Little Adventures, Big Pictures

with Susan Grimes


all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Learn how to take extraordinary pictures of your family’s every day adventures!

Join Susan Grimes in a Breakout that will teach you how to create opportunities for your family to explore while also setting up moments to capture beautiful images along the way. You will get an in-depth look at how Susan creatively uses light at any time of day and makes her photos more compelling with story and composition. She covers it all– from color to shadows, reflections to movement. Finally, you’ll find out how to tie it all together and use editing to bring your stories to life. You will find lots of inspiration for little adventures inside and outside of your home along with creative exercises to get you started!

what you’ll get

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A 111 page eBook


See how Susan typically edits using both Lightroom and Photoshop, including one black & white edit, one color hand edit, four color edits with presets given

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Indoor locations with various types of window light, mid-day full sun at the beach, golden hour at the beach, outdoor sunset, outdoor in various types of light (full sun to dappled light), outdoor fog/cloudy day


Five of Susan's presets and a bonus edit

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Seven creative exercises

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Submit questions to the Presenter anytime during the program's duration, and receive a copy of the recorded Q&A video at the end of the breakout's run

what you’ll learn


Using light and compositional elements, such as color, framing, lines, layering, reflections, and shadows to add energy and interest to your images


How to use the light in any location for its compositional strengths to bring your photos to life


Exposing to add mood and strengthen your story


Creating dynamic and powerful images that immerse your viewer


Setting up family experiences that increase your success for captivating images


Using engagement and movement to prompt and anticipate the right moments to capture


Bringing light, composition, and moment all together in your every day shooting


Get a behind the scenes look at how to choose and edit your best images

about your presenter

Susan Grimes is a mom of three who turned her years at home with her children into a time of discovery, adventures and joys, all skillfully captured in her daily photos. Enjoying the challenge to make images more powerful with light, story, and composition, Susan can be found with her children walking through the woods in the early morning, searching for treasures amid a creek mid-day, or climbing through a jungle gym at sunset. With so many sunny days, Susan happily lives in North Carolina with her husband and her little ones. Follow Susan’s work here.



  1. Anna Julien March 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Susan’s breakout is fantastic and incredibly informative. Her videos are well done and interesting to watch. Her style is so relatable, yet inspiring – the perfect combination for a breakout session. I’m heading out with my camera feeling excited and inspired, thank you Susan!

  2. Samantha Degens February 23, 2018 at 4:01 am - Reply

    I love following Susan’s work on Instagram and I’m always amazed by her beautiful work! So happy I decided to do this breakout. The PDF is filled with so much information and photos about her camera settings, composition, light and how she uses it all to capture the moments and much more. She explains it all very well and also has added lots of photo examples. It was really fun seeing the behind the scenes videos and seeing how she creates her magical photos! She really explains why she chose to do this or that.. and does the same in her editing videos. Watching her edit is so inspiring. I already added a few of her tips and tricks into my own work. I really recommend this breakout, you can still sign up! Do it! :)

  3. Amber Yarnevich February 22, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I am so LOVING this breakout!!! The shooting videos are AMAZINGLY well put together, and the information and narration provided is perfect. This breakout is above and beyond the many breakouts that I have taken. Packed full of amazing inspiration and information. Susan is an incredibly talented photographer and I have been loving her work. The time and effort that she has put into creating this breakout shows. It is FABULOUS! Simply wonderful. You will not regret purchasing this breakout and the inspiration it brings.

  4. Mickie DeVries February 21, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I knew as soon as I saw that Susan was coming out with a breakout that I would have to get it. Her work is so magical and inspiring! The pdf is so full of great information, and I love that she included some presets she developed. I would buy this breakout for her film preset alone!! Such a great investment!

  5. Ruth Ramos February 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    This breakout is a must for any skill level. I’ve taken several breakouts throughout the past two years but I am especially grateful for this one. I love how Susan explains in detail her thought process, and why the image would not have worked as well if she had made different choices. Throughout her pdf I had several moments of enlightenment. She gets into details regarding her shooting methods and her examples are amazing. I loved getting to see her exposure details for each image as well. It’s like you get to jump in her brain. She covers so much in one break out.

