Take passport photos at home with PassporticaGetting passport photos taken is arguably one of the least fun aspects of trip preparation (besides actually waiting on line for the passport). The last time I had to get passport pictures taken, I unfortunately chose an extraordinarily busy time at the local drugstore chain, and had to endure getting my photo taken at the front of the store, while everybody in line for the cashier (and for flu shots, mind you) sat and watched.

And of course, as the technician was about to start shooting, she realized that her memory card was full. Thank goodness my kids weren’t there with me.

While I won’t need to update my passport pictures
for another 10 years or so, for the rest of you there’s a great new service called Passportica. This handy website prints out passport photos that you take yourself – in the comfort of your own home.

What an amazing idea for busy parents–or for kids in need of photos who might not get it right on the first try.

The site provides instructions on just what to do, then you simply upload them to the site for
passport formatting. For just $9.99, you’ll have your passport photos
printed and delivered in a matter of days. And better, if you hate your pic, you can take it as many times as you like until you get it right. After all, you’re the photographer. -Jeana

Take your own passport photos right from home with the website Passportica