Photography Services

Villanova University’s photography is managed through the University Communication Creative Services Department, located in the Falvey Memorial Library.

Below is information on the photography services provided by Creative Services as well as usage guidelines. Please complete the appropriate form found in the sections outlined below, and click on the "Submit" button located within the form.

If you have general questions regarding photography, please send an e-mail to:

Request a Photographer

The Creative Services Department maintains relationships with a group of freelance photographers familiar to the Villanova University community. We are able to assist with pre-production needs, contracts and the various legal releases that are required to ensure the viability of imagery for the University archive. We also facilitate all billing functions for these vendors. Based on your needs, the fees start at $150 per hour. All of our photographers charge by the full hour. For larger scale shoots, we do have the ability to negotiate day-long rates. Please allow at least 7 business days to schedule a photographer for an event.

To schedule a photographer for your event, please download and complete the PDF form below and click on the "Submit" button located within the form. A member of the Photographic Services team will respond to your request within 1 business day.

* photography_request.pdf
Photographer Request Form

Request for Stock Image(s)

Creative Services maintains a library of stock images that is updated on a continuous basis. Images are approved for a single project use (print, web, framed prints, presentation) to prevent overexposure in university publications and to maximize the impact of the images in your publication. We will research, retouch and provide the image(s) via our online delivery system. Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed and your image(s) to be delivered. Should you require the images in a shorter time frame there will be a rush fee from $10-$50 to process your request.

To request images from University Communication, please download and complete the PDF form below and click on the "Submit" button located within the form. A member of the Photographic Services team will respond to your request within 1 business day.

* image_request.pdf
Image Request Form

We need you to tell our story

Creative Services maintains a casting book of students, faculty and staff that act as extras for various photo shoots on campus. If you would like to participate, please fill out the form at the link below and forward, along with your headshot (jpg) to:

* model_release.pdf
Model Release Form

Standard Release Forms

Standard release forms for all video and photo shoots for consent to use likeness. 

* Release_Consent_20121002.doc
Standard Release Form
* Release_Consent_20121002_under18.doc
Release Form - Under 18

Copyright / Permissions

The client has first rights to images created for assignments and Creative Services will refrain from distributing images from assignment shoots until that specific project is complete. All imagery from photography assignments are integrated into the Creative Services library of stock images. Villanova University maintains full copyright control of photos, including rights to any images taken during assignment shoots. Images may not be copied, reproduced or used without permission by the University Communication Creative Services Department.

When provided with an image from Creative Services, you are given rights to the use of the image for an agreed upon purpose. No copyright permission is transferred and permission is not implied for future use.

You may not sell or distribute images provided by Creative Services or use the image in any way that could be considered defamatory, libelous, obscene, immoral or fraudulent to Villanova University or the Augustinian Order.