  6. Christin February 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I am so glad I decided to participate in this breakout. Susan’s shooting videos are straightforward and extremely helpful with hints and tips. The pdf is full of info and tips as well. I can’t wait to dive into the editing videos and review everything again to put it into practice. Such a great class!

  7. Lila J. February 19, 2018 at 12:07 am - Reply

    This breakout is just what I needed to propel me forward with my 365 with some new ideas! Thanks Susan, for this fabulous resource!

  8. Jyo Pattis February 18, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I am really enjoying this breakout. Susan is so amazingly talented and she is so generous with sharing her knowledge and experience. The PDF notes are so informative and filled with such beautiful shots. She is such an inspiration and has definitely given me the motivation to pick up my camera and take better pictures. I highly recommend this breakout!

  9. Gina Yeo February 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Susan is one of my favourite artists! I absolutely love the beautiful energy in her work and her gorgeous use of light so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her Breakout! Her PDF is packed with useful information and clear explanations for how she approaches her photography when it comes to camera settings, light, composition and moments. I really enjoyed her shooting and editing videos too! It’s so informative watching another photographer shoot and edit! I always pick up knowledge and skills. Susan is a true inspiration and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through and learning from her! I highly recommend this breakout!

  10. Deb Nash February 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    This breakout is full of gorgeous images. Better than that, it also contains so much information on how the images were created. I have never seen another breakout where the author shares so much of her thought process in considering composition, lighting, and moment.

  11. Darcy Graf February 13, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Talk about inspiration! I found this breakout super relevant and helpful to my life and what my goals are as a photographer. She leaves no stone unturned and I really felt like this was a worthwhile and inspirational breakout.

  12. Catherine February 13, 2018 at 12:29 am - Reply

    I’ve participated in a few Clickin breakouts and this one is my absolute favorite. Susan offers so much learning material in her PDF and videos. I love watching her editing process. Her creative prompts are helping me explore techniques I would have never thought of on my own. I am surprised this is a breakout and not an actual class considering how much material we get. Well worth the cost.. if you’re considering a breakout and are torn on which one to select, pick this one!!

  13. Jen February 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    This breakout is just the thing you need to break out of a creative rut. Susan’s work is so beautiful and real, and she doesn’t hold back in teaching her process.

  14. Divya W February 12, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

    This breakout is absolutely amazing. Not only is every page absolutely inspiring, but Susan has filled it with so much information! More importantly she is an amazing teacher and provides the best behind the scenes glimpses into her process! You can tell she has put her heart and soul into the breakout!

  15. Gina Shupe February 11, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Little Adventures, Big Pictures is an outstanding breakout! Susan has put together a comprehensive guide to photography that really takes you inside her entire process. I love seeing how she approaches a scene, the adjustments she makes and then the final product. I feel like I am there with her and I love hearing her thought process. In addition to all the the great information Susan provides, you also get to be inspired by her beautiful images. Truly a win-win! Thank you for a fantastic breakout, Susan!

  16. Leslie Eglseder February 11, 2018 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I quickly got started with the pdf and was blown away to find so much information in one place! From lighting to composition Susan helps break down the little things that go into her thought process. I loved the shooting videos and the editing videos are amazing. I can say I definitely feel I got my money worth and more out of this breakout! Great Job Susan.

  17. Sneha Senjalia February 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    The PDF itself is amazing… but to see the images (with the settings) in the video is ABSOLUTELY priceless … thank you! It’s my first breakout so didn’t know what to expect but it really really is so helpful to see Susan click in the shooting video and immediately get a glimpse of what that image looked like (with the settings). Thank you! Already is making me appreciate light in a different way and I think I’ll stop taking my kids out ONLY at golden hour. Excited to try some new adventures now :-)

  18. Jillian Baudry February 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I’ve been blown away by this breakout! Susan has poured her heart and soul into it and I have been so inspired to get out shooting, learn and improve. This breakout proved to be just what I needed too to help me out of a rut. Every single page is illustrated by Susan’s breathtaking images, but more than that, Susan really lets us into her thought process behind each image. She covers everything from light to composition to colour and the videos are excellent, talking us through her shooting, culling and editing processes. This is one of the best breakouts I’ve ever purchased and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

  19. Murielle Cascone February 10, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    This breakout is one of the best I’ve purchased. Susan makes you want to go outside and shoot. I love her shooting videos where she shows what she looks for as she shoots and her editing videos are so easy to follow. Susan is such a talented photographer and instructor. This breakout is for all levels and is worth every penny.

  20. Sarah Stewart February 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Susan’s breakout is wonderful–so comprehensive but still easy to follow, even for a newbie like me. Her materials are thorough and full of great creativity exercises that are inspiring me to try things and see in a different way.

  21. Sarah Stewart February 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I love love love this breakout! Susan’s materials are amazing–I couldn’t put them down–and she is inspiring me to try so many things in a new way. I am learning a ton–highly recommend this breakout!

  22. Cami Turpin February 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    The perfect balance between instruction and inspiration, this breakout is great for all levels of photographers! Susan gives so much instruction on such a variety of basics and more advanced techniques, I can’t think of anyone who might not benefit from all she shares. Besides photography inspiration, she is inspiring me to get my kids out and about more! That’s an important thing alone, for us momtographers who tend to stay behind the camera or the computer all day. :) I am not even done with the material yet, there’s so much to get through, but there are so many great creative exercises, I just couldn’t wait to get started on. Wonderful breakout!

  23. Amanda Myers February 9, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Wow! I’ve taken many breakouts and I have to say that Susan left NOTHING untouched – I would call this a comprehensive guide to taking amazing pictures. She clearly put a lot of time and thought into the entire process of creating incredible photographs. The breakout is not only filled with her step by step process and actionable tips, but it’s loaded with gorgeous images and inspiring quotes. I wouldn’t want to write a breakout after this one because she’s covered everything!

  24. Jess Maher February 9, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    I knew Susan’s breakout would not disappoint but was surprised by how much it exceeded my expectations! In addition to lots of wonderful practical advice on creating exciting adventures that your kids (or clients!) buy into, she provides invaluable insight on how she approaches shooting in different light, maximizes composition potential and capitalizes on movement and emotion to create powerful imagery! The editing videos were an added plus too! Highly recommend this breakout!

  25. Cat Chiappa February 9, 2018 at 1:45 am - Reply

    This breakout is gorgeous. Susan has created a comprehensive and stunning pdf with many helpful tips and exercises. Her shooting videos are wonderful and what I enjoy the most is that they have a lot of information in short, digestible videos. She also has great creativity tips and is very responsive in the classroom to any question people have. This is my first live breakout and I can’t say enough good things! This is definitely worth your money and one you won’t want to miss!

  26. Elle Wagner February 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Loving this breakout! It gives moms a reason to let the kids be messy, splash in the puddles, and to get out of the house! Love how practical and inspiring it is! Great for all levels!

  27. Annick Paradis February 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    This breakout is packed with all the knowledge you need to have to be a successful photographer, hobbyist or not! Susan put together a massive amount of info and where I am now in my photography journey, I could swear to you I would have love to have all these infos before in ONE pdf instead of so many workshops from different platforms. Lifestyle or documentary photographers, you will love watching Susan culls and edits. She turned everyday images into piece of art! Light, composition moment and editing, if it’s what your are looking for, you have found it. If you don’t know Susan, you will find a stunningly kind human being always ready to help! Her IG is a wonderful source of inspiration. You should not be on the fence : go buy this breakout!

  28. Libby February 8, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    This breakout is soooooo good. I’m only halfway through the pdf and I already think that I’ve gotten my money’s worth. Honestly, when I purchase breakouts, I usually peruse the pdf and dive into the videos and editing right away. Not with this one. I’m actually slow reading the pdf, it is so good and useful. Susan actually explains everything in a way that is useful and can be implemented. I’m so glad that I purchased this breakout.

