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Where can I get a proper photo for my Canada PR and passport in Pittsburgh?

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your Passport photo or PR photo for Canada in Pittsburgh?   Jen Barker Worley Photography has been providing passport photos for Canada for years.   We are experts so you don’t have to worry about a complicated process to get your passport photos.   

Photos for you PR card (permanent resident card) have slightly different requirements from the Canadian Passport photo requirements.  If you are in need of a passport photo we are happy to help.   Click here for pricing and to book your appointment.  

“My passport has been rejected twice already.” 

You do not want this to be your story!  Canadian passports are actually pretty simple… you just can’t usually go to a cheap US passport place, because they can’t be flexible.  Unfortunately many people are receiving rejection after rejection.  This will cost you more time and money. I hope you find us first to save you all this hassle.

Do you take Canadian Permanent Residency photos? 

Yes we do 

Would you also cut the photos to the appropriate dimensions?

 Yes,  in fact you will receive 2 printed passport photos cut to size and the digital copy. 

Will you be able to certify as mentioned in the specification?

No, the “certify” is supposed to be by someone who knows you:  doctor, neighbor, workmate, etc. 

As you might already know, the Canadian requirements are very strict, I was wondering if you had a chance to work with someone for Canadian photos (passport/PR card) specifically?   

Yes,  I do Canadian passports and PR photos all the time  

Permanent resident photos must be: 

  • Taken by a commercial photographer.
  • 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide x 2- 3/4 inches long) and sized so the height of the face measures between 31 mm (1- 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1- 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head).
  • Clear, sharp and in focus.
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling).
  • Taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash reflections.
  • Taken straight on, with face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera (i.e. the photographs must show the full front view of the person’s head and shoulders, showing full face centered in the middle of the photograph).
  • Taken in front of a plain white background with a clear difference between your face and the background. Photos must reflect/represent natural skin tones.
  • Original photos that are not altered in any way or taken from an existing photo.
  • Reflect your current appearance (taken within the last six months)
  • Professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper (photos printed at home and photos printed on heavy weight paper are not acceptable)

The back of one photo must include: 

  • The subject’s name and date of birth
  • The name and complete address of the photography studio
  • The date the photograph was taken
  • The photographer may use a stamp or handwrite this information. Stick-on labels are unacceptable.

Extra details 

  • Glasses may be worn in photos as long as the eyes are clearly visible and there is no glare in the glasses.
  • Sunglasses and tinted eye glasses are unacceptable.
  • Photos with the red-eye effect or red eye alterations are unacceptable.
  • Hats and head coverings must not be worn, unless they are worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons. However, your full face must be clearly visible and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Your hair can be down.
  • Shadows are not acceptable. Lighting must be uniform to avoid shadows across the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background

Child passport photo rules

 

  • Child photos must follow the same rules indicated above.
  • Photos must show the child’s head and shoulders only. Parent’s or child’s hands must not appear in the photo.
  • We recognize the difficulty in obtaining a neutral expression of a newborn and will allow for some minor variations in this regard.
  • For newborn babies, the photo may be taken while the child is sitting in a car seat, as long as a white blanket is placed over the seat behind the child’s head. There must be no shadows on the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.

Your application will be rejected if your photos do not meet these specifications.

Medical considerations

 

Wheelchairs:  If you are in a wheelchair, we recommend that a plain white blanket placed over the wheelchair behind the applicant’s head so that your facial features and the edges of your face are clearly visible.

Headwear or nasal cannula:  When required for medical reasons, you can wear headwear or a nasal cannula in your permanent resident photo – as long as your eyes remain clearly visible. We recommend that you include a signed explanation with your application. We may request that you submit a letter from your doctor.

jen worley photographer

Jen Barker Worley Photography
555 Grant Street, Suite 337 Offices at the William Penn Pittsburgh, PA 15219

https://jenworley.com
412-370-4520

Are you looking for a Passport photographer near me?  I am a Pittsburgh passport photographer and I am happy to take your passport or PR photo. 

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So I’m totally cheating on this by re-posting my profile pic, but hey, I’m going to claim that counts as “Challenge Accepted.” I’m usually not on the challenges bandwagon, but when @elisabethleach31 DM’d me, the beautiful B&W photos of all different women on the hashtags were inspiring. So, woman to women, you’ve all been challenged by me to do the same. Tag me when you do. 😉 Or not. Or whatever. 🤣 #womensupportingwomen #womeninspiringwomen ...

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#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #Lovepgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #pittsburghhealth #microbusinesses #womenowned

Our women entrepreneurs. Whether an international corporation, or a micro company, I love working with these professionals. But yeah I’m partial. (Just kidding. Of course I’m here for the guys too.) It was a pleasure working with you Kim @themodernsteward #womenentrepreneurs #Smallbusiness #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #Lovepgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #pittsburghhealth #microbusinesses #womenowned ...

