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Anne Geddes Beginnings Book

Since I was young, I had always admired Anne Geddes for her beautiful award winning photography. So, it has been a marvelous experience for me to have had the pleasure of teaming with the company many times over the past year, for various Anne Geddes reviews. The result is that my admiration grew, as I was able to get an in depth look into all the other products available and see just how fantastic of an artist and creator that Anne Geddes truly is. The latest Anne Geddes product I received for review is her new Anne Geddes Begnnings Book. This book came about when she was contemplating a hiatus, and then an exhibit of birds nests caught her eye and put a new spark into her imagination. Instead of taking that hiatus, Anne spent the next 12 months photographing the simple and elegant elements of nature and new life, the theme and beauty beauty the BEGINNINGS book.

© 2010 Anne Geddes. All rights reserved.

About BEGINNINGS:
Continuing in the tradition that has made her one of the most sought-after and popular photographers in the world, in Beginnings, Anne Geddes has conceived an original story about the powerful mystery of new life that will inspire nature lovers just as surely as her images of babies have engaged people around the globe.

© 2010 Anne Geddes. All rights reserved.

She explores the intricate beauty of birds’ nests, the delicacy of eggs, the elaborate yet often unnoticed texture of bulbs, and the glorious color hidden inside the tight, unopened petals of a blossom before it blooms. Then, Anne expands on her visual metaphor with surprising and illuminating juxtapositions of beginnings in floral forms, as well as her signature babies and pregnant women.

© 2010 Anne Geddes. All rights reserved.

I cannot say just how much I love Annes’s BEGINNINGS book. You cannot help but turn each page and feel your mouth drop at wonder of her brilliant photography. I was deeply moved by the photo of  Violet, one of the oldest women in Australia {age 107} holding the newborn – it simply took my breath away! There is also a photo of Maneesha holding a preemie and another photo of Maneesha herself when she was a preemie in 1993 {weighing only 1.5 lbs and cupped into a hand} – now that is the essence and magnificence of life! I find myself studying each photo and appreciating how the formation of life and creation is captured. Not only are the babies adorable, yet BEGINNINGS allows you to take notice of the entire world around you – and take wonder in it’s beauty.

BEGINNINGS would be a wonderful gift for so many including those who appreciate the art of photography, the wonder of life and beauty. It makes a great coffee table book as it sparks so much conversation. Yet, it’s also a great keepsake which any Mom will relate to and cherish. BEGINNINGS can be purchased in select stores {especially the flagship store in downtown Disney, which I browsed at this June during my trip to the Disney Blogger Event. What a beautiful store!}, and it can also be purchased online and at www.annegeddes.com.

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.

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  2. Omgosh, I adore Anne Geddes work!

    I also love the pure Cotton Lawn One-Piece!

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  3. Like you on fb

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  4. Subscribed to the Anne Geddes Newsletter

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  5. The Chrysalis soft wrap is beautiful – would love that for my baby boy!

  6. I would really like to see this-
    Anne Geddes: New Beginnings – a Short Film

  7. i really love the Rose Jacket
    thanks
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  8. I am a follower on Googles friend connect
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  9. Liked My Organized Chaos on Facebook
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  10. Liked Anne Geddes on Facebook
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  11. Oh, I’ve always loved her work! I’d choose the 2011 Beginnings Monthly Planner. I use mine almost daily 🙂

  12. I’d love the limited edition print “Jonti”………but at $5200 I don’t think I’ll be buying it any time soon!

  13. I really like her other book, Labour of Love.
    Kym @ Twinsideout: When Twins Make 3 Under 3

  14. I regularly comment on non-giveaways, especially ones when you talk about your kids. Will try to track back and find another link. But I always link up and comment on WW’s too.
    Kym

  15. I like the 2011 Beginnings, Nests or Buds Calendar. For years I have been buying my sister the Anne Geddes Calendars for Christmas.

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  16. I “like” Anne Geddes on facebook

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  17. I just LOVE “My first five years personalized baby record book”.

  18. I like “A Labor of Love 2007” . Great pictuters. Thanks for a chance to enter. Lubica

  19. I Follow My Chaos {with Google Friend Connect} Lubaska
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  20. Love Anne Geddes work! Her other book, Labour of Love, is also amazing.

  21. I visited the site and found that they had the documentary on iTunes, so I purchase it! Can’t wait to watch it!
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  22. I follow My Chaos with Google Friend Connect
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  23. I subscribe to My Organized Chaos via email
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  24. I ‘like’ My Organized Chaos on Facebook
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  25. I subscribe to the Anne Geddes Newsletter
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  26. Another item I would love from the website is the Baby Bear Plush. Adorable!

  27. What’s not to like about Anne Geddes. I have some pictures, one of her books and A stuffed sunflower baby. I also like her line of clothes especially the new Singlet.

  28. Subscribed to the Anne Geddes Newsletter, I think (I created an account)

  29. I commented on your Kids’ Remote Control blog post. That is such a cute idea.

  30. I like you on Facebook.

    It took my comment again dagnabit. Lol.

  31. I signed up for the Anne Geddes fan club type thing to receive the newsletter and other info and updates.

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