Permission to Play: Harness and Capture Childhood Energy Through Promoting Play

with Maggie Fuller


all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Give children the freedom to play!

Maggie Fuller believes that providing children with the time and freedom to play opens the door to an unlimited number of photography opportunities. In this Breakout Maggie will inspire you to create a bucket list of playful interactions and experiences as well as think outside of the box as to when and where you can photograph children. She provides you with playful and thoughtful composition and lighting techniques to help you find new, interesting, and extraordinary ways to capture kids being kids. Turn “no” into a “yes” and your kids will be more than willing to participate and help you create dynamic images capturing the essence of childhood.

what you’ll get

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An eBook full of Maggie's images, tips and tricks


Five Creative Exercises that challenge you to use body language, movement and to identify the rise of emotion

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Four behind the scenes videos of Maggie shooting her children playing at home and at the beach


Three editing videos that show how Maggie polishes her images

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Bonus PDF that gives you real techniques you can use right away with clients or your own family

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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


The purpose and motivation behind allowing children to play rather than pose


Utilize childhood energy to capture sincere family connections


Build your own bucket list of playful activities and adventures


Replace a smile with body language to convey strong emotions


How allowing your kids to be play will remove the useless pressure and allow them to love your camera as much as you do


How your perspective on play can impact you as a parent and as a photographer


How to maximize various light scenarios to showcase the rise of emotion


Tips and tricks on how to get the image correct in camera reducing edit time and increasing time for play


The benefits of saying yes to children more often and how to reframe your no to yes


Discover how movement can help make a strong story

about your presenter

Maggie Fuller is a natural light family photographer exploring the Tampa Bay area with local families. Her three active, energetic, and risk-taking children inspire and motivate her to document the essence of childhood. She fills her beloved annual photo album with storyboards of family adventures to the local dairy farm, strawberry fields, and favorite Florida beaches.



  1. Helen Kohn May 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I have really enjoyed this Breakout, packed full of ideas,inspiration and encouragement to just get out there and take pictures, be creative, and have fun as a family! Maggie reminds us that, as parents, we are part of the picture too and you should take some time to just be silly with your kids – go out there and say YES to play!

  2. Nicole Lovins May 8, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    This has been the best breakout I have purchased by far! I was drawn to it because of the color and fun her photographs display but this has been so much more than just that! It makes you think about fun activities to do with your kids; how to capture them while also participating in the fun. Her editing was simple and well explained…I can’t wait to start trying it all out on my own work!

  3. Deanna A May 8, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    This breakout is amazing! Maggie gives such great insight and suggestions on how to make photographing kids fun. I have learned some really useful ideas that I have already been able to put into practice while shooting my own three little ones. Thanks for a wonderful breakout Maggie!

  4. Alana Callens May 8, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I am really enjoying this breakout! It is my first and I love how Maggie has created exercises that encourage us to play along with our kiddos as we capture the moment. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to capture those playful moments that you only find in the magic of childhood!

  5. Jessica Layne May 7, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    This breakout has been my favorite one yet! It is so fun and I have learned so much already.

  6. Jillian Baudry May 6, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve been blown away by this breakout! Maggie’s enthusiasm, beautifully written pdfs, videos and gorgeous images are awe-inspiring and this breakout is definitely the best rut buster ever!! It is absolutely jam packed with ideas and I know we’re going to have the most fantastic summer! The pdfs are inspirational and the creative exercises are thought-provoking and really taking me out of my comfort zone. The shooting videos are incredible and beautifully done and sooo much fun! I also loved hearing Maggie’s thought process in the editing videos! I love how I’m learning to capture that childhood energy in my images but also taking the frustration out of shooting at the same time and I can’t recommend this breakout enough!

  7. Minna Rufener May 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    As a mom of 3 little girls this BO looked like it was meant for me. I’m so glad I decided to purchase it. Maggie has put together lots of great information and tips. I’m looking forward to some fun summer activities with my kids inspired by this breakout!

  8. Danielle McNeely May 3, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Maggie’s bright, fun, and vibrant images drew me in and I knew I had to jump into the live run of this breakout. There is so much good stuff in this breakout – the PDFs (both the main PDF and the bonus are PACKED full!) have tons of tips and gorgeous images that are so inspiring. The videos really help to see how she gets all of those fun images! This is the perfect breakout to kick off the start of summer. I can’t wait to play and capture all of the fun experiences after taking this breakout!

  9. Tiffany C May 3, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

    For just $25, this breakout is a must! The ebook is packed full of ideas! I love that she includes thing like game ideas, and suggested lenses. Just scrolling through the pictures gives me so many great ideas for this summer with my kids!

  10. Kristen Stoltenberg May 3, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I am just diving into this material and I couldn’t be more excited! Maggie has already been amazing and so full of fun energy! I cannot wait to learn more and be newly inspired!

  11. Anouk Godbout May 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Just starting to go trough the material of this BO but already so much interaction on the forum and so much great pictures ! Love the fact that some prompts are different then what I have seen elsewhere like not looking for the catch light but finding new ways the help show emotion in picture. This BO is about much more then photography, it’s also about being intentional as a mother and letting kids be kids trough the best way possible PLAY ! So great to get many ideas for the summer !

  12. Nicole Hiltbrunner May 2, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    After being in a winter rut, Maggie’s breakout spoke to me. No, it screamed at me. You can have fun! This was just what I needed and I was so excited to pick up my camera and actually get involved with the kids while doing what I love. Maggie has so many great ideas as well as great instruction and inspiration. Permission To Play is the perfect kick-start for the summer and getting back into photographing and enjoying life with our families!

  13. Morgan Regas May 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I was drawn in to this breakout by the idea that being a photographer can actually help us be better moms. This breakout inspires you to say “yes” more often and not only allow your kiddos to do the messy things, to explore, to adventure….but to be purposefully active in doing it with them! To make memories rather than just “capture” them. Maggie reminds you to be engaged, embrace a mess, and fulfill your creative passion as well, while also giving practical ideas to do yourself. The videos themselves are done very well as she records herself during shooting and shows you the images as that resulted. This is already one of my favorite, most inspiring breakouts I’ve done!

  14. Julia Crim April 30, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    I have been a fan of Maggie’s work for a long time and have always admired the fun and colorful way she captures childhood. I was so excited to hear she was presenting a breakout, and I couldn’t wait to jump into the materials as soon as I had the chance. I had no doubt this breakout would be great, but I have to say, it is even better than I could have imagined! The pdf is not only full of gorgeous photos and detailed information on the photography, but it also contains wonderful ideas and encouragement to spend more time playing. Maggie’s fun energy, beautiful photography, and wonderful teaching style are inspiring. After taking this breakout, I know you will be inspired to go play, and you will have the information you need to capture all of those fun times!

  15. Susan Grimes April 30, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Maggie is such a talented photographer and I just love her fun, colorful, and energy-filled photos. I couldn’t wait to dive into her breakout to get a glimpse of how she creates such amazing photos. I was not disappointed. Her breakout is filled full of great information and the content and videos are just as fun as her photos. I love the info she shares on using play to capture great pictures, which also helps connections with her kids and clients. Plus, she gives plenty of information to help capture the fun in all types of light and at all times of day. With the weather warming up, this breakout is perfect for sparking your creativity for those spring and summertime photos. I can’t wait to add some of her tips and tricks into my own work.

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