Stunning Photos from Elizabeth Taylor's Private World

The actress's longtime friend, photographer Firooz Zahedi, is releasing a book of his candid moments with the screen legend

"Her heart was huge," Elizabeth Taylor's granddaughter Laela Wilding, pictured here with the actress as an infant (she's now 45), tells PEOPLE. "She had such a huge impact with her activism and she was so full of life and love. She made a big impact on us." Photos such as this are featured in the new book My Elizabeth, created by the screen legend's friend Firooz Zahedi. In this week's PEOPLE, the photographer gives a first look at the intimate shots, and Wilding reflects on her grandmother's legacy.