Anne Geddes Was the Original Baby-Picture Influence

by | Mar 31, 2021 | Member Spotlight, Strictly Business Blog

Screenshot of article about Anne Geddes posted on The New York TimesCross-posted from The New York Times. [By Sarah Lyall] 

Editor’s Note: Anne Geddes is an ASMP Professional Member.

“Her photography books of little ones in pea pods and flower beds sold millions. Then came Instagram.”

“The idea was straightforward: solicit baby photographs from parents around the world, in a sort of open casting call, so that Ms. Geddes could post them in her own Instagram stories. ‘I guarantee I will look at all of them, and I will like all of them,’ she posted in a video message.”

“There was a time when a new book by Ms. Geddes, 64, who has been called “the world’s most famous baby photographer,” could sell many millions of copies; at the height of her fame, she was interviewed by Oprah. But the internet, Photoshopping, cellphones, the transformation of parental Instagram accounts into virtual photo galleries, the flooding of images online — all those conspired to dampen her old business model. In the last few years, Ms. Geddes has focused more on studio work, commissions for companies and private clients and campaigns for charities like the March of Dimes.”

Anne Geddes Was the Original Baby-Picture Influence