The world is waiting eagerly for the first glimpses of Ivy Blue Carter - the daughter born to American singer Beyonce Knowles and her husband, fellow musician Jay-Z. The craze for celebrity baby photographs has ensured tabloids will go an extra mile for exclusive snaps of the newborn.
Most such magazines offer considerable amounts of money to the babies' parents. Unfortunately for the latter, should they not be so easily swayed, the same money is spent on hiring paparazzi photographers for the same end.
Several celebrities, citing privacy concerns, have refused to sell their baby's photographs; Indian actor couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her husband Abhishek Bachchan are a pertinent example. For some other celebrity couples, however, their children's photographs have fetched a fortune.
Here are the five most expensive celebrity baby photograph deals. The price tags are based on reports published in the media.