Making magic requires that you embrace your fears, push yourself, and find your own magic along the way! In this breakout, Shalonda Chaddock of Chubby Cheek Photography will take you behind the curtain to give you an in-depth look at her how she creates magic everyday. She’ll show you two of her most popular sessions (the All About Me session and the Styled Mini session), break down the differences between the two, and even tell you which session is more important to her bottom line. Along the way she’ll encourage you to find your very own superpower and share it unapologetically with the world. Virtually hang out with Shalonda as you watch short videos of her shooting two different Styled Mini sessions as well as two completely unique All About Me sessions. Finally, Shalonda will show you her ace in the hole– video! She’ll show you how to create video and integrate it in your portrait business in order to stand out in a saturated market!


• How Shalonda plans and executes a styled shoot for one child and a styled mini session event for capturing multiple clients (and the differences between the two)
• How Shalonda communicates with her clients when she is setting up her styled sessions
• How Shalonda stopped letting her fears control her creative heart in order to stand out in a saturated market
• Three strategies for successfully using video within your business and how to very simply implement video into your creative vision, including how to edit and add music with iMovie
• How Shalonda shoots and interacts with her clients



Shalonda Chaddock
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).



  1. Shalonda has been an inspiration to me for years. Her sunny disposition, her insane talent with a camera, her ability to see magic around every corner… I could go on. This breakout has all of that wrapped up into one beautiful package. I have watched this breakout numerous times and it never ceases to amaze me. There is something for everyone here. Having a hard time relating to your subjects? Watch Shalonda as she makes EVERYONE laugh and provides a once in a life time experience. Feeling uninspired with your everyday life? Can’t seem to find the motivation to shoot like you used to? Seriously, watch this. She can take even the most mundane moments and liven them up to be a memory you’ll want to capture and treasure forever. I love Shalonda, I love ChubbyCheekPhotography, and I love ALL of her BOs but this one was especially special. <3

  2. Jessica Davies April 1, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh – where do I start? Shalonda’s first Break Out was a massive inspiration to me as I started transitioning from hobbyist to professional child photographer. This second one is absolutely the icing on the cake – especially the aspects which cover video, something which I really feel will give me the business edge over my competitors moving forward. But only this, but I also find the way I capture my own little girl has improved vastly – I’m constantly looking for ways to find and create the magic! Thank you so much Shalonda – you are an inspiration!

  3. Terri March 28, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    WOW! I have both of Shalonda’s breakouts, and both of them are amazing. In this breakout, Making Magic, Shalonda adds a lot of new information for your taking your sessions to the next level. She talks about the magic of adding video to further the emotional impact. The example of the video she made for her client is AMAZING, and you really feel connected to the family even though you don’t know them. Any client would love to receive a gallery/video like this. Also, any mom like me (not a pro) would love to produce a video like this of their family/kids. It’s all about capturing the memories and preserving them. :-) In this breakout you also get a lot of additional information about the All about Me Sessions, and Mini sessions. Shalonda was also sweet enough to add a bonus editing video too. However, if you don’t have her first breakout, The Magic of Childhood, that one is GREAT too. It’s different from this one because it focuses more on the All About Me Sessions and the sessions she captured are fantastic. The breakout is packed with beautiful images, excellent videos of Shalonda capturing the sessions, and a good amount of editing too. I’m warning you though, Shalonda is “infectious” – she is so HAPPY and funny she will have you smiling and laughing the whole time….and have you believing you can do anything. :-).

  4. Sarah Roberts March 28, 2016 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Further to my review above, I was blown away with Shalonda’s first bo ‘The magic of childhood’ which taught me how to not only find the magic in my children, but has taught me how to photograph them using light, lenses, props, even how to choose clothing and also has challenges along the way which really helped. I had so much fun with the first bo and so did my boys too as I got into their magical world and saw things I would normally pass by!
    Shalonda has done it again with her second bo ‘Making magic’. This bo is so different and has taught me how to make the ordinary extrodinary by teaching me how to make a video, both for me and my clients. This is such a precious tool for me as I crave to capture my now 5 year old before he grows up too quickly (which I know goes by so fast as my other two boys are older now and have changed so much). This bo has amazing videos and images to inspire you and will teach you how to find the magic in not just your own but in your clients children too! It puts you in a unique position which other photographers may not have to truly find that childs inner-self and to have the tips and tricks to capture them as they are at this one moment in time, both with video and photography. If I was a client, this would be such a precious gift to me, however, I am lucky enough to capture my own children myself now…thank you Shalonda for giving this gift and sharing this all with us.

