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Wow! Zo zien de Anne Geddes-baby’s er 20 jaar later uit!

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Wow! Zo zien de Anne Geddes-baby’s er 20 jaar later uit!

Eind jaren negentig kon je er niet om heen: de iconische foto’s die Anne Geddes maakte van baby’s verkleed als bloemen, bijen of zelfs stukken fruit waren o-ver-al. Twintig jaar later onthult de Australische fotografe hoe de toenmalige baby’s er vandaag uitzien.

Van kalenders en posters tot zelfs poppen: de Anne Geddes-baby’s waren eind jaren negentig overal. Intussen zijn de schattige kindjes die ooit in een bloempot poseerden, uitgegroeid tot jonge volwassenen. 

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Anne Geddes

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

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In keeping with my “last of the summer days” series … a flower a day until we hand the beautiful warm weather over to everyone Down Under … BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Hmmm – look what little water lilies grow in to! I so vividly remember tiny 6 month old Taylor, who was happy to sit in my lily pond way back in 1995 … she even thought the leaves were quite tasty! And look at Taylor today – with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Public Relations and Television to her name. Ok I know I’m probably sounding like a broken record, but my babies are growing up way too fast! From Taylor … “It’s so surreal to think that my photograph was on the tv show ‘Friends’ so many years ago and that the image was so popular around the world! It’s an incredible story to tell people. Thanks so much for picking me to be the water lily baby 21 years ago!” Every week in this ongoing series, I’ll be posting one of my early 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 (by the way there were some other babies at the shoot that day and you’ll see them in future posts) XOAnne #protectnurturelove #annegeddesbaby #babies #flowers #babylookatyounow

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BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Well good grief – my little “Wet Sparrow” has well and truly flown the nest (or the bird bath to be more precise!) I’m sure many of you remember my first coffee table book “Down in the Garden” (around here we just call it DIG) in which this image of little Tyla featured. I remember the day of this shoot very clearly – how cute the chubby little 6 month old looked in her gorgeous costume. 22 years later and here’s Tyla today – and I was thrilled to hear what she’s been up to … plenty it seems! In Tyla’s words “I have recently been named in the first ever Rugby Sevens Team to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games in Rio – something that I am extremely honored and privileged to be a part of. Not only do I get to compete on the world’s greatest sporting stage, but I get to do so representing myself, my family and my country”. Go Tyla!!!! I can’t wait for the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games to begin because I’ve met so many incredible athletes from around the world over the past few years and I’m ready to cheer them on! 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 #babylookatyounow #protectnurturelove #babies #peace

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BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Remember this image from “Down in the Garden”? Cute little “Teapot Molly” will turn 22 next month! And she’s been a very busy girl since I last saw her as a tiny 6 month old, all those years ago. Molly has just completed a BSC in Neuroscience and is now at Melbourne University (Australia) in her first year of Medicine. Her proud mother Rebecca thinks Molly will make a super doctor (I think so too!) because she’s a generous, empathetic and kind-hearted person. Molly’s hobbies include fitness, cooking, singing and traveling – she is forever singing! Well done Molly! 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 #annegeddesbaby #babylookatyounow

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Anne Geddes

BABIES, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Way back in 1994 I photographed Alesha, Chantelle and Kailee, tiny identical triplets, each sitting in a green bucket. I called the image “Pool Party”. A lot of people probably thought I’d photographed the same baby 3 times! And I couldn’t blame them for thinking that because they also had pretty much identical expressions. Even their mother said sometimes she had trouble telling them apart. They were so sweet sitting there and looking around at each other. Hmmm … they wouldn’t fit in a bucket now that’s for sure! Here are the girls today – beautiful 22 year olds! And I notice they all still have those similar expressions 😍😍😍. They have all just completed Commerce degrees at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand (with differing majors – Marketing, HR and Management) and have headed off to Florida to work at Walt Disney World on a Cultural Exchange. Good for you girls and I hope you’re loving your summer experience! 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 #protectnurturelove #babylookatyounow #babies #peace

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Anne Geddes

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

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De Australische fotografe woont en werkt vandaag in New York waar ze zich nog steeds specialiseert in babyfotografie.

Sweet little Nora from the shoot yesterday X #protectnurturelove #olympicgold #winformeningitis #babies

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