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Have you met Iris?

Studio Quality professional photos. 

Right on campus.

quick, simple, and easy.


Meet Iris, a photo booth designed to capture professional pictures. Come by the Career Center for a photoshoot with Iris and get 3 professional photos in 5 minutes. Perfect to use on your LinkedIn profile, online portfolio, or personal website. Completely free!

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What does Iris have to offer?

  • Studio quality lighting and camera
  • An easy-to-use touchscreen interface (or use your phone to navigate)
  • Ability to edit photos (edit 1 photo while using Iris; edit all photos online)
  • Access to your 3 photos within minutes
  • No app downloads or long account sign-up process; just choose a password for your Iris account to access your photos online

How to get your professional photos

  1. Come by the Career Center (located next to Atkins Library) Mon-Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm
  2. Check in at our kiosk
  3. Use Iris to get photos taken
    1. Click Start then enter your email address
    2. View the quick tutorial
    3. View yourself on the screen; adjust the stool and center yourself in the frame
    4. Take 3 photos (using a 3-second or 6-second times), and retake a photo (optional)
    5. Choose your favorite photo and edit it using Iris (optional) - adjust brightness, whiten teeth, remove blemishes
  4. Check for an email from Iris with a link to your photos
  5. Click the link and choose a password for your Iris account
  6. Edit and/or download your photos

Any student or alum can use Iris to have professional photos taken. Faculty & staff who want professional pictures should contact University Communications (Kat at

Use your photos anywhere you need a professional photo - your LinkedIn account, online portfolio, or website.

You can wear what you like. You might consider the attire that is typical for the field you're going into and what clothing makes you feel comfortable and confident. The background is a light gray color.

You're welcome to use Iris again to have additional pictures taken. There is no limit to the number of times you can use Iris (although if you want to use the service multiple times in a row, we may ask you to allow other students waiting to go first before you re-take).

Faculty & staff who want professional pictures (for departmental websites, for example), should contact University Communications (Kat Lawrence at

Iris is accessible for most students. If you have questions about accessibility or are not able to access Iris, email us at

No, Iris isn't designed to take photos that meet requirements for US Passport photos. The University's Union Station processes passports and takes passport photos.

No, there is no cost to use Iris. The Career Center and our Employer Partners cover the cost of Iris.