We are visiting Sam’s family in the UK for Christmas so we need to get the girls their passports and thus needed to take some passport photos. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be much of a problem but it turned out to be a far bigger task than we had anticipated – it took a few attempts. The rules governing a child’s passport photo are the same as for an adult: eyes open, no smiling, certain size, centered etc. etc.
We were surprised that our local photo shop and pharmacy do not take infant passport photos. They said it was too time consuming to take a photo within the guidelines. They suggested we take the photos ourselves and they print them.
We never laughed as much trying to take the photos. You will see from the selection below the number we had to take. The harder part was getting them to keep their eyes open. In the end it took three attempts on two separate days.
We are now waiting on their PPS numbers to come through so we can submit their applications. We are hoping that the express service will have them here in time for our flights on the 22nd December.