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Kadine Garrison


This is the email I received...

Dear Kadine,

Congratulations! After thoroughly reviewing and discussing your baby's photo that was entered in the Great American Photo Contest, our Selection Committee has chosen your baby to be featured in the beautiful hardbound 2008 Edition of America's Most Beautiful Babies!

Kadine, with your permission, we'd like to celebrate your baby's tender photogenic qualities and the priceless moment you captured by featuring your baby in what promises to be the most beautiful collection of baby photographs ever published . . .

America's Most Beautiful Babies 2008
Library of Congress 0-7951-5315-5

This wonderful book, America's Most Beautiful Babies, is scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2008. From the thousands of baby photographs we receive, there will be less than 1,500 chosen for publication. It is certain to be a moving photo collection highlighting the most important person in the world . . . your child! We believe your baby's photo in America's Most Beautiful Babies will be an adorable and inspiring addition that will add immensely to the esteem and appeal of this special coffee-table book. Go here for more information.

Kadine, your baby's photo will be presented in the most thoughtful way possible. Every aspect of publication and design will convey the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that will go into the production of this special oversized edition. Your baby's photo will be published on fine-milled, acid-free paper that's been specifically selected to last for generations, and quality typography will be displayed throughout.


I looked everywhere/Site to find something to confirm this email and this site was the only thing... I am soooo Happy I did not send them any money... THANK YOU GUYS AGAIN... this site needs to be the firt thing people see when you start googleing anything related to them....I had to put in Library of Congress with the ISBN number to get this site. I am Soooooo Happy I did.

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7/15/2008 10:06:30 AM

Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  Many folks have discovered BP the same way...and have never left.

Forget about those "vanity press" publications. All they want is your money.

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7/15/2008 11:58:28 AM

Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007
  Congrats and yes I have "won" things too from some places yet they want me to pay for my trophie and buy a copy of their book! Some things are scams!

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7/16/2008 10:41:16 AM

Luca Diana
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/24/2007
  Kadine, that is great. Onviously they are looking for your money. Instead, take them by surprise sending a letter asking how much will you be paid for the use of the photograph and if they are willing to pay you with free copies of the book. That will show them you are a professional photographer not to tinker with.

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7/25/2008 12:52:51 PM

Beth L. Wrenn   Well, I am so glad I happened to come upon this site. After extensive search for the 'America's Most Beautiful Babies' 2007 edition, & not finding anything, I googled:

Library of Congress 0-7951-5315-5. That's when I was directed here. Thank god. I almost mailed in for TWO books. I emailed Mr. Herman AND Mr. Reed a moment ago, It'll be interesting to find where that goes. I cannot believe how long this scam has been going on for. Over 4 years?! FOUR. And the scam has just changed names, or contest names/books....

Thanks again to everyone.


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10/15/2008 10:48:53 AM

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