Passport to the World

Bubbles is going on her first flight out of the country soon!

Over a few days, I tried very hard to take a passport worthy photo of her.

I tell you, taking a serious photo of a baby is HARD! Many humans had to clap hands, shake noisy objects or wave colourful things above my head to make her look towards the camera. Almost all the time though, Bubbles had thoughts of her own, preferring to put her hand in her mouth, talk a lot (hence open mouths), be overly mersmerised by the said waving objects, or create funny expressions (including a pouty Enough with that black object already, Mummy!).

Many times, I was too quick to try to capture her brief glances at the camera that I failed to set the camera properly, resulting in photos either too blurry or with too much shadows.

So I now have about 60 photos of NON-Passport worthy photos of Bubbles. Here's a sample of them:
Just when I was about to give up, she finally did this:

Not perfect, but at least a drool-less, looking-straight-at-the-camera with a happy expression photo.

Hopefully the authorities approve this! Please do!

12 comments:

mirrror said...

So adorable. Reminds me when we were taking passport photos for my gal too. All the funny expressions and numerous takes before the appropriate one is chosen. Well, you have many head shots of bubbles to put as wallpaper on mobile/computer now. ;)

hemma said...

hahaha!! she's brilliant - superb expressions... you should do a collage :)

cote-p said...

i thought the bottom right most one looks good too! ;)

BeanBean said...

think that the bottom right one in your collage would prob pass too! it is a tricky affair. think that they are generally kinder about accepting baby pics. it's just too difficult to get them perfect.

poiema said...

hee hee! I love her hair!

What we did was crop one of the photos we already had of her that coincidentally had a white background.

ICA returned it to me the first time (via email), but approved it the second time, after I tweaked the resolution a little. yay.

all the best!

corsage said...

mirror:
Haha, wallpaper! Good idea. Yes it is a tremendous effort to get the photo right!

hemma:
You mean a hardcopy one? Maybe I can plaster her bedroom wall. Muhahahaha. Or the grandparents'!

cote-p & beanbean:
But she has her tongue sticking out in that photo! Didn't think that was too appropriate! heh

poiema:
You know. Dumb me. I forgot to leave them my email address! (Didn't fill in that portion). But they have my number. Hopefully I get a text or call soon with good news!

pink cloth microphone said...

i like the furthest right one in the middle row.

yuling said...

Aiyoh so cute! Her hair, oh her hair! Too cute!

corsage said...

pink cloth microphone:
Haha I like that one too! Her 'poor thing' look!

yuling:
I know! Gatsby should ring me up! haha ;)

~tif;fany* said...

sooo cute!! i like the final one!

Anonymous said...

I like the middle row extreme right one too! She looks resigned there. Hey..Jeff's brother works for Gatsby you know?
Fern

corsage said...

tiffany:
Hee, thanks :) That was the most normal-looking one.

fern:
Haha, yeah she was like: Alright click away if you must, Mummy...
Oh really? haha, let him know about my static hair baby then!