A Book Title and Family Photos
Let’s start here… Alea Moore is ridiculous. One of the most talented photographers I know. I made her do her least favorite thing – a photo shoot without LIGHT. Yep, NO SUN on a wintery day.
I had photos due for publicity reasons and there was literally not another window. I normally wouldn’t let a person pull a bed into the woods for the old Christmas card. (well maybe)
I stalk Alea through Instagram and Facebook and she’s a dear friend of contributor Ashley.
I knew she would be the one to capture some family shots and my head shots for my upcoming book.
Short Update on Book
Do you know how weird it is to say I have a book? If you haven’t noticed, I cannot complete one sentence without a typo. I basically talk through typing using profound words like “such as” and “duh.” All the English majors and those dreaming of writing a book must be kicking the screen right now. I’ll explain later why anyone should even consider this material.
So…. officially announcing the title of the book! Ready? 🙂
“In This House, We Will Giggle”
Making Virtues, Love and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life.
Releasing Fall 2014, published by Waterbrook Multnomah.
Today is the very short version of the story. I’m so excited and so very grateful for your part in this story. That’s the name and there are TONS of our photos by the brilliant Alea Moore here. Please go see her handy work – especially when she has the sun on her side. She got two FREEZING, wild girls to do all of that. Without candy. Swear. I might have brought a whoopee cushion.
The Long Version of the Book
So, for writers or ANYONE pursuing a dream way bigger than your abilities….I really want to tell you my story. It is LONG and it reveals there is a God. Seriously. So, in the coming days – I’ll share it in parts for those that are interested. His plan is always better.
Who wants a FREE photo session with Alea Moore?
Yes! You read it right! I am so excited. Sweet Alea has agreed to giveaway one free photoshoot for one of YOU (after New Year). It has to be done during a weekday AND in Atlanta. So, if you will travel – enter your name. Or if you are from Atlanta – duh, enter!
THIS IS HUGE. Friends, yes, you can enter. We will do it random and fair. Swear.
Such a great deal – you get digitals image sent to you and you can use and print however you wish! Ah! Dreamy!
One special photo shoot years ago was equally amazing but I couldn’t afford to get any of the photos. It made me really sad. I love how Alea sets this up. You pay for her mad skills and then they are yours – for life.
HOW TO ENTER?
Just comment below.
CONTEST had ended. Winner: MNorton
First, your family is BEAUTIFUL! Second, I cannot wait to read your book. Maybe, I can win the session and come to Atlanta to have my copy signed! I am so proud for you!
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! And the book sounds wonderful!
Can’t wait to hear more about your book Courtney! I would totally love to win a photo session for our family!!
Excited for you and confident that the book will be amazing!!!!! BTW, your girls are gorgeous!
Can’t wait to read your book next year. And hope I win a free family session with this awesome photographer. Your family pictures are precious!
Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment! I know you’re book will be a blessing. Thank you for helping us find and seek “light” in this world. Trying to raise 5 kiddos and instill the gospel in each of them is a task I do not take lightly. Thank you for your transparency! Would love a trip to ATL for some awesome pictures!!
These pictures are beautiful! Excited for all that you are doing.
YAY! SOOO happy for you Courtney! God has blessed you with so much. Love the pictures. XO! Claire
can’t wait to read your book! 🙂 i would LOVE a photo shoot as well! pick me! pick me!
I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to read “In this House…” I already talk about you in my circle of moms as if we are the closest of friends! I love following your blog and instagrams and we Light it Up every year! Thanks for paving the way! And the pictures are beautiful! We would love to win a session! I need some new family pictures with all 5 of us!
Wow! So happy for you! What an accomplishment! Fingers crossed for a photo session with this amazing photographer!! Your photos were fantastic!
This is so exciting, Courtney! We miss the smiles of all of you – love seeing all the sweet photos.
Your photos are just darling! I’m excited for you and your book! Writing a children’s book has always been on my bucket list! You inspire me to take chances and do it!
Alea is clearly talented and I see your handiwork there in the picture, too, Miss. Until the book hits shelves, we’ll come back to the blog for encouragement and laughter.
Congratulations, Courtney! I’m excited to read your book! And we’d love that family photo shoot 🙂
Court – these pictures are fabulous! Cannot wait for my Christmas Card to arrive. I feel it is a framer this year! xoxo!
I am so excited about a book coming!!! I’ll be first in line for it!!
P.S. We NEED a family shoot. We haven’t had a family portrait done since Cody was 4 months old (sad I know…)
Congratulations. Excited to see how God uses your book to lift spirits, lightens hearts and bring families closer together.
I can’t do the photo shoot but I am just so flippin excited about your book!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaay GOD! Awesome awesome awesome! To God be the Glory!
Amazing!! Family photo shoot would be a dream come true.
YOU WON BROOKE!!! WOOHOOO!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Thank you so very much, Courtney! I am ecstatic! Christmas has come early!
Love the name of your book, so looking forward to reading it! Your family pictures are out of this world good!
you know i’m thrilled for you!!!!! photos are so cute!!
Congratulations, Courtney! Can’t wait to read your book!! Your family pictures are GORGEOUS!!
Gorgeous photos and congrats on the book Courtney!
Love the name of the book! Look forward to reading it. Would also love to get that photo shoot!! 😀
These photos are GREAT!! I can’t wait to read your book Courtney.
Absolutely ADORE the title! Like really really LOVE the title. I’d pick it up even if I didn’t know you. Do I actually know you? We’re great friends destined to one day kickbox.
Beautiful Photos! And Congrats on your new book! A photo shoot sounds so fun!
love this post. love the pictures! love the title of the book! congrats girl!
excited for you and your book!! love the title! I would love the photo shoot! we just had our second baby last week and some updated photos of our family of 4 would be such a gift!
Love the book title. Can’t wait to read it!
So excited about your book Courtney! Can’t wait to order it! I would love a photo shoot with the amazing Alea Moore as we’ll be adding #4 in January! Thanks for the opportunity!
This is amazing. Congrats.
What a wonderful idea for a book! As we start our family, I’m sure your book will be very useful to us. Alea IS amazing, and we would love a free photo opp :-). Thanks for sharing!
You are actually the winner! First one I picked is not able to use – due to location. I’ll email you soon!
Yay! I replied to your email…please let me know if you didn’t receive. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Congrats on your book! I think that it’s a wonderful idea. I just published one (self published with Trafford Publishing) on the miracles that I witnessed with my special needs daughter and how God brought us through our wilderness journey. Children are indeed a blessing and a gift! Thanks so very much for your blog! I so enjoy it! PS. My book is entitled: My Life with a Dandelion Available on Amazon or Google Books for about $10 ebooks are about $4. Congrats again! I can’t wait to read your book!!
The photo shoot is GORG! I especially love the stamped fabric in the hoop garland. Totally creative! I am on the edge of my seat for your book. I have fallen in love with the Blog and the Cards the book will be the icing! (I’m not even sucking up..LOL) Congrats on all your success. It certainly has been cold in Atlanta this week but you’d never know it from your pictures! Many Blessings!
Beautiful work by Alea!
I absolutely love the photos Courtney and would be honored to have Alea take some photos of our family. I am so excited to hear more about your book.
Court! I just discovered your blog- will start following you! Pictures are awesome…love that you have a bed outside and your family is precious! Congratulations on your book being published- such a huge honor! looking forward to reading it 🙂
I absolutely love your blog and your ministry of motherhood! It is so inspirational!! I’m looking forward to your book release; congratulations! Having a family of four little ones, we have never had any professional pictures taken. I would love for Alea Moore to capture some memories for us!
Love the blog. Excited for the book. Would love to win a photo session for my family.
Love the photos and especially love your blog…thrilled for what God has in store for all of you!
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…SO PROUD OF YOU! xoxoxo
Would love to have a session with the talented Alea! And congrats on your book Courtney!
Congratulations, Courtney! The pictures are beautiful. Can’t wait to see your book.
You go girl! What an awesome accomplishment! Thank you for lighting us up! Alea is amazing!
Two if my faves! Yes please! Pick me!
I’m new to your blog and trying to get caught up! I love what you’re doing and can’t wait to read your book. And I’d love to win the photoshoot!
Love the name, Can’t wait to read it! Pictures are beautiful!
CONTEST HAS ENDED – Brooke Walters won!