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#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #adaptable #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #identity #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #entrepreneur #corporate #executive #execs

Adaptability. My second of seven pillars of happiness. We can’t think that the fallout from Covid won’t alter many aspects of our life for years to come. So if you can’t change that fact, what can you do? One cannot fight the wind. We must adapt to stride confidently forward. You can’t change people who judge you on your appearance. As a woman, I have learned to adapt. And adapting doesn’t mean “giving in”, or resigning yourself to people’s perceptions of you. It means learning how to use seemingly unfavorable situations thrust upon you to your benefit. And thriving. #pillarsofhappiness #corporateleader #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #adaptable #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #identity #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #entrepreneur #corporate #executive #execs ...

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#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #pittsburghhealth #corporate #executives

What a team! I love taking group photos, and the challenge that comes from working within parameters, and especially during the time of Covid. But mostly, my goal is to make each individual shine as unique in the group. And to make the whole look like the capable, confident and cool people that they truly are. I appreciate working with Myah and her team on this, especially with them being patient with my months of shutdown, and as we figured out how we could take a socially-distanced cool group photo. Which meant keeping all them distanced, even though they needed a photo all together. Mission accomplished. #Finance #wealth #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #pittsburghhealth #corporate #executives ...

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Instagram post 17880727147678441 Being comfortable with who you are is one of the seven pillars of happiness.You caught me:  I have no idea what the seven pillars of happinesses are.  Sorry if it looked like I was headed somewhere profound. Was that something that the Lawrence of Arabia guy wrote?  Buddhist maybe?  I could Google it, but think I’d rather come up with my own 7.So maybe I’ll do this thing then.  Jen’s 7 Pillars of Happiness.  Pillar #1, in no particular order:  Be Comfortable with Who you Are.#pillarsofhappiness #corporateleader
#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #comfortable #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #identity #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #Chiefqualityofficer #regulatorofficer #corporate #executive #execs

Being comfortable with who you are is one of the seven pillars of happiness. You caught me: I have no idea what the seven pillars of happinesses are. Sorry if it looked like I was headed somewhere profound. Was that something that the Lawrence of Arabia guy wrote? Buddhist maybe? I could Google it, but think I’d rather come up with my own 7. So maybe I’ll do this thing then. Jen’s 7 Pillars of Happiness. Pillar #1, in no particular order: Be Comfortable with Who you Are. #pillarsofhappiness #corporateleader #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #comfortable #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #identity #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #Chiefqualityofficer #regulatorofficer #corporate #executive #execs ...

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Instagram post 17868793474864110 Many people still need a traditional suit and tie photo.  It’s a classic look!  And a well fitting suit is always sharp.I find it more interesting to do these in more of a portrait format, that gives the appearance of movement, even if it’s a simple lean-in.#suits #corporateleader
#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghportraits #portraits
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #pittsburghmostdope #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #Chiefqualityofficer #regulatorofficer #corporate #executive #execs

Many people still need a traditional suit and tie photo. It’s a classic look! And a well fitting suit is always sharp. I find it more interesting to do these in more of a portrait format, that gives the appearance of movement, even if it’s a simple lean-in. #suits #corporateleader #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghportraits #portraits #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #pittsburghmostdope #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #Chiefqualityofficer #regulatorofficer #corporate #executive #execs ...

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Instagram post 17843282042267132 I love execs who aren’t afraid of color and a little creativity.
Yes, many executives still need your traditional suit-and-tie photo (see that one in our following post tomorrow), but the fact is, most corporate leaders aren’t wearing traditional corporate garb on a day to day basis.
There are so many great choices out there when it comes to blazers, sports coats, or whatever you want to call the suit jacket alternative.  Don’t be afraid of a cool color and striking texture.  You don’t need to go full-pattern to stand out.
#Sportsjacket #blazer
#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #pittsburghmostdope #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #Chiefqualityofficer #regulatorofficer #corporate #executive #execs

I love execs who aren’t afraid of color and a little creativity. Yes, many executives still need your traditional suit-and-tie photo (see that one in our following post tomorrow), but the fact is, most corporate leaders aren’t wearing traditional corporate garb on a day to day basis. There are so many great choices out there when it comes to blazers, sports coats, or whatever you want to call the suit jacket alternative. Don’t be afraid of a cool color and striking texture. You don’t need to go full-pattern to stand out. #Sportsjacket #blazer #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #pittsburghmostdope #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #Chiefqualityofficer #regulatorofficer #corporate #executive #execs ...

