A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book

A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea BookWe're so excited to announce that A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound. The release date is August 13th. We're so incredibly excited to share this book with you! 

This book is full of tips, challenges and inspiration for photographing everyday life. It's everything we would have put into an e-course and so much more. We cover basic tips for beginners but most of the content is focused on encouraging readers to try stuff, to step outside of whatever comfort zone you may have and fall in love with photography in a fresh way!A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book! Now available for preorder on Amazon!Our first copies came in the mail last week! In the coming weeks we will share peeks from the book, details about the writing process, chances to win copies and some fun photography challenges that you can join!

Let us know if you have any questions. xoxo. Elsie + Emma

  • I just came across your blog directed from Etsy…..I really like you guys 🙂 I just saw you r book and have pre-ordered it! Looking forward to get to know you guys and follow and see what I can learn and get inspired 🙂 I am a photographer and love crafts also. Best of luck with the book. I can’t wait to add it to my growing library.

  • Congratulations, ladies!

    Just pre-ordered it, but being in England I won’t get my copy until October!
    Sad, but I am sure it will be worth it!

  • Omg so excited for this book~! Totally preordering >o< Congrats guys 🙂

  • oh my god i have to got this amazing book! Love this blog soooooooo muchhhhhhh!

  • That’s exciting! It sounds like it’ll be very inspiring! 🙂

  • Congrats! I am always so inspired by you and all that you do!

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  • Can’t wait ’till August 13th. Only a few more days left! *happy dance*

  • Both you lovely ladies and your blog inspire me. Congratulations on your success.

  • Hello … Does anyone know whether you will be able to get the book in the UK? Thanks 🙂

  • I pre-ordered my book on the 11th, and i can not wait till it gets here! Congratulations, you’ve worked so hard on this, i’m so excited for you…and for my copy in the mail!

  • Wiiiihhhh!!! As a fan, I’m excited to see that it will be out soon. Congrats ladies, big hugs from here in Manila, Philippines! =)

  • You are both so inspiring! The minute I first saw your blog, I was swept away and have it as my favourite blog to read 🙂 Your amazing blog posts on photography led me to start pursuing photography and I am so glad I did! I have pre-ordered your book and cannot wait to have it! Good luck with everything to you two!

  • I’m in!! I’ll take your 30 day challenge!! Instagram: boots6910 love the app can’t wait to see the book!!

  • I have been following your blog for a while now & I am so proud of your first book 🙂 I kept on seeing posts about progress on it & now that it’s finally out I can’t believe it! xoxo

  • Would love a copy – how exciting and congratulations!!!

  • Ooo im so excited i could pee!!! I can’t wait for August 13 – my birthday and your book on sale the same day! Counting down the days. You are such an inspiration girlies! 🙂

  • Good evening girls! I´m Virginia, writing to you from Uruguay, South America. Congrats on your book! Just pre-ordered it, so excited! I´m new trying to discover this amazing world of photography, and your blog has been of hugh help, I´m a big fan of you. Really hope to have the book in my hands, I know it will be of great help.

    Congrats again!

  • Considering, that my birthday is the same day as the release this will be a excellent birthday present to myself.
    I am really looking forward to this book.

  • LOVE!!!! Congrats, ladies!

  • that is just so cool. you guys are just so cool. i am new to your blog and really am enjoying it. i just started my own blog and could only dream that mine could be as groovy

  • I pre-ordered your book on my kindle i-pad app. I can’t wait till the 13th.

  • CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is amazing AMAZING!!!!!! So cool and what an accomplishment!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!

  • I have no idea how you two do the things you do, but you are two blessed chicas. You are like human versions of InStyle, Hobby Lobby and Ansel Adams wrapped up in two super cute peeps. Can’t wait to grab a copy of the book.

  • this is so exciting! I’ve been excited for this book ever since you announced you were working on it!

  • Congrats!
    You’re so amazing, We can’t wait to have it!

    you’ve been an inspiration since you started, visit our little blog if you wanna read two of your biggest fans 😉

    hugs and kisses

  • Yea! Congratulations, guys! This is a huge accomplishment! I can’t wait to check it out!

  • God I am so excited for this book! Upset that it’s not released until October in the UK! 🙁

  • Im going to order it nowwww! Abeautifulmess straight to Brazil.
    So excited for you – and also for me, since I´ll learn some really amazing tricks, that´s for sure!

