How to Take Your Baby’s Passport Photo

Our son was born in Vietnam which meant that one of the first things we had to do was apply for his US passport.

Luckily, it’s actually quite easy to take a baby’s passport photo in the comfort of your own home.

Baby's passport photo

In fact, you could even take an acceptable passport photo with a white t-shirt and your cell phone camera.

So if you have a little world-traveling baby that needs his or her first passport photo then read on!

All you need is a white backdrop and a camera.

In this article

we have outlined everything you need to successfully shoot a passport photo for your newborn including baby passport photo requirements

Before you begin taking photos of your newborn...

learn how to shoot a great photo with a white background and proper lighting


You must also make sure that the photo is clear and not blurry, that it is correctly exposed, and that there are no heavy shadows obscuring your baby’s face.

You should review the passport photo requirements on the website for the Department of State.

So now you see, taking your baby’s passport photo is actually quite easy. Do you have any tips or tricks to share?