Photography Services

The University Photographer is the primary University vendor for photography services. However, in some instances, she may assign an authorized freelance photographer to a project. Rates and billing procedures for freelance photographers remain the same, though in some cases, an additional charge may be incurred depending on the location of the event.


  • Public Relations and Event Photography
  • Portraits


  • Digital Photography
    • $200 per hour, billed in one-hour increments, with a one-hour minimum
    • $175 for Dropbox folder services
  • Photoshop Services (upon request)
    • $100 per hour
  • Rush Charges
    • Normal turn-around is 48 hours for Dropbox services
    • $150 rush fee will apply for a complete shoot, delivery within 24 hours
    • $75 rush fee for 20 quick photos, delivery within 24 hours


All services are billed directly to your departmental account. 

A cancellation fee of half the photographer's fee will be charged for any event cancelled after the photographer is confirmed.

All photographic material becomes the property of Columbia University and is accessible to you, at your request, at any time.