It's a rare occasion when a driver's license picture—or an ID card photo of any kind—not only actually resembles you but doesn't make you look 20 pounds heavier or 10 years older. Or just plain ugly. Knowing this is the likely outcome of these photos can cause a person to avoid renewing licenses or ID cards. We know someone who really wanted to get a Costco card but couldn't bear the thought of getting her picture taken. When she got to the service counter, Ryan, sensing her hesitation, jumped in next to her and put his arm around her shoulders. A big flash of light, and she now has a Costco card with a slightly out-of-focus forced-smile photo. But at least she's not alone.