Ooooh look, we’re on a book tour! Style That Kid! – available as a PDF download from Alida of Alida Makes – has just been released, and I’m so happy to get to tell you about it. It’s worth BOTH the time you’ll use to read it and the money you’ll use to buy it. We were given a free copy of the final version, but I also got to preview and talk to Alida during the writing and design process. While I can say that it was totally fun to see what was happening as it evolved, I also had a number of AHA! moments along the way that I think everyone will share by reading it.
In just the first few other reviews and tester photos I’ve seen so far I’m not the only one with the AHA! moments – and many of these are from women that have been blogging for a loooong time. That’s a pretty big vote of confidence for kid photography veterans to be so excited about this book. One of the most frustrating things about making things you’re proud of is ending up with photos that don’t reflect the finish. Style That Kid! will help the results shine! For example, this before and after from Andrea’s Notebook:
If you’re just getting started, READ IT NOW. Whether you’re a blogger or you’re just recording the things you make on kids you love, you’ll appreciate the tips and ideas in the book – and the beautiful before and after examples that are entirely relatable. Like this one:
The book is detailed enough to leave you feeling informed and ready to try some new shooting scenarios but not so lengthy that you feel overwhelmed. It helps you identify what has gone wrong in past photoshoots and how to fix it going forward.
I made a handy little chart. ‘Cause I like handy little charts. Should you read this book?
So – Alida isn’t compensating me to say that this book is well worth the investment. We’re friends, but my friends know that I don’t blog about everything. I’m sharing this recommendation because I *WISH* I’d had this a long time ago. It could’ve saved me a whole lot of time on failed photo shoots! My girls are the biggest part of why I sew, but they can be, at times, the biggest challenge of blogging. It’s a head-exploding combo – trying to coax kids into photos with positive-ish attitudes while adjusting camera settings, directing movements and props and making it all happen at a time of day when the light is reasonable.
Style That Kid lays out some easy-to-follow recipes for success that are well worth trying and will give you results you’re proud of!
SO – I vote for going ahead to get your copy, but also enter to win! Winners who’ve already purchased a copy will get a refund!
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