Photography and Videography


Imagery is one of our strongest opportunities for creating an emotional connection. It provides a platform to engage with our audience and reflects NIU’s personality traits:

  • Personalized
  • Inviting
  • Charged

To inquire about the availability of a photographer, please email A photographer will respond within two business days. In your email, please indicate how the photo(s) will be used, as well as the ideal deadline for receiving a link to the image(s) in the photo gallery.

For inquiries about video projects, please email Please note, video projects need a longer lead time in order to plan and produce, and Institutional Communications’ focus is on videos that impact recruitment and retention. A team member will respond to your inquiry within five business days.

Learn more about our brand personality.

We understand the importance of having a professional photo in today’s digital age and are pleased to offer annual opportunities to faculty, staff and students with a photo booth at the NIU career fairs.

All images taken by NIU photographers are copyrighted Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University. As such, images taken for any client can be used by the University for other projects.

Portraits cannot be used for political purposes.

Upcoming Photobooth Events
no appointment required