Minnesota National Guard studio photography

Our official photo studios in Cottage Grove, Camp Ripley, Saint Paul and Duluth provide a wide range of studio photography to include General Officer Management Office (GOMO), passport, ISOPREP, and command photos. We serve all military branches.

DA Photos: Per Department of Army guidance, effective August 1, 2020, the requirement for officer, warrant officer and enlisted selection boards to include the DA photo as part of the board file is suspended. Data that identifies a Soldier's race, ethnicity and gender on the ORB and ERB will be redacted as a part of the board file. These changes will help ensure that selection boards are as fair and impartial as possible. As such, all DA photo requests will be denied.

Request an official photo

Official photos must be scheduled by newly assigned leaders or their full-time staff through the Visual Information Ordering Site, or VIOS, at https://vios.army.mil.

Instructions for using the VIOS website and entering a work request 

Cottage Grove Armory Studio
8180 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016
By appointment only, scheduled 14 days in advance

Camp Ripley TACC
15000 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN, 56345
By appointment only, scheduled 14 days in advance

Official Air Force Portrait Photography

133rd Airlift Wing Studio in St. Paul (No ISOPREP photography available)

148th Fighter Wing in Duluth

Graphic Design, Printing, Photography and Video

With the assistance of the J6 print shop and contractors, the Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs/Visual Information team has a limited ability to design and produce visual products. This includes posters, banners, logos, photos, video, printed publications, displays, presentations and exhibits for military events and activities.

All requests must be entered into VIOS with justification for review based on resources available and importance to the organization, based on the adjutant general's priorities.

Requests for video recording of classroom training will not be approved as requestors may use existing resources.