***COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open to take your photos. Please enter wearing a mask, you will take it off just while we snap your photo! If there are multiple people in your party, please enter the shop one at a time (kids can come in with parents but should also have masks and stay close). Quality Passport photos in Ames while you wait! No appointment necessary except for babies/children that can't sit up on their own. We take your photos for US passports, Foreign Passports, Lotteries, Visas, etc.
Visit us in downtown Ames and you can get your passport photo, visa photo, lottery photo, etc. taken — it will be ready in about 10 minutes! No appointment necessary unless you are not able to sit up on your own (generally babies & small kids). We take passport photos for US passports (US citizens) and international (persons with non-US citizenship) passports. We can take your photo against the standard white background, or we can use an off-white, light blue or royal blue background if your country requires it. Babies and children welcome, just call ahead if your baby or child can't sit up on their own to make an appointment since this requires additional staff!
Need an ID photo? Or a VISA photo? Green card photo? Quick head shot for a website? No problem, we do that too! US Passport Photos or US 'Passport Style' Photos - Standard 2"x2" on white background Choose a set of 2 printed photos, OR a digital file- $15.99 (Babies and children that can't sit up themselves - $20.99) International Passport Photos White Background - Choose a set of 2 printed photos, OR a digital file - $19.99 (Babies & children that can't sit up by themselves- $25.99) Non-White passport photo backgrounds: Add $5.
Additional Set of 2 Photos OR a Digital File of your sized Passport Photo Either US-style or International - $6.00
To read passport photo FAQs from the US government, visit here.
In Ames, you can apply for your passport at the Ames post office on Kellogg Ave in downtown Ames. If you only need to renew your passport, you may be eligible to renew online and mail in your renewal request. For both new passports and renewal passports, you must submit two photographs with your application. PhotoSynthesis can take your passport photo during store hours without an appointment and have it ready for you in about 10 minutes!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 515-232-8050 or use our online contact form.