  • Congratulations Elsie and Emma.
    I read about the book in the magazine Mollie Makes.
    Can’t wait to get a copy ^.^

  • The book looks great! I can’t wait to buy it!! 🙂
    I wonder if you have any idea when it will be available in India?

  • This is all very exciting!! Can’t wait for all the book-related updates! xx


  • Congratulations!!! you guys are amazing, always creating, i really admire you!

  • CONGRATS girls !!!

    Check out my new outfit post :

  • This is so exciting. It must be very special for you two to finally hold a real copy of your book in your hands.

  • Can’t wait for it to be released! Putting it on my wish list right now 🙂

  • Hello!

    One of my close friends is a massive fan of yours, it was her birthday yesterday.

    Is there anyway of purchasing a personal signed copy of your book? It will make her day, week, month…

    Her name is Rachel, she follows you on instagram @misshayton.

    I would love it if you could post a @abeautifulmess message to her.

    Many Thanks

    Vicky (The Lake District, England) x

  • i want to have the chance to peek into that book! 🙂 I just cant’t wait.

  • i love all your ideas, you are both so creative, i am always checking back in to see what’s new!!! :))

  • What a nice initiative, girls. Can’t wait to have my own! (:


  • I am so super excited about this! Can wait to get my hands on one… congratulations! 🙂

  • Awww.. congrats to your book! I’m so excited about your coming posts!

  • Oh my! This is exciting! Would love to win a copy!! I’ll be on the lookout for the giveaway! ♥

  • Congratulations! Sounds like a fantastic read!

  • So exciting for you girls!! Any chance of a little book tour? Cheers to your success!!

  • I’m so glad the two of you keep updating us on your book because all of these posts make me SO MUCH MORE excited to get my hands on a copy! 🙂

  • HI, i tried to pre- order it but none of the 3 stores ships to Southamerica 🙁
    Are you gonna have this option?

  • Ahhhh so exciting!! I love the picture of you two holding your book-you look soooo happy and excited (of course)!

    Congratulations you guys, the book sounds awesome. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Laura Marques- I would suggest checking Amazon’s options, they tend to be very internationally friendly. 🙂

  • WOW! So excited to order it :)! I just checked and don’t know which is the best and quick way to order it to Europe. Can you give me your advise? Thank YOU and CONGRATULATIONS! 😀

  • Congratulations ladies! I’m sure it is nothing short of amazing! 🙂

  • Ohhh yay! I can’t wait!!! 🙂

  • Congrats, ladies! How awesome! I just preordered it, looking forward to seeing my local UPS man on August 13th for the drop off. 🙂

  • WOW! CONGRATULATIONS! You must be so excited! I’m sure your book will be a huge success!!! 🙂

  • Congrats! Can’t wait to check it out.

  • Looks beautiful, ladies! Can’t wait to have my own copy in my hands. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas & thoughts with us all! <3

  • CONGRATS!!!! what a big year this has been for you two!! One question though? Where to you get the most money from when readers buy it? I just want to support a cool biz, like yours 😉

  • Just pre-ordered! I can’t wait to get it in the mail. xo, big fan!

  • Ohhhh how exciting!!! Will definitely be ordering! Congrats girls!

  • Congratulations! This is amazing! Hope in Germany it will be available at August 13th too.

  • Added to my wish list – I guess it will be released in the UK in October?

    So glad for you both – living the dream! (:

  • So excited!!! Can’t wait to get my hand on a copy…Amazon I’m coming!!
    Congratulations you guys, once again a great work has paid of for you and we will enjoy every bit of it!! Please keep up like this, I’m an addict, I admit it, and I’m proud of it!! 😉

  • I am so happy for you ladies! I can’t wait to get my copy! So glad to have fresh exciting people like you making a name for your selves. xoxo

  • That’s wonderful news. Will pre-order my copy with Amazon UK. Well done, ladies! xx

  • Congratulations!! It looks awesome, I´ll definitely get one!

    Greets from Germany 🙂

  • Im soooo excited for this! Cant wait to get my own copy!

  • Congrats on the new book the cover looks fabulous!

  • Congratulations on the book! It is awesome to have a beginners photography guide which is so appealing! It will be great to see a preview of the inside.

    Congrats again!


  • Oooh so exciting! Can’t wait to get a copy! I went to pre-order but as it won’t be released until October in the UK, and I’m not sure where I’ll be living then, I shall have to wait!

