What did you do to my baby?

Before Emerson could travel, we had to get her her very own passport. You may remember me posting about the picture fiasco back in June. Do you know how hard it is to get a 3 week old to stay awake long enough for pictures? Trust me, it was no easy task and I was less than thrilled with the end result.


Would you agree that this photo just doesn’t do my beautiful baby girl justice?

Anyway, we paid $35.00 for 4  photos, sent off her application, and waited anxiously for her passport to arrive.

By the time our travel date came around, our sweet girl was ready to go!


After we arrived, we learned that we would need 14 copies of her photo for her visa. Instead of going through the hassle of getting pictures made again, we took her original photo to a photo shop and asked for copies to be made. We were pleasantly surprised at the $10.00 price tag. We waited for about 20 minutes while the technician worked on making our copies. When he called our name I walked up to the counter to get our pictures and found this:


Can you say SCARY?!? While making the copies, I guess the technician decided that Emerson needed a little touchup.


I had heard that children’s passport photos are often retouched when you have them made here, but I really didn’t expect any changes to Emerson’s picture because we had just asked for copies. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t assume anything around here! Smile

Even though we weren’t exactly thrilled with the end result, we were too tired to wait for them to be redone. Besides, I don’t think the photo technician would even understand why we wanted them redone. Doesn’t every newborn look better with black eyes and dark red lips?


Brittney Galloway said...

hahaha, at least she didn't get made "whiter," ha!

Michelle said...

Ummmm wow. Seriously? They should leave your baby alone!

With E being so small, how often do you have to update her passport photo?

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness, why would they retouch it to that? Not ideal.

Mom said...

The first photo didn't do her justice the second one is just scary. I am so ready to see her. She is growing so fast.

Carrie said...

I just started laughing outloud here in my office... so funny!!

Joeylee said...

omg why would they retouch it!

Lyndsey said...

hahaha this is cracking me up!

Gabriella said...

Not cool! She is still the cutest thing EVER!!!

the workaholic momma said...

Oh my!! I can't believe they retouched them...and whoa...the retouching makes it look like theymade a copy on a paper copier:(. Emerson is beautiful...this will def be a story to be told 15 years from now!!

Anna & Kirby said...

Oh my gosh... I can't believe they do that! Poor baby. She's still the cutest ;)

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