for this photoshoot?

Our photoshoots are designed to capture your children’s visits with Santa, but we welcome parents and grandparents at the very end! Cousins should book a separate session time block.

Do we need to download a specific app or platform to register?

No, we will be using an online platform called Calendly for Registration. Registration is quick, easy, and no account setup is necessary to register.

 

Do I need to have a paypal or Venmo account to register?

No. While paypal is integrated in our online platform, you do not need a paypal account to pay. Just enter your credit card information to finalize registration.

 

Can I change my appointment time as we near our Santa date if I can no longer make it?

The only way to change your appointment time is if there are available spots to switch you with. If all spots are sold out, we are unfortunately unable to change your appointment time.

 

Will you be adding additional dates for Santa photoshoots this season?

This depends on demand and our availability. Please follow our Instagram account and be sure you’re subscribed on our newsletter list for the latest updates on these sessions and more.

 

Is our ticket fee refundable if we’re no longer able to make our session? 

No, all tickets are nonrefundable, however – you may choose to sell or gift your ticket to a friend of family member if you’re unable to attend. You’ll need to send us a note in writing of the new participant if you decide to do that.

 

Parents, we’ve almost made it to the finish line of May mayhem. For many, summer vacation kicks off in just a couple days. It’s almost time to say goodbye to school work and hello to sleepaway camp, summer trips others are packing to summer abroad, swim team meets, ballet intensives, and staycations at home. This time of year, happens like clockwork, but despite knowing what to expect, it can feel overwhelming. I’ve come to the conclusion that like in all arenas of life, there is a balance to be found in planning summer break for our kids. For my family, that balance consists of two specific things. The first item being, don’t overschedule; allow space for unstructured, unscheduled time to play and explore. The second part of the balanced equation, is to take advantage of the incredible camp resources we have around us. From “unplugged” days of swimming and hiking for your adventurer, to being center stage at drama camp for your performer, I’ve done a little bit research to help you find the perfect local Atlanta camps for your kids. Atlanta has so many wonderful options, but I’ve compiled a few of my favorites below.

  1. Josh Powell Camp– This camp was established in the 1970s and has being going strong since. Good old-fashioned fun for kids ages 5-10yo. Kids are picked up from two different in-town locations and bused to a lake recreational area 30 minutes away. Activities include: swimming, archery, hiking, arts & crafts, canoeing, etc. It’s like sleep-away camp, but they come back to their own beds to sleep! Highly recommend
  2. Neighborhood Camps- I love supporting camp programs that are run by neighborhood teens. It teaches them a great deal about SO many things. In Atlanta and want more information? Email kim@kimbusbyphotography.com for more details about future camps.
  3. Faith-Based Camps-Also, a big fan of faith-based summer camp experiences for the whole family. There are several options just outside Atlanta, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about both Camp Highland and Pinecove Chimney Point. Check out their weekend options available throughout the year too!
  4. Whitehead Learning Group also did a fantastic job outlining wonderful programs offered by many Atlanta Independent Schools. If you don’t follow Rebekah Whitehead (@wlgatl), you should. She is an invaluable resource for Atlanta parents.
  5. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Creativity Camp a unique camp experience I founded last year with the full intent of igniting passion and creativity in girls ages 8-14. More than about introducing modern creative courses from the industry’s top instructors, our mission is to inspire, engage, and mentor these young girls to use creativity and a do-it-yourself attitude in ALL aspects of life.
  6. Toddler Camps-Sometimes we moms just need to get the kids out of the house for a few hours a day- I TOTALLY get that. Look for preschool programs like First Presbyterian Preschool, The Spanish Academy Atlanta, The Cathedral Preschool Atlanta, and Haygood Methodist Weekday Children’s Ministry for preschool-appropriate programs.

Additional Camp Resources

For those who have children who love to perform, the Alliance Theater has a fantastic option! The Alliance Theater is bringing back in-person drama camps this summer, and they’re great for ages 3-18. I grew up in a small town that had very little performing arts opportunities, so this is such a gem of an experience for anyone who loves to take center stage.

Looking for something in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and entrepreneurship? If you have a child loves to code, build and innovate (like mine)- this is a good. Club Scikidz has 7 different locations across Atlanta for grades 1-8.

 

Happy Summering!

I find myself every year in awe of how fast this time of year goes by. One minute we’re kicking off the New Year, the next we’re preparing for graduations and summer vacation. I’m so excited though to be ushering in the busy month of May with our sold-out, 2021 Motherhood Portrait event.

With this weekend’s event being the unofficial kickoff to Mother’s Day week, I wanted to share some of my favorite gifts. Gifts that I’m sure will be the new favorite things for all the mom and mom-like figures in your life. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and Happy Early Mother’s Day!

Women's Long White Robe

Sarah Flint Block Sandal

Antipasti Party in a Basket

Monogrammed Personal Stationary

Sarah Flint Scarf

Andrea Jewelry Case

Beatriz Ball Pearl Frame

Coffee

The Grande Bouquet

Lake Pajamas

Camellias Mist Notecard

I'm MAMA Necklace

Mommies Work

Hatch Mama Spa Essentials

Bistro Cheese Serving Platter in Blue

Pencil & Paper Valet

Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook

Assorted Teas Set

Julie Vos Bracelet

ATL Boards Candy Board

 

We’re so excited to bring our 5th Annual Motherhood Series Portrait Event to our beloved clients this Spring! If you follow Alice Park or know her well, you’ll know she is a big advocate for having moms step away from behind the camera and in front of the frame. As our children grow older, they need to see us in these portraits – holding them, laughing, smiling and exuding the JOY they bring out in us. Join us this April for a morning of outdoor mini sessions with Alice Park’s talented team of photographers. Signup is now open with details outlined below.

When: Saturday, May 1st – Sunday, May 2nd

Location: An outdoor location TBD

Pricing: $99. This includes your ticket to our Mother’s Day Event and a 10 minute mini-session. Digital collections are sold separately.

Digital Packages:

$199 – 2 Digital Files

$299 – 6 Digital Files

$399 – All Digital Files

 

Motherhood Series Wardrobe Edit:

 


We are so thrilled to introduce our Spring Easter Event! Please join us this March 13th-14th, as we transform our beautiful, light-filled studio into gorgeous, pastel-inspired Spring sets. We are planning a fun event for your children, full of games, treats, and of course – a visit with our bunny for a very special portrait session. Dress them in their favorite spring ensemble, and join us for the Spring Easter Event of the season!

When: Saturday, March 13th – Sunday, March 14th

Where: Park Studios | Buckhead Studio

Photographed by:  Casey Ford, Lead Photographer

Pricing:  $95. This includes your child’s ticket to our Spring Easter Event and a 10 minute mini-session on our beautiful Spring sets.  Digital collections are sold separately.

Digital Packages:

$150 – 2 Digital Files

$250 – 8 Digital Files

$350 – All Digital Files

Signup:  Click here to book!  Hurry, spaces will go fast!

SPRING OUTFIT IDEAS