Ray Johnston Designer Photography Davis, CA

International Passport or Visa Photography can be very different from country to country – different background colors, facial expressions, print sizing, lighting, face size, black and white or inappropriate shine on the skin or shadows in the image – Ray Johnston Photography Studio can help you with any passport photo requirement.

The United States passport photo will NOT substitute as a passport photo in most countries.  Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, German, British, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, British or Irish, just to name a few, have different passport photo with the correct biometric requirements.  Many customers come to our studio after their passport photo has been rejected, many times due to a United States Passport submission or a smile when a country requires a neutral facial expression.  Countries like Canada require the photography studio to endorse and date the back of one print.  Ray Johnston Photography offers a RUSH passport service by appointment.  All appointments take an hour and prints or digital images are delivered with a photo approval guarantee to be accepted by the country of application.  Save yourself time and frustration.  Hire a professional photographer with international passport experience and get it RIGHT the first time.

Notice the samples below.  The square United States passport photo is one of the few countries which allow a smile


Advertising is telling a story and educating consumers by using pictures to convey a vision of that certain product or service.  Being a small business for over twenty years, Ray Johnston Photography understands how commercial photography is a window to your business.  It’s often the very first thing a prospective client or customer sees about your business, and we help you make a better first impression.

The image centric social networks like Pinterest and Instagram are seeing incredible growth.  Images and the impact they can have on your business has never been greater than it is now.  In this online world of “liking” and “sharing” we live, your small business needs great commercial photography more than ever.  Photography is everywhere and there’s a reason for that: it works and everyone loves it!

Call Ray Johnston Photography and set up an initial face to face meeting to discuss your Commercial Photography ideas and requirements.  We will help make your products and services attractive to today’s consumer.

Our client Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics (images below) is a medical aesthetic spa owned and operated by Kevin and Christina Stokke.  They are proud to offer their clients both medical aesthetic procedures as well as spa services.  All of their services are provided by highly trained, licensed professionals in a spa like atmosphere.  Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics wants to help you look and feel your best.

Medical services include: Laser Hair Removal, Botox, Juvederm, Intense Pulsed Light, Medical-Grade Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Facials, Light Peels, Microdermabrasion, Waxing, Makeup Application, and Custom Skin Analysis.

Call them today to schedule an appointment.  Visit their beautiful location at 803 2nd Street Suite B in Downtown Davis, California.  Phone them at 530-758-5492 Visit their web site:  http://www.NouvelleMediSpa.com or email Christina@NouvelleMediSpa.com

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Every year the University of California graduates thousands of seniors and those wanting more than the “hand shake with diploma in hand” photo, come to Ray Johnston Designer Photography for a custom Senior Portrait.  Take advantage of the family being together in town for the Graduation Ceremony, and have a family portrait created.  Many college seniors have themselves photographed in a formal cap and gown attire to remember the special day.  Also during this photo session, Ray suggests that Graduates update their business head shot for job resumes and Linkedin.

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Family Photography by Ray Johnston during the summer is a perfect time to capture a Family Portrait.  The children are out of school for the summer.  The family has some vacation time.  Davis, in the Northern California has many beautiful outdoor settings, sunflower fields, lakes, tree groves and quaint cityscapes.  Call Ray Johnston Photography today for a unique, once in a lifetime family portrait, one that you will cherish forever.


A business head shot can represent what you do in your professional field!   Ray Johnston Photography studio offers custom business head shots.  Before your photo session, Ray offers a complimentary consultation, discussing your job, title and vision.  This is how Ray customizes your photography experience, and helps him create an image that describes what you do and what you believe in.
Ray will capture your professional head shot in the best light, at the best angle, and he will capture that perfect expression which exudes your personality and passion for your profession.  Furthermore, a background or location as part of the head shot can hint and remind of your workplace and profession.

6858e2_BlogHere is one of our clients Anya McCann.  Anya McCann is passionate about connecting our community members to farmers, new food experiences, nutrition education, and to environmental awareness about the food we eat. She raises funds for Yolo Farm to Fork (Davis Farm to School) and founded COOL Cuisine, a coalition encouraging increased plant-based dining options on the menus of local restaurants.  Anya is a creator of the Vegan Family Dinner blog, an advocate of reducing climate change by reducing the consumption of animal products, a planner of the Cool Davis Festival food demonstrations, and a plant-based diner and chef since age eight.


Anya McCann’s web sites:



http://yolofarmtofork.org/ (under construction), http://www.davisfarmtoschool.org/


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Ray Johnston Designer Photography Davis, CA