Once a celeb has a baby, we wonder what they look like and await those first photos. Will they be tweeted out? Will they quickly be on the cover of a magazine? Or will we have to wait months to see that first photo?
If celeb parents are trying to keep their babies out of the public eye, the paparazzi are going to be trying their hardest to get that exclusive shot. Even if the shot doesn’t reveal much of the baby, the paps will take what they can get and won’t leave the celebs alone until they can get that money shot.
But, if a celeb releases official photos, there isn’t as much of a scramble for those first shots. Someone is going to get paid big money for those shots, why shouldn’t it be the celeb parents?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sold the first pics of their twins and then donated the money to charity. They supposedly received somewhere between $4.1 to $11 MILLION for these pics. That’s a lot of money for charity!
Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Christina Aguilera, and other celebs have sold their baby’s first pics, all fetching millions.
But, not all celebs go that route. Rachel Zoe tweeted out her baby’s first photo, stopping any sort of race that magazine may have had to be the first to get a pic. But, she also lost out on any money that first pic would have brought in.
Back in 2002, Sarah Jessica Parker walked out of the hospital with her newborn and let everyone get a shot instead of waiting and selling the rights to that opportunity. But, she probably had more privacy after that since no one was fighting over that first shot.
Who is right? Should celebs sell the rights to that first photo or should they give it away? Is it using their kids to sell the photo?
My take is that the first pic is going to come out at some point, so why not sell the rights and have some control over the pic as well as putting the money away for their child or donating it to charity? What do you think?
A celeb dad is struggling with this right now! Watch Nick Cannon talk about his twins’ privacy