Taking good baby passport photos can be tricky.
It would be easier to take baby passport photos at home than
taking the baby to a studio and take photo. Besides
general passport photo guidelines, there are some other important
tips to help get the compliant baby passport photos.
Baby Passport Photo Guidelines
A baby passport photo must meets the following requirements:
The baby should look straight at the camera.
Both ears should be visible.
The baby should have a neutral expression.
The baby should close mouth, not smiling.
Both eyes should be open
and clearly visible.
The background should be
white or off-white, or of constant light colors
such as cream, light blue or white.
Photo should be taken in bright room. There should
be no shadows across or behind the
There should be no other objects on baby's
face or background, such as toys, parent's
hands, hat, baby's hand over face, blanket on face.
Photo should be sharp and clear.
Tips on how to take the perfect baby passport photo
Lay white or light color baby quilt or blanket in a
bright room or other places with good lighting.
the baby on the quilt or blanket. Stretch the quilt or
blanket to get constant plain background.
Ensure baby is looking
straight at the camera with eyes open, mouth closed and not smiling,
and both ears visible. You can hold a toy (especially
toy with sound) near the camera to draw the baby's
attention to look straight and both eyes open.
use flash light. Flash light will cause shadow behind