Frequently Asked Questions:

When is "Headshot Day?"
The first Wednesday of each month, unless there are events that arise.

How long does it take to get my finished headshot back to me?
Around 3-5 business days.

How will this end up on the website?

  • For Faculty - Your photo will appear on your faculty profile automatically after web development has processed your new portrait.
  • For Staff - A web version of your portrait will be provided to you along with the full-resolution version. Your office's website editor can add your web version photo to your office's staff webpage by following the instructions in How to add a photo to your website.

Will I get to see the photos during my headshot session?
Yes. You will get to look through the photos taken during the session and choose your favorite before you leave the session. The photo you choose will be processed and sent to you via email.

How much "photoshopping" will you do?
Minimal. I'll edit the general color, contrast and overall tone of your image. If there's an obvious blemish or stray hair, I'll take care of that too. Processing time does not allow for wrinkle elimination and other invasive techniques. 

How often can I have a headshot taken?
Preferably, once a year or two. With servicing the entire campus community, we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to have their headshot made.

Who do I talk to if I have questions before my headshot session?
Please contact Christy Longoria at or (479) 968-0402.

What pandemic precautions will be taken on headshot day?

Studio Spacing Guidelines

The maximum number of individuals that should frequent the studio at one time will be no more than 3 . Because of the space taken up by equipment during full shoot setup (~60% of whole studio space) the number of individuals is severely limited in order to maintain the CDC social distancing best practices.

Shoot Day Protocols

Individuals that have an appointment at the ATU MARCOMM Studio will need to follow the steps below as they arrive on shoot day (these steps will be supplied to them as part of the regular scheduling correspondence:)

  • The photographed/videoed individual will remove their mask only once they are seated or standing in a marked location and the staff member has given the verbal confirmation.
  • Photographs/video will be taken while maintaining social distancing best practices.
  • Once the shoot is over, the photographed/videoed individual will place their mask back on before leaving their seat or marked location. If having a headshot taken, the photographer will show the image preview once your mask is back on.
  • The designated ATU MARCOMM staff member will disinfect the seat and/or props once the individual has left the studio space.

Additional Concerns/Considerations

  • Group photos/videos will not be possible/allowed in the studio until the university has given permission to limit social distancing guidelines.
  • Individuals agree not to touch equipment or enter into MARCOMM employee offices while they are present for their shoot day.
  • If the individual needs to change clothes as part of the shoot, they will place their mask on before leaving to change, change in the restroom, and continue wearing a mask until they have returned to their place/seat to be photographed/videoed and have received verbal confirmation.