  • This sounds amazing, im so excited for you both. I will definitely pick up a book.


  • Can’t wait to read this but annoyingly it’s not released in the UK until October. Might have to move!(or be really nice to my relatives in New York)

  • I’m just so excited!!!!!


  • What a great Monday morning surprise! Thanks and congratulations! You’re so inspiring to read each day and I can’t wait for a copy!

  • Hi! Will this be available internationally? I’m from the Philippines and I want this book so bad.

  • Congrats girls!! Tjis might be another dream coming true, I’m glad to follow your sucess story and you deserve it for being so inspiring and creative.
    I will get a copy for sure and can’t wait for those photography challenges :)))

  • cant wait to buy it! I love your blog. Will you be doing any book tours or book signing ? would love to meet you ladies:)


  • Wow, The cover is wonderfull.
    When I feel down I always go to your blog, it rouses me to get creative!!
    I love your blog and the book looks great!
    Greets from Holland

  • I love everything you do, you are so inspiring 🙂
    I tried to pre-order mine, but couldn’t from amazon France. Can we pre-order it from Europe ?

  • Yay! This is so cool. Congrats to the two of you!


  • That’s a wonderful idea, to give away copies I mean ;-p
    I can’t wait to read it!

  • Oh girls, thats perfect.
    I was just thinking the other day I could do with some tips and tricks how to make more out of my camera. I got a fairly decent one for my birthday last year and I do ok with taking pictures when I have a lot of time to set everything up, but I struggle with capturing everyday moments. They just pass so quickly 😉

    Very excited about the book.
    Have a lovely week!

  • Wow! Congrats!
    I’m so looking forward to have that book with me!

  • CONGRATULATIONS! I love the idea of this book and cannot wait to see what wonderful ideas are inside. This book is definitely one to invest in and it would also make the perfect gift!

  • You girls are amazing at every single project you do, so inspring to just work harder and achieve your goals! x


  • wow! Congrats girls! That looks awesome! 🙂
    Looks so tempting! Need to earn more money, so I will definitely be getting this! 🙂

  • Incredible! I remember first hearing about this book on your blog and thinking how it’s still a while until i can look forward to buying my copy and now here it is! Congrats Emma and Elsie! I look forward to placing my order xxxx

  • Amazing!! Congratulations girls 😀

    xx Jocelina


  • i am so looking forward to the posts and to ordering the book!!! can you tell us more about the kindle edition? I live in Europe so it’s easier for me to order by Kindle, but it seems that since there are so many photos in the book it would be a better idea to order the hard copy…

  • I love how happy you look with your book! Good on you, can’t wait to pick it up when it’s out!!


  • So darn proud of you 2 cutiepies!
    This is HUGE! (And SO deserved!)
    Congrats!!!!!!! <3

  • Congratulations! I’ve already put it on my wishlist, you always share such great tips!

  • you gals look sooooo freakin happy and that makes me so happy! can’t wait to get your book!

  • Congratulations to you! I’m going to pre-order the book now. I can’t wait.

  • This is AWESOME! Thank you ladies! I can’t wait to hunker down with my copy, and now that we are finally in a set location again, (we moved from Korea to Hawaii!) I’m attempting your Blog DESIGN Love course as well;) Thanks for continuing to INSPIRE

  • Congratulations for this work! We wish you success!


  • This is amazing! I am just starting to pursue photography and this couldn’t have come at a better time. I was doing a photography class assignment today and I was disillusioned because I was lost (depth of field, iso, aperture stuff). It’s all so complicated! I would love to get this book to inspire me to keep going because I truly love it. Thank you for giving this to the world! I can’t wait to go through it and learn more. It comes at a time when I really need it.

  • That’s AWESOME!I’m going to pre-order mine as soon as possible!!

  • It looks like it’ll be loads of fun & super helpful! Congrats you two Lubna | ELLE VOX | $100 GIVEAWAY

  • Love the idea – looking forward to getting my hands on it 🙂

  • Wow what a fabulous idea for a book, and from two women whose photographs we all love! I can’t wait to pick up a copy!

    Congrats ladies!!


  • Congratulations! Your beautiful photography has made me a regular to your blog. I hope to read your book soon!

  • Oh wow! Congrats you guys! Can’t wait to see it!


  • That’s so exciting! Congratulations. I can’t wait to buy a copy!!


