Photography is part of the Office of Marketing and Communications work in support of our strategic University-wide initiatives and enrollment efforts, with an emphasis on storytelling around Moravian's mission, brand identity, and reputation.

Our University staff photographer captures images that help to tell the story of Moravian from the perspective of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our photo work is focused on branded storytelling and marketing initiatives, not documentary photography of events.

Large, public-facing University events like Heritage Day, homecoming, commencement, Vespers, move-in day, accepted student days, open houses and new student orientation will be covered by Marketing and Communications and/or assigned a professional photographer. These events require professional, high resolution images for recruiting and marketing materials, including print collateral, print and digital advertising and the website.

Throughout the academic year Marketing and Communications will schedule photo shoots that require extensive collaboration among departments; including the scheduling of on-campus locations, identifying and scheduling participants in the photo shoot (students/faculty/staff) and providing input on art direction of the shoot.

Photo Release Form

Find a Photo 

The Marketing and Communications office maintains an extensive database of high-quality, on brand photos from orientation weekend to graduation, and everything in between. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our gallery, contact for additional resources. 

View our photo gallery

Documenting events

If your organization would like to document an event like on-campus receptions, small graduation ceremonies, or job/career fairs a student photographer can be assigned, pending availability. Student photographers are paid an hourly rate. In most cases, these pictures may be used for a Flickr album and social media for individual departments, but not for other University-wide marketing materials like advertising, brochures, direct mail, or the website.

If you'd like to request a student photographer, email  You will receive a follow-up email from our office within 5 business days letting you know if a student photographer is available.

If there are no student photographers available we can recommend outside freelance photographer options upon request (budget required).

Camera equipment is also available for loan to campus organizations from the Marketing and Communications office.  Send an email to to request the equipment and get a quick tutorial on how to use the camera.

All photographs supplied may be used for marketing, website and public relations purposes at the discretion of the Office of Marketing & Communications.

Group Photos

Smartphones can be utilized for taking most group photos.  When taking a group photo on a smartphone, consider where the video will live. If it is for social media, take the photo vertically. If it is for a webpage, take the photo horizontally. If you aren't sure, take it both ways. Make sure you can see the face of everyone in the group and consider the lighting when determining a location.

Formal Headshots

Sessions for formal headshots are scheduled twice a semester by the Office of Marketing and Communications and announced to faculty and staff via email. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. After the shoot, you can expect to receive your headshot in 10 working days. If you need a headshot sooner, please schedule a session by emailing

Note: Headshots have a shelf-life of 2–5 years. An updated headshot on campus is preferred for use on the website.