I’ve had the same, original picture on my license since I first got it when I was 18:
Since I can renew my license on line, I never had to go in to the DMV to get a new license; hence, no new picture taken.
This has become an issue as I’ve gotten older, because I look less and less like my license picture. The first time it caused a hassle, I was in Montreal Canada trying to check into a B&B, which required showing my ID, and the manager chastised me for having a picture ID that didn’t look like me.
More and more, l
ately, when I’ve had to produce my ID for various things (eg at the Airport) the people checking it have scrutinized it with questioning looks. Further, Airports are now requiring enhanced licenses, with special markings and encoded data, for passengers, so it was time to bite the bullet and go into a DMV for an enhanced license and a new picture.
My new enhanced license came yesterday and, for better or worse, it does look more like me:
Now I can return to Montreal, Fly, or present my ID when necessary without trepidation.