There are many people who love to travel and they can't be slowed down, even by a small child. Today, everyone needs a passport to travel, but getting an infant to cooperate when it's time to have their passport photo taken is no easy task. Fortunately, there are some tricks to make your picture-taking experience a little easier.
Make Sure the Baby is Rested
A photo session can be tiring, especially for a little baby, so make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep the night before. If the baby hasn't had enough sleep, then he/she may not be able to stay awake during your photo session. In fact, at PhotoStop, we recommend bringing your baby at the time of day when they're most alert - unfortunately, we aren't open at 2 am!
Get Your Documents in Order
Certain preparations must be made before acquiring a passport. Before you try to obtain a passport for your infant, for instance, you must have the child's birth certificate handy. Also, check government passport rules and regulations for passport photos for babies before you have one taken. When you visit our studio, you can rest easy because we know exactly how the images need to be taken to ensure your child's photos are approved.
Prepare Your Baby for the Photo
Your baby should be appropriately prepared for the photo session. The background of the photo must be white, so the baby should be dressed in contrasting colours that won't blend into the background. It's also a good idea to have toys or other distractions for the child to keep them as calm as possible, which is why our studio is equipped with all of the essentials for a successful photo session. Forgot the dark clothing? We've got you covered there, as well!
Supporting the Baby
We've heard all sorts of stories, where babies have been propped up with random objects or parents had to crouch on the ground while supporting the baby, trying to keep their hands concealed. At PhotoStop, our professional team knows how to safely hold a baby without hands being visible. That's why, when you visit our studio, you simply hand us your precious bundle and we'll take care of the rest!
Passport photos for babies can be challenging, but following some of these tips is certainly a step in the right direction. Of course, above all else, the photo studio you choose will make a huge difference in the success of the photo shoot. Take your child to a reputable studio, like PhotoStop, where experience taking infants' passport photos will almost guarantee that you get it right the first time. Visit us today!