The newest all wrapped up minis theme happened last weekend and despite things not arriving because of #harvey I think we managed to pull it all together, and YALL this might be my all time fav Christmas mini styled shoot of all time! I have the best clients in all of #houston so i spend so much time brainstorming every year to bring NEW and ORIGINAL ideas, find new locations and create styles to ensure my clients have the most unique and original Christmas cards! The best part of what I do is being able to dream up concepts and bring them to life! Thank you to my friends and clients who constantly encourage me to be the best ME I can be❤️

here is a peak of this year’s one styled shoot!  i found the most amazing vendors thanks to my friend Ursula  and i have to say i am obsessed!

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In photography, light is everything. Come along with five photographers as they seek out beautiful light in its many forms: indoors and out, north to south, backlight, low light, soft light, and beyond. Watch as they approach a scene, find the light, and harness its radiance to produce incredible photos.

You’ll go behind the scenes during different times of day to capture the light with Shalonda, Anna, Julie, Breanna, and Danielle.

Explore with them through shooting videos, pullbacks, and light diagrams. You’ll see exactly how each photographer positioned her subject (and herself!) relative to the light to create their magical images. Come along….indoors and out, north to south, midday to blue hour.


• how five photographers use light at many different times of day– from early morning until dusk
• how to use golden hour light to create magical images
• how to use midday light successfully
• why positioning your subject in the scene really matters
• how to use manipulate scenes with difficult light to create usable light at any time of day


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You most likely recognize mr z if you have been around here for any amount of time…I mean I’ve been photographing him since he was 1 y’all!  if you have purchased the online class the magic of childhood you probably recognize these curls but you also are prob like what the what?!  he has gotten so big!!!!  i love this kid…When his mom requested a baseball all about me shoot i knew we had to taper it down because he was getting older and we didnt want it to be cheesy but we wanted to make sure we captured his love for baseball and more importantly his love for the home team the houston astros! for the record yes his mama has got some serious “connections” because we had Minute maid park all to ourselves and it was AAAAAMMMMAZING!

i also have to admit i was super nervous about this shoot…mostly because the weather forced us to reschedule like 18 times but also bc i am a mom of girls and as you know i adore football…and I’m a sport loyal kind of gal so unless it’s Aggie baseball I don’t really watch it …eeeekkk I’m running to hide right now because i seriously admitted that on the big bag internet hahaha!  but seriously i wanted to do boy moms and in particular baseball boy moms justice with this shoot!  i hope y’all love it


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Bubble Blower + Glitter Thrower + Magic Maker

Hey yall!  I'm, Shalonda, the eyes behind the camera of chubby cheek photography. I am a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where I am drowning in glitter + princess dresses with my two daughters, also known as the cheeks girls, and the love of my life, daddy cheeks.  I am inspired by REAL life + the magic of childhood and I truly believe that the in between moments mean the most... even when that means stepping on a Barbie shoe before I have had my morning coffee!