Sometimes while I peruse our photo agency images the number source for the pictures we use for our pieces on Babble.com’s Famecrawler I am struck with pangs of curiosity. Not about the subject of the photos but rather about the photographer taking the pic. Are they a full time member of the paparazzi or someone in the right place at the right time. Did they scream the stars name? Did they harass the celebrity to get their shot? And how much did they get paid for capturing that image? The last one really is intriguing. The paparazzi are modern day hunters, and the stars their prey. And the stakes they are high. Really high!
Michelle Ruiz over at The Daily spoke with some of members of the photo corps and asked them what the most wanted photos are coming up plus the absolutely stunning value of the images. Check out the top five celebrity parents paparazzi prey right here.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Wedding 1 of 5Est. Value: Two Million
"That's going to be the wedding of the century," so says Gary Morgan, the CEO of Splash photo agency.
Bradgelina's wedding is said to be held at their estate Chateau Miraval in the south of France. He also believes the photos will be exclusive and sold to the highest bidder. I bet a big chunk of the profits will go to charity.
Beyonce and Jay Z’s Baby Blue Ivy 2 of 5Est. Value: $500,000
Beyonce and Jay Z tried to soften the onslaught of paparazzi upon their baby Blue Ivy by releasing their personal photos on their own Tumblr account. But that's not enough. The people - they apparently want more. A photo of Blue Ivy is still in demand. "It has to be her face, and it has to be cute," said X17 paparazzi agency president Frank Navarre.
First Photo of Jessica Simpson’s Daughter 3 of 5Est. Value: $500,000
The paparazzi is apparently losing patience with Jessica Simpson's pregnancy. "She's been so big for so long — literally and figuratively," an agency head "said. "She keeps having decoys coming out of her house," they complained.
Demi Moore 4 of 5Est. Value: $100,000
Since Demi Moore has returned from rehab, she has kept a very low profile. "She hasn't been seen for ages," Morgan of Splash said. "Whether she comes out looking really ropy or really glam and bounces back with a guy, that's what everyone wants to see." But she did tweet a photo of herself the other day! I wonder if she'll continue to do that to diffuse the paps.
Charlize Theron and Her Son 5 of 5Est. Value: $60,000
News that Charlize Theron had adopted a child was a shock. But while we are seeing Charlize around here and there, we haven't seen her son.
"The hottest thing is pregnancy, and then babies," paparazzo Vladimir "Dutch" Labissiere said. "Charlize is "not as big as BeyoncÃ©," said X17, "But the baby picture is still something."