I received the following book free in exchange for writing a review. While I consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, my review is my honest opinion and thoughts of the book.
Sleeping Beauties is a book of photography of newborns sleeping in dreamland. It is beautiful. Anyone who loves babies will appreciate the gorgeous newborns in this book. It would be a great photographer’s resource, not to mention gift for moms and moms-to-be.
In edition to the photos on each page, there are quotes to inspire parents as they bring up their adorable babies. Here is a sampling of those quotes:
“We all smile in the same language.” ~ Anonymous
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” ~ Victor Hugo
“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.” ~ Jess Lair
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decid forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.” ~ Don Herold
“Loving a baby is a circular business…The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.” ~ Penelope Leach
“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.” ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin
Sleeping Beauties is the work and artistic ability of twin sisters Tracy Raver and Kelley Ryden. The sisters live and work in Nebraska in their own photography businesses, but often collaborate in Kelley’s studio and on location around the world; combining their talents to capture the peace and innocence of newborn babies. (paraphrased from their book cover)
Tracy and Kelley are due to be interviewed again on the Today show the week of April 9th. Below is their interview from the fall:
Slide Show from Today’s website: