If you live in our town you probably know this fabulous lady!  (I swear she is friends with every single person who lives here y’all) but in all seriousness my beautiful friend will be the first to tell you she “wasn’t real sure” when i launched mommy and me minis but after reading my blog post where i poured my heart out she said she HAD to have one and i told her to trust me.  she did!  She’s kind of amazing like that!  Anyways this mama is one of those friends, you know she gets life done and makes it look easy, she is in the business of making things happen and wife’ing, mom’ing and working out all at the same time 🙂 Her family is her world and there is just something special about showing a mom like that a gallery full of images of her loving on her babies with all of her heart!  gah!  every time i revisit these mommy and me sessions from last month i get a little teary …


Mama A… I love the way you love on your family!  I see you running to the school for this and that all day every day!  As different as each of your babies are you know just how to show them that they are special and amazing!  YOU, my friend ARE pretty darn special and amazing <3

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this is my adorable, precious, ridiculously cute niece…she loves me, like i am for sure the best aunt ever UNTIL…du du duuuuuuhhhh until i get my camera!  then this little stinker refuses to look at me, pretends I’m not even there and ignores my voice!  y’all this started way back when she was a newborn and she refused to sleep for me during her session … then we attempted 6 months pics and well that was laughable, her one year session was a sweaty mess and then this!  i mean this child totally lures me in by smiling and dancing and even fake laughing with me and then i get her in a cute outfit, sit her in this amazing head in the clouds set and pick up my camera and BAM she literally turns her back to me people!!!!  like insert crying hysterical laughing emoji here cause i can not beat her at this game hahahahahaha…send help please she will be two before i know it and I’ve got to be able to exclaim victory y’all!  and ignore the typos in my watermark y’all its been a looooong weekend after the second swim meet of the year am I’m not even going to pretend like I’m going to go and fix it

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After seeing how many of y’all loved and benefitted from the Holiday Wonder  e guide and so many requests, I complete the Go Pro Guide just in time for summer!


An adventure to explore basic underwater shooting using a GoPro and your own kids! This e guide shares the tips and tricks I have learned over the last few years shooting my own family with a simple under water camera and a lot of excitement. This guide walks you through the few settings you can change to make the biggest impact when exploring the depths of your swimming pool or nearest ocean as well as plenty of information on techniques that works for me and discusses factors that come into play when shooting underwater. This guide is meant for the hobbyist shooter, a mom or dad who just wants to have fun or the professional photographer who doesn’t want to invest in cumbersome and expensive gear yet explore underwater photography with their own kiddos.  THIS GUIDE IS NOT FOR THE PRO UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER or one who wants to shoot clients underwater

It’s all downloadable and you can keep it and watch the videos whenever you want from the comfort of your jammies or the sun soaked sitting next to your pool!

-35 page informations guide to teach you about the equipment available to you, what I currently use, and factors you need to consider when shooting under water
– 10 page pdf to show you my Top Ten easiest shots to be sure to capture underwater this summer
– 5 page pdf on underwater style
– 35+min of super easy to follow editing videos using Lightroom and Photoshop to take your underwater images up a notch
-1 min “what I see” video, to show you what my underwater world looks like
Plus access to private facebooked group with proof of purchase access only granted until may 24 then group is closed.

**Due to the digital nature of the product and automatic download NO REFUNDS will be given

*** PLEASE ensure you have optimal internet speed and space on your computer as the file is 2.5 gb

****DO NOT DOWNLOAD DIRECTLY to your phone or it will max out your downloads****

While having a GoPro is not necessary it is recommended for this guide however the editing videos would be useful to those who shoot with any underwater point and shoot camera


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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!