  29. J'aime Davis February 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    What I appreciate about this breakout is that Susan explains her thought process behind everything. When you read thru the pdf, you will see her explain how she got to the final image, not just the final image. When you watch the editing videos, you will see her basically cull images and explain why she picked her final image to edit. When you watch her her shooting videos you will see her move around and hear her explain, and actually see how she got to her final image. I truly appreciate that she was willing to share her process with us, and show us that it is a process to get these images. She is very detailed and doesn’t leave anything out, and you can tell she spent time putting this breakout together. I am glad I purchased it.

  30. Diana February 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    If you know Susan’s work, then you will recognise that her images are full of light, creative compositions and colour. The amount she packs into every single one of her images is a feast for the eye and this is just the same in her breakout. She leaves no stone unturned. From how to use light, composition, colour theory and other keystones to make your images standout, she provide handy tips and concise notes to help you add magic to your pictures. This is not just a breakout for the intrepid explorer. Although her outstanding images alongside her notes make you want to get out to take photos. She also shares her techniques and elements to taking pictures indoors, so you don’t even have to step outside your doorstep if you don’t want to. In short a fabulous first breakout from Susan and I can’t wait to see what follows next.

  31. Danielle Awwad February 8, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Susan has out done herself! This breakout is absolutely amazing! She goes into detail on how she creates such magical shots while exploring with her family. The breakout is well organized, easy to follow and to the point. She explains how she uses light in different ways and how to make your vision come to life. I loved watching her editing videos and shooting videos. This breakout would be perfect for the seasoned pro and novice photographer.

  32. Susan February 7, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I have long been inspired by Susan’s work and her amazing use of light, so I am excited for this breakout! Her materials are beautiful and she gives a lot of helpful information. Her shooting and editing videos are great too. I highly recommend this breakout!

  33. Suzanne Hill February 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Loving the downloads Susan!!!! Great learning tools! Can’t wait to dig in deeper. Thx for all your knowledge!

  34. Amy Ames February 6, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    This breakout is well worth the money. Susan leaves nothing out of her process on how she goes into each adventure that she takes with her family. The shooting videos were fabulous and I loved seeing how she approaches it all. The editing videos were very informative and the reading material is chalk full of loads of great info. You won’t regret the decision to join in the adventure!

  35. Julia Crim February 6, 2018 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Wow, Susan has poured her heart into this wonderful breakout! The information packed PDF, gorgeous shooting videos and step-by-step editing videos are all amazing. Susan is not only a talented photographer, but also a gifted and engaging teacher. I could not recommend this breakout more!

  36. Nicole H. February 5, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    This breakout is worth every penny and then some! So packed full of amazing info, Susan doesn’t leave anything out. You will get a look at her thought process going into every image and why she composes images the way she does. I loved watching her editing videos and I learned a few new tricks! Her behind the scenes videos are breathtaking and so helpful on seeing how she shoots. Her work is so incredible and awe inspiring and you don’t want to miss this breakout, which is more like a mini workshop!

  37. Maggie Fuller February 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Susan’s work is consistently breathtaking and I was anxious for a peek into her thought process, image creation and editing process. And, she doesn’t just give a peek, she shares so much juicy information on getting the “big picture” – even during “small moments”. Everyone should read this! It is full of inspiring images, encouragement to go out on your own adventures, and insight into her own process. As the weather warms up this is a wonderful source of ideas and a way to reignite a desire to explore (from our own backyard to fun locations)! I love her ideas for shooting in mid-day sun and how to move through a moment to capture the perfect composition. Susan is an amazing teacher (has totally outdone herself) and I highly recommend this breakout to everyone!!

  38. Nicole February 5, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    This is such an amazing breakout! Susan is such a talented photographer and the information she provides in this breakout is so valuable for all photographers!

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