A three-month-old baby, Olive, has stunned her family after putting up a variety of grumpy facial expressions while taking passport photos.
Olive’s mum Alice Tranfield stated that Olive as a UK and Australian citizen requires two passports so since she could not go out to get any passport photos due to the Coronavirus pandemic, she took the photos at home by herself with her Iphone, and the results are a grim reminder of how 2020 has turned so far.
Alice speaking to Metro.co.uk said;
‘I suppose her expression does sum up 2020: Complete confusion of this crazy time she has been born in to!’ .
‘My partner James works from home and my three-year-old son was playing nicely.
‘Olive had just woken, so I thought this was a good opportunity to have a go at getting a shot. ‘Since the day she was born, Olive has looked pretty angry! ‘At my six-week check (over the phone) the health visitor had asked whether she was smiling yet (a six-week milestone) and she definitely hadn’t smiled, her frown was strong though. ‘They even called me a few weeks later to check… and she finally had, but we certainly get more frowns than smiles. ‘To try and get a good passport photo without Olive wriggling, I shouted to my husband James to come down to hold her.
Alice added; ‘She was actually quite content while trying to take these shots (although it may not look like it!). It was just a challenge because the bright lights in the conservatory had enhanced her frown and James was trying to avoid having his hands in shot, while balancing her head on top’
‘In the requirements for a passport photo, it states “eyes must be open and clearly visible”, “facial expression must be neutral”, both edges of the face must be clearly seen with shoulders squared to the camera. ‘These seem quite impossible to me, I’m not sure how other parents find it!’