Photographer Anne Geddes teams up with March of Dimes

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

Baby photographer Anne Geddes is teaming up with the March of Dimes to help raise global awareness about premature babies.

About 15 million babies around the world are born too early each year, according to Geddes. One million of those children don't survive.

Geddes has photographed babies for 30 years and she does so with her own purpose.

"What babies do for families, they are our eternal chance at new beginnings and they carry families forward," Geddes said. "They create new moms and new dads and new brothers and sisters. Everything says positive about them and that's why it's incredibly tragic when these babies are born way too soon."

Geddes also gave viewers tips on what parents can do to capture better photos of their babies and children.

"Have your camera around all the time," Geddes said. "Your children grow so fast."

Capture the emotion and essence in a photo, keep the background simple and work fast, according to Geddes.

When it comes to taking pictures of infants and young babies, Geddes says, "I only photograph babies in the morning."

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and Nov. 17 will be the 4th annual World Prematurity Awareness Day.