passport photos

You keep your passport for 10 years, and sometimes the photos are just horrendous! The US Passport requirements are strict, so there's not a whole lot I can do creatively, but I CAN make you look as good as possible given the constraints. We'll have a quick 5-10 minute photo session, and together we'll look at a series of images on my computer and you'll get to choose  your favorite.

Alternatively, you may schedule a personal branding session or heirloom portrait session and I can include a passport photo with that package. Contact me to schedule a free consultation to discuss the options!

In Studio

Weekdays only from 9:30AM - 2:30PM $125

Session fee includes:

  • 5-10 minute photo session
  • Choice of 1-2 images (out of 10-20 shots taken)
  • Digital files via DropBox download

Optional add ons:

  • Professional prints mailed to you in 2-5 days - $25
  • Professional hair available for $70.
  • Professional makeup available for $50

How will I help you look your best?

  • I will show you a simple posing trick to help slim your face
  • I will guide you to positioning your head at the best angle (that still meets guidelines).
  • I will make sure the lighting is flat with minimal shadows and no shiny spots

What can't I do for passport photos?

  • I know dozens of beautiful poses to slim and flatter every body shape, but unfortunately a passport photo must be taken straight on with a specific crop.
  • Per US Passport office guidelines, I am not allowed to retouch the photos in any ways that alter your appearance. In a typical portrait session I would use photoshop tricks and retouching to minimize wrinkles, accentuate eyes, etc; I may not do that for passport photos.
  • No fancy backgrounds! A white or off-white background is required.
  • No artistic lighting.