The joy of passport photo regulations
In case any of you are unfamiliar with the requirements for an American passport photo, click here for fun reading during your next trip to the loo. For anyone out there with a week-old son or daughter, I highly recommend devoting one free afternoon to trying to get him/her to pose looking up (or out) at the camera, with eyes open, without hands, feet, or miscellaneous limbs obscuring their face. My many thanks are due to the anonymous photographer on Ecclesall Road, next door but one to Uncle Sam's. He took nearly a dozen photos and managed to get one that, by prayer and petitioning, should be acceptable to the good men and women at the American Embassy in London. Now we just have to pray for an appointment!
[Postscript: This is in no way meant to disparage my lovely daughter who, despite being a royal pain in the butt during the photo session, still enjoys the unconditional love of both Papa and Mama.]