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Baby's First Photo

To help share your joy with family and friends near and far, Palos Community Hospital offers Bella Baby Photography to capture your newborn's first photo.

Upon request, your professional mini photo shoot will take place right in the comfort of your hospital room. A professional photographer from Bella Baby will photograph your baby and then post the pictures in a custom slideshow for you to view online. Online viewing and ordering is password protected, and available only to those with whom you choose to share your password. The slide show will be available for 14 days after pictures are taken. To view your baby's first photos, select "Client" and enter your unique password when prompted.

Tips for a Great Photo Shoot

Bring your favorite baby blanket or afghan from home for use in the photo shoot. A beautiful blanket can add texture, color and memories to your newborn's pictures. We like to include parents' hands in the photos as well, so we recommend wearing clear or neutral fingernail polish on the day of your shoot. The photographer also may take pictures of your baby in your arms, and for these poses, we suggest wearing a solid black, brown or grey shirt or cami. These photos look great in both color and black and white.