Nobody photographs babies better than Anne Geddes, but the world-famous photographer almost retired two years ago. Now, ET brings you a sneak peek at her latest book, Beginnings, and her new documentary filled with heartwarming images of the little tykes.
"All of these babies are newborns," she tells ET, "so that is one of the secrets to my work that they are under four weeks, so generally, newborn babies will sleep. There are all these parents at home, 'That's right Anne Geddes, but come to my place at 3 a.m.'"
Anne has sold more than 18 million books and 13 million calendars and there is no secret to that. People love to look at her photographs.
"There's something magical about a naked newborn," she says. "They are us right in the beginning of our lives when we're all goodness, aren't we? Nothing has happened to us -- nothing good, nothing bad. It's just total purity."
It took Anne one year to complete Beginnings, which is in stores now, with its breathtaking parallels between ourselves and nature.
"Right at the end of the project, I started getting a little panicky. How was I going to put it together?" she recalls. "I said to myself, 'Let's lay out half a dozen of the images.' It just flowed and over a period of about an hour, the book laid itself out. It was incredible how it went together."
'Beginnings - a Short Film,' which is a behind-the-scenes look into the making of Beginnings, is now available on iTunes.