    This is my first video which was inspired by ‘Making Magic’

  5. Candice Roberts March 27, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I own both The Magic of Childhood and Making Magic. Love them both so much. Not only is Shalonda an amazing photographer but also a phenomenal teacher! I was very pleased with the difference and uniqueness of both breakouts. I walked away from both BO’s blown away. I love how you can just feel her passion for sharing her knowledge. I’ll be the first in line if you make another! Thank you!

  6. Ashley Volker March 27, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    This breakout is truly inspiring, as is everything that comes from Shalonda. If you enjoyed her first breakout session, this one is a must-have! She has yet again brought to life the magic of a child’s world, only this time adding video! If you have even thought about giving video a try professionally or personally you need this breakout! Shalonda’s main pdf in this BO is the perfect balance of glittery inspiration and applicable information. It leaves you aching to capture some magical video of your own. The pdf dedicated to incorporating video is the icing on the exquisite cake! Shalonda pours herself into mentoring and I inspiring others. I couldn’t be more pleased with either of these BO sessions and would purchase another from her in a minute!

  7. nikia babin March 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I loved this breakout. I wondered how she was going to out do herself after her first BO. This one is totally different and takes you to different levels of creativity that will wow your clients. I love the “how to” ideas for creating videos and the unique way she creates “all about me” sessions. I feel like Ibe gotten a burst of creativity to share with my clients.

  8. Amanda Schoch February 16, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I feel like Shalonda is my soul sister. I’ve been devouring the course and every page I feel like she has read my mind. I about squealed when I heard the song from her little girl painter session — its the same song as my promo video. Thank you for sharing your heart and vision. It’s reinvigorated my own creativity and desire to capture both my family’s everyday magic and the magic of childhood for my clients. :-)

  9. Nicole Hughes February 14, 2016 at 10:33 am - Reply

    AMAZING breakout! Highly recommend this little bundle of magic!

  10. Schtanzerl Pfeifer February 9, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I loved it! I have been attracted by the gorgeous BO introduction video at Clickin Moms and as I’m trying to put my feet in a similar field I didn’t wait to long and bought this breakout. I finished my material and I cannot wait to start to realize all my new ideas and test trials, that made up my mind when reading Shalonda extrordinary breakout. Either if your place is families and children or if you tend to be the more creative mind, for both interests Shalonda delivers lots of inspiration, most of possible motivation and even some technical insights that might help to take the step to fields that one has not stepped before as they might seem to overwhelming (like video editing). This is a five of five star breakout, worth its money totally.

  11. Chrissy February 8, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I purchased Shalonda’s first Breakout and was totally inspired! I was super excited when I saw she was coming out with a new one! Her excitement and passion are contagious! I was wanting to really hone my video skills and bring that element of personalization into my work. She gives awesome tips and advice on how to implement this. This breakout is jam-packed with information that is useful, inspiring and magical. Also- can I say she is just so FUN to listen to and watch… I feel like we’re bestie’s and she’s shared all of her secrets with me!

  12. Nancy Wyatt February 7, 2016 at 2:16 am - Reply

    I didn’t hesitate when I heard that Shalonda was coming out with a second BO, I LOVED her first and so of course I had to get this one and oh my she didn’t disappoint! I love how much she puts into her pdf’s and video’s and that she value’s us so much that she even hires someone filming her behind the scenes so we can see her truly in action. It was so awesome how in her first BO she shared how she edited her images and now she she takes it further by sharing how to edit video in BO number two! I hello… a pdf about video basics along with the making magic, so awesome but let me go back and speak to her 113 page pdf, yes 113 pages and oh my she really spells it out for us! Just as Danielle stated in her review below, so much great info. Thanks again Shalonda for giving us the tools to not be afraid to create magic, our own magic.

