When taking a photo of your baby or toddler, no other person should be in the photo, and your child should be looking at the camera with his or her eyes open.
Lay your baby on his or her back on a plain white or off-white sheet. This will ensure your baby’s head is supported and provide a plain background for the photo. Make certain there are no shadows on your baby’s face, especially if you take a picture from above with the baby lying down.
Cover a car seat with a plain white or off-white sheet and take a picture of your child in the car seat. This will also ensure your baby’s head is supported
Acceptable – No other person is in the photo; the child is facing the camera with his eyes open.
Photo tip: It is acceptable if the infants eyes, particularly a newborns, are not, or are not entirely, open.
Acceptable — No other person is in the photo; the child is facing the camera with his eyes open.
Photo tip: Consider placing the child in a car seat with a white or off-white blanket behind the child.
Acceptable — Photo is clear, with the subject facing forward, and looking at the camera.
Related information on how to provide a suitable photo:
– Instructions for Submitting a Digital Photograph (Image)
– Photo Requirements
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