From years to months to days and now just hours…

by sesame on March 20, 2012

The book.

Our book.

I remember emailing Peta through Facebook with my crazy idea. The cafe where I wrote the book proposal has long closed down. The babies I rocked in a pram next to me as I carefully crafted our big idea are now pre-schoolers. I recall the joy upon waking to an e-mail from our agent that Random House really REALLY wanted us. For some reason the travel chapter flowed so easily at a table in my new favorite cafe…that cafe is closed now too. So many walks home from dropping Gemma at school were done on autopilot as I had my nose in my phone reading and sending emails during the revision period. It is a different walk home now from a new school.. All those changes over the last 2+ years and one thing has endured…

Beyond Snapshots™

Tomorrow on the 20th of March in America,  it is officially born to the public.

This is just the start for Beyond Snapshots™! One of the first things we have coming up is a Twitter party. Keep in touch on our Facebook page for details!

If you have not already pre-ordered your copy or have not run out to the local book shop to pick one up, there are a few chances to win a book floating around the internet right now. Lensbaby (the lens I used for these shots) and Clickin Moms both have interviews and contests on their blogs! Each has a special extra you could win so check them out. We are also giving a way a signed copy on our own Facebook page, but you must enter to win it on my SESAME ELLIS Facebook page.

Life just flies by us… capture it beautifully.

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    Valentina Mantovani via Facebook March 20, 2012 at 8:41 am

    woow i’m so happy for you!! :)


    valentina mantovani March 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I’m so happy for you girls!!!
    i can’t wait to receive the book in my hand (estimated delivery date is Friday April 13, 2012) so excited!!!
    Have a great day!!


    DawnK March 20, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Congratulations! This is so exciting! Also, it’s nice to see Crayola crayons in their hands. Those were such a part of my childhood and my kids’ childhoods! Makes me want to color!


    Ralph Nardell via Facebook March 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

    In my email this morning: “Your order of “Beyond Snapshots: How to T…” has shipped!”. :)) Woohoo!


    Posy Quarterman via Facebook March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Big fat enormous CONGRATULATIONS!


    Jill Chou via Facebook March 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

    congratulations!! :)


    Mia March 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations Rachel, I’m so happy for you! I’ve been reading the blog for a long time and its so wonderful to see your “crazy idea” come to fruition.


    Danimezza March 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    CONGRATULATIONS… off to share!


    Angie Baxter March 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Congratulations!!! An exciting day indeed :) xx


    Imene March 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    My copy is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow and I am giddy with excitement!!!


    Lisse Honeyman via Facebook March 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    My email from said the same thing. Beyond Snapshots – beyond excited! Please, please let it get here before I go to the seaside with my little nephew and my camera. I want it off auto.


    Morgan March 21, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Did you know this is just what I have been looking for? This year I wanted to take less photos and have them be right sooc. I wanted to spend less time trying to save terrible photos. I have about ten random sites bookmarked with tutorials on various photography elements, but they’re not all in the same language. There’s no flow, and I don’t ever have more than about 20 minutes to sit down and look at them, so I keep starting in the same spot. This book shall be my perfect solution. Thank you.

    Reply March 21, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Great news and a big congrats!!! Really well done. I want this book too:)


    Ana March 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I pre-ordered a while ago! I was so excited to see it was being shipped today! I will have to wait a while until it gets actually delivered, but I can’t wait! :)


    Asa March 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    My copy arrived today! Looks beautiful and I can’t wait to dig into it!


    María Paula March 22, 2012 at 12:58 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I really can’t wait to get my copy!!!! :D


    sharon March 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Yay – Congrats! So excited for you and to check it out :)


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