Don’t Say Cheese! {eBook Giveaway}

The sweet and talented Rebecca over at Simple As That is one of our favorites, so we were thrilled when she asked us if we wanted to join along in the Blog Party and Giveaway to celebrate her brand new eBook, Don’t Say Cheese! How to get great, natural photos of your kids,  published by Ella Publishing.

I am in awe of Rebecca’s eye for photography. She always seems to take pictures that tell a story and capture the moment.  With this book she shows how to accomplish photography like hers in easy simple steps.

I love the fact that she will tell you what to do and how to do it even down to using your foot to tickle a baby to get a cute smile.  (You’ll understand more when you read it but it’s all genius!)

For each stage of your precious ones’s life, Rebecca gives a checklist of what you will need to have on hand as well as what to expect and what to do to get the perfect pictures of those cute little faces.


Not only are there checklist for each stage of a child’s life, Rebecca has also made a checklist for each season. I am so excited about starting to take these seasonal photos with my girls.  Genius I tell you! Pure genius!

Now for the good part.  This ebook is only $9.99 and  to make it even better, Rebecca and  Ella Publishing are giving Crafting Chicks readers a 10% discount on her new book Don’t Say Cheese! How to get great, natural photos of your kids.  Just use the code “GORGONZOLA” until September 1.

You can also find Rebecca’s latest eZine article for Ella Publishing HERE, where she shares a few photo game ideas for making photos fun for kids!

So now it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!

We are giving away TWO eBooks to our readers!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (you must be a public follower of The Crafting Chicks to be eligible to win).

The giveaway will close Friday 8/12/11 at midnight (MST) and the winner will be announced Saturday 8/13/11 on our Facebook page. Good luck!


{We were given a free copy of this eBook to review, and as always, our opinions are our own!}


  1. J3SS1C4 says

    Great prize! I’d love this book, even though I don’t have any kid’s of my own… I’m looking at doing a couple of kids shoots over the next few months, and this would be an amazing help!

  2. Marian says

    It would be great to win this e-book because I definitely want to learn more about shooting toddler photos. I haven’t gotten a decent photo of my son in nearly a year. He’s 2 1/2. I am a follower!!! Thanks!

  3. Katherine B. says

    This book looks wonderful! My husband is the better photographer although I’m working on getting better. We’re trying to get pregnant so this may come in handy very soon! (hopefully!!)

  4. Tara says

    I would love a copy of this book! I end up deleting half of my kids photos because I take such horrible pictures :( I can definitely use some tips!!

  5. Heather says

    Oh my…I need this! I have a 9-yr-old who always looks like he’s getting teeth pulled in pictures! He’s been that way since he was at least 5, lol!

  6. KRK says

    What a fun tool to have – anytiime you can capture the true essence of your child is priceless. Keep up the great tips and craft ideas.

  7. Brittanie Greco says

    I’ve got a toddler and a newborn! Would love this book for some helpful tips! Thank you crafting chicks!

  8. Denise Coulter says

    These are awesome photo tips! I have a three year old and an eight year old so I will be using both of them! Thanks for the chance to win Rebecca’s ebook. Definitely a need to read book if you have kids.

  9. Laura Jacobsen says

    I just got a new camera and I’m excited learn to take better pictures. I’d love to have Rebecca’s ebook to do that with! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Alicia says

    I am a follower. I would love to win this, my youngest is a great smiler, she just cant manage to look at the camera at the same time :)

  11. Blair says

    Wow!! What cute little photos of some good lookin kids. I would love to know all the secrets to get a natural smile instead of the big cheese.

  12. Jennifer Henry says

    This book would be an awesome addition, since I am the unofficial family photographer. Hope I win!!!!!

  13. says

    I need this book! My older sister has ‘trained’ the kids to say cheese…..and it’s awful! I’m the one that likes to take their pictures…but need to untrain them from the cheesy factor. :)

  14. Kelly says

    Getting a new camera for Christmas and I want to be able to take some great pics of my boys. This would be very useful :-)

  15. Jean says

    I’m a follower and I’d love, love, love to win this book! Got a new camera for my birthday earlier this year and am still trying to figure out how to get the best pics : )

  16. Bree says

    Thank you for the chance to win the book! With one of my own, and several nephews and a single niece, I would love to get better at taking pictures of some of my favourite subjects!

  17. Lora Hastreiter says

    EXACTLY what I have been looking for! I take pictures of my boys all the time and always looking for better ways and new ideas! I want this book!!

  18. Nancy T says

    Would love to have this book to help me capture awesome pictures of my girls (5 years and 22 months) that don’t look posed. I’m a facebook fan and follow on Google Friend Connect.

  19. Peggy W. says

    Awesome give-a-way! With 11 grandchildren, I need all the help I can get when it comes to taking pictures of them!

  20. Lisa Smith says

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway. I just bought a new camera and want to take my kids school pics this year. I am sure the book will help me a TON!!!

  21. Andrea Culwell says

    I would LOVE to have a copy of this book! I am interested in knowing more about taking great pictures!

  22. says

    oh! I keep seeing this book pop up in various places! I would love to win one. If I don’t win, I’m going to buy it. It looks like a great resource for getting my two little stinkers to smile. :)

  23. Lynnette says

    I would love this! I’m always telling my husband not to tell the kids to say “cheese”… but then he says “what should I have them do then?” and I have no clue! LOL Thanks for the chance.

  24. Lisa says

    I have been photographing my four daughters for 15 years and love it but it never hurts to get great tips from someone else. The book looks awesome!!

  25. Michelle F says

    What an awesome book! My DD is so busy we’ve barely taken any pics recently that haven’t been the back of her head, LOL

  26. says

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway. I love to photograph faces of children. I could use all the tips I can get to improve my photography. I have a Nikon D70 camera.


  27. Julie says

    Such a great book. I love scrapbooking and really want to kick it up a notch with fab pictures!! Very talented lady!

  28. Amy K says

    This eBook looks like an incredible photography resource to have. Thanks for the chance to win and the discount code.

  29. Christine says

    I have dedicated this year to improving my photography skills doing a lot of free photo shoots and building up a portfolio/experience. I would LOVE this book!!

  30. says

    Oh to think that running after my kids w/out actually thinking I had a complete work out and not saying Cheese too. Oh wouldn’t that be awesome! Thanks for the chance. Off to cross my fingers.

  31. Lindsey Pilz says

    I would love to have this e-book. My husband and I can not have children, so we are in the process of adopting. I would love to have this book to know how to take pictures of my future children!! :)

  32. Christine says

    I love the idea of this book! I just posted about it on my facebook last week. Would love to get my hands on a copy.

  33. mandee says

    I would love to win a copy. I have a QUICK 4 year old and twin girls that are catching up fast! Today’s their FIRST birthday! So getting great shots with good lighting fast is a high priortity around here. Thanks for the chance to win!


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