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!

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


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Comments

  1. great tips, i’m dying to read more!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance! I’m already a follower 😉

  5. Oh, I would love to read this!

  6. I would love to win this! I am already a follower!

  7. I am already a follower and would love to win this book!

  8. I would love to win this! I am already a follower of The Crafting Chicks.
    Michelle

  9. This book looks fantastic! I could definitely use the help :)

  10. Great givewaway! I would love to read this.

  11. Oh! I would LOVE this!! My two year old is horrible at smiling on command!

  12. Kristin Aune Says: August 9, 2011 at 7:46 am

    This looks like a great book! I would love to have a copy.

  13. Amanda C. Says: August 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Ohh–great giveaway! I would love to have a copy!

  14. Katherine B. Says: August 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

    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!!)

  15. What cute pictures. Would love to get some tips on taking great pictures of my 4 yo sol.

  16. I can use all the help in trying to snap great pics of my three boys!

  17. 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!!

  18. I am already a follower! I love this blog and I would love to win this book!

  19. Love this!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I would LOVE a copy of this ebook!

  21. Sounds like a great book!

  22. 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!

  23. I would love a copy of this book. I could use the help with my kids.

  24. Stacy Hansen Says: August 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I would love some tips!!

  25. Thank you for this opportunity. I have my fingers crossed! I am trying to become a better photographer to capture my children as they grow up.

  26. I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  27. Looks like a great book!

  28. Susan Getter Says: August 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Would love to read more!!!!

  29. 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.

  30. I would love love love to win this! I need help!

  31. Brittanie Greco Says: August 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

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

  32. I would love to have this book!! I have 2 little ladies that i love to photograph!

  33. Carla Johnson Says: August 9, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I would love to learn how to get great pictures of my 3-yr-old without his “cheesy” smile!!

  34. What a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  35. Denise Coulter Says: August 9, 2011 at 9:44 am

    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.

  36. What a cool giveaway! Thanks!

  37. Laura Jacobsen Says: August 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

    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!

  38. I am a follower, and I would love to win this, to help me use my new camera

  39. What a cool book! Would definitely help me take better photos of the kiddos. (Btw, I’m a follower here and on Facebook).

  40. I love taking pictures of my toddler and LOVE books… what a great giveaway! :)

  41. Connie Good Says: August 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Would love a copy of the book. How exciting!

  42. 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 :)

  43. Cortney B. Says: August 9, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I would love some tips!

  44. 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.

  45. I hope I win! I can’t wait to read what fun tips she has!

    heididrake56@yahoo.com

  46. rebecca always has such great photos….it would be awesome to learn from her!

  47. I would love to win this book! Thank you!

  48. Jennifer Henry Says: August 9, 2011 at 11:32 am

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

  49. wow! what a fun giveaway! I’ll keep my fingers crossed…

  50. 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. :)

  51. My photography needs all the help it can get!

  52. What a great giveaway!

  53. I would love this!

  54. 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 :-)

  55. 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 : )

  56. 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!

  57. Katie Ray Says: August 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    How fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

  58. Lora Hastreiter Says: August 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    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!!

  59. I would love to win this! I’m always trying to improve my photography!

  60. 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.

  61. Woo hoo! What a great looking book. I’m already a follower!

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

  63. Rachel J Says: August 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Need some great tricks- thanks for the giveaway. (I am a follower too!)

  64. Lisa Smith Says: August 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    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!!!

  65. What great tips… I would love this book!

  66. Wow, I would love to win this E-book!

  67. I’m a photographer and can always use a new bag of tricks. My own son has fallen into the “chhheeeeeeesee” frozen face. Sigh.

  68. April Cenora Says: August 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I would love this!

  69. Rachel H Says: August 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    This would be a great addition to my library!

  70. I would LOVE to win one! Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. Wow! I’m dying to learn more!

  72. Great giveaway

  73. Ooo, please! I would love to read it!

  74. Oh my gosh! I need this book. I have a great camera, just don’t know how to really use it.

  75. Andrea Culwell Says: August 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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

  76. 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. :)

  77. Melissa Wuennenberg Says: August 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Would love to win this because

  78. Andrea B. Says: August 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I’d love to win!!

  79. Lynnette Says: August 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    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.

  80. 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!!

  81. love her photography! i’m sure this e-book is excellent! i need help on not “posing” them…

  82. Would love to win this!

  83. I would LoVe this ebook!

  84. My pictures need some work. I could use this big time!

  85. What fantastic idea!!! I am sure it’s full of ideas to help take better photos of my munchkins :)

  86. Michelle T. Says: August 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Looks like fun!

  87. Love it@ Kids are so tricky!

  88. Michelle F Says: August 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    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

  89. OOh…I have been wanting this book!!! :-) I subscribe to your site-does that make me a follower? I hope!
    Amy

  90. Would love a copy. One of my goals this year was to improve my photography!

  91. Candy G. Says: August 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I would love the win that book!!! Pick me 😉

  92. Debbie Wyler Says: August 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    i would love to win this book!!!

  93. I so need a copy of this ebook. Getting both of my kids in a good shot is impossible!

  94. We just got a new Canon SLR and I would love to learn some new tricks on taking great photos!

  95. 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.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

  96. katherine Says: August 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    i would so love to win a copy!!

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

  98. This book sounds like it would really come in handy!

  99. I would LOVE this book, as a begining photog I love having as many tips from people with experience as I can get.

  100. I would love to win this!!

  101. I am having a baby next month and would love tips on how to capture my newborn baby! What a great idea!

  102. GretchenP Says: August 9, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    looks like something i NEED!! :) thanks for the giveaway!

  103. s osterhold Says: August 10, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Great Pics!

  104. Great giveaway! I want to win one!

  105. Sounds awesome! I could really use these great tips with my son.

  106. rebecca.a Says: August 10, 2011 at 7:17 am

    love this idea! thanks for the giveaway! :)

  107. Fabulous. This would be fun.

  108. Thanks for the chance!! :)

  109. Looks fabulous!!

  110. Such a cute idea and well thought out book. I would love to get a copy. Hope I win!!

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

  112. What a great tool! I can’t wait to read more.

  113. ooh – pick me, pick me! This would be awesome!

  114. Would love this, could use some photo tips…

  115. I *love* Rebecca’s photography! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  116. Christine Says: August 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    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!!

  117. 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.

  118. My photography could use some intense help! This would be GREAT!

  119. Shawnee H Says: August 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I’d love this awesome resource!

  120. keeping my fingers crossed

  121. I would LOVE help with taking great photos!

  122. I just got an SLR so this would be perfect to help me get those great shots…..I just became a folloer too.

  123. Love it and I totally want one.

  124. Lindsey Pilz Says: August 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    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!! :)

  125. Christine Says: August 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    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.

  126. How Neat! Would love to have a copy!

  127. Kelli West Says: August 12, 2011 at 12:48 am

    ah, I would love to win this. Lets hope I get lucky this time around!!! Love you Crafting Chicks!!

  128. Looks good!!

  129. I’d love to learn more about taking pictures. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  130. I love taking pictures of my 4 kids and would love to learn more about making the most of it!

  131. 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!

  132. Oh, this book would be so wonderful to have! I love the idea and I’m crossing my fingers on this giveaway! :) Thanks so much for hosting it!

  133. oooh pick me! I think I would love this book!

  134. Heather Hess Says: August 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I could sure use this great book!!

  135. I need all the help I can get in this department for sure!!!!

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