The Sin City actress elected to sell the photographs of her daughter Honor in 2008 in an attempt to control the paparazzi.
"For our family, we just wanted to control the experience," Alba told CNN.
"We put the money that the picture made into a bank account for Honor to do whatever she wants to do with," she added.
"It's her picture, it's her birth, and we didn't want it to be like a weird thing when we were walking out of the house for the first time."
Beyoncé welcomed her first child at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York earlier this month.
Jay-Z recently threw an extravagant party in New York to celebrate the birth of his daughter.
The couple are reportedly already looking at schools for Blue Ivy.