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Old 08-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Hi there,

We recently moved to Sugar Land and needed to get my infant's passport and visa done. Is there some place that specialises in baby passport pictures near SL? would be grateful for inputs. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
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i think only the postoffice can take those pics, i mean if its for a passport
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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yes, but they dont offer a similar service for the visa
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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i think only the postoffice can take those pics, i mean if its for a passport
Nope, anyone can take the pictures.

I worked for a chain pharmacy during college in the photo lab, and did hundreds of passport photos. For an infant, if you have the means (digital camera and a white sheet) I would take it yourself. Infants are very hard to position correctly and get them to remain in position long enough to get a good shot. So doing it yourself where you can lay the baby on a sheet is usually the easiest. Just make sure to follow the tips and photo requirements listed here:

Visa Photo Requirements

Passport Photo Requirements

Every post office I've been to (along with chain photo labs) simply have a pull down white screen to take the pictures in front of. Trying to hold a baby up and in position without any of your body getting in the picture is near impossible.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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I would think that most professional photography studios should be able to assist you.
Please call and ask if they do:

E.g.:
Asap 30 Minute Foto
(281) 980-6071
3356 Highway 6
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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There are instructions on the Dept of State passport section on how to photography infants. If its a very young baby that cannot support him/herself being seated. You need to put a white blanket on baby's car seat and place your baby on the car seat. When you take the picture it essentially looks like the baby has the white backdrop just as required for other bigger kids and adults. If it's a passport pic, try going to a local pharmacy - Walgreens, CVS photography dept can do that for you in about 10 minutes.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Give this sight a try. Passport photos for free - ePassportPhoto.com
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:30 PM
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i think only the postoffice can take those pics, i mean if its for a passport
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Nope, anyone can take the pictures.

I worked for a chain pharmacy during college in the photo lab, and did hundreds of passport photos. For an infant, if you have the means (digital camera and a white sheet) I would take it yourself. Infants are very hard to position correctly and get them to remain in position long enough to get a good shot. So doing it yourself where you can lay the baby on a sheet is usually the easiest. Just make sure to follow the tips and photo requirements listed here:

Visa Photo Requirements

Passport Photo Requirements

Every post office I've been to (along with chain photo labs) simply have a pull down white screen to take the pictures in front of. Trying to hold a baby up and in position without any of your body getting in the picture is near impossible.
Like LostInHouston stated, anyone can take the pictures as long as it meets the requirements stated on the US Passport website.

When I applied for US Naturalization, I took the photo myself. Since it had to be passport standard, I followed the instruction to the T! It was accepted by the US Naturalization department. Right after I was sworn in becoming a US Citizen, I went straight to the post office after the ceremony ended. I had planned on this so I was very prepared. I had the application filled out and was able to send my passport application right then. Since my photo was taken within the required 6-month period, I used the same photo for the passport. It was accepted also. I literally saw my US Naturalization Certificate for a mere few minutes. The Post Office agent realized this and was sweet enough to make a copy of the certificate for my enjoyment.

Not only I took my own photo but I also used my home printer to print the photos as well (set on high quality photo print).

Meanwhile, a friend of mine got her passport photos taken at Walgreens. The US Naturalization office didn't accept it and she was sent across the street to retake her photos. She wore eye glasses and there was a tiny glare on her glasses with the Walgreens photos. So be awared, no shadows behind, no glare and no touch up on passport photos.

If you have difficulty having someone else taking picture of your child, you can do so yourself. Just follow the instruction on the size of the photo and dimensions of the head when you crop the photo to meet 2"x2".

Last edited by NTT; 08-10-2011 at 06:39 PM.. Reason: corrected misspellings and grammar errors
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Thanks all, will get the baby to hold still and see how that works out
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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Thanks all, will get the baby to hold still and see how that works out
Annie, I hope you have a DSLR. If you do, with the distance between the camera and the person given on the instruction, it's best if you use a 50mm lens. If you have a zoom lens, you can set it at 50mm. Try not to use flash and use natural light to minimize or cut off the shadow behind the baby. It's best if you use a tripod to minimize shaking, the photo needs to be as sharply clear as possible.

After the photo is taken, you can crop it down to meet the 2"x2". However, it needs to be done so the dimensions given on the instruction can be met.

If you need help or have any questions, feel free to send me a DM.

Good luck and have lots of fun!
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