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.

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 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-19 safety concerns, 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. Masks are still required in some settings and strongly encouraged in others, and in order to maintain the safety of our community we are not providing indoor unmasked photography at this time.

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 Lukas Keapproth at lkeapproth@LUC.edu