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Instagram post 18149583697043817 Composure. Discernment. Competence.  Dignity.  When I think of those who choose the legal profession, those are the adjectives that come to my mind.  And this photo represents that to me.
Perhaps it’s because I was drawn to that profession when I was in high school... although let’s be honest, if you went to an upper-suburbia school in the northeast in the 90s and had good grades, that’s what your were gently influenced to become. Well, that or a doctor.
Needless to say, I chose neither.  Although it was important for me to choose a direction in life that involved helping others.  Through the years I have seen how much lawyers accomplish in helping people, in so many different situations of life.
So give your lawyer a hug today, because they spend a lot of time buried in a ton of papers looking at rambling words to help you get the best deal you can from life.
Ok, I was kidding a little bit about the “hug your lawyer” thing.... but hey, all of us need a little appreciation.  Maybe just text them a 😃👍 instead. 😉#pittsburgh
#pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew
#downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #pittsburghmostdope #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #lawyers #superlawyer #legal

Composure. Discernment. Competence. Dignity. When I think of those who choose the legal profession, those are the adjectives that come to my mind. And this photo represents that to me. Perhaps it’s because I was drawn to that profession when I was in high school... although let’s be honest, if you went to an upper-suburbia school in the northeast in the 90s and had good grades, that’s what your were gently influenced to become. Well, that or a doctor. Needless to say, I chose neither. Although it was important for me to choose a direction in life that involved helping others. Through the years I have seen how much lawyers accomplish in helping people, in so many different situations of life. So give your lawyer a hug today, because they spend a lot of time buried in a ton of papers looking at rambling words to help you get the best deal you can from life. Ok, I was kidding a little bit about the “hug your lawyer” thing.... but hey, all of us need a little appreciation. Maybe just text them a 😃👍 instead. 😉 #pittsburgh #pittsburghphotographer #pittsburghheadshots #headshots #headshotcrew #downtownpittsburgh #pittsburghcreative #pittsburghmostdope #412project #steelcity #capturedpgh #burghsnap #headshotphotographer #pghcreative #lawyers #superlawyer #legal ...

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Instagram post 17871755107750711 So you saw the other photo like this that I took of Dan, that was pretty much straight out of camera... other than the fact that I took the @cubcadet_usa logo off his hat. 😂So what makes this photo different?  4 levels of @infinitecolorpanel grading, gradient shadow to make the subject stand out more, freq sep on face, curves adjustment, @joelgrimesworkshops cloud kit brushes on sky.  All that work done by my postproduction dude, @dan_jenworleyphotography
#colorado #pghcreeative #bestinpgh #headshotcrew #headshotcrew364 #pittsburghphotographer

So you saw the other photo like this that I took of Dan, that was pretty much straight out of camera... other than the fact that I took the @cubcadet_usa logo off his hat. 😂 So what makes this photo different? 4 levels of @infinitecolorpanel grading, gradient shadow to make the subject stand out more, freq sep on face, curves adjustment, @joelgrimesworkshops cloud kit brushes on sky. All that work done by my postproduction dude, @dan_jenworleyphotography #colorado #pghcreeative #bestinpgh #headshotcrew #headshotcrew364 #pittsburghphotographer ...

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Instagram post 17886966172594799 From our social-distancing-wilderness trip to Colorado a few weeks ago.  Awesome trip.  Definitely see why everyone wants to live there.  #colorado #portraitphotographer #headshotcrew #socialdistancing

From our social-distancing-wilderness trip to Colorado a few weeks ago. Awesome trip. Definitely see why everyone wants to live there. #colorado #portraitphotographer #headshotcrew #socialdistancing ...

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Instagram post 17899234828489970 Wanted to add one more photo from my first week back last week!  Loved Jackie’s new photo. I really appreciate everyone last week, this week, and forever into the future for remembering us and coming in after restrictions were lifted.  And we are committed to keeping your experience safe from germs and that pesky Corona. 😉#shopsmallbusiness #pittsburghphotographer #williampenn #

Wanted to add one more photo from my first week back last week! Loved Jackie’s new photo. I really appreciate everyone last week, this week, and forever into the future for remembering us and coming in after restrictions were lifted. And we are committed to keeping your experience safe from germs and that pesky Corona. 😉#shopsmallbusiness #pittsburghphotographer #williampenn # ...

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Instagram post 17904825595475752 Another favorite from my first week back, last week. And my fav from Jessica’s session. Thanks for supporting #smallbusiness #pittsburghphotographer  #headshotphotographer #smile

Another favorite from my first week back, last week. And my fav from Jessica’s session. Thanks for supporting #smallbusiness #pittsburghphotographer #headshotphotographer #smile ...

