(Closed) My son won’t get a passport photo!!

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Couldn’t you just hold him?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Aww! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My sister’s first green card has a photo of her and her dad holding her.  For her next one my mom held my sister above her head.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It can be hard, as they are not allowed to be smiling or crying. I think you meant to say you had difficulty getting an acceptable pic on your first attempt.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

What about promising him some ice cream or candy, if he gets his photo done? I know it isn’t a good thing to promise a child food as a reward, especially something that isn’t so good for them, but in this case, maybe an exception could be made. One of you could be holding it while he gets his picture taken and then he could have it after he sits still.

Also, will they let you use one of your pictures of him?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Any luck letting him hold one of his favorite toys to comfort him?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you practice at home? Is he not used to having his picture taken?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think you can take your own passport photos (just needs to be a pretty plain background) and take them somewhere to get printed. Maybe a couple extra steps, but maybe he will be more comfortable at home in a recognizable setting.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Here in California we can take our own passport photo as long as it’s against a plain white background with even lighting and we’re facing forward. We have to bring in two photos, each 2″x2″ or something like that. It makes it sooo much easier for kids that way, I’m sorry yours have to be taken by a professional 🙁 

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