Now Offering International Passport Photos Service – Midland Texas Professional Photographer


Did you know that there are different specifications for each country when it comes to taking your passport picture?   This may be a service that the local pharmacy or 1 hr. print shop might not be able to do for you.  If that’s the case, I may be able to help.  Call or email my office today to make an appointment and let’s see if I can help you!

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Canadian and U.S. passport pictures have specific requirements that differ in several ways. Here are the key differences:

Canadian Passport Photos:

  1. Size: The photo must be 50 mm wide by 70 mm high (2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches high).
  2. Head Size: The height of the face must be between 31 mm and 36 mm (1 1/4 inches and 1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown.
  3. Background: The background must be plain white or light-colored, with no shadows.
  4. Pose and Expression: The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, eyes open, and mouth closed. No smiling.
  5. Photo Quality: The photo must be printed on high-quality photographic paper, either matte or glossy.
  6. Glasses: If you normally wear glasses, you can wear them, but there should be no glare and the eyes must be clearly visible.
  7. Age of Photo: The photo must have been taken within the last 6 months.

U.S. Passport Photos:

  1. Size: The photo must be 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm).
  2. Head Size: The head must be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  3. Background: The background must be plain white or off-white.
  4. Pose and Expression: The face must be directly facing the camera with a neutral expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.
  5. Photo Quality: The photo must be printed on high-quality photographic paper or be submitted in a digital format meeting specific requirements.
  6. Glasses: As of November 2016, glasses are not allowed unless they are medically necessary (a signed statement from a doctor is required).
  7. Age of Photo: The photo must have been taken within the last 6 months.

Summary of Differences:

  • Size: Canadian photos are slightly taller (50 mm x 70 mm) compared to the U.S. (2 x 2 inches).
  • Head Size: The measurements of the face size differ slightly, with specific requirements for each country.
  • Background: Both countries require a plain background, but Canada specifies no shadows, and the U.S. allows off-white backgrounds.
  • Pose and Expression: Both countries require a neutral expression, but the U.S. allows a natural smile while Canada does not.
  • Glasses: Canada allows glasses if there is no glare, while the U.S. generally does not allow glasses unless medically necessary.
  • Paper: Both require high-quality photographic paper, but digital submission specifications may differ.
  • Age of Photo: Both countries require that the photo be taken within the last 6 months.

These differences ensure that the photos meet each country’s specific security and identification needs.

The Biggest Summer Sale Ever! 25% off! Midland Odessa Texas Photographer

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25% off sitting fee’s with retainers paid before July 31st.

You can use this for General Sessions, Newborns, Maternity, Headshots, and more!


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Posting the Feels … Midland, Texas Newborn Baby Family Maternity Corporate Photographer

I’m currently through this sweet girls gallery and really brought back some feels. In keeping things raw, I was experiencing one of the worst days so far this year but was super excited about building this Dino girly set for sweet Mia. It really brightened up my day when Mia wanted to play dinosaur theatre party and my assistant grabbed my camera and captured this sweet candid shot of us. 🦖 She is a true cutie and adore watching her grow! 🌷
This year has brought on many challenges for me as well as my peers. Being in a creative small business luxury industry I would be lying if I said inflation and this economy hasn’t hit me and my family hard. Watching my grocery bill double certainly does suck. Also, breaking my radius bone in my right wrist certainly didn’t help things either. Running a business isn’t easy because if it was, everyone would do it. I often work over 40+ hours a week, edit and take calls on my vacations & sick days because I do not get paid time off or health benefits. Even when I’m having a bad day and getting my butt chewed up and spit out I pick myself up and keep going because this is my passion and can’t imagine doing any other career.
I guess the emotional raw hearted me wants to reach out and say thank you to everyone who continued to stick with me, trust me to capture your treasured moments, and valued my art. You have soooooo many options out there, but incredibly honored to be chosen to work with you. I have been in business since 2011 and strive everyday to be better than the me I was yesterday.
If anyone is looking to have pictures taken, please throw my name out there and keep me in mind. I know professional portraiture can be an investment, but it’s one of the best investments that only grow in worth over time, like a fine wine. Complimenting with your good words and referring your local photographer to your family and friends can go a long way for us!
Thank you again and thanks for letting my wear my heart on my sleeve. I’ll be looking at sets for Christmas this month and I know a lot of people get excited for them so stay tuned.
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Last Chance to Vote for Midland Reporter Telegram’s Readers Choice Award 2024! – Midland Texas Photographer

Look who made it to the FINAL round for the MRT Readers Choice Awards for 2024!!!! 🏆
If you can kindly if you have a minute, click on the link and vote for me in the following categories, it would mean the WORLD 🌎 to me!! ⭐ You can only vote Once this time around.
-Corporate Photography
-Maternity and Newborn Photographer
I also somehow made it to the wedding list… it’s not my niche, but if you feel so inclined you can send me some love there too. ❤
Thank you much again West Texas! I wouldn’t be here without your love and support!
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Happy Cinco De Mayo! – Midland Texas Photographer


Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! 🎉

Whether you’re celebrating with tacos, margaritas, or just soaking in the festive vibes, I hope your day is filled with joy and good company.

As we dive into summer, don’t forget to capture those special moments with a photo session! Whether it’s a family gathering, a beach day with friends, or simply enjoying the sunshine, booking a photo session is a great way to preserve those memories forever. So, here’s to a day filled with celebration and plenty of picture-perfect moments ahead! Cheers! 📸☀️

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