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Passport Photos

Passport Photos in Bournemouth & Poole

Don’t you just hate sitting in those uncomfortable little photo booths, and when your passport photos finally appear they make you look like you haven’t slept for a month.

There is another way you know. Visit our photo studio with forecourt parking and a comfortable reception. Be photographed in a modern portrait studio by a professional photographer. Have your passport photos hand-printed and cut to size while you wait.

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Biometric Passport Photos

Passport photo regulations are strict, therefore many passport photos are now rejected (especially from photo-booths). Therefore, we ensure all our passport photos adhere to the current regulations. All our photos are checked against the HMPO template. We also guarantee a free re-shoot in the unlikely event you do encounter problems.

Using professional studio lighting we capture you looking your best. Regulations prohibit us posing you in a portrait style, but we promise to create a pleasing image. You certainly won’t be ashamed of your photo at passport control 🙂

  • UK passport photos – only £12.50 per set of 4 prints
  • Extra set of 4 prints – £5.00
  • UK Digital Passport Photo – only £12.50 for 1 UK passport photo (HMPO passport photo code)
  • Non UK Passport Photos – only £15.00 per set of identical photos
  • Extra set of non UK prints – £5.00
  • Non UK Digital Passport Photo – only £15.00 for 1 digital passport photo

To book your passport photos, call us now


Non UK Passport Photos

We provide passport photos for any country, with any colour background. EU Passport Photo, US Passport Photos, Canadian Passport Photos, Indian Visa, you name the country, we can do it. Non-UK passport and visa photos are only £15.00 a set.

Baby Passport Photos

Passport photos for newborn baby’s, toddlers or children with additional needs are no problem. We understand the difficulties in using photo-booths with small children, just call us to make an appointment. Baby passport photos are only £12.50 for a set of 4 identical photos (UK).

Digital Passport Photos

We provide digital passport photos for any country. UK digital passport photos are supplied via the HMPO passport photo code. US Digital Passport Photos, US Visa Photos, Indian Visa Photos, and so on. We already know most of the regulations, but please bring any paperwork you have to help with compliance.

Passport Photos for Disabled People

We can produce passport photos for people with disabilities & additional needs. The studio is wheelchair accessible, call now to make an appointment.

To book an appointment for your passport photos call now on 01202 513535


UK Passport Photo Requirements

Paper and sizing

Passport photos must measure 45mm by 35mm, printed on high quality photographic paper. Home produced photos are unlikely to be acceptable, as they will not meet the high standards delivered by professional equipment and may not allow us to capture an accurate biometric. Your photos must have a backing that allows the counter signatory to certify one of the photos and sign in ink, without smearing. Trademarks or other printing on the reverse is acceptable, provided it does not show through when the photo is scanned onto our system. This is most likely to occur where bold back print is used, and the image captured is very pale. If back-printed paper is used, proper lighting and exposure is even more important than usual


Glasses can often show reflection or glare from flash, and the frames can obscure facial features. We strongly recommend that customers who wear glasses remove them to ensure that an accurate biometric can be obtained. While this may mean that their passport photo does not show them as they usually appear, their photo will still be a good likeness. Customers with a visual impairment should also follow this guidance. If they wear dark, tinted or mirrored glasses, they must remove them – otherwise a biometric cannot be captured.


Photos must be clear, sharp and in focus. They must be a true likeness of the subject. Black and white photos are not acceptable. Photos must not be manipulated, for example, by removing spots or softening lines or shadows. Mirror images cannot be used. Where very young children are being supported, you must ensure that no hands are visible. We recommend that infants who are unable to support themselves are laid on a light grey sheet and photographed from above.


Eyes must be open and clearly visible, with no flash reflections and no ‘red eye’. Facial expression must be neutral with the mouth closed. Photos must show both edges of the face clearly and a full front view of face and shoulders, squared to the camera. The face and shoulder image must be centred in the photo. Do not show the subject looking over one shoulder (portrait style), or with head tilted to one side or backwards or forwards. There must be no hair across the eyes, hats or head coverings are not permitted (except when worn for religious reasons). Shadows on the face are unacceptable, photo must reflect/represent natural skin tone.


Shadows on the background are unacceptable. Photos must be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflection on the face and head. Photo must show a plain, uniform, light grey or cream background. 5 – 10 per cent grey is recommended as a background


Children aged over one and under six years: the requirements for mouths to be closed and eyes looking at the camera are waived. Infants under the age of 12 months: we only require that the image shows a good likeness. The requirements on eyes open and mouth closed, for example, are waived. In practice, we have also waived the template check requirement for babies.  Applicants with either physical or mental disabilities may find it difficult to meet our requirements. We will accept as good as image as possible, accompanied by a statement that they cannot meet the requirement because of disability.

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Book now – call 01202 513 535