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One of my plans for this year was to get the children passports. We have no immediate plans to go abroad but I think if we got passports we’d be more likely to plan a break away or even just pop over to France for a day trip – the sort of thing Dave and I used to do before children.
What is the Jessops Passport Photo Service?
I’ve been looking for somewhere to get the children’s passport photos taken when I found out that Jessops offer a passport photo service and I was offered the opportunity to review it. I booked an appointment at my nearest Jessops store in Reading and took both children after LP finished preschool one day.
The Reading Jessops store is quite big. It’s set over two floors and at first it wasn’t obvious that they offered any photo services. I spoke to the staff who set up their mobile photo studio in the corner of the store. A white blind was pulled down to create a backdrop and a stool was placed in front. The children then took it in turns to sit on the stool whilst their photos were taken. One staff member took the photo whilst the other held a reflector to give a better quality picture.
How did we find the Jessops Passport Photo Service?
The staff members were fantastic. LP refused to look at the camera for quite a while. She was looking around the store instead. Little Man kept touching his face, looking away and generally being a bit difficult. Although they both stayed sitting on the stool. The staff were great with both LP and Little Man and I didn’t feel rushed at any point. I got the impression that they would spend as long as it took to get the perfect passport photo. It’s nice, especially with children, to feel at ease and not as if you have a time limit.
In the end Jessops managed to get great photos of the children. I spoke to the Manager about how they cater for younger children who can’t sit up. He explained that a cushion on the floor is used with the same reflector and camera set up. I can imagine it being a lot easier to take a baby passport photo when they’re laying down.
Would we recommend the Jessops Passport Photo Service?
Overall the Jessops passport photo service was fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others. I just wish that Jessops made more of this great service with more displays advertising it in store.
Jessops Passport Photo costs £9.95
4 thoughts on “Jessops Passport Photo Service”
We recently had Annabelles passport photo taken in Jessops too and the girl taking them was so patient was a very fidgety Belle, haha. Great service! How adorable are your little ones passport photos!! What cuties! x
Great post I love this service i struggled for ages trying to get my 5 year old to get a pic in a normal booth so that I just gave up on my 3yo as it was so difficult!! when I found this service I was so relived especially as it was so quick and easy and really affordable!
Jessops did Monkey’s baby passport photo for me and it was so easy. Their local store was closing down but the managers bought it out and they’ve just done Monkey’s new passport photo.
Oh their little passport photos are just SO cute! It makes them look littler somehow! x