Passports, Visa & ID Photographs

We know how important it is to get that passport, visa or ID photograph right the first time, Alan Schofield Photography offers a quality instant photo service that only takes a couple of minutes (appointment needed Call 01271 344480) We also cover Baby and children Passports.

” Anyone who has tried to capture a passport image of baby at home or in a booth will testify as to what a hard task it can be, we ensure your baby is comfortable and positioned safely and correctly at all times “

Our photos fully comply with all regulations from the UK Passport Service to ensure that images are suitable for new biometrically enabled passports and including the requirement that adult head size is in the range 29mm – 34mm from head to chin and are Passport approved.

Our passport photographs can also be used for your bus pass, rail card, driving licence, student card, leisure sports pass, school/university card, hospital and health care cards. International passport sizes now available. We can also cover ID photos for UK, US & India plus Albania, Belize/Columbia, Canada, China, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Kenya and Spain. Contact us on 01271 344480 or Click for more information.

Her Majesty’s Passport Office has introduced a way for customers to retrieve a digital photo when they apply for their passport online.

With this new easy solution, we can give customers a photo code that will be emailed to you direct with a link to apply for your passport on the website, you then put the code in to the form and the photo is automatically added for you, applying this way will be the only way soon, as the UK Government is moving to ALL renewal of passports online

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We have been working very hard to get our new website online. So we will be updating the blog with all of our latest news and offers.

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New Premium Baby Portrait Scheme


We recently launched our amazing new premium baby portrait scheme
‘The Baby Portrait Club’

This offers you the chance to capture your baby’s development from birth right through to one year, with the first session being as soon as possible after your baby has been born. The consecutive portrait sittings are when your baby is lifting their head and then sitting unaided. To complete the scheme we have two options available, either a fun family portrait or something quirky like a cake smash.

If you wanted to record your pregnancy then a maternity portrait session is also available with this scheme for a £20 upgrade, this is the prefect way to record your baby’s impending arrival.

At the end of the scheme you will receive a framed memento with an image from the first three sessions. As well as this you will receive a set of six passport photographs, these can be taken at any time during the year.

Preparing your baby for their first professional portrait experience

Our friends over at Emma’s Diary have just written a great blog detailing the top ten tips for preparing your baby and you for your first professional portrait session.

In fact it is so good that we thought we should share it with you!

To view the blog please visit

Baby of the Month Competition

Did you know that by joining one of our baby schemes like  #EmmasDiary or  ‪#‎Cherubs is not just about receiving three complimentary portrait sessions with a fantastic free gift at the end of it all. But your baby’s*  photo could win also £5000? 

No you didn’t? Well they could, and the #Babyofthemonth competition in association with Emma’s Diary is so easy to enter, here’s how;

  • Sign up to join one of our schemes (
  • At your viewing tell Helen you would like to enter the Baby of the Month Competition
  • Select your favourite image from the set
  • Make a £2 donation to the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Receive your complementary #Tembo soft toy
  • Then when the competition is live get all your friends and family to vote
If you would like to register, we can be contacted using any of the following methods:
  • Email – 
  • Call – 01271 344480 
  • Facebook – Alan Schofield Photography (
For more information about our exclusive service, full details about the sessions can also be found at:

Please spread the word among your friends and family, so that they too have the opportunity to enter. We look forward to seeing you soon.
*(under 12 months old only)

Baby of the Month Competition Winner

Congratulations to the Parr family, whose entry into the August 2015 ‘Baby of the Month’ competition was selected as one of the five winners for the month. 

This is the winning entry of Ellie-Mai and above her family are being presented with their prize of £100 in Mothercare vouchers. The top five images can be found by clicking here

Here is what her mum Shannon had to say about their experience in the studio and recent competition win:
“Just like to thank Alan Schofield for our amazing photo of our little girl Ellie-Mai and we are delighted that our little girl came in the top 5 of the competition. I would recommend Alan Schofield to anybody for professional photo of their loved ones”

This has now gained automatic entry into the annual competition for Baby of the Year to win £5000. Lets keep our fingers crossed for them! You too could enter by calling us on 01271344480 to book a studio session with your little one (entrants must be under 12 months at time of portrait).

Children in Need 2015

Once again we are helping to raise funds for Children in Need @BBCCiN (#BeAHero ). After last year’s success with our ‘Pic with Pudsey’ event, we are doing it again! Donate £10 to bring your child in for a short photo shoot with Pudsey Bear and receive a 6×4 print of your choice. 

If you already have a portrait session booked for one of our baby schemes or are coming in for Christmas pictures we can include it in that shoot (minimum £10 donation required); alternatively you can book a fifteen minute slot or just pop in if you are passing by (subject to availability). 

Alan Schofield and Pudsey Bear posing for charity
You will also be entered into our free draw (winner to be announced on 19th November) to win a baby Pudsey Bear.
Call us now on 01271 344480 to book your session and help raise funds for a very worthy cause!

Announcing the arrival of Tembo

We would like to introduce you to Tembo who after a longer-than-expected journey from Africa is finally here!

“Hi, my name is Tembo. Once you have entered your little one into the Baby of the Month competition, you get to take me home to have adventures together! If you would like to register for a baby photography session please visit

Love Tembo” x
Get your very own Tembo toy by way of an entry donation (minimum £1.50 to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) when you enter the Baby of the Month competition. 
Click here- for more information or Call 01271344480 to book your session today

Here is a press release from The North Devon Journal 7th May 2015 “LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION SUCCESS”

portrait photographer Alan Schofield, of Alan Schofield Photography, whose
studio is in Barnstaple, Devon, has had winning success in the February 2015
Baby of the Month competition, organised by “Baby of the Month”, in association
with Emma’s Diary.

winning image was of Blossom, daughter of proud mum
and dad, Laura and Nigel, from Barnstaple.
Alan said of the photographic session “Blossom was a delight to work
with, she was really sweet, and I’m so pleased to have won the award with this

receives a Mothercare voucher to the value of £100 and her portrait is entered
into the 2015 Baby of the Year Competition, which could win her £2000.
Mum Laura said “Our family has always used Alan’s services for Emma’s
Diary and we didn’t hesitate to go back again when our latest addition arrived.
Alan has always managed to get that perfect shot for us. We love the fact that
he is always so friendly and welcoming, and makes the girls feel so
comfortable. We are so pleased to have won this fantastic prize with the
picture of Blossom!”
For further details please contact:
Name:  Alan Schofield                                                               Telephone: 01271

For more information on the Baby of the Month competition visit

Emma’s Diary Photographer of the Week!

I am pleased to have been selected as the ‘Photographer of the Week’ by Emma’s Diary after one of my photographs won the newly launched ‘Baby of the Month’ competition in February.

Emma’s Diary is a household name amongst young families and expectant mothers throughout the country. I have had the privilege of being the approved Emma’s Diary photographer in the area for seven years now offering new families the opportunity to have wonderful keepsakes of their babies/toddlers as they grow. Click here to read the full article

If you would like to know more information about the Emma’s Diary Baby scheme, please visit my website.

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