  13. Elizabeth Blank February 6, 2016 at 12:53 am - Reply

    I delved into the PDF portion of Shalonda’s ahhhh-mazing breakout and honestly couldn’t put it down. So many ideas flowing, so much gorgeous inspiration…simply put…this breakout truly IS magic and will help you find the magic that exists in your own life and photography. Shalonda’s out done herself again and anyone who photographs children should do themselves a favor and allow Shalonda’s words and videos to inspire you, too!

  14. Danielle Hatcher February 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I think the best thing I can say about this breakout is that it is titled so freaking perfectly because it is, quite simply, MAGIC! I LOVED this breakout SO DANG MUCH and I’m sorry for all the caps lock but if it’s in all caps then it must be true, right?! :)

    I was not prepared for all the amazing content that was in this breakout. The main PDF is just gorgeous, obviously filled with a ton of eye candy (per usual with Ms Chubby Cheeks) but Shalonda’s words are invaluable as well. She talks about:

    The 3 Acts to Magic
    How she finally let go of fear and started doing styled sessions when it wasn’t the norm
    4 steps to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary
    How to get and develop a CONCEPT (this is what I would struggle with the most)
    3 strategies for NON-STYLED sessions (which is right up my alley as a lifestyle photographer)

    AND!! Did you know there is a whole PDF dedicated to incorporating Video?! This is HUGE, y’all!!

    I loved every part of it. If you are on the fence about getting it, I’d suggest you get it soon before the price goes up in the store. You really will be happy you did.

    Thank you for an amazing breakout Shalonda… once again you knocked it out of the park.

  15. Melissa Howden February 3, 2016 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    What a seriously amazing breakout! Shalonda’s passion just shines through and is so contagious! I laughed and I even cried reading the pdf and then cried again watching the videos. I bought the breakout the day it came out and stayed up until the wee morning hours reading and watching. If you are looking for inspiration on how to make the magic happen in your sessions, I would highly recommend getting this breakout. I only wish Shalonda had her own reality TV show, it would be so awesome! I have both of her breakouts and could not be more pleased with the content. Whenever I feel uninspired or am getting ready for a shoot that I’m nervous about, I watch one of her videos and feel pumped! I cannot wait for her next CM breakout or reality TV show, whichever comes first. Thank you to Shalonda for being so generous and sharing her magical methods! xoxoxo

  16. Melissa February 3, 2016 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Well Shalonda does it again! She not only found a way to inspire me as a photographer but as a mom by reminding me that magic surrounds us all but that there is also so much magic in each of us! I have her first Break Out and was so excited to know she was writing another one and just like the first one this one did not disappoint! I loved the section about creating an emotional connection with your clients by using multiple mediums of art. And the bloopers….ohhhh those bloopers hahahaha!!!

  17. Sarah Roberts February 3, 2016 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I am in my dream world with this breakout! Shalonda has given me, yet again since her last breakout, so much inspiration.

    I sit back as I watch my little 5 year old making little noises as he flys the lego spaceship he has just created…If it was not for Shalonda’s first breakout, I don’t think I could of got into this little world of his. She truly has inspired me and I can only be so thankful that she has made me find my little boys magic, which I will treasure forever. I am now starting to also see magic in the children in my shoots too!

    I could not believe my eyes when I saw she was doing another breakout ..EEEEEK…just after watching part one I was in tears!! It is just so beautiful the way she makes that childs world so magical, as well as creating beautiful photographs for her clients. Shalonda makes you so welcome on the breakout, I feel she is only a few streets away instead of across the pond lol!

    I full recommend my most favourite and inspiring breakout, my little piece of heaven :)

  18. Tannaz February 3, 2016 at 3:33 am - Reply

    LOVE IT!

  19. Pamela Salai February 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    A-MAZ-ING! No, really! I mean …really completely happy with this BO & I feel so invigorated & even more inspired. Thank you!

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