Storytelling with Photography

We understand the power of a good story. Our professional photography services help students, faculty and staff tell their best stories whether they require a single portrait or an entire shoot.

Let us help you build your brand with high-quality photography, offered at below-market rates for members of the University of Missouri System.

Please contact us to discuss your questions or create a plan tailored to your needs.

Whatever your goals fundraising, brand recognition, publicity, just to name a few UMKC Photography Services can help you reach them.

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We are updating our photography rates for FY24. Review our rate changes

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Event Photography

Pricing Information
  • $75 per hour OR
  • $90 per hour after 5 p.m. or on weekends

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General photography

Pricing Information
  • $100 per hour OR
  • $120 per hour after 5 p.m. or on weekends

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Studio Portraits

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Studio Portrait Days

Studio Portrait Days are a free service to UMKC faculty, staff, students and affiliates and are held the third Tuesday of every month in 307 Fine Arts Building, Volker Campus. The Health Sciences Campus Portrait Studio is CLOSED until further notice due to construction.

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Getting Ready
  • For clothing, solid colors and simple patterns work best
  • Plan for the session to take 10–15 minutes
  • Relax! We'll do our best to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera
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Non-studio portraits

Pricing Information
  • $50 per person/group OR
  • $60 per person/group after 5 p.m. or on weekends

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Additional services

Some projects require extra attention, and we're happy to help. The following services are available at $50 per hour.

Some photography requires location research to ensure high-quality images.

Includes any time the photographer must take to get to the location, outside of the time already scheduled.

All MCom images are subject to basic editing before delivery. Additional retouching may include an additional charge.

Policies and forms

Ready to book? Review the sections below about what goes on after the final shutter click.

Please have any person who is recognizable in our photographs sign a photo release (PDF). Photos of minors (under the age of 18) require a release signed by a parent or legal guardian (PDF). If no single person is the dominant feature (i.e. group and crowd photos), a photo release is not required.

MCom maintains an archive of all photography, which is available to members of the University of Missouri System for use in print, web and social media ($50/hour retrieval fee).

High-resolution digital files of select images suitable for print or web use will be delivered online via Box and hosted on our Zenfolio site for easy viewing and sharing. Within 30 days, you should download and archive images for future use. Discs and drives are available — contact MCom for pricing options.

The standard turnaround time for final images is 8 business days after your session. Rush images can be obtained for a $25 rush fee on free studio portraits or a 20% fee on all other projects.