Post # 1
Need to get a passport for DD, so I downloaded an app to take the picture myself and then just get it printed any-old-where. I don’t really trust myself though. Anyone with any knowledge on the subject?
I’m worried about the white background having a little texture, and perhaps that shadow to the side of her head. We don’t have solid white bedsheets at home, so I’m not sure I can get a better background for the picture without having to buy something. I will if I have to, but if this is fine then I won’t bother.
(the pics are all the same — the app just lays them out like this for you so you can get it printed on regular 4×6 photo paper and cut it up)
Post # 3
Hmmm I’ve had passport picture takers tell me they’re getting a reflection off a bobby pin and they need to retake it. So I doubt the background/shadow thing would fly. I do have a cheap suggestion though if you want to try again at home – buy a white poster board! They’re probably like 99cents and your baby is obviously small enough to fit on there. And maybe have your husband hold up some flashlights at different angles to get rid of the shadow? She’s cute btw!
Post # 4
@iarebridezilla: I’m no help about if this will work or not for the passport, but that is one cute baby!! 😀
Post # 5
@Pinkmoon: ah, that’s a great idea!! I might even have a white posterboard somewhere in our garage …
Haha I kind of don’t want to retake it because she looks so cute in this picture … but I guess successfully getting a passport is more important
Post # 6
@iarebridezilla: super cute baby.
In Canada they wouldn’t fly. They’re super crazy picky about contrast, shadows on the face and the background having to be solid white. I don’t know if they’re as picky with infants though.
Post # 7
@iarebridezilla: One thing the State Dept recommends is to put the sheet/blanket over the carseat, and sit the kiddo in there. It may help avoid the shadow. It does say no shadow on kiddo’s face, but nothing about next to them (though there is a little on her face).
I think the texture will probably be okay, though.
What a cutie!
Post # 8
When I updated my passport, I sent them two different pictures. Both got rejected, so I gave up and got it done at the post office.
Post # 9
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Also in Canada I think you would need to have a solid onesie on – like a bright colour
Not sure about the states.
Post # 10
Yeah the shadow wouldn’t fly here in Canada.
It took me like 5 minutes to have my passport photos done… and didn’t cost much either. I realize it’s more of a hassle with a baby, but don’t you guys have places in the States that specialize in taking them?
Post # 11
According to the State Department’s passport photo examples, it looks like the texture is fine, but the shadows are not. Here’s the link, in case it’s helpful. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/photos/photo-examples.html
Post # 12
@iarebridezilla: Your DD is sooooo cute!
Post # 13
@iarebridezilla: they do passport pictures at cvs and walgreens too
Post # 14
@Lbward6: alas, DD can’t sit up on her own yet, so if I got it taken somewhere else, I’d have to somehow hold her without actually being in the picture myself. Would be quite a pain! I’ll take a new one tonight in more direct lighting. And I’ll definitely have to look into the clothing color thing …
Post # 16
@bellanotte: this is super helpful! Thanks for digging it up. Now we just hope DD cooperates for another photo shoot later 😉