Photography Services is part of the Office of Communications and Public Relations and is committed to producing high-quality photographic images that support the university’s “20/20 Vision” and enhance the recruitment and retention of students.

Our services capture student activities, campus life and athletics events, and showcase all educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We produce images that are used for various print and online material such as local newspapers, the university magazine, upper-tier pages of the Western Carolina website, and various other projects that require high-quality visuals.

We also provide professional headshots for use on departmental websites as well as professional publications. Portraits are made in our photo studio located in 420 HFR Administration Building.

Our department recognizes that banquets, award presentations, group photos and departmental gatherings are all important aspects in the life of the campus community. These opportunities may not meet the criteria of our services unless the images are deemed appropriate for marketing, recruitment or media relations. If time allows, the photographer may shoot for a fee or refer the client to a free-lance photographer.

Photography Services works closely with colleges, departments and other offices to provide digital and print images to assist in promoting each unit. The photographers work on a daily schedule that is typically planned in advance. It is preferred and appreciated that photo requests be made with at least a two-week notice if possible.  We understand that some photographic opportunities may arise on short notice and encourage you to move forward in contacting us, knowing that a photographer may not be able to meet your request due to late notice.

The Office of Communications and Public Relations reserves the right to determine if a request is in the best use of the department’s time based on the overall needs of the university.

Images produced by the university photographers are available for communication, promotional and marketing purposes, and are maintained on a server located within our office. Images may be reviewed and/or delivered to clients through email, Drop Box, or by scheduling an appointment.

To schedule a photo shoot, please fill out the online Photo Request form. Information needed for a request is as follows:

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WCU photo release forms for general population and minors can be downloaded here.

For additional information or questions please contact Ashley T. Evans in Photography Services:

Ashley Evans  227-3199 (