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Instagram post 17910759208449414 It’s been a good first week back to work:  Thanks, Louis, for coming in on my first day back!  I’m really appreciative that many of my clients whose appointments were cancelled back in March/April, didn’t forget about me. 😁#smallbusiness #openforbusiness
It’s probably going to be a slower month for photographers, since many clients need to get their long-overdue hair appointment completed first.
My good friend @georgeoushairatcapretti I know is working ridiculously hard, while observing all the new protocols, to get everyone in. #pittsburghhairstylist #pittsburghphotographer

It’s been a good first week back to work: Thanks, Louis, for coming in on my first day back! I’m really appreciative that many of my clients whose appointments were cancelled back in March/April, didn’t forget about me. 😁#smallbusiness #openforbusiness It’s probably going to be a slower month for photographers, since many clients need to get their long-overdue hair appointment completed first. My good friend @georgeoushairatcapretti I know is working ridiculously hard, while observing all the new protocols, to get everyone in. #pittsburghhairstylist #pittsburghphotographer ...

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Instagram post 17917979152412271 First day back to work!  Modified, of course.  Looking forward to it! #startingback #goinggreen #pa #pittsburghphotographer

First day back to work! Modified, of course. Looking forward to it! #startingback #goinggreen #pa #pittsburghphotographer ...

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Instagram post 17926669024382490 Green Day for Pittsburgh is finally here. Not the band.  So glad people are able to get back to work!  I’ll be returning to work Monday after everyone has time to get a haircut today and over the weekend!  @caprettriandco  And I feel for small businesses who won’t be reopening, like I just saw a headline about @union_standard Right across the street and I never got there!  And the wood always smelled amazing! 😢 #reopening #pittsburghgoinggreen #photography

Green Day for Pittsburgh is finally here. Not the band. So glad people are able to get back to work! I’ll be returning to work Monday after everyone has time to get a haircut today and over the weekend! @caprettriandco And I feel for small businesses who won’t be reopening, like I just saw a headline about @union_standard Right across the street and I never got there! And the wood always smelled amazing! 😢 #reopening #pittsburghgoinggreen #photography ...

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Instagram post 18089981536172423 We’re going green, my friends!  As our county goes into “green phase”, we’ll be back to work to take your Headshot and Portrait photos starting June 8th!  Thank you to @breakofda_wn for my four awesome masks!  And thanks to @peter_hurley for this great gif idea! #headshotcrew #pittsburghphotographer #headshotphotos #goinggreen #coronacantkeepmedown

We’re going green, my friends! As our county goes into “green phase”, we’ll be back to work to take your Headshot and Portrait photos starting June 8th! Thank you to @breakofda_wn for my four awesome masks! And thanks to @peter_hurley for this great gif idea! #headshotcrew #pittsburghphotographer #headshotphotos #goinggreen #coronacantkeepmedown ...

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Instagram post 17878420399649670 “Worry-Sadness-Gratitude-Hope”  Completes my #Rainbow Trilogy and sums up where I am. Worry, as many are, about forging ahead.  Sadness, for those we have lost in death.  Gratitude, for all those who have worked to keep us safe and sane. And Hope, for what the future holds. #chasetherainbow #healthcare #headshotcrew #gratitude #hope

“Worry-Sadness-Gratitude-Hope” Completes my #Rainbow Trilogy and sums up where I am. Worry, as many are, about forging ahead. Sadness, for those we have lost in death. Gratitude, for all those who have worked to keep us safe and sane. And Hope, for what the future holds. #chasetherainbow #healthcare #headshotcrew #gratitude #hope ...

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Instagram post 18116975743107630 The waterfall of hope springs eternal.  Thanks to you all, once again, who are putting your life on the line every day, to help our families and friends. #gratitude #chasetherainbow #rainbow #healthcareheros #rainbowsofhope @yumi #godoxhomestudio #godoxad200 @godox_photo_equipment #pghcreative

The waterfall of hope springs eternal. Thanks to you all, once again, who are putting your life on the line every day, to help our families and friends. #gratitude #chasetherainbow #rainbow #healthcareheros #rainbowsofhope @yumi #godoxhomestudio #godoxad200 @godox_photo_equipment #pghcreative ...

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Instagram post 18102303298193265 Serenity. #6  Not ready to go back to work yet (although I’m still not sure when that will happen anyway) - I like playing!  Although money would be nice.  Enjoyed doing this project with @dan_jenworleyphotography  #blackandwhite #pittsburghphotographer #peterhapak #stayhome

Serenity. #6 Not ready to go back to work yet (although I’m still not sure when that will happen anyway) - I like playing! Although money would be nice. Enjoyed doing this project with @dan_jenworleyphotography #blackandwhite #pittsburghphotographer #peterhapak #stayhome ...

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Instagram post 17853950083955023 “Not too sure about that.” #5, on to the right side (of the face). @dan_jenworleyphotography #blackandwhite #headshotcrew #pittsburghpa

“Not too sure about that.” #5, on to the right side (of the face). @dan_jenworleyphotography #blackandwhite #headshotcrew #pittsburghpa ...

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