Blog Link Party with Rebecca Cooper {giveaway closed}

Today’s blog link party is sponsored by Rebecca Cooper.

I am excited to have Rebecca Cooper back on Somewhat Simple today- she will always be one of my most-favorite contributors- I loved the content she published here!

Rebecca is SUPER talented and she shares her ideas and inspiration on her blog, Simple As That.  She is a professional photographer and mother of four children who makes her home in Alberta, Canada.  She is the author of two previous photography eBooks, 40 Top Tips for Better Photos and Don’t Say Cheese!, and has now has published her third, titled Real. Life. Photography.

Rebecca believes strongly in encouraging women to take more photos of everyday moments. She spent over a year  carefully assembling her best tips and tricks, gathering 127 real-life photos, and writing hundreds of useful photography tips. Her goal is to inspire women everywhere to pick up their cameras more often and to be happier with the photos they take.

“Photographing real life isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s a lot harder than taking family portraits in a well-lit studio or outdoors at the perfect time of day. Real life passes quickly. It doesn’t wait for you to pull out your camera. It doesn’t wait for ideal lighting conditions. And it doesn’t wait for your house to be spotless. But I promise that capturing everyday moments is worth the extra effort. Capturing life as it happens helps me see things differently. Boring becomes beautiful. Ordinary becomes extraordinary. Life can get so busy and crowded with distractions that it’s easy to forget what matters most. Pausing to take photos along the way helps me slow down and just enjoy my life exactly as it is.” —Rebecca Cooper

Whether you are a novice photographer looking for easy tips and tricks, or an experienced pro looking for inspiration, this book has it all!

Each page has beautiful real-life photos, plus tips from Rebecca on how she got the shot and the settings of her camera- I NEED THAT!

The book even includes a chapter on enhancing your photos; quick fixes, Photoshop short cuts and even solutions to common mistakes!  Christy from Addy Lane has made a set of actions called Simple Fixes Actions that are the perfect compliment to Rebecca’s e-book.  They work for both Photoshop Elements and PS.

Today I’m giving away a copy of Rebecca Cooper’s latest eBook, Real.Life.Photography. plus a set of custom designed Photoshop actions set, Simple Fixes Actions, to one blog reader.

The Winner is comment # 5 HOLLY!!!!!!

About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. Kristy Life-n-Reflection says:

    I adore Rebecca’s Photography! I have a one of her first books as well. It’s so streamlined and easy follow.

  2. Thanks for hosting! The tag I shared isn’t my usual style, so it was really fun to experiment on.

    I’d love to capture more moments of my kids playing nicely together, but I’m always busy trying to get things done while it’s quiet!

  3. This is my first visit and first linky party on your blog. It is adorable and I will be returning♥ Thank you for hosting.

  4. Thanks for hosting, Steph! It’s always fun partying here. :)

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

  5. Hi, I would love to catch a moment I’ve seen a few times this week– when my two boys (one who is old enough to be in school and the other not yet) see each other after school and they hug like long lost friends! 30 minutes later they are arguing like brothers do at home…but for that moment they are so sweet!

  6. I would like to to capture everyday moments of my kids. My oldest has grown up so fast (he’s almost 9) so I’m trying to capture all the little things of my toddlers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I follow the SImple as That blog– what a pretty site. Looking forward to enjoying many more posts.

  8. Wow her photos are stunning. Mine need help.
    My son is leaving for college in a few weeks. I would love to be able to capture these last few weeks of him home, the road trip and him moving into the big world.
    Thanks for hosting the party

  9. Thanks so much for hosting Steph!

  10. I would love to capture my little girl as she makes the transition from baby to little girl doing all the cute things little girls do :)

  11. I would love to capture my girls dancing and laughing together when they think no one is watching!

  12. Thanks for the chance to link my blog! :)

  13. well most of my moments are at work these days, that’s not exciting!

