De beroemde baby's van Anne Geddes

20 jaar laterBaby's in bloempotten in bijenpakjes of verkleed als stuk fruit, de hype rond de iconische foto's van Anne Geddes bereikte 20 jaar geleden een hoogtepunt. De fotografe laat nu op sociale media zien hoe de baby's zijn opgegroeid tot jongedames.

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Wie eind jaren negentig bewust heeft meegemaakt, herinnert zich ongetwijfeld de hype rond de babyfoto's van Anne Geddes. Foto's, kalenders en posters met baby's in kleurrijke pakjes sierden vele klaslokalen en kinderkamers.

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Hoe het nu gaat met de baby's 'van' Geddes, die intussen zijn uitgegroeid tot jongvolwassenen? ,,Uitstekend,'' zo verklapt de fotografe via Instagram en Facebook. Op haar account toont ze foto's van de ex-modellen met daarnaast een recente foto. Geddes doet dat onder de noemer: ,,Baby, look at you now".

Ze schrijft er ook nog een persoonlijk tekstje bij voor elk ex-babymodel. Gelukkig voor de twintigers werd hen niet gevraagd om opnieuw in zo'n bloempot te gaan zitten.

BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Small is beautiful ... well at least that was the case back in 1997, when I photographed tiny newborn Zac for my butterfly series, which appeared in the 1998 calendar. And here's Zac today, still beautiful (oops sorry Zac - I meant handsome!) but a lot bigger ... he's topped out at 6ft 5 inches! I'm loving this series because I'm constantly amazed to see "my babies" as they are today! From Zac's mother Audrey ... "I remember him being the only 2 week old at the shoot whose outfit was a little short in the legs! Lol. And the arm raised over his head wasn't staged - he posed all by himself! I also learned the BEST method for getting a baby to sleep!" Well we have a few tried and true methods Audrey - after 30 years I think I have quite a few techniques up my sleeve! Zac now lives in Melbourne, Australia and works front-of-house in the same restaurant where his sister Jaime is an Event Co-ordinator. He's also done some modeling (his photo credit RPD Models). Many of you will have seen my plush toys over the years, and one was based on Zac's butterfly image. Audrey told me Zac likes to say he has his own "action figure" which I think is hilarious! Every week in this ongoing series, I'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part - I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a favorite recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today XOAnne
BABIES, LOOK AT YOU NOW! I remember the day 17 years ago when I photographed 3 super tiny identical triplets, Jaclyn, Susanna and Charlee, cradled in the large, craggy and very gentle hands of a gentleman called Jack. Their mother Lisa brought them to the shoot in 3 baby capsules which were all lined up in my studio reception when I went to greet them. Inside were what looked to be 3 sweet little dolls, fast asleep, all wearing identical woolen hats. I don't generally like to play favorites, but this image is certainly one of mine. I always know an image is going to be magical when my hands start shaking as I'm trying to focus ... and it's no mean feat to get 3 babies asleep at the same time (Lisa would definitely vouch for that). I have video of this shoot stored away somewhere so I'll try to find it and do a later post for everyone to see. But look at the girls today - 17 years old and 5'10" - the same height as me by the way! This image was taken the night of their school prom/ball. The girls are all signed with a modeling agency in New Zealand and getting quite a bit of work, which is great news. Susanna (left) is also really interested in photography and make-up artistry. I'm very proud of you girls! Every week in this on-going series we'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com - send a recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today. Oh and by the way, I know you're going to love next week's post too! Have a great day everyone! XO Anne #babies #protectnurturelove #babylookatyounow
BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Hi everyone - I don't know about you, but this week has flown by and now it's my favorite day of the week again, when we revisit one of my earlier iconic images and show you the babies all grown up! And look who's featured this week ... one of my early flower pot babies, Emma, and she has a little daughter of her own who we think looks exactly like Emma did 21 years ago! Here's Emma's message to me ... "Hi Anne, I was one of your flower pot babies from "Down in the Garden" and I thought I'd let you know what I'm up to. I'm 21 years old and a very proud mother to my 15 month old daughter Aaliyah, who is trying to help me type this message. I remember that when Aaliyah was a week old, I looked you up to see if it would be possible for you to photograph her! Who knows, maybe one day we will get that opportunity! I currently live in Hamilton (New Zealand) with my partner, daughter and my partner's parents. My life at the moment is pretty full on as I'm studying for a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at The University of Waikato and working part time as a swimming instructor. My grandparents still buy the Anne Geddes calendars that have my strawberry pot image in them. Over the years they've collected strawberry pot puzzles and cards too. I hope you enjoy the photos of Aaliyah and I, kind regards, Emma". Wow - how gorgeous that one of my early babies now has a baby herself! Well done Emma, Aaliyah is too cute! Love to you both, and best of luck with your studies. Every week in this ongoing series, I'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part - I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today. XOAnne #protectnurturelove #babies #babylookatyounow #annegeddes #annegeddesbaby
BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! I'm often asked to name some of my favorite images and this would have to be one of them. Taken in 1997, tiny Aimee was just 7 days old. What I love is the absolute simplicity and the delicate detail of Aimee's brand-new baby hair. She was photographed lying on the lap of my then Studio Manager, Natalie, who happened to have a big wet patch on her jeans underneath the white cloth! Oops sorry "grown up Aimee" - that may have been too much information . Fast forward 19 years and here she is today! Besides lots of traveling, Aimee is currently working in New Zealand as a caregiver in a retirement home, which she absolutely loves. She's studying for a career in nursing and is especially thinking about working in pediatrics. YES! This is exactly what I would be doing if I hadn't been a photographer! Aimee I hope I've played some small part in that career choice and best of luck for your future. I'm very proud of you . Every week in this ongoing series, I'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part - I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a favorite recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today. And an update on a recent post I did of my little "Wet Sparrow" image from 22 years ago - Tyla and her Women's Rugby Sevens Team won Silver in Rio!!!! XOAnne #protectnurturelove #peace #rio2016 #babylookatyounow
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