It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. --Deepak Chopra Award-winning photographer Rachael Hale turns her lens on a new subject, babies. Rachael Hale's luminous four-color photography captures the essence of babies napping, laughing, and mugging for the camera. Whether the babies are splashing happily in the bath, dozing on the sofa, or gazing at the camera with wide-eyed rapture, Hale's images focus on the infants themselves, and her lens captures the inner soul, humanity, and character of each little one. Baby Love combines more than 100 expressive baby portraits with a mixture of poetry and verse, along with surprising facts and historical details that celebrate all things baby. Readers will learn where birthdays originated and how different countries around the globe celebrate the annual milestone, as well as additional baby-inspired facts and trivia. Also included are lists of the top boy and girl names to help inspire moms--and dads-to-be. Hale has been designated as a Master of Photography at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Awards and received her fellowship-the highest accolade a New Zealand photographer can achieve--in 2000.