Hurley Medical Center partners with Bella Baby Photography to offer parents the opportunity to share the joy of their newborn’s birth with family and friends around the world.
Bella Baby brings experienced photographers to the hospital to capture your baby’s first photograph with a natural, artistic style. Your professional mini photo shoot will take place in the comfort of your hospital room.
Preparing for Your Photo Session
When you’re packing for your hospital stay, be sure to pack for your baby’s photos as well. Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for your photo shoot:
- Bring your favorite baby blanket or afghan from home. A beautiful blanket can add texture, color and memories to your newborn’s photo.
- Wear clear or neutral nail polish. The photographers love including parent’s hands in the photos, and a neutral polish will ensure that your baby remains the focus of the pictures.
- Bring a solid black, brown or grey shirt or camisole to wear in the photos. The photographers may photograph the baby in your arms, and these colors will look great in both black & white and color prints.
Please note: Photographs are taken before the day of discharge to allow the photographer time to show you the pictures.
Viewing and Purchasing Your Photos
You can view your photos online 14 days after the photo shoot. Online viewing and ordering is password protected and only available for those with whom you choose to share your password.
Once you receive your password you can enter it on the Bella Baby website. Your photos will display in a numbered slideshow.
If you decide to purchase any of the photos, visit the “Order” section for instructions and pricing. Images can be printed in black & white, color, or sepia.