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Shalonda is known for her ability to capture the magic and sparkle of each child she photographs. Join Shalonda as she guides you through the process of seeing and capturing the magic that sparkles all around you as BOTH an observer (mom, dad, etc) as well as a photographer. In this Breakout Shalonda will break down the anatomy of her most popular “All About Me” child sessions, from initial inquiry to the shoot itself. She will also discuss the 6 factors that you can control to CREATE magic at a shoot. Never been to Texas?! No magic wand necessary-- you will visit virtually as you watch a 38 minute video of Shalonda laughing and playing with her clients during TWO REAL LIFE “All About Me” sessions. Kick back and read through a 75 page PDF that includes the tips and tricks that Shalonda has learned as a child photographer as well as her suggestions for capturing the everyday moments in your own life.
Shalonda is the face and camera behind Chubby Cheek Photography. She is a nationally published child photographer based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses with her two daughters (affectionately referred to as the cheeks girls) and the love of her life (daddy cheeks). Her shooting style focuses on the magic of childhood and finding the unique sparkle within each child. She allows REAL life to inspire her and shape her journey as a photographer, always recognizing that the little moments do mean the most (even when it means stepping on a Barbie shoe before she has had her coffee).
What is Included?
*75 page PDF in which Shalonda breaks down the process of seeing and capturing the magic that surrounds you everyday.
*38-minute shooting video (works best in VLC-videoLAN media player or Windows Media Player, not always compatible with Quicktime)
*30-minute editing video using both Lightroom and Photoshop
*15 page 5x7 printable where she discusses the use of basic props and four tips for using glitter during a magical session.
*Shalonda’s very own All About Me session client questionnaire
*An 8x10 digital file that can be framed and used as beautiful décor to remind yourself to continue to look for the magic around you.
*A Question and Answer session (works best in VLC-videoLAN media player or Windows Media Player, not always compatible with Quicktime)
*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer). Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.
This is my second breakout I purchased of Shalonda. I absolutely love her style and the way she presents everything is engaging and fun. This breakout really helped me to better capture children as who they are, children. This breakout is worth every penny and I look forward to any more breakouts she may do (I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for a workshop!). Kendra on 24th Apr 2016
I love this one. Inspire me too much! Marta tururú on 10th Mar 2016
I absolutely love Shalondas postprocessing style and her super friendly spunky personality. As a photographer myself and a mother of 3 girls I too was inspired by my own creations. I am inspired daily by Shalondas art and capturing the little details we often miss when we tend to look at the "big picture". She has taught me in this breakout, that the little details can tell the story much more. I tend to forget the purpose behind a shoot and she also really spoke to me about being "in that moment" being able to share that moment with a child and their family. This breakout is a must! Honestly the best online investment I've made to this day, can't wait to get the next one :)
Thank you so much Shalonda for being a inspiration & sharing ! Kristen Peterson on 4th Mar 2016
Shalonda's breakout, The Magic of Childhood, is totally amazing! I loved the videos she included - her laugh is infectious. I keep watching them over and over again picking up new bits of information I missed the time before. Shalonda's talent as a photographer AND a teacher really shine in this awesome breakout! Erin Barkel on 5th Feb 2016
Shalonda's enthusiasm is infectious! I rally enjoyed watching Shalonda's vids where she shares so much valuable information. I felt that the break out was targeted more towards women that are already in business, or who are looking to diversify with 'personalty' based kids shoots. I didn't think that was clearly explained in synopsis of the content. While Shalonda's tips and approach for working with children is definitely applicable to shooting your own kids, the break out would definitely be more valuable to people in business. Aimee on 14th Jun 2015
Shalonda nailed this breakout. The amount of material she goes over to bring out the best in a child is great. She goes over inspirational ideas and making sure you understand where she is coming from. The pdf has a lot of good information and the videos offer you further insight into her photo shoots. If you want to photography children, your own or clients, this breakout will definitely help you bring out the best. Emily on 28th Aug 2014
This is, far and away, my favorite breakout. First of all - Shalonda is just the most adorable person ever. Second - I have purchased quite a few e-learning courses and participated in study alongs and I have always come away feeling like I didn't learn as much as I expected to but this was totally different.
While the business/client aspect didn't pertain to me even as just a Mom shooting her kids it was super inspirational. I liked the clarity and breakdown of the pdf and also the video helped tie it all together.
All in all I HIGHLY recommend this even if you aren't a professional photographer. :) Natasha on 18th Aug 2014
I could go on and on about all the creativeness that this breakout stirred up inside of me! If you want to photograph children then you M-U-S-T get this immediately. Not one wasted penny or moment here. Michelle Lynn on 18th Jul 2014
This is by far my favorite break out session. I love the video of her shoot and getting to tag along to watch the magic happen. I was so inspired by Sholanda and found myself grabbing for scraps of paper and a pen to jot down ideas. This break out pulled me out of a rut and sparked my creativity. I want more! If you have a limited budget this is the best bang for the buck. Traci Van Horn on 7th Jun 2014
If you are into child photography, you need to buy this! This woman is so inspiring to watch, she is just amazing with kids and her way of doing things is just breathtaking. She makes magic happen for the kids she photographs and it's beautiful to see! This breakout gave me so much inspirations as where you can take your photoshoot and create some heirloom for the child and the parent as well. Sonia Bourdon on 19th Apr 2014