If I constructed the sentence like this, would it still be appropriate?
"Natürlich werde ich Bilder der Babys schicken."
Why would we use von den when we could use the genitive? Can anyone offer any insight into what a native speaker would use?
"Natürlich werde ich Bilder der Babys schicken" sounds more genuine than the translation given above. In colloquial German the dative is often used to replace the genitive, therefore we would likely say "Bilder von den Babys".