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 and brand identity. 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. To see a sampling of the photography work we do throughout the year, click here.

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.  

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.



Our University photographer is made available on select dates to provide headshots to faculty and staff. At this time we are able to provide one date per semester on the Water Tower Campus and one on the Lake Shore Campus. Due to limited resources we are unable to schedule personal headshots or group headshot sessions outside of these scheduled drop-in times. 

No appointment is required for these sessions and headshots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each headshot session will take approximately five minutes and will be taken against a black backdrop. Please note that we are only able to offer headshots to Loyola faculty and staff—we do not have the capacity to photograph undergraduate or graduate students.

Additional information on headshot sessions will be posted to this page and to Inside Loyola.

Dates for spring 2020:

Lake Shore Campus: April 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Damen Student Center room 216

Water Tower Campus: April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lewis Towers Room 1413

Please contact Scott Alessi at salessi2@LUC.edu.