Wow, yesterday was one of the most AMAZING days ever!
I woke up and had no idea what to expect. I’m still in shock at how high the book climbed on Amazon! By the end of the day, Your Baby in Pictures was ranked #231! (Is that even possible!) #1 in Arts and Photography!! (serious?!) Someone said yesterday if people keep buying and you stay in those rankings for a week, you have a chance at being a New York Times Bestseller. Does anyone know if that’s really true?! Ha! New York Times Bestseller!!! Wouldn’t that be INSANE!
We got so many wonderful emails yesterday. Can I share a few?!
-A handful of you emailed and said that you got the book yesterday and loved it so much that you bought another SIX copies to have in stock as your new “Go-To Baby Shower Gift!” (YEAH!! Wow!!)
-Some of you wrote about this being your new gift to clients, especially the excited moms who want to learn more about how you take the pictures you do! (I am totally honored beyond words!)
-Some women emailed and said they didn’t have kids, but they are always the ones with the camera and are excited to try all the photo-recipes on their friends, nieces, nephews–whatever babies they can find! (YEAH again!)
-So many of you said that the Tips on Finding Great Light, Common Mistakes to Avoid, etc were helpful for kids of all ages!
-One husband wrote how excited he was to know how to help his wife look thinner in photos! (YES! I got your back husbands! :))
-Twenty six of you have wrote Amazon reviews that I…simply come up short on finding words that will do justice on expressing how much each one means.
What an AMAZING day! Brian and the kids surprised me with balloons, flowers and precious drawings. Cathy Mores, an amazing photographer in Kansas with the most beautiful heart, who drove SEVEN HOURS from Kansas with her husband and four year old for a Mini Session in CO, sent the most BEAUTIFUL bouquet of flowers.
(Cathy, you are unreal! I feel like I should send YOU flowers for driving seven hours for a mini session! Thank you so MUCH!)
Clickin Moms surprised and overwhelmed me with the most amazing write up about Women in Photography. What an amazing group of women photographers. I feel so honored to be a part of their community. You must check out their forum and resources if you haven’t before. They are rich with encouragement and teaching!
When Brian and I got in bed last night, we were both in sheer amazement at how the day had unfolded. We couldn’t stop smiling! Thank you for being such an amazing community and supporting us with the passion you do.
To all of you who bought Your Baby in Pictures, spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, emailed your friends, wrote the most amazing reviews and are still spreading the word–wow–thank you so much. I wanted this book to be all about empowering YOU–to break through even more sound barriers for those of you who long to capture the photos you envision–no matter what camera you have. I can’t wait to see your photo-recipe results!!
Who knows, maybe we will hit the New York Times Bestseller list! Crazier things have happened, right?! 🙂
p.s. We have a new Ask and Learn tomorrow night on the SOARORITY forum! The first one was such a HUGE hit that we are bringing it back tomorrow night! Pencil 5pm-7pm PST on your calendars for tomorrow night. More details to come tomorrow!