Appointments are required. We cannot accommodate walk-ins.

University Relations offers two types of headshots for UAB faculty and staff at no charge based on photographer availability. All shots are taken in our studios in the Administration Building. If you require an on-location headshot you will be charged a fee. If University Relations cannot fill your request, we do have a list of freelance photographers to send you.

  • University Relations will pick one horizontal and one vertical photo, apply any touch-ups if necessary and send you the photos via the UAB Image Gallery. You will not receive multiple photos for preapproval.
  • University Relations does not photograph private parties, luncheons, award ceremonies or group photos.
  • University priorities that limit the availability of the photographer do occur and sometimes with little notice.

Traditional studio background

in studio headshot

Photos are taken on Tuesdays between 9:00am and 10:00am by appointment only at the photographer’s studio in the Administration Building, 701 20th St S, Suite 354.

Headshots at this location are taken with professional lighting in front of a standard background.

  • Avoid wearing patterns.
  • Simple colors are best.
  • Avoid wearing seasonal apparel.
  • Avoid wearing clothing with logos.
  • If you wear a white coat, make sure it is pressed, and bring it to the shoot.

Natural light studio background

environmental headshot

Photos are taken on Thursdays between 9:00 and 9:50am by appointment only in the photographer’s studio in the Administration Building, 701 20th St S, Suite 1370.

Headshots at this location are taken using natural light.

  • Avoid wearing patterns.
  • Simple colors are best.
  • Avoid wearing seasonal apparel.
  • Avoid wearing clothing with logos.
  • If you wear a white coat, make sure it is pressed, and bring it to the shoot.

If you have any questions about headshots, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.