How to take baby passport photo

Author: Sergey Mikeyev

passport for baby

Making baby's passport picture is not easy. Someday all parents face this problem. Let me give you some practical piece of advice as a father and creator of automatic passport photo service.

I got the idea of creation visafoto.com when I decided to make a passport for my 4-month-old daughter. It took me really a lot of time until I got a suitable photo.

First, it is almost unreal to make your child look straight at the camera and do not move. Second, try to make a 4-month infant to make a neutral face.

We were thinking to go to a drugstore passport photo but my wife was against it as babies are uncomfortable with new people and places. That is why I decided to take the photo by myself at home.

baby passport

These are my instructions

  1. Find a white sheet or blanket and put your baby on it in a room with a good lighting.
  2. Your baby’s clothes should be dark enough to make good contrast with a sheet.
  3. Try to grab your baby’s attention with a toy and keep the toy near the camera. You have to make him/her look straight to the camera.
  4. Take many shots until you are lucky enough to have one with your baby’s eyes open, clearly visible and looking at the camera. Both ears should be visible too.
  5. If your baby does not like the process and starts crying, leave this task for another day because your baby’s mouth should be closed on the photo.
  6. Even if you think it is better to hold the baby in your hands be sure that there is only the baby on the photo without you or other objects.
infant passport photo

Remember that the photo should be clear, without shadows.

After you got your baby’s passport dream photo just upload it to visafoto.com. And you will get a perfect right-sized photo in seconds. And like me you should be satisfied with the results.

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