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Stony Brook University Hospital 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.

About Bella Baby Photography Sessions

Bella Baby is the new face of hospital baby portraiture. They bring experienced photographers to the hospital to capture your baby's first photograph with a natural, artistic style. Your professional mini photo shoot takes place in the comfort of your hospital room.Photos are posted to an online, custom slide-show for you to view shortly after your session and is a great way to share the birth of your baby with family and friends. Online viewing and ordering is password protected and only available to those with whom you choose to share your password. Photos will be available for 14 days after the photos are taken.

For the Best Baby Photos

When you're packing your belongings for your visit to the hospital, make sure to plan for your baby's first photos. Below are a few suggestions to make the best of your photos:

  • 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 photo.
  • We love to include parent's hands in our photos. Wear clear or neutral polish on the day of your shoot. We want your baby to be the focus of the photos.
  • Bring a solid black, brown or grey shirt or cami  for you to wear in photos. We may photograph your baby in your arms. These colors look great in both color and black and white prints.

How to View Your Photos

After you enter the Bella Baby web site, visit the Client section and enter your unique password.

  • Your photos will automatically play as a slide-show. To stop the slide-show, press the pause button at the bottom of the screen. You can then scroll through each photo one at a time.
  • You will find the photo number below each image. Use these numbers when placing your order.
  • Each photo can be printed in black and white, color or sepia. Please see the "Order" section for ordering instructions. Visit the Price List section of the Bella Baby Web site for more information.