Sunday, February 22, 2009

now announcing...



A while after Monkey Pants' 18 month photo shoot I got this idea for a great Christmas gift for Shane. What if I wrote a little story that went along with the photos and made it in to a storybook with Marlie as the main character? It was so fun to work on and I was incredibly happy with the finished product. It is hard to show it well here, but I'll try. You can click on the photos to read the writing. Here is the cover and title page...



And the pages shown as a 2 page spread...












and the back cover...



Shane was floored when he opened his gift and I loved watching him read it.

I just love this idea so I have decided to offer it as a photography package for toddlers and kiddos. A storybook shoot includes the photo shoot itself and a custom story written to go along with the photos bound in a hard bound 8" x 8" book. The cost is $250. Additional books can be purchased for $40 each.

We'll talk about your little person to give me some direction for the story. Do they have a nickname like Monkey Pants? Do they have a lovey we can incorporate in the shoot? Are they about to become a big sister or brother? There are so many different options here. I love it!

And now for the best part. Because I am so excited about this new idea I am going to give away a storybook shoot to one lucky commenter tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:00 in the morning. So, leave a comment before then and you just might win! I'll announce the winner in the morning and tell you about another kind of shoot I am now offering. Happy commenting!

24 comments:

Kelly E said...

What a beautiful book and great keepsake forever. We would love this especially if you could do a story for all three of my girls together, maybe a sister story!

Wendi Cupp said...

LOVE IT, Erin! Sooo sweetly written...I'm getting all teary just reading it! You're so talented! I wish we lived closer; I'd love for you to take pics of Cole.

Anne said...

This is an amazing idea and I really hope you get lots of orders. you are so creative! I know two cute kids (who are coming to visit their Gam soon) who would look pretty darn cute in a book.

Amy R said...

Oh, I would love to win! Am I disqualified because I'm your friend? You are so creative! What a cute story - and great pictures of Monkey Pants.

Julia said...

Awesome, awesome book, Erin! But now I'm curious--what's a "lovey"?

Carey said...

Such a cute idea! You are so creative :) We will be in town in June, so pick me, pick me! I would love for you to meet my little monkeys!

Katie said...

Pick me, pick me!!!! (Should I cry like Eliot at church yesterday? "See Marrrrlieeee!")

Anonymous said...

Oh, so cool! Love it!

Angie

Maggie said...

LOVE that!! Monkey pants is too cute and that is such a special gift to always have. You are so creative, will you share it with your friend?

Angela said...

Erin, I love the book! What a great idea...so unique and memorable. I would love to have such a special keepsake of my boys!

Julie Elston said...

Erin, what a great and unique idea! I Love it! Can you incorporate 2 kiddos in one book?

Lisa Sweeney said...

love it erin! I, too, got a teary-eyed:) what a sweet keepsake of those awesome toddler years. Great idea!!!!

Brandi Koziatek said...

What an awesome idea! Very creative!!

Robin M. said...

Darling idea, Erin!
How do you keep coming up with the most creative, fun, beautiful things?! I agree,with Kelly E., a sister story would be so cool! Maybe to remind my girls that even though they are twins, they are still their own, unique selves!! :)

Lori Hoag said...

What an awesome idea! I have twin boys who are awfully cute to photograph and write about! :)

erin wilkins said...

Oh my goodness! You are amazing. I wish a little of your creativity would rub off on me. Sorry, I have no cute baby to photograph...someday.

Anonymous said...

Darling idea, Erin! Linda

Armstrong's said...

Seriously Erin, adorable! Mainly because your kid is so stinking cute! Hope you're having a good week!
Emily

Nicole said...

Gotta try to get in on this one:) I love the idea, and it would be so great as a gift.

Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

Love it! Very cute idea!

Lindsey said...

What a great idea! I know a certain little 10-month-old who will be in St. Louis in April. Although, having just won an official Erin giveaway, I am probably ineligible. :)

Your Monkey Pants book is so sweet!

Ellen said...

LOVE your book! Marlie is so cute! What a great gift. You inspire me to be more creative.

Molly said...

ahhhh... I love it! You know, lots of words rhyme with Keegan. It would make for a GREAT story! :)

Angie Kimmel said...

ERIN - Put me down for one of these - holy cow - awesome. I'm thinking it would be a GREAT bday gift for my husband - when can we do it??? His bday is April 2. Angie Kimmel akimmel@mcmag.com