Look what arrived today!

The door bell rang — it was the postman. He had a package that wouldn’t fit through the letter box, so I buzzed him in and padded down the stairs in bare feet. Waiting for me was a package from Chronicle Books. Could it be…. ? I ran back back up the stairs (not a small feat), stood in my kitchen and ripped open the mailer. And there it was — the book I created with Jen and Amanda. :) There’s not much light today but I had to take a Polaroid of it — and here are the Instagram shots taken as I first looked through the pages. A red letter day, frends!

* The book won’t actually be available till May, but you can pre-order (and possibly get it sooner) on Amazon…

50 responses
  1. Ellen

    Congratulations! The book looks wonderful – and it must be an amazing feeling to have it in your hands after you have worked so hard for it.
    (And I’m instantly in love with it ;-))

  2. Rhianne

    I think all my spare pennies will be going on your books this year Susannah, it looks amazing!! I actually got your pretty polaroid notes for Christmas too and I can’t stop looking at them :)

  3. Dawn

    Congratulations!! it’s your baby come to life~ I know you must be thrilled and I am sure it will sell sell sell!!!

  4. justine Gordon

    congratulations! I look forward to seeing it!

  5. Jan's camera

    This is so exciting. I am thrilled for you. It looks wonderful.

  6. Kinga

    Congratulations! It is beautiful! I too am Instantly in Love! Can’t wait to get my hands on it myself! So exciting!

  7. Erin @ Wild Whispers

    Congrats! What a wonderful day!

  8. Rosie Grey

    Ohhh, I already saw this on Instagram!! It’s soooo long until May!!! Congratulations – it looks fantastic!

  9. Steven Andrew

    I’m SO happy for you! I think the book looks so good and I’m definitely going to get a copy when it comes out!

  10. Briana Morrison

    It’s beautiful! Oh how I wish I could get my hands on a copy before Morocco… Ahh well. I can wait. :-) Congratulations to you all. I can’t wait to read it!

  11. Catherine Denton

    I’m impressed you made it up the stairs before ripping it open! What a beautiful book and such a perfect title.

  12. Mirka

    Ohhh, now I’m looking forward to the book even more (I pre-ordered about 2 months ago)! It looks just perfect!

  13. Elaine

    Congrats you must have been proud when you got it , it looks lovely will be keeping my eye out for it I love photo books .

  14. Christine

    wow – congratulations. i can’t even imagine what this must feel like! i would say this is a red letter week, at least.

  15. Zary

    Congratulations!!! I would love to have it but I see that is only available for USA, Canada and UK … when you think about putting it on sale for Latin America? Or how I could buy it and send it to Colombia? hugs.

  16. paulette rees-denis

    congratulations…that is so exciting! another baby for you! woo hoo…

  17. cococita

    Wonderful! It looks amazing. Can imagine you felt pretty excited about it. Must be such a magical feeling to go through the pages, see your own words and images ‘black (or colourful) on white’. Congratz! Looking forward to explore it myself in a couple of months … :)

  18. Maura


  19. Catalina

    wonderful! congratulations!!!!! it looks gorgeous

    tell me, not only to use for Polaroids isn’t it?

    LOVE and happy New year Susannah!

  20. susannah

    actually a lot of the info could be applied to shooting with other sorts of cameras, yes, absolutely…. but obviously we focus on Polaroid and instax :)

  21. mo

    am SO looking forward to both of your books coming out … i’ve already pre-ordered them, yeay! AND your blogging class, of course. can’t wait ;)

  22. DanaN

    Congratulations! The book is beautiful.

  23. Lesley Myrick

    Aaaah! The book is so gorgeous Susannah! I’m so excited for you, and can’t wait to get a copy. Congrats on pushing yourself to achieve something so incredible. xo

  24. Sherry

    Congratulations – a wonderful result from a lot of hard work.

  25. Chyme

    Such a very nice book. I love polaroids so much too!

  26. michelle gd

    what a magical day for you! congrats and thank you for sharing with us :)
    looking forward to perusing the pages of you and your talented colleagues come spring…

  27. Betty Thompson

    swooooon gorgeous gorgeous!

  28. Deborah Jackson

    Looks fab!! & congratulations – a red letter day indeed. Looking forward to reading it! :)

  29. Nina

    Photos of photos of photos! Like Catalina, I’m wondering if there’s anything in the book for digital compact users… And do you know if public libraries will have the book? Congratulations!

  30. Danielle

    How exciting & it’s so very lovely. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  31. Daniëla

    Congratulations! It looks wonderful! How does it smell?!

  32. Clare Mulvany

    Well done again, and congrats. What a thrilling moment that must have been, holding the book in your hands for the first time.

  33. Meghan @ Life Refocused

    Yay! Yay! Yay! So celebrating with you. Can’t wait to have this beautiful book in my own hands!

  34. Melanie Tinken

    What a great way to begin 2012!! Congratulations Susannah, you are, as always an inspiration. xoxo Mel

  35. Jade Sheldon

    It’s going on my wish list! I was congratulating Amanda earlier and now I must take a moment to congratulate you Susannah. So happy for you!

  36. susannah

    awesome ;-)

  37. Rachel

    ooh-it’s lovely AND already in my amazon wishlist. :-) can’t wait to see it for real!

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  39. Stacy

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY for you!!!! What an awesome feeling that must have been!!

  40. Angela Vular

    Oh, how exciting! I preordered a while back (both of your books) and can’t wait to get them. I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

  41. jenny

    CONGRATS susannah!!! happy new year <3

  42. Helen

    You must be over the moon, I guess it felt almost a little unreal to hold it in your hands today, BIG CONGRATS TO YOU SUSANNAH!

  43. MJ

    Yay! It’s looks fantastic Susannah! I can’t wait to get my copy!!!

  44. nadine

    I really can’t wait to own this beautiful book. Reading your blog inspired me to buy my sx-70 a few years ago, I remember watching your ‘meet the camera’ video and ‘instantly’ falling in love. Looks like this book will be a great source of inspiration and information x Congratulations!
    x nadine

  45. Mel


    I have pre-ordered mine on Amazon & cannot wait for it to arrive!


  46. Anne Jutras

    Trop cool! Hope your book will be available in Canada, I would love to put my hands on it. The pictures looks awesome and the info very useful. :)

  47. Kathryn

    how exciting, looks like a lovely little book :)

  48. Mary Murnane

    So very happy for you! Congrats and much success!

  49. Bea

    Just popping in to let you know that I saw Instant Love for sale on a prominent shelf in the very posh, very awesome bookshop at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia today alongside all kinds of other very posh, very awesome photography and art books. International publishing win! x

  50. susannah

    Yay! I love that :D

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