Friday, September 4, 2009

Passport Photos=No Smiles, Please!

So there is now a rule that you can't be all "smiley, mc smile smile" when taking your passport photo. I have a tough time with that rule now, obviously, because I love smiling so much. It seems false for me to not smile in a picture, because I spend the good majority of my day with a smile on my face. (As do my kids...keep that in mind...)

Well, it turns out that I have no worries about this rule with my two kids because when both sat down to have their passport photos taken, they just kind of stared at the photographer with a kind of glazed over, deer in the headlights look.

They look cute, but kind of ominous...a little bit children of the corn (although I have never seen that movie so I can't vouch for the description's accuracy).

I know I promised that I would do the White House visit post next, but these pics were in my computer, and I figured some of you would love the distraction of funny passport photos. Granted they are no where near the territory of awkward family photos, but pretty darn priceless, nonetheless.


Oh, and so you know...it must be a familial thing...cause look down there (yes...below this paragraph)...oh, it's me, dinagideon, at my most sinister-looking. :) The photographer must have LOVED me when he was taking this passport photo...this was back when you were actively encouraged to smile! :)



Okay, everyone, back to the frivolity of Labor Day weekend.

12 comments:

NoJCrewinJapan said...

Very cute pics. No fun that they won't let you smile...

AppGal said...

hahaha...these are adorable. Even with no smiles, your children are just precious! And your picture makes me laugh. You look like you were just about to explain something very seriously :) At least you weren't taking a driver's license pic in NJ. My college roommate was from there and not only could they NOT smile, but they had to turn slightly away from the camera to show a little profile. Weird! Hope you have a great weekend!

Snea said...

OMG!!! They're great!!! XD

Rosa said...

OMG these pictures are awesome!

Julia said...

Hahaha!! These are so cute :)

amy kelinda said...

Actually, I can see a hint of a smile in the first picture! And can I say that your children take gorgeous passport photos? I mean, wow! I always manage to look my frumpiest and most disheveled and confused in any official photographs, haha... (passport, license, etc)

You looked like an adorable troublemaker! ;)

melissamolasses said...

Cute pics! I especially love your scowl. Where are traveling to?

They actually told you not to smile? I'm smiling for my passport photo and wasn't taken that long ago. I think the photographer even encouraged me to smile.

tastymoog said...

hehe, cute!

semi-related: Did the VA no-smiling-on-drivers'- license thing actually happen? I heard about that and was sad because my VA license is my favorite (and I was smiling)! If I moved back and got another, I would want to be scowling/mug-shotting!

tastymoog said...

would NOT want to be scowling, that is. :P

dinagideon said...

Hi! I am so glad you all enjoyed these photos! When I got Rex's taken a year or so ago, I knew that photo was special, but then when baby did almost the same darn thing, I just cracked up! So I knew I would have to share with everyone. :)

Yeah, I don't know what is up with this whole no smiling thing, from what I understand, it has to do with being able to recognize the person better...and since most people don't smile real big in their daily lives, it can be hard for whoever needs to compare the photo to the real person when the photo is all smiles and the real thing is not all smiles (gee, no smiles in our lovely airports, why no smiles...heehee)...

BTW, so you know, we are going to the Bahamas in October...weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Yay!

Tastymoog: I don't know about the VA driver's license...I bet you are right, though...I didn't show any teeth in my last photo, but I was kinda p-oed that day (cannot stand the DMV), so I just blamed my look on them. Haha. :)

A Bigger Closet said...

LOL Dina! Those photos are so funny...and adorable. :)

dinagideon said...

A Bigger Closet: Thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed the silliness. :)