Loyola University Chicago

University Marketing and Communication

Photo and Video

Photography and video are a part of UMC's work in support of our strategic University-wide initiatives, with an emphasis on storytelling around Loyola's mission, brand identity, and reputation. Faculty and staff can request access to our internal photo archive, public photo galleries, and existing video archive. 

Our award-winning University staff photographer, Lukas Keapproth, captures images that help to tell the story of Loyola from the perspective of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our photo work is focused on branded storytelling and marketing initiatives, not documentary photography. See a sampling of the photography work we do throughout the year or view our photo brand guidelines for more information. 

Our University videographer, Geneva Garcia, develops storytelling videos that serve our broader mission and speak to our identity as a Jesuit, Catholic University. A sample of one of our video projects can be found here.  

Photo usage guidelines

All Loyola photography is property of the University and cannot be used by students, faculty, staff, or anyone outside of Loyola without the written permission of the University.

University employees can request access to our photo library through Photoshelter for use in official University publications, websites, and social media. To request access to Photoshelter, please contact Lukas Keapproth at lkeapproth@LUC.edu

Hiring freelancers

If you should need to hire a photographer or videographer for any reason, you may contact us first to see if we may be able to partner on a strategic initiative that would further your goals and those of UMC. To discuss photo/video opportunities, or to receive access to existing photography and video, contact Scott Alessi at salessi2@LUC.edu

If you need to hire a freelancer to support your needs, please see the resources below:

Need to hire a photographer? Click here for our FAQ and recommended photographers list.

Need to hire a videographer? Click here for our FAQ and recommended videographers list. 


Due to continued COVID safety concerns and the ongoing mask mandate on all of Loyola's campuses, UMC will not be providing headshots during the spring 2022 semester. 

The University has published an updated masking policy in light of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) guidance and substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in the city of Chicago and surrounding counties. Masks are now required in all public spaces and in all buildings at all Loyola campuses, and thus we are unable to provide unmasked indoor photography at this time.

If Loyola's policies allow for us to safely provide headshots indoors without masks, we will post a schedule of available dates. Ensuring the health and safety of our community remains our highest priority. Please check this website for updates, or view our Health, Safety, and Well-Being website for details on safety policies. Please note: We will update the site if the policy changes; it is not necessary to email us to ask if this information has changed.

If you are interested in hiring a freelance photographer for headshots, please visit our recommended photographers list.   

Please contact Scott Alessi at salessi2@LUC.edu.