Photographer Anne Geddes, known for her iconic portraits of cute babies in costume, has shared images of the little models, now adults.
Australian born Geddes moved to Auckland in the late 1980s, where she began capturing cute babies, often with a nature theme. Some of her most popular pictures include chubby twins in cabbages, a smiling bub in a bed of roses and a tiny baby with wings resting on top of a toadstool.
There are a number of New Zealanders among the before and after series Geddes has shared on Instagram this week using the hashtag #babylookatyounow, including 23-year-old Danyon who is studying at the University of Auckland.
Now a rower, he was an Easter bunny in a bucket in 1994. His image was used for greeting cards. "All your friends will know you were the sweet little bunny all those years ago," Geddes writes.
In the same year, 22-year-old Erin was posed atop a toadstool when she was two weeks old. Erin has completed a degree in environmental science and biology at the University of Auckland, and settled in Wellington.
From her first book, Down in the Garden, Geddes shares a photo of Ashleigh at six months old. The Auckland woman now holds a creative writing degree and works at Papakura Museum, Geddes says.
"Well done Ashleigh - I'm proud of you! But yikes! All my babies are growing up way too fast," her caption reads.
Other Geddes babies are working in South Island wineries, as builders, and as aged care assistants.
Geddes books and calendars have been best sellers, and she has appeared on television with Oprah.
Geddes also has a strong focus on philanthropic work, particularly raising money to stop the spread of meningitis, her website says.
See what the bubs look like today in the gallery above, and if you know a Geddes baby, the photographer encourages other people she snapped as babies to email her at [email protected].
First appeared on Stuff.co.nz. Image credit: annegeddesofficial/Instagram.