  14. Nicole H. says:

    tender moments between my twins – they just started doing those nice things for each other that I thought they would do from the beginning…

  15. Thanks for hosting again! So many great ideas shared this week! Have a great upcoming weekend! :)

  16. Thanks so much for hosting this party! Hope you have a great week!

  17. Thank you so much for hosting Steph! I am headed over to follow Rebecca too :)

    Hugs, Tanya :)

  18. Thanks for hosting! And Rebecca, thanks for sponsoring! HUGE fan :)

  19. I’d love to win Rebecca’s book to capture my baby Granddaughter’s “firsts”. She just turned 3 months. I found your blog because someone posted about your link party. Love it!

    P.S. I’m in AZ too (Prescott)

  20. Thank you so much for hosting! So excited to find your great blog and party! Your newest follower. :)

  21. Great giveaway! I love Rebecca’s blog. The everyday moments I’d love to capture are of my children, of course! They just started kindergarten and I keep thinking I wish I could freeze those moments of them playing on the playground equipment or lining up for class when the bell rings, with their great big backpacks! Haha!

  22. Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All says:

    Thanks for hosting! Love the sweet photographs. Have an awesome weekend!

  23. I’d love to take more photos with myself actually in them with my kids.


  24. I follow Rebecca’s Blog. I just saw her feature in Artful Blogging too!


  25. I love Rebecca and have been following her for years! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    • I forgot to say what I like to capture! I love catching my kids getting along, playing with legos or whatever they are into, or doing things just their age. My oldest draws comics, so I like to photograph that. Things that show every day life. :)

  26. Thank you for hosting, Steph. Have a great weekend. I’m a follower of yours on Facebook and Pinterest. And I now follow simple as that on Facebook. I would have to say that the moments I love best now are the ones between my two girls when they don’t know I’m there and actually being nice to one another.

  27. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  28. My girls are teen/tween ages now … and really, they don’t “play” outside anymore — but I love to take my camera along w/ us whenever we do go on fun outings… or take pics of them cooking in the kitchen, reading their books, etc.

  29. I’d like to capture my kids spontaneously playing with each other.

  30. I follow SAT blog.

  31. I follow SAT on fb and pinterest

  32. Kimberly Loxtercamp says:

    I love capturing candids of the kids!

  33. Kimberly Loxtercamp says:

    I follow the Simple as That blog!

  34. I love to capture the moments where my kids are playing and not looking at the camera, or any everyday life photos like brushing teeth, emptying dishwasher etc….

  35. I already follow Somewhat Simple on FB.

  36. I want to photograph the everyday moments of our life without the cheesy grins.

  37. Stephanie R. says:

    My favorite thing to capture is nature!

  38. I like to capture anything that makes me smile, from a flower to our dogs to the sunset.

  39. I am follow on FB and pinterest.

  40. Id love to capture all my babies firsts!

  41. Wow– thanks SO MUCH! I can’t believe I am the lucky winner of the photography book. After months and months of debating which camera to buy I finally ordered one that is arriving this Thursday. This beautiful book couldn’t come at a better time. I will sincerely enjoy it and learn so much from it. Thanks again! Holly



  1. [...] Parties: Somewhat Simple//Pin Inspirational Thursdays//Live Laugh//Get Your Craft On//Hookin Up with HoH//Made By [...]

  2. Lighting on a (tight) Budget: DIY Drum Shade - weheartDIY says:

    [...] Much Ado |  Shabby Creek Cottage  |  Delightful Order  |  Somewhat Simple var dd_offset_from_content = 50; var dd_top_offset_from_content = 0; [...]

  3. [...] This post is linked to: Blog Link Party with Rebecca Cooper [...]

  4. [...] to:  Momnivore’s Dilemma, House of Hepworths, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, Whipperberry,  30 Handmade Days, Tatertots & Jello, and I {heart} Naptime [...]

  5. [...] One Artsy Mama, Happy Hour Projects, Somewhat Simple [...]

Add Your Comment


Hide me
Sign up and receive FREE printables and fun ideas right to your inbox!
Show me
Build an optin email list in WordPress [Free Software]