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we want to congratulate our dear friends elsie and emma from a beautiful mess on their new book of the same name! i have long admired these two cute sisters from afar in the blogging world (we interviewed elsie HERE several years ago and emma shared a fun holiday treat with us HERE.) i was thrilled we were finally able to meet in person this past spring!

their photo idea book offers up 95 ideas for photographing life around you and also includes some fun DIY projects with photography, too.  both ladies have such creative eyes, it’s fun to get a peak into how their photos are captured.

below are a few of my favorite ideas and tips from the book:



to help elsie and emma celebrate their new book, we are giving away 3 signed copies of the photography book to 3 winners this week! for a chance to win, please leave a comment below! you can also order the book directly on amazon. this giveaway will close next thursday.

good luck! and congrats again ladies!


*for those who have inquired about the giveaway winners for our week of giveaways celebrating six years of blogging, all the winners were contacted directly via their blog comment email address or instagram account. thank you to all who helped us celebrate!

  1. whitney

    Congrats to elsie and emma. I love their app too.

    hope I win a copy. If not, i’ll just order it :)

  2. Love Emma & Elsie! And , yes, I really want their book!

  3. Panni

    Oh, I would love a copy of their book, their blog is amazing.

  4. annie

    those two are precious!

  5. Eva

    ohh, pick me!

  6. Susan

    Congrats on the book, Elsie and Emma! I have two sisters and we would have so much fun with this book!

  7. Krista Soon-to-Be Earl

    I would adore this book – love their app!

  8. I love Emma and Elsie and can’t wait to flip through their book!

  9. Meeka

    Oh wow…I love their blogs…would love a copy!

  10. Kelley

    looks like such a fun book!

  11. Caty

    My hometown is Springgirld, MO (where Elsie and Emma’s store is). I visited them last year and they were SO sweet! Their store is darling, as well.

  12. Carolyn S.

    Thanks for the chance! Would love to win – looks like an adorable book.

  13. LC

    Elsie and Emma are an inspiration! I would love love this. Fingers crossed :)

  14. christina travis

    I have been following their blog for a few years now and totally LOVe them! Winning their book would be amazing!

  15. i would love to win this! xx

  16. Lisa

    Yay! Elsie and Emma are such an inspiration. I’d love a copy of their book.

  17. Jayme

    i would love to put this book to good use!

  18. Marcela

    I’d love a copy of this book! As a sophomore in college I find myself constantly thriving to get more involved or get better grades but have little time to actually do the fun stuff! I’ve always loved photography and would really love to put this book to great use:)

    PS I love your blog and your super cute family!

  19. Kelsi

    I’m not sure why in the world I haven’t purchased this book yet! I’m so excited to get my hands on it!

  20. Colleen

    Looks like a great book! I could definitely use the tips :)

  21. Mallorie

    Oh what a fun book!!!

  22. Allison

    Awesome giveaway!

  23. Laura

    Looks like a fantastic book! I’d really love to win a copy :)

  24. Love this; it looks amazing. I really need to get out and use my camera more and work out how to use it properly and this looks like just the inspiration I need. xx

  25. Louise

    I love photography and am always looking for inspiration, what a wonderful looking book and fantastic blog too! x

  26. Florendia

    Once again, lovely giveaway! x

  27. Georgiana Floroiu

    I would die for a copy of the book. I am a big fan of the girls.
    I’ve been trying to get my hands on a copy since they’ve launched it but I can’t manage to find it anywhere in Romania (my country) and to order it from amazon would triple its value because of the shipping :(

  28. I am in love (with yours &) their blog!!! I’m pretty sure I’m on it at least twice a day checking out their projects! Are they as awesome in real life as they are on the blog?! You lucky girl you, being friends with them!
    My husband & I may not have a really cool camera like y’all do but once our little girl enters the world, we will be investing in one. This book will help us out soooo much in taking the best photos we can! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

  29. Thu-van

    What a cute blog you have!

  30. Allison Z.

    Just purchased a new camera, and would love some inspiration!

  31. Joyce

    Would love to have some creative DIY photography tips :)

  32. I love ABM e want the book so much! Thanks for this amazing giveway,

  33. Katie

    What a great book to have before this holiday season! They are so creative!!

  34. Christina

    It looks like such a beautiful book! I would love to learn about tips and tricks for photographing life!

  35. Amy

    I LOVE A Beautiful Mess! XOXO

  36. Lauren Jasper

    I would LOVE to win this book! Looks so amazing!

  37. Lorra

    If I don’t win I’d definitely still buy this book!

  38. Christina

    Oh I LOVE to be creative and i LOVE inspiration! That would be the perfect book for me!!

  39. Ingrid

    Oh I love your blog AND their blog so would love to win a copy of their book!

  40. Melida

    Love their site, bet the book is awesome!

  41. Kristine Diez

    I’d love to win this book! :)

  42. Oh, I love books like these! I would love to flip through this one and get lost among the pages :)

  43. Makayla Jack

    I’m studying photography and a beautiful mess blog is my favourite blog to read, besides yours. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  44. I love Elsie and Emma and I would more than love owning their book!

  45. Alina

    I would love to win.
    Horay to alittlemess <3

  46. Eva K

    I want this book so much!!

  47. Janine

    Photography is my passion and I think I’d learn a lot from this book!

    – Janine

  48. i hope i win! fingers crossed!

  49. allie

    i love them as bloggers & i’d love a book!

    hoping & praying. allie at alliewears.com

  50. Radha

    wah this book looks great! i would love to add it to my collection of craft and photography idea books.

  51. allison

    I stood in urban outfitters and looked through this whole book and love it but didnt get it. I would love to win it!

  52. Pick me! Pick me! Fingers are crossed : )

  53. Alyson

    Love the blog, can’t wait to see what their book has in store!

  54. Augusta

    The book looks like it has a lot of great ideas!

  55. Lana Rose

    Great blog, photo app, book, PEOPLE !

  56. Lesley

    I am definately going to order one of these for myself as a ME gift.
    Thanks for sharing.

  57. ingvild

    looks like an amazing book, i would love love love to win a copy!

  58. Ansonia

    As a person who would love to get inspiration to finally create my blog, i would love to get my hands on this great book! :)

  59. This would be a great book to have! I love photography!

  60. Avrey

    I would LOVE LOVE this book!!

  61. Katy

    I’m such a fan of their blog and would love this book so I can have all of the projects in one place. Thanks for the great giveaway!