Passport Photo & Visa Photos too!

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When most people think of getting photos done at a professional portrait and wedding studio they usually will not think of getting their passport photo or visa photos done there, but we’ve been providing this service to our clients for as long as we’ve been in business (over 30 years!).  And now we have a reputation of getting it done right and also making you look so much better in your photos.  Because since we are photographers to begin with we will in most cases produce a much better looking image than any clerk can for you at your local drug store!  And if you think about it, passport photos are there for 10 years so why not look good in it!

Passport and Visa Photo by Professional Photographers at Lucy's Bridal & Photography

Over the years we’ve heard about so many stories where someone went to a drug store to get their photos done to find out weeks later that their application was denied / rejected because the photo did not follow the correct guidelines set by the authorities!  Let’s face it, after 9-11, most passport photo and visa photo rules were changes globally and having correct Passport Photos and Visa photos save you time and money and more importantly saves you from problems at the airport with the TSA!  Let Lucy’s Bridal & Photography help!

  • No appointment is required for passport photo or visa photos and they’re usually ready for pickup in around 15~20 minutes.
  • Our address is:  9224 Las Tunas Dr.  Temple City, CA  91780
  • Our Phone is:  626-287-1112
  • Store Hours:  Open 11am ~7pm Wednesday to Monday (Closed every Tuesday)

Prices for Passport / ID / Visa / Green Card / US Citizenship Photos are:

  • United States Passport/Visa/Green Card/Citizenship Photo  $20 for a set of 4 photos including a CD of your image (for reprints if needed)
  • Most country Visa 2″x2″ Photo  $20 for a set of 4 photos including a CD of your image (for reprints if needed)
  • Canadian Passport and Citizenship Photo  $25 for a set of 4 photos including a CD of your image (for reprints if needed)
  • Taiwan Identification Card/ID/Passport Photo  $20 for a set of 4 photos including a CD of your image (for reprints if needed)
  • China Passport and ID Photo  $20 for a set of 4 photos including a CD of your image (for reprints if needed)
  • Infant/Baby unable to sit alone  ADD $10
  • Digital file on CD for Passport/ID/Visa photo  FREE, included in price!

Links for US Passport Applying or Renewing:

How to Dress for Passport & Visa Photos?

As far as US, Canada and EU countries go, there is no “dress code” for Passport Photos.  However, here are some tips how to dress for passport photo.

  • Avoid white clothes

In general, please avoid white clothes.  Most background being white, if you wear white, it will be blended into the back, resulting only your head looks floating in the air.  These photos could be judged as “not enough contrast against background”, resulting rejection of your Passport and Visa application.

This rule applies to infants and babies.  Please have them dressed with colored clothes.

  • In winter, please avoid turtleneck sweater. It covers your neck and chin.

  • No big earrings.

Some counties do not allow to wear earrings (like Taiwan and US Green Card photos).  Let’s keep it simple. :)

  • No glasses

Some counties do not allow eyeglasses, like French Visa and Mexican Passport photos.  UK(Britain) “recommends” not wearing glasses.
As a general rule, we strongly recommend NOT to wear glasses.  Governments want to collect your Biometaric data based on your natural facial information.  You don’t wear the same glasses for other 10 years anyway.  If you are asked, you can just take them off. If you insist wearing them, you must understand that you are taking chances.

  • No hair covering your ears.

In most cases, you should show your both ears clearly, especially Taiwan Passport, ID, and US Green Card Photos.

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