  • Wow! How exciting! My birthday is August 17 so I may just have to purchase this as an early gift to myself ;p can’t wait to page through and try some of your techniques- perfect for my photography rut I can get in when finding pictures for my blog posts! x

  • Can’t wait to receive my copy 🙂 Such an inspiration you girls!

  • So excited!! Just pre-oredered my copy! Congrats girls!! Maybe sometime I can get it signed!! wink wink nudge nudge!! 🙂

  • Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! I can’t wait! So happy for you both! Thank you again for sharing your gift(s) with us!


  • You two are for real kicking ass. This is awesome. Congrats!!!!!!!

  • I instantly pre ordered my copy and I am sooooo excited!!!!

  • Congrats! You both have been such a huge inspiration for my own photography skills–love your style!
    xx Sunny

  • YAY! Congratulations! I am so freaking excited for you and to get the book! Cant wait till your app comes out on android. What a great year 🙂
    Big Hug

  • Congratulations on the book! So excited for you gals! Can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

  • Yay! Congratulations to both of you!More powers!

    xx The Expert Dreamer

  • Really REALLY glad it’s affordable. 🙂 I’m poor, but I can afford this ;)!!

  • Huge congrats and can’t wait to see more from this when it gets released now!!

  • Congrats! I loved your 52 Challenge Book Elsie- very fresh ideas always! I know this will be a hit!

  • Eeee! How exciting! Totally preordering! Congratulations ladies!

    Juliette Laura

  • I’m so excited. I remember buying the 52 Scrapbooking Challenges. Congrats!

  • Congratulations on your book’s upcoming release! Can’t wait to find out more 🙂


  • Oh my goshhh that looks SO fab! x Congrats to the both of you! 🙂


  • So excited! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  • I already preorered mine on the first! Excited! Can’t wait to see what’s in it!

  • I love the concept behind this book! I’m always looking for photography tutorials and ideas to improve the photos that I take.

  • Aaaa…wanna ur book… I love ur blog so much


  • Congratulations on the hard work! I can’t wait to order mine!
    Leah Faye
    e plus l

  • I CAN’T WAIT! I am literally so excited. I have loved your ECourses so I can’t wait to read more 🙂

  • Congrats! Just pre-ordered through Amazon and cannot wait!

  • Yay!! I have wanted you guys to write a book for YEARS!! I hope I win one. If i don’t, I’ve already had it on my amazon wishlist for a looong time 🙂
    I’m so excited for you guys, and to think, you’re already working on number 2, right?! 🙂
    Sarah M

  • I love the idea of this! You ladies have gone so far since i’ve first started following your blog 🙂

  • This is amazing! I’m so happy for you guys, I can’t wait to get a copy.


  • I’m super excited about this!! Though I got an email a few weeks ago saying its been put back until October?! I’m hoping there wrong as I just can’t wait that long!! 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Congratulations, ladies! This looks awesome! I’ll be getting this one for sure! 🙂 🙂

  • Congratulations! I would love to have it.


  • How exciting! I’m definitely going to look into ordering 🙂


  • As a long-time reader, I have to say that I am SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS. The book looks beautiful.

  • I’ve already pre-ordered it!!!
    As soon as I saw it on amazon I got so excited, and bought it straight away. I just know I’m going to find it so useful 🙂

  • Yeah! Excited for a chance to win a copy! Can’t wait!

  • Oh this sounds fab! Can’t wait to buy it 🙂 I’m useless at photography!

  • I could not be more excited! I am already obsessed with the app and cannot wait to get my paws on the book. You gals are incredible! Xxx

  • How exciting! Just pre-ordered mine and can’t wait to get it! Congratulations ladies!

  • WOW!!! So exciting!!! Congratulations…well deserved, ladies! Will be buying and adding to my classroom bookshelf! 🙂

  • I ordered mine with Amazon months ago by the way 🙂 Forgot to add that bit to my previous post xx

  • Can’t wait to pre order the book it sounds great!
    I always love taking photo so this will be treasured like a bible.

  • Congratulations to you! I am so inspired by all that you are doing and your entrepreneurial and creative minds!

  • amazing to see you holding your book ! congratulations! you’ve come a long way.
    love from switzerland!

  • Pre-ordered through amazon 🙂 can’t wait!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • I can’t wait! I love your blog, your app, and everything that you